Cycling for Happiness: Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling (Tuesday 5 February)

Dr Ben Irvine will speak about “Cycling for Happiness: Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling” at our next Monthly General Meeting.

photo by oktopoesdesign

Dr Irvine has recently published Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling: Achieving Balance in the Modern World – a book about cycling as an effective tool for well-being and happiness. The bicycle engages the human body and soul in many positive ways. It offers the benefit of exercise, the pleasure of human-powered speed, the social contact on the road, and the moment of inspiration reported by those who use their brain for work. All these benefits are absent from motorised transport. Dr Irvine will focus on the rush of happiness many cyclists report, including the deep sense of satisfaction of being caught out in a heavy rain on the bike.

The presentation spells out the mental benefits of cycling and adds a new argument to convince those who are tempted to try it. Without being technical, it is also of special interest to medical practitioners, public health professionals, and those who suffer depression brought about by a lack of cycling.

The event is open to the public and free. Tea and coffee and a chance to chat from 7.30pm. The presentation will start at 8.00 pm. Join us at the Friends' Meeting House, Jesus Lane on Tuesday, 5 February 2013. (photo by oktopoesdesign)