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Enter a new health and fitness study to win £100 in vouchers

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Researchers from University College London are asking for your help to learn more about cycling and health by entering a new study.
UCL researchers are launching a study into the effects of cycling on health
UCL researchers are launching a study into the effects of cycling on health

This may be the first time you have entered a scientific study, or it may be one of many. Either way, it’s natural to have questions.

Who is running the study?

University College London, in collaboration with CTC, is undertaking the largest most comprehensive study into the effect of cycling fitness on health and disease in the UK population.

What are we trying to find out?

It is well established that exercise can reduce the risk of diseases such as heart disease, stroke and cancer. However, it is less understood how much exercise, what kind of exercise and what intensity of exercise reduces these risks in the population. Cycling is increasingly popular and the aim of this study is to compare people’s cycling fitness against their health.

Who do we want to hear from?

We want to hear from regular cyclists, i.e. those who cycle more than once per month.

What do you have to do to enter the study?

Please follow the link to the online questionnaire. The questionnaire has been designed to identify key indicators of cycling fitness and health status.  The questionnaire will ask whether you have been diagnosed with certain conditions in the past. All information is fully anonymous and protected by University College London.

What’s in it for you?

This study is the largest study into effect of cycling on health and disease ever performed and it could help to answer the following questions:

• How much cycling is necessary to reduce the risk of disease such as stroke, diabetes and cancer?
• What level of fitness is associated with reduced health risk?
• Who benefits the most from cycling?

If you would like to take 5-10 minutes to complete the online questionnaire, you could help to answer these questions and you could win £100 in cycling vouchers.

If you have any questions please contact:

cyclingfitnessandhealthstudy@gmail.com

Address: C/O Dr. Mark Hamer, Milo Hollingworth, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1-19 Torrington Place, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT

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