Pedalling uphill

Posted by Laura Grant on May 19, 2008
Posted in Lifestyle, Transport

I’d like to share this interesting little factoid from Friends of the Earth UK.

A half-hour commute by bike will burn eight calories a minute, or 11kg of fat a year. And for every 8km trip you cycle rather than drive you’re saving 1.6kg of carbon dioxide (based on a 200 g/km by car).

Wouldn’t it be nice if it wasn’t quite so terrifying to ride a bicycle on Joburg’s roads?


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