Friday, 7 September 2012

INTERESTING CYCLING FACTS


I don't think the movie "Sleepless in Seattle" referred in any way to nudes on bikes in Seattle but what the hell, it makes interesting viewing anyway.




It wasn't until I started researching for items to include in my blog that I came across these interesting facts.

Did you know:

It takes far less energy riding a bike to cover 1km than walking. In fact you can travel three times faster by cycling than by walking using the same amount of energy

Approximately 1 billion people throughout the world use a bicycle each day.






 









Air filled tyres were used on bicycles before they were used on cars.
 
The term "bicycle"was first used in France in the 1860s.
 
 
 
 
  
Every year approximately 50 million bicycles are produced
 
The only vehicles allowed on the small island of Prvic, situated in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea with a population of 453, are fire trucks and bicycles.



 
If you lined up all the mountain bikes in America, tyre to tyre, and then rode a bike along that line, it would take you 36 weeks, riding 40 hours per week at 24km per hour to get to the end of the line.

The most efficient animal on earth in terms of weight transported over distance for energy expended is a human on a bicycle.





Half of all the parts of a typical bicycle are in the chain.

A bike is 30 times less expensive to buy and maintain than a car.

Facts and figures can be so boring but when presented like this, it is hardly boring.

All of these photographs were sourced from Wikipedia. The photographer was Bill Simpson
 

 
Keep up with the buzz and ride safely.


Jimmy Bee








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