1.Earlier Bicycles are called as velocipedes
Before the word ‘bicycle’ become popular in the 1860 s,bikes were typically called as ‘velocipedes’.Social reformer and feminist Susan B.Anthony once said that the invention of the modern bicycle “has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world” and called it the “freedom machine”.
2.Cycling is Awesome
Commuting to work on a bike increases productivity.A study of 200 people carried out by the University of Bristol found that employees who exercised before work or at lunchtime improved their time and workload management,and it boosted their motivation and their ability to deal with stress.Cycling three hours or 30 kilometers per week halves your risk of heart disease and strokes.
3.Olympics and Bicycling
The Bicycling joined Olympics since the birth of modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics.Women’s cycling did not enter the Olympic programme untill the road race at 1984 summer Olympics.
4.Cycling is the world’s biggest economy
Cycling is the worlds biggest sports goods business worth approximately 51 billion dollars annually.
5.China uses more cycles
There are roughly 1 billion cycles in the world and roughly half a billion of them are are in china.This results in the less pollution.
6.John Howard,fastest bicyclist rider in America
John Howard (born August 16, 1947 in Springfield, Missouri) is an Olympic cyclist from the United States, who set a land speed record of 152.2 miles per hour (245 km/h) while motor-pacing on a pedal bicycle on July 20, 1985 on Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats. This record was beaten in 1995 by Fred Rompelberg.
7.Cheaper to maintain a bicycle than car
It is 20 times cheaper to maintain a bicycle than a car.The world manufactures about 100 million bikes each year.
8.Raise of accidents can be reduced
If the number of cyclists was tripled, the rate of motorist-bicyclist accidents would be cut in half.So this has to be taken as mandatory rule in every country and world wide.
9.Longest “tandem” bicycle
The longest “tandem” bicycle seated 35 people, it was more than 20 meters long.It is longest bicycle than any bicycle.