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Facts about our favourite 2-wheeled friends

June 17, 2018

Before the word "bicycle", they were typically called "velocipedes"

 

Social reformer and feminist Susan B Anthony once said that the invention of the modern bicycle "has done more to emancipate women that anything else in the world" and called it the 'freedom machine"

 

The bicycle is the most efficient vehicle ever devised; a human on a bicycle is more efficient (in calories expended per kilo and per kilometer) than a train, truck, airplane, boat, car, or motorcycle. It is 3 times as efficient as walking.

 

If Americans doubled their bike use to 2% of all urban trips, they would save 3.5 billion litres of gasoline annually. Burn fat, not gas

 

In 2017, Mark Beaumont broke the world record for cycling around the world, completing the 18,000 mile route in just 79 days. That’s an average of 240 miles per day, and over 16 hours in the saddle per day.

 

Please note: We will not be moving that fast or far

 

Source:https://www.ilovebicycling.com/interesting-facts-about-cycling/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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