A new hour record was set today. It was done by Robert Marchand, a French cyclist, who turned 100 years old a few months back. Here is a link to the article. This is a good reason, if not the best reason to ride bikes.
Cycling is super easy on your body. It is the sport that most other sports chose to use for rehabilitation when they are injured in their sport. That goes to show you it is easy on your body.
I broke my hip riding the off-road version of the Tour de France, the VTT, back in the 90’s. I spent a bit of time in France, but then came back to Kansas and saw my orthopedic physician. I asked him when I could start riding my bike and he asked me if I was walking up and down stairs. I told him I had. He said, go ahead. He told me that doing stairs put way more stress and pressure on the hip than riding a bike. I was all over his answer, but it surprised me.
Anyway, I know by personal experience that cycling is good for rehabilitation. It seems ironic that I use cycling to rehabilitate myself from hurting myself from cycling. There’s aren’t too many sports that can mimic that. We are lucky we have chosen a sport for life.