Thursday, January 20, 2011


  1. Bicycles in China out-number cars 250 to 1.
  2. 100 bicycles can be produced for the same energy and resources it takes to build one medium-sized automobile.
  3. The average person lose 6kg during their first year of commuting by bike.
  4. You can park 14 bikes in average parking space of a car.
  5. You can reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke by 50% just by cycling 3 hours a week.
  6. The king of mountains in Tour de France every year will be honoured with a Polka Dot Jersey (a white jersey with red dots).
  7. The mountain bike or MTB is also known as ATB - all terrain bicycle.
  8. The International Police Mountain Bike Association is based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  9. According to a study in UK, the risk of fatality is 7 times lower when cycling compared to swimming and 5 times lower compared to playing football.
  10. According to UCI standards, a downhill competition course length must be between 1.5km to 3km. also, the duration to complete the course must be within 2 to 5 minutes.