Amazing facts about cycling
On a bicycle you can travel up to 1037kms on the energy equivalent of a single litre of petrol.
On a bicycle you can expect to be as fit as an average person ten years younger, if you cycle regularly.
On a bicycle you weigh about six times more than your vehicle. With a car your vehicle weighs around twenty times more than you do.
On a bicycle you provide a motor – your heart – which improves it’s own strength and efficiency – and even it’s working life – the more it is used.
On a bicycle you use up fewer watts of energy than a car consumes simply to power it’s lighting system for the same distance.
On a bicycle you protect yourself against the ‘Western Diseases’ of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and stress.
On a bicycle you consume a fiftieth of the oxygen consumed by a motor vehicle, and expel no pollutants.
On a bicycle you can travel four times faster than you can walk using the same amount of energy.
On a bicycle you can have your cake and eat it. A moderate half-hour each-way commute will burn eight calories a minute equivalent of 11kg of fat in a year.
On a bicycle you are faster, friendlier and and more free than any other vehicle in city traffic.