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Why Cycle

Benefits of bikes... Why should I cycle?

Because it is...Good for you...

  • Regular cyclists enjoy a fitness level equal to that of a person ten years younger. (Source: National Forum for Coronary Heart        Disease Foundation, Sharp)

  • Cycling at least twenty miles a week reduces the risk of heart disease to less than half that for non-cyclists who take no other        exercise (Source: British Heart Foundation, Morris)

  • If one third of all short car journeys were made by bike, national heart disease rates would fall by between 5 and 10 percent        (Bikes not Fumes, CTC, 1992). Info from BikeBiz, with thanks.

  • During rush-hour, a bicycle is about twice as fast as a car - good if you hate traffic jams!

  • Good For Your Wallet...

  • Bicycles require no road tax, no MOT, no insurance, no licensing, no breakdown recovery services, and above all no fuel bills          (unless you count confectionery bars!).

  • A good bicycle needs at most about 50euro-worth of maintenance a year - less if you do a bit yourself. How much does your car        need?

  • A good bicycle will last for years, if not decades. How long did your previous car last?

  • A bicycle can be parked just about anywhere, so no more expensive car park bills.

  • Good For Your World...

  • Twenty bicycles can be parked in the same space taken up by one car.

  • To make a bicycle requires only a fraction of the materials and energy needed to make a car.

  • Bicycles produce absolutely no pollution - they are a lot quieter too. When was the last time you saw a rusting, burnt-out bicycle?

  • Cars kill and maim thousands of people every year - bicycles don't.

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