Cycling And Exercise Quiz

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How much do you know about the benefits of cycling as a form of exercise? Take our quick 5-question quiz and find out. You might be surprised by the answers!

A. Cycling at a moderate commuting pace, you would travel approximately:

  • 10 km per hour
  • 20 km per hour
  • 30 km per hour
Incorrect! Cyclists can cover about 20km in one hour.
Correct! Cyclists can cover about 20km in one hour.
Incorrect! Cyclists can cover about 20km in one hour.

B. Cycling as exercise burns more calories than:

  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Jogging
Correct! Cycling as exercise actually burns more calories than tennis, swimming AND jogging.
Correct! Cycling as exercise actually burns more calories than tennis, swimming AND jogging.
Correct! Cycling as exercise actually burns more calories than tennis, swimming AND jogging.

C. Outdoor cycling has a lower risk of injury than:

  • Skiing
  • Dance classes
  • Rowing machines
Correct! Statistically, cycling has a lower risk of injury than skiing, dance classes AND even rowing machines!
Correct! Statistically, cycling has a lower risk of injury than skiing, dance classes AND even rowing machines!
Correct! Statistically, cycling has a lower risk of injury than skiing, dance classes AND even rowing machines!

D. Which if the following are low impact sports?

  • Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Jogging
Incorrect! Jogging and skiing are both high-impact sports; cycling is low-impact.
Correct! Cycling is a very low impact sport.
Incorrect! Jogging and skiing are both high-impact sports; cycling is low-impact.

E. The worst part about cycling is...

  • It's hard on your back
  • It's hard on your knees
  • The hills
Incorrect! Cycling is not hard on your back or on your knees - the hills really are the worst part!
Incorrect! Cycling is not hard on your boack or on your knees - the hills really are the worst part!
Correct! Luckily Dublin isn't very hilly!