What is the speed of the bike?

Catherine Ivanova
Catherine Ivanova
November 27, 2012
What is the speed of the bike?

Bicycle - one of the amazing inventions of mankind! It is believed that the scooter, invented by the German Carl von Dres in 1817, became the prototype of the two-wheeled bicycle. It was only in 1839 that the Scot Macmillan thought to add a saddle and pedals to this vehicle.

A simple person who sometimes rides a bicycle does not always know what the speed of a bicycle is. However, many are interested in this question.

Of course, there are unthinkable records of the speed of movement on a bicycle. The absolute record - 268 km / h. It was achieved in the USA on a salt plain under specially created conditions. There are other fantastic numbers at 210 and 175 km / h. But all these bikes were not ordinary, they were specially prepared and improved.

Of course, the speed of a bicycle depends on its design, brand, characteristics and type of accessory. Much depends on the person and the terrain. An ordinary person rides a bicycle at an average speed of 19-20 km / h. More prepared people can reach an average speed of 25-28 km / h.And professional athletes at races can approach the mark of 100 km / h.