Health Recommendations

As you know, the primary aim of this initiative is to encourage more Muslims to get on their bikes to undertake light, sensible amounts of exercise during the month of Ramadan.

To reiterate the existing messages on the 'About' page of this website:

1. for most of us, light, sensible exercise should pose no harm in a fasted state -- in fact it can help alleviate lethargy and sloth;

2. it's fine to ride after you've had iftar but remember your lights, helmet and high-viz;

3.  generally, shorter rides are more sensible than longer ones; 

4. if you choose to participate, you do so entirely at your own risk; be sensible and listen to your body;

5. if you aren't in excellent health, haven't exercised in a while, have underlying health conditions, are taking medication or expecting, please give this challenge a miss or, at the very least, seek prior medical advice if you insist on taking it on; and

6. if you're out of it, don't feel up to riding such a distance (c. 17kms per day during Ramadan) and/or feel the challenge will make you too tired to perform essential elements of Ramadan such as recitation of the Qur'an and/or worship, then give it a miss.  

It's just meant to be a bit of fun!

The Fasted 500 Team

P.S. Here's an image of the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi where the words "Know Thyself" was once said to be inscribed: 

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