Living in the World today means you should try to be as “green” as you can. I am of course talking about being eco-friendly. We all try to do our bit with recycling, buying responsibly sourced products and driving fuel-efficient cars. And it is transported we will be looking at today because in some countries bicycles are the normal method of transport, not cars, but some people seem to think they can not only replace cars with push bikes but also trucks! So without further ado, I bring you…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Bicycles
10 – When I said you should be very green because you ride a bicycle I meant…”
Bicycle fact: In 1817, Karl von Drais, a German baron, invented a horseless carriage that would help him get around faster. The two-wheeled, pedal-less device was propelled by pushing your feet against the ground, The machine became known as the “draisine,” and led to the creation of the modern-day bicycle.
9 – To ride with that load on your bike you must be a real basket case!
Bicycle fact: The term “bicycle” was not introduced until the 1860s when it was coined in France to describe a new kind of two-wheeler with a mechanical drive.
8 – Water World!
Bicycle fact: Orville and Wilbur Wright, the brothers who built the first flying aeroplane, operated a small bike repair shop in Dayton, Ohio. They used their workshop to build the 1903 Wright Flyer.
7 – Have you heard the saying “Never put all your eggs in one basket.”? This is why.
Bicycle fact: Fred A. Birchmore, 25, circled the globe by bicycle in 1935. The entire trip, through Europe, Asia, and the United States, covered forty thousand miles. He pedalled about 25,000 miles. The rest was travelled by boat. He wore out seven sets of tires.
6 – It seems that the World’s largest hedgehog was nothing but a fraud after all!
Bicycle fact: There are over a half billion bicycles in China. Bikes were first brought to China in the late 1800s.
5 – He looks really tired after being chased by over a hundred cows for the last 2 hours!
Bicycle fact: About 100 million bicycles are manufactured worldwide each year.
4 – If I was this person I would put a log burner on the handlebars!
Bicycle fact: Over the past 30 years, bicycle delivery services have developed into an important industry, especially in cities, where the carriers have earned a reputation for their high-speed and traffic-weaving skills.
3 – The power of flowers! …and maybe a little pedal power as well.
Bicycle fact: Americans use their bicycles for less than one percent of all urban trips. Europeans bike in cities a lot more often—in Italy, 5 percent of all trips are on a bicycle, 30 percent in the Netherlands, and seven out of eight Dutch people over age 15 have a bike.
2 – Seems Disney is already advertising Up 2.
Bicycle fact: The Tour de France is one of the most famous bicycle races in the world. Established in 1903, it is considered to be the biggest test of endurance out of all sports.
1 – It’s going to be a mobile home, but he hasn’t finished making it yet.
Bicycle fact: Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX), an extreme style of bicycle track racing, became a sport in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Maris Strombergs, of Latvia, received the gold medal for Men’s BMX, and Anne-Caroline Chausson, from France, took home the gold in the first Women’s BMX Olympic event.