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Cycling Assembly So you think you know about bikes?
At one time, horses were our primary means of independent travel for longer journeys...
1820’s ‘Draisine’ Can you see why it was called a ‘running machine’? What is different about this and the bicycle we know today? What’s missing?It’s got no pedals!
1860’s ‘Boneshakers’ Why were these bikes called Boneshakers? It had very hard metal wheels, which meant it was a very bumpy ride. The rider felt like he might be shook to death!
1870’s Penny Farthings
1880’s ‘Safety Bicycles’
1890’s Bicycle in Plymouth at the start of the 20 th century
Only two wheels? 1870’s - multiple wheel bikes A smartly dressed couple seated on an 1886 Coventry Rotary Quadracycle for two Starley's "Royal Salvo" tricycle, as owned by Queen Victoria
Only two wheels? Old fashioned Tricycle – with three wheels Special multi- seat bikes with 7 seats and three wheels!
Only one seat? 2011 model Quadrocycle with four seats Tandem mountain bike 10 seater Tandem Pedi-bus. Tours around London take place on this 4 wheeled, multiple seat ‘cycle bus’
Only sitting up straight? Recumbent cycles
What do we use cycles for today ?
Leisure / competitions Racing bikes
Leisure / fun BMX bikes
Leisure / competitions Mountain bikes
Commuting Woman in Oxford going to work by bike People in London on their way to work
Delivery Bikes? 1930’s delivery bicycle Butchers, tea sellers and tradesmen used to use bikes to deliver goods and services
Modern day cycle couriers Bicycle courier in London Cycle courier in Cambridge
Tricycles Tricycle rickshaw carrying cargo in Agra, India Cycle rickshaw in Shenyang, China Modern cycle rickshaw in Beijing
Cycling Quiz Question 1: How many bikes can you park in one car parking space? a) 3 bikes b) 6 bikes c) 10 bikes Answer: C – 10 bikes Not only do bikes take up less space when they are parked, they take up less space on the road helping to reduce the number of traffic jams that occur!
Cycling quiz Question 2: Cycling 4 miles daily reduces the risk of heart diseases by 50% a) True b) False Answer: A True 30 minutes cycling can also burn 150 calories – helping you stay at a healthy weight
Cycling quiz Question 3: Walking exercises the heart better than cycling a)True b)False Answer: B - False Cycling exercises the heart better than walking, and is also kinder to your joints. Knees and Ankles often get damaged over the long term from lots of jogging or running. Cycling exercises the heart better than walking, and is also kinder to your joints. Knees and Ankles often get damaged over the long term from lots of jogging or running.
Cycling quiz Question 4: Travelling by bike reduces pollution that causes problems for people with asthma and bronchitis a) True b) False Answer: A -True Cycling is pollution free! Bikes don’t produce fumes Cycling is pollution free! Bikes don’t produce fumes
Cycling quiz Question 5: People who cycle regularly are generally unhappy a) True b) False Answer: B - False As well as keeping you fit and healthy cycling helps to reduce stress, improves mental powers, and gives a positive attitude making you feel happier
Big Bikers Breakfast We want to encourage more people to cycle! To help do this we’re going to hold a Bikers Breakfast. We want as many people to cycle to school as possible on ……DATE….
Big Bikers Breakfast All cyclists will get a free healthy breakfast and be able to take part in a quiz and a mapping exercise We need your help to promote the event to your parents/ carers We’re going to put up posters that parents and teachers can see, and you can take a leaflet home to let everyone in your house know what we’re doing