Bike Fast Facts

Cycling is a healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around.

There have been lots of different types of bikes through history. The Boneshake & Penny Farthing all the way to BMX's we have today.

20 million bikes are owned in the UK, which means that 1 in 3 adults has one - although only 6 million people are regular cycle users.

There are roughly one billion bicycles in the world, that’s about twice as many as motor vehicles.

The Netherlands has more bike users than any other country with about 99% of the population owning and travelling by bike!

The longest "tandem" bike ever built was over 20 metres long and could seat 35 people.

On a bicycle you can travel 3 times faster than you can walk, for the same amount of energy.

The term "bicycle" first entered into popular usage in France in the 1860s.

The fastest speed ever recorded on a bicycle is held by Fred Rompelberg, he reached 167 miles per hour!

Twice as many children cycle to school now than they did five years ago. Do you cycle to school?

About 100 million bicycles are made worldwide every year.

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