MIT Press posted our short guest blog about the ‘Tour de France and City Cycling’ on their PressLog:
“As every summer, millions of cycling enthusiasts worldwide are currently following the 99th Tour de France. In their race to the finish line on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Tour’s cyclist athletes ride 3,500 kilometers in 23 days, compete in fast-paced time trials, and traverse steep mountains in the Alps and the Pyrénées. The nearly 200 top-fit, professional cyclists use the latest technology of expensive light-weight bicycles, special thirst-quenching drinks, and aerodynamic helmets to gain the decisive advantage to win first place.
By comparison, every day millions of Americans, Canadians, Australians, and Europeans—most without any special training—ride their ordinary bicycles to work, school, the grocery store, to visit friends, and for leisure and recreation. While not nearly as glamorous as the Tour de France, everyday cycling in cities provides far greater individual and societal benefits…..” for more Click here.