Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bike Facts

I thought these were interesting (via the Bozeman Bike Kitchen):

Pedal power
  • A cyclist can travel 1,037km (644 miles) on the energy equivalent of one litre of petrol
  • Regular cycling can make you as fit as someone who is ten years younger
  • A cyclist consumes 1/50th of the oxygen of a car making the same journey
  • A twice daily half-hour commute will, over a year, consume the energy equivalent of 24lb of fat
  • In 1949, 34 per cent of all mechanised journeys were made by bicycle. Fifty years later that figure had fallen to 2 per cent
  • The rate of serious heart disease for civil servants who cycle 20 miles or more a week is 50 per cent lower than for their sedentary colleagues
Source: Somerset County Council


Anonymous said...

Did you hear about the hit and run guy near lake Calhoun? Very sad.

Scooter said...

I did. Very sad - and the hit and run person is a serious wank, to put it as mildly as possible.