I Cycle for Health

You may not know what they are saying, but you know what they mean:

– 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 mechanized 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

Anne and I rode in the Park this evening.  We were still tired from the weekend.  We got 15 miles tonight.

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