A 2013 pilot study into the effects of bicycling on the elderly, showed that participants who had cycled in the last month performed significantly better on measures of decision time and response time. Cycling at least one hour a week was associated with significant improvements, improving risk factors for falls.
In 2012 Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni created a prototype cardboard bicycle. The design requires no metal parts; with even the brake mechanism and pedal bearings made from recycled substances, waterproofed with lacquer paint. Though sceptics doubted the bike’s feasibility, it is now available to pre-order on crowd-funding website Indiegogo. Once the bike reaches mass production, […]
Trick cycling was introduced by Ancillotti (Italy) in 1868 and, in 1904, at the Barnum Bailey Circus, one of the Ancillotti Troupe did a world first, riding down a ramp which looped the loop. At the head of the loop was a 3.3 m (10 ft) gap across which the rider leapt while upside down […]
The current world record for backward cycling was set in 2004 by Darl Bonnema (USA). He completed 180.177 km (111.956 miles) backwards on a bicycle in 24 hours at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex, Florida (19-20 November 2004). The world record for backward cycling on a unicycle is held by USA’s Steve Gordon. […]
Jour de Fête Jour de Fête (“The Big Day”) is a 1949 French comedy film directed by Jacques Tati. Jour de Fête tells the story of an inept and easily distracted French mailman who frequently interrupts his duties to converse with the local inhabitants, as well as inspect the traveling fair that has come to his small community. Influenced by too much […]