Cycling and the psyche

We love cycling, whether for everyday commuting or pure pleasure - cycling has a demonstrably positive effect on our well-being. You can find out why here.


Cycling is good for the environment and your wallet. The fact that it is also an absolute dopamine booster is perhaps surprising and makes it even better.


Stress and anxiety

Cycling, like any moderate endurance sport, helps to reduce the stress hormone cortisol. In a study conducted by the University of Zurich, 9,000 respondents stated that they felt less stressed when cycling everyday journeys.

The cyclical pedaling motion does its part. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system and calms the mind. This allows you to arrive in the here and now without worrying.

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is also stimulated, which regulates the release of stress hormones. It is obvious that this has a positive effect on our psyche.



As part of a study at the University of Tübingen, the BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor) value was measured by taking blood samples from test subjects suffering from depression before and after a 30-minute ergometer session and it was found that this significant value had normalized after the training.

The dopamine release during and after cycling naturally also contributes to a relaxed, satisfied general state of mind.



Anger is a destructive emotion that also damages our body. Finding an outlet for it is always a good way to get a grip on it. Endurance sports are a good option. Cycling is also a relatively easy way to achieve self-imposed goals.

There are countless studies on the subject of anger and endurance sport, all of which say that it has a balancing effect on our physical well-being.

Recent research from Columbia University shows that even the smallest choleric tantrum increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.


So let's get on our bikes and explore the world in a new way that not only makes us stronger and more resilient physically, but also mentally. Let's cycle away the stress!