Whether you have just purchased your first set of lycra, are after winning your fifth yellow jersey in the Tour de France or have just taken the trainer wheels off your bicycle it doesn’t matter. The world of cycling is open to the young and old, professional and casual rider alike. Everyone who has experienced life on two wheels knows what it’s like to catch the cycling bug. If you can’t get enough of the sport, read on to find out some fun facts about cycling.
Cycling doesn’t have to be an individual sport
If you and your partner want to cycle together you don’t have to buy two bikes, just buy a tandem bike! Not really, definitely buy two bikes, actually buy four because you will both need one each for the mountains and the roads. Interesting to know though, the largest tandem bicycle had 35 seats!
Car spaces in the city
If you are sick of driving circles around the city looking for a car space then switch to your bicycle. You can fit 15 bicycles in the same space that one car fits. We admit that would be a tight squeeze but you get the point.
Bikes are cheaper
Cars cost a lot more than bikes but the real saving is in maintenance. It is 20 times cheaper to service a bike than it is a car and easier to learn how to do it yourself. Scrap the car, take the bike.
Cycling is a big industry
The world manufactures about 100 million bikes per year. This highlights not only how many new cyclists are getting into the sport but also that once you are in, you just want more bikes.
Bikes are already beating cars
There are twice as many bicycles in the world as there are cars with more than half a billion in China alone.
Half a billion Chinese people can’t be wrong! Cycling is the most fun you can have on two wheels. Get out there and give it a go, scrap the car and try the bike.