What is Cycling

Cycling (including cycling) means riding a bicycle as a traffic vehicle, for pleasure and recreation or competitive sports. In addition to two-wheeled bicycles conventional cycling also means the load wheels, recumbent bikes, Unicycle and similar muscle power to drive vehicles.

Cycling is a mode of transport

Cycling is a fast and efficient mode of transport, particularly over short and medium distances. Compared to the motor transport a bike has numerous advantages, such as lower space requirements (parking and traffic jams), non-existent direct environmental emissions and noise pollution as well as the positive health effects of cyclists themselves. Compared to the advantage of public transport, cycling is freedom of movement, regardless of timetables and routes. In urban areas, the bicycle has been found to be the fastest means of transport to less than 7 kilometers distances.

What is Cycling

Cycling disadvantages can be considered as vulnerability to weather conditions, the vulnerability of cyclists in collisions, as well as longer journey times (except for short journeys in urban areas). Winter Cycling cycling practiced in winter accessories.

A bicycle is a vehicle where a car or a motorcycle, and the rider is the driver of the vehicle. The bikes for transport to a large extent the same rules as other vehicles.

Riding a bicycle may also carry passengers or freight. The two-wheel bicycle may be transported to two children under six years of age or equal to less than ten years old. Two-wheel bike to get the driver to carry up to 50 kg load. Tricycle bicycle may be transported to one hundred kilos of cargo, or as many passengers, for which it is built.


The 2010 Eurobarometer, the European Union, citizens of member countries by 7 per cent to inform cycling as the primary transportation. Cycling is the most popular EU countries, the Netherlands, where 31% of the population indicates the primary transportation. Denmark, Hungary and Sweden have cycling for nearly 20 percent of the preferred form of travel and 13 per cent in Finland. [5]

Passenger study (HLT 04-05), the share of cycling modal share in Finland is of the view, according to the number of journeys traveled Examined by 1.9% and made ​​9.4%.