Ride Away with Outdoor Recreation
In 1817, Karl von Drais, a German baron, invented a horseless carriage that would help him get around faster. The two-wheeled, pedal-less device was propelled by pushing your feet against the ground, The machine became known as the “Draisine,” and led to the creation of the modern-day bicycle.
Did you know?Fred A. Birchmore, circled the globe by bicycle in 1935. The entire trip, through Europe, Asia, and the United States, covered forty thousand miles. He pedaled about 25,000 miles. The rest was traveled by boat. He wore out seven sets of tires.
- There are over 500 million bicycles in China. Bikes were first brought to China in the late 1800s.
- About 100 million bicycles are manufactured worldwide each year.
- Americans use their bicycles for less than one percent of all urban trips. Europeans bike in cities a lot more often - in Italy 5 percent of all trips are on bicycle, 30 percent in the Netherlands, and seven out of eight Dutch people over age 15 have a bike.
Outdoor Recreation offer a wide range of bicycle maintenance services to include bike assembly, tuning, preventative maintenance, repairs and much more.
Fees will be based on an hourly maintenance rate plus any parts required. So stop by Outdoor Recreation for all of your bicycle maintenance and repair needs.
Call 01638 54 4283 for more information