Curb your CO2: In Scotland, sixty-three percent of car journeys are less than five miles. It’s been estimated that if all commutes less than five miles were cycled, it would save enough CO2 to heat 17,000 homes a week.
Fewer fumes: Not only do bikes produce no CO2 emissions themselves, but Imperial College in London have found that cyclists breathe in fewer fumes – 8,000 ultrafine particles per cubic centimetre compared to 40,000 inhaled by those in cars.
Energy Efficiency: Cyclists do the equivalent of 2,924 miles to the gallon. And the fuel that they consume is a lot more renewable than the fuel pumped into cars.