A recent study from The Lancet claims that the world wide lack of exercise costs us $67,5 billion on a yearly basis. Specialists advice a moderate exercise of 150 minutes a week. The gym is fine, but daily things like walking and cycling are already… …perfect! For further reading sees Reuters and De Standaard websites.
One guy (Patrick Seabase), a fixed gear bike, the Pyrenees and a 300 km stage. After this: please be absolutely convinced you can collect your daily newspaper without starting an engine! (click photo for video on the Red Bull site)
Unfortunately actual thoughts for many in this world… (despite the fact that beside some disadvantages of cycling, it’s most of the time the most logic mode of transport)
Work harder, get a car.
Act your age, get a car
Righteousness is no guarantee of safety
Cyclists: Red and green – Learn the bloody difference!
The Frenchman Antoine Delafargue and his childhood friend Michael de Lagarde are currently undertaking a peddle powered crossing from Plymouth to Saint-Malo in a self build submarine. The average speed on this 250 km trip will be around 4 km/h. Another exemple that a lot is possible when using just peddle strokes.. One quote from their website: “If we can move 3 tons into hardly ever explored places with only a quarter of a horse power, do we really need a 80 hp car to do some shopping 2 miles from home?”
While leaving the Spin London Cycling Festival I saw this scene. A nice backyard, only pedestrians + cyclists and a bunch of food trucks. The only car in the view is being crushed by a weird monster. What a difference compared to the car dominated Velofollies experience three years ago!
As a blogger on bike issues I often wonder how to get biking on the political stage. Well these two cyclists just did that by accident. Ministers Maggie De Block (Social Affairs and Health) and Alexander De Croo (Pensions) experienced first hand how dangerous it can be on two wheels… I hope they got the point! PS: This happened not the same Friday morning!