THE MANY DIMENSIONS OF CYCLING
Over a period of about 200 years, bicycles have changed from a gentlemanly means of moving to everyday transport as well as a work companion and hobby equipment. This period of bicycle development was also part of significant advancement in women’s rights, as bicycles enabled women to move freely in the male world of motoring. Nowadays, there is an immense range of different bicycles, and many people who really enjoy cycling have more than one bike. For example, a city bike for commuting and running errands and an electric mountain bike for riding forest trails. There are also very good all-round bikes available, so you can make do with just one bike quite fine. Cycling has also become a year-round mode of transport for an increasing number of people. There is winter equipment available for both bikes and cyclists, which make pedalling nice even in freezing temperatures. Municipalities, cities and tourist centres also make significant investments in winter cycling. You can commute, take care of grocery shopping trips and summit fells by bike even in midwinter!