Harley's new video series shows how mental health is better on two wheels

Find out how former Olympians, stuntwomen and models have turned to two wheels after personal setbacks

42w ago

It's all too easy to slip into thinking that everyone around you – whether it's on the internet or in real life – is having a great time of it. But the reality is that we can all suffer from crap mental health, be it ongoing anxiety, the odd bout of depression or just the feeling that you're not good enough.

One of my favourite ways to blow away some of the blues is to get out on two wheels and just forget about life for a while. I can't remember who sung that, but it's true.

Anyway. To promote biking as a positive force for better mental health, Harley-Davidson UK has put together a series of short interviews with Olympic athletes, influencers, models and even a stuntwoman to talk about their ups and downs – and how heading out for a quick blast on the bike can really help. Check out the first one below with ex-Olympic sprinter Iwan Thomas, and head over to Harley UK's YouTube channel for some more.

Does biking help you feel better about the world? Tell us in the comments!

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Comments (6)

  • I know it works for me, I get out on a back road with a full tank, and just get lost for awhile! I once even took a b4 and after BP reading. 167/115 before, 136/91 after

      9 months ago
  • You don't need drugs or alcohol to take your blues away,

    just a bike and a coast road on a sunny day... :-)

      9 months ago
  • Up for grabs of you have gold in pockets... twitter.com/Iwanrunner/status/1277298091566206985

      9 months ago
  • I love a spin on a clear spring day, but if the roads are crowded or you are stuck behind a vehicle heading to an abattoir, it isn't particularly pleasant.

      9 months ago