What a 7-mile bike ride can do for your fitness and health – The Times

What a 7-mile bike ride can do for your fitness and health  The Times

Peta Bee

The Times

Boris Johnson cycling along Oxford Street, London in 2016

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Even wearing a facemask and TfL hat, Boris Johnson was not hard to pick out in a crowd of afternoon exercisers when, flanked by security, he was spotted on his bike in the Olympic Park in east London on Sunday, seven miles from his home in Downing Street. The prime minister has pedalled into a debate about whether he has flouted his own rules, with official government guidance stating that exercise should be limited to once daily and “you should not travel outside your local area”.

How local is local remains a sticking point with no clear guidance on how far we can roam and we are left wondering where it leaves the rest of us. Assuming the prime minister wasn’t driven to his destination,