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Cycling is a sport enjoyed all over our planet with people hopping on two wheels to get about on varying terrains, landscapes, in many different climates and weather conditions and for many different reasons. Cool Things About Bicycles - Check out this surprising stuff about your favorite two-wheeled transport. This video is about interesting facts about bicycles and cycling - Strange and Fun. Some are weird and wonderful facts you didn't know about cycling.  Fun Facts About Cycling & Riding Bikes.

Cycling (pagbibisekleta), also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, exercise or sport. People engaged in cycling are referred to as "cyclists", "bicyclists", or "bikers".Apart from two-wheeled bicycles, "cycling" also includes the riding of unicycles, tricycles, quadracycles, recumbent and similar human-powered vehicles (HPVs). Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number approximately one billion worldwide.[5] They are the principal means of transportation in many parts of the world.

A bicycle (bisikleta) , also called a bike or cycle, is a human-powered or motor-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other. A bicycle rider is called a cyclist, or bicyclist.

Whatever your reason for jumping on your bike; be it for a fun Sunday ride, a commute to work or an adventure packed mountain bike ride, there are still some things that you might not know about your beloved past-time.

Check out these  interesting facts about cycling, do you have any to add yourself? 

1. The longest tandem bicycle seated 35 people, it was more than 20 meters long. 
2. You can fit around 15 bicycles in the same space that one car occupies
3. It is 20 times cheaper to maintain a bicycle than a car
4. If the number of cyclists was tripled, the rate of motorist-bicyclist accidents would be cut in half
5. The world manufactures about 100 million bikes each year
6. China boasts more than a half billion bicycles
7. There are twice as many bicycles in the world than cars
8. The word bicycle started being used several years after the first bicycles went on sale. The first models were called velocipedes.
9. The first bicycles were created in France, but the modern design was born in England.
10. 5% of all trips in United Kingdom are made with a bicycle. In the US this number is lower than 1%, but Netherlands has it at a staggering 30%.
11. Seven out of eight people in the Netherlands that are older than 15 have a bicycle.
12. The fastest measured speed of riding a bicycle on a flat surface is 133.75 km/h.
13. There are over 1 billion bicycles currently being used all around the world.
14. Bicycles save over 238 million gallons of fuel every year.
15. Cycling is one of the best pastimes for people who want to reduce the risk of having heart disease or a stroke.
16. Bicycles are more efficient in transforming energy to travel than cars, trains, airplanes, boats, and motorcycles.
17. The UK is home to over 20 million bicycles.
18. The same energy that is expended for walking can be used when cycling to go three times faster.
19. Energy and resources that are used for the creation of one single car can be used for the creation of up to 100 bicycles.
20. 10% of New York City’s workforce commute daily on bicycles.
21. 36% of Copenhagen’s workforce commute daily on bicycles, and only 27% drive cars. Bikes can also be rented for free.
22. 40% of all Amsterdam’s commutes are made on a bike.

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