Cycling Plus

Five things we learned this month...

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EASY RIDER?

Riding an ebike is not dissimilar to a regular bike, claims research by the Division of Sports and Exercise Medicine of the University of Basel. A study of 101 workers found that while the perceived exertion was lower in ebike riders, their weekly energy expenditur­e was higher.

KIT INSURANCE

Accidental damage was responsibl­e for just as many insurance claims (49%) as bike theft in 2020. The majority (31%) claimed for both bike and accessorie­s, such as bike computers, helmets and clothing. bikmo.com

PAVE THE WAY

Avoiding motor vehicles, poor cycling infrastruc­ture and a smoother riding surface are the main reasons cyclists ride on pavements, according to researcher­s in the Swedish city of Linköping.

CYCLE SEARCH

In the UK, over three million average monthly searches for bike-related terms were put into Google in the year to September 2020, with the peak in May 2020 when lockdown triggered a surge to 7,792,380 searches.

LANE DISCIPLINE

Adding bike lanes to city streets could increase biking safety by 26%. Analysis carried out by the University of Pittsburgh on the impact of cycle lanes in Pittsburgh, Boston and London found cycle lanes were associated with a reduced risk of severe accidents.

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