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Male and female cyclists

A recent Dutch study shows some striking differences between men and women cyclists:
cycling differences man women
  • 75% of the men carries out maintenance on the bike. Only 35% of women crab the tools to maintain their bike.
  • Women are happier when cycling. They sing out loud and hum along more often than men.
  • Women cycle 25% more often in the city than in rural areas. For men this is the other way around; they bike twice as much through the countryside.
  • Women are irritated by their own bike, wind and slippery roads. Men just get annoyed with other cyclists or cyclists who ride through a red light or do not go on the side.
  • There are twice as many women as men with bags on their bikes.
  • Women cyclists show a better traffic behaviour than men: they neglect a red light less often and more often indicate a left or right turn with their arm.

Written on: Nov, 16 2011
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