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7 fun facts about cycling that you probably didn´t know

Cycling is a popular mode of transportation and a popular recreational activity. Here are 7 fun facts about cycling:


The first bicycle was invented in Germany in the early 19th century, and it was made entirely of wood.


The Tour de France, one of the most famous cycling races in the world, was first held in 1903. The race covers over 3,500 kilometers and attracts cyclists from all over the world.


The longest bicycle ever built was over 100 feet long and had over 100 wheels! It was built by a group of engineers in the Netherlands.


In 2013, a cyclist from New Zealand named Kurt Searvogel broke the world record for the longest distance traveled by bicycle in one year. He traveled 76,076 miles (122,400 kilometers) in just 365 days.



The fastest speed ever recorded on a bicycle is 133.8 miles per hour (215.5 kilometers per hour), set by a cyclist named Fred Rompelberg in 1995.


In some countries, such as the Netherlands, cycling is so popular that there are more bikes than people. In fact, there are over 17 million bikes in the Netherlands, which has a population of just 17 million people.


Many famous people, including Albert Einstein, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama, are avid cyclists. In fact, Obama was known to ride his bike to work while he was President of the United States.


These are just a few of the many fun facts about cycling. Whether you're a recreational cyclist or a competitive racer, there's no denying that cycling is a beloved pastime for people all over the world.

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