Two-wheel stats

If you cycle regularly, you can expect to be as fit as an average person 10 years younger.

Almost half the population lives within one mile of a National Cycle Network route, which is longer than the UK’s motorway system.

On a bicycle, you can travel up to 1,037km on the energy equivalent of a litre of petrol.

Cyclists absorb lower levels of pollutants from traffic fumes than car drivers.

On average, cyclists live two years longer than non-cyclists.

“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the human race.” (HG Wells)

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6 Responses to “interesting”

  1. gpickle Says:

    “If you cycle regularly, you can expect to be as fit as an average person 10 years younger.”

    So yer telling me that when Matt Kelly won the juniors AND 1-2 race at snake alley at the age of 16 he was actually as fit as a 6 year old? Maybe you should build custom bikes for 1st graders!


  2. matt hall Says:

    and… can eat twice as many donuts as someone who doesn’t ride bikes……….sweet!

  3. Wolfy Says:

    Thanks for the info!

    Nice to see your bikes @ NAHBS. Cupcake with a skull light??? What’s your problem!?!?!

    i want a donut.


  4. John Z Wetmore Says:

    John Grimshaw with Sustrans talks about the National Cycle Network on Episode 106 of “Perils For Pedestrians”.

    Tuesday, April 17, DISH Network will show Episode 106 of “Perils For Pedestrians”.

    Contents of Episode 106 (2005):
    –We talk with the American Podiatric Medical Association about foot health, and their choice for America’s most walkable city.
    –We learn about a parkway study in suburban Maryland.
    –The organization Sustrans has created the National Cycle Network in the United Kingdom.
    –We visit the Coalition for Smarter Growth in Washington, DC.

    DISH Network Channel 9411 — The Universityhouse Channel
    Tuesday — 9:30 pm Eastern, 6:30 Pacific

    Episode 106 is also available on Google Video:

    Note: Public access cable channels are showing different episodes than DISH Network.

    Thank you.

  5. John Z Wetmore Says:

    “Perils For Pedestrians” Episode 106, with the John Grimshaw interview, is now available on Blip TV at

    Thank you.

  6. John Z Wetmore Says:

    The video mentioned above, “Perils For Pedestrians” Episode 106, is no longer available at Google Video or Blip. It is now located on YouTube at:

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