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Cycling buses and guides

Cycling buses and guides

Regular cyclists describes their daily itinerary on a web site to allow beginners to contact them to get advises, or to be picked up and guided, up to constitute a group of cyclists, like a (cyclist) bus. There are 150 buses described in France. It is possible to contact the cyclist guide by his e-mail address, and then exchange mobile phone numbers.

Regular cyclists describes their daily itinerary on a web site to allow beginners to contact them to get advises, or to be picked up and guided, up to constitute a group of cyclists, like a (cyclist) bus.
There are 150 buses described in France. It is possible to contact the cyclist guide by his e-mail address, and then exchange mobile phone numbers.
It is then possible to create maps showing daily travels for tens of cyclists, indicating how efficient riding a bike is. This is unknown in a country like France, with very few cyclists. One of the major psychological resistances against bike is thinking that it is impossible to travel more than two or four kilometers by bike. These maps demonstrate that cyclists use their bike everyday for longer distances that what imagine automobilists.

For the future, we can imagine cyclist's bus creating groups of bikers riding to work in the week, as it is the case in France only the week-end for pleasure and sport.

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