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noun, verb

A bicycle or the act of riding a bicycle.

Example usage: Let's go for a cycle this weekend.

Most used in: English-speaking countries.

Most used by: Recreational and transportation cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 5/10

Also see: Pedal, Spin, Ride, Mount,


What is a Cycle?

Cycling is a popular form of exercise and recreation for many people. A cycle is the term used to describe a bicycle, as well as the act of riding a bicycle. Cycling can be an individual activity or a group activity, and it can involve riding for leisure, exercise, or commuting.

Cycling has many benefits, such as improving cardiovascular fitness, strengthening muscles, and burning calories. It is also an environmentally friendly form of transport, since it does not use any fossil fuels. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, cycling can reduce emissions by up to 13 pounds per mile compared to driving a car.

Cycling is also a great way to explore the outdoors. Many people enjoy taking long rides on roads or trails, and some even participate in competitive events such as races or triathlons. In addition, cycling is a great way to get around town, as it is often faster than driving in congested areas.

Cycling is becoming increasingly popular, with the number of cyclists in the United States rising from 41 million in 2017 to 66 million in 2019. It is a great way to stay active, explore the outdoors, and reduce emissions. So why not give it a try?


A Brief History of the Word 'Cycle'

The term 'cycle' has been used to describe a two-wheeled vehicle since the late 1800s. Its origin is likely derived from the Greek word 'kuklos', which means 'circle', or 'wheel'.

The first documented use of the term 'cycle' was in France in 1868, when the French minister of public works, Pierre Jules Janssen, used it to describe a two-wheeled vehicle powered by pedals. This was the first time the word was used in relation to a vehicle.

The term 'cycling' was first used in the United Kingdom in 1883 to describe the activity of riding a bicycle. The first recorded use of 'cycling' in the United States was in 1887. By the early 1900s, the term had spread throughout the English-speaking world and was used to describe the activity of riding a bicycle.

Today, the term 'cycle' is widely used to refer to all two-wheeled vehicles, including bicycles, motorcycles, and tricycles. It is also used to describe the activity of riding any of these vehicles.

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