Strava, the social network for athletes, has announced figures from their first-ever Global Bike to Work Day, which took place on Tuesday 10 May.
Global Bike to Work Day 2016 Highlights
– 79,879 cycling commute activities logged on Strava around the globe
– 180 countries uploaded activities
– 1,343,954 km covered in total
– 514.51 tons of carbon emissions were offset on the day
Strava has created an animated visual to show commutes around the world on the first-ever Global Bike to Work Day:
79,879 cycle commute activities were uploaded by Strava Global Bike to Work Day Challenge entrants on the day. Strava commuters logged a total of 1,343,954 km on Global Bike to Work Day, averaging 16.82km per ride.
In total, 71,107 hours were spent commuting on the day, with the average commute time per rider being 53 minutes and 41 seconds.
The day was truly global with Strava members from 180 different countries getting involved, producing a total carbon offset of 514.51 tons.
1. United Kingdom
Strava launched the day to show how commutes on Strava make a difference to the cycling community through Strava Metro, which anonymises and analyses the millions of human-powered commutes uploaded to Strava every week, then partners with urban planners to improve city infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians.
Currently, over 70 organisations and government agencies are using Strava Metro, including GoBike in Glasgow, University College London, Oregon Department of Transport, Austin B-Cycle in Texas and Vermont Transportation.
Gareth Nettleton, VP of Marketing for Strava, said: “The Strava community came out in force on Tuesday to make a difference on Global Bike to Work Day. It’s incredible that Strava cyclists who joined the challenge recorded nearly 80,000 commutes in a single day across the globe; these kind of activities are making a difference when used by town and city planners.”
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For more information on Strava Metro, go to http://metro.strava.com.