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DryCycle - The Joy of Movement, Running Man
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32wh (Human Powered) per mile / Walking

15wh (Human Powered) per mile / Bicycle

16wh (Electric), and 5wh (Human Powered) per mile / E-Bike

20wh (Electric), and 7wh (Human Powered) per mile / DryCycle

250wh (Electric) per mile / Electric Car

1120wh (Fossil Fueled) per mile / Petrol Car

Did you know that Bicycles are at least twice as efficient as walking, and cycling an average bicycle for 3 miles uses about the same amount of energy as driving a petrol car for 85 metres! When you take into account the energy required to produce food for the human riders of bicycles you also find that electrically assisted bicycles are about twice as efficient as purely human powered ones as well. So Electrically assisted bicycles are almost certainly the most efficient way for anybody to personally get around. Of course our 4 wheeled DryCycle is not as efficient as a lighter electrically assisted bicycle, but it's still only about 30% worse than the most efficient way to get around which still makes it far more efficient than either walking or driving.

This efficiency not only saves the environment in which we all live, it can also save you money in the running costs of a DryCycle compared to a car!


Due to it's efficiency, it only costs about 15p in electricity to travel 50 miles by DryCycle. If you travelled 10,000 miles per year, the 'fuel' (electric energy) will cost just £30 for the entire year.


Of commuter cars have only one person in them

9.1 Miles

Is the Average Car Commute


Is the number of DryCycles that can fit in the physical space of one average UK Car

4.14 Metres

Is the average length of the 10 most popular cars

1.95 Metres

Is the average width of the 10 most popular cars

248 Grams/Mile

Is the average well to wheel CO2 released by driving an average car.

550 Kilograms

Is approx. how much CO2 is released in manufacturing a DryCycle

10 Grams/Mile

Is the average power source to use CO2 released by riding a DryCycle.

2310 Miles

Is the number of miles you would need to ride your DryCycle instead of an average car, in order for the difference in CO2 emissions per mile to cover the initial CO2 emissions released in making the DryCycle and in riding the DryCycle for those 2310 miles as opposed to the car.

550,000 / (248 -10) = 2310 miles

Thereafter you'll be saving about 238 grams per mile by continuing to ride the DryCycle, this assumes that you would want to keep your car and have the DryCycle as an extra vehicle whilst still looking to save CO2 overall.