Motorcycling makes you happy: fact

Nationwide survey lets out the little secret we've all known for ages

Posted: 17 July 2013
by Visordown News

Face it ... you need one of these to make you happy

MOTORCYCLING has topped a nationwide poll on happiness.

The survey of 1514 people from across the UK, conducted by leading survey organisation ICM on behalf of Garderners' World, set out to find out what hobbies make people happy.

When asked the question: "How satisfied are you with your life nowadays?", Motorcycling received the most amount of 'strong positive' responses, ahead of Fishing with the second largest number of responses and Running, Swimming, Driving and Camping which had the third largest number of responses.

When asked the question: "To what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile?" Motorcycling again received the most amount of 'strong positive' responses, ranking higher than Camping and Fishing. Of all the hobbies listed, Cycling received the lowest amount of 'strong positive' results in this question.

Motorcycling also ranked highly in the survey's 'Wellbeing Index' which showed motorcycling as having the largest number of responses in the 'strong positive' category.

The survey also showed that 69% of people said that their outdoor hobby makes them happy, compared to 31% indoor.

Those without any hobbies consistently ranked lower in the survey results than any other hobby listed. So if you don't have a hobby, the answer is simple: get on two wheels!

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I look forward to my crazy 5 mile commute through the heart of London on my Ducati Hypermotard with full termi. I makes me very happy!

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 11:02

I have 27 year old yamaha YX600 ( which I have been using for 21yrs now) used for commuting every day (leaky exhaust,does not handle, rust everywhere, full of patch work every where!)but nothing can beat the 35min spent on it

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 12:33

v-twin riders are the happiest, fact!

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 18:05

Hear, hear! V Twin riders really are the happiest!

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 18:30

How dare you ! triples rule,

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 22:13

Scootin is a hoot .

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 15:16

@ woodworker

Lol you lil' scamp!

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 15:42

Cranking the mill to life every morning is a joy, and so is the 10 km commute to my college.

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 18:13

It's a joy to hear the motor crank itself to life in the morning, and so is the 10 km commute to my college.

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 18:18

I must be one of the happiest people in the country then I love biking and I love running. Could do with a few more quid though !!

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 12:01

Happiest parts of my day are when i'm on the bike lol !! Going to work, a quick trip out, it doesn't even have to be my own bike !! Biking is a way of life, love and absolute fun !!

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 01:33

Yep, you can be riding in a group, on your own, on the track...but it's only ever you, the bike and an inner (peaceful) joy! Especially if it's a 'V Twin'!!!

Ride Safe!

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 12:09

It's really not much of a surprise, is it?

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 22:11

An hour and I'm in some of the best roads in the UK, A82, A83 and the A85, warm summers day and the best scenery that you could ask for. Nothing could be better. Italian V-twins are the best.

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:31

Yes.. Yes it does..

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 09:39

Puny commutes pah! 60 miles a day on my xj6. I love owning car drivers staring at the back of a lorry on the way to work.. See ya!

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 23:23

I certainly enjoying riding my bike, especially my latest buy - a veefer 800 vtec!

if only the majority of car drivers were as equally happy while I commute into work every morning, then I would enjoy it even more! But instead they drive like flipping maniacs, and as such turn my early morning positive vibes into a mid-morning bag of anger & shoutiness.

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 07:30

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