Category Archives: Cycling

Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good 

In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research Who says exercise is always good for … Continue reading

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Polluted air means city walkers and cyclists should watch their speed 

  Walking and cycling are good exercise, but in urban settings, increasing your breathing rate can mean inhaling more polluted air. In a new study, Alex Bigazzi of the University of British Columbia has pinpointed optimal walking and cycling speeds … Continue reading

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Measuring the airborne toxicants urban bicyclists inhale 

By switching from four wheels to two, bicyclists help reduce traffic and air pollution — all while getting much-needed exercise. But that health benefit could be costly, due to exposure to potentially harmful compounds in motor vehicle exhaust. In a … Continue reading

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Is city biking hazardous to your health?

People used to say that exercising in New York City was like smoking a pack of cigarettes. Luckily, conditions have vastly improved, according to a recent NYC Health Department report, but some areas of the city continue to have high … Continue reading

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Smog is no excuse not to go for a run – it’s still better than sitting at home

Going for a run or cycling in a built-up area is still better for you than not exercising at all – despite the pollution, claims a new study. Researchers concluded that air pollution should not be an excuse for sitting … Continue reading

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Air pollution: how big a problem is it for cyclists?

It’s a scenario familiar to any urban cyclist: you’re stuck behind a fume-belching bus or taxi, a choking diesel aroma wafting through your lungs. You think: is this really the healthy option? The good, if simple, answer from pollution experts … Continue reading

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Exercise and Air Pollution

Just recently, the American Lung Association published its report on the latest measurements of soot particles and ozone in the air for almost 1,000 countries and cities in the United States. The results come as no surprise, especially for measurements … Continue reading

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Bicycle Film Festival | A celebration of bicycles through film, art and music

One day to go… London Bicycle Film Festival starts tomorrow, 4th October 2012 Bicycle Film Festival | A celebration of bicycles through film, art and music.

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