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Why do we ride - Tour de France poll results
Jul 25th, 12. Everyone has a different reason as to why they ride their bike - health, transport, racing.
Here are the results from our Tour de France poll about why Kiwis ride their bikes.
With the Tour de France competition now closed - it's almost time to find the Felt F3 winner! - we have been looking over all the entries to ensure their validity.
It has been great fun reading your responses to our daily Prize Draw questions. Thanks for taking the time to answer in the sometimes humourous spirit - it makes a great read.
One of the questions we asked early on is, "What is the primary reason you ride your bike?"
The results are clear, most of you ride your bike for one major reason - health and fitness. 63% of you ride your bikes for this reason. Fantastic results.
Another 20% of you chose "competitiveness" as your primary reaons for riding your bike.
What was suprising was the small number of readers who ride their bike primarily for transport - less than 3%. The RoadCycling team are in France at the moment and can tell you that isn't the case here.
There are riders everywhere going to and from work, and tourists on rental bikes too. It shows we have got a long way to go to get bicycles back into everyday NZ life like it was 25 years ago when I rode my bike to school each day.
The remaining few of you had a variety of other reasons for riding your bikes. It seems that riding gives a lot of joy and happiness to many, and you love the freedom that it provides.
Here are a few of our favourite responses;
For whatever reason you have for riding your bike, congratulations. Just get out there and keep doing it. Rain or shine. Get your friends into it too because the more people who ride, the better it is for us all.
Full Results - what's the primary reason you ride ...
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