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The act of riding a bicycle

Example usage: I'm going cycling this weekend.

Most used in: Countries where cycling is a popular mode of transportation.

Most used by: Cyclists, commuters, and recreational riders.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Cadence, Tarmac, Pedaling, Gear Ratio,


What is Cycling?

Cycling is an activity that involves riding a bicycle for either recreational or transportation purposes. It is a popular form of exercise, as well as an environmentally friendly mode of transportation.

Cycling is a great way to get fit and stay active. It can help improve overall cardiovascular health, strengthen muscles, and improve flexibility. It can also help reduce stress and anxiety, as well as increase energy levels.

Cycling is also an incredibly efficient and sustainable form of transportation. It is often faster than walking or driving in congested urban areas, and it produces zero emissions. According to the United Nations, the use of bicycles could reduce global carbon emissions by 11%.

Cycling is a popular activity for people of all ages and abilities. It is a great way to stay active and healthy, as well as an efficient and sustainable form of transportation. Cycling is becoming increasingly popular around the world, with the number of cyclists estimated to be around 1.2 billion.


Exploring the Origin of the Term 'Cycling'

The term 'cycling' first appeared in the English language in the mid-19th century. It is derived from the French word 'cyclisme', which itself originated from the Greek word 'kuklos', meaning 'circle' or 'wheel'.

The earliest known use of the word 'cycling' in the context of a sport was in 1868, when it was used in a report of a bicycle race in France. The term became more widely used in the 1880s as cycling grew in popularity in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Today, the term 'cycling' is used to refer to the sport of cycling, as well as the use of bicycles as a form of transportation. It is also used to describe the activity of riding a bicycle, regardless of the purpose.

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