Ever wondered how much energy the
A reasonably fit cyclist can continuously generate about 100W of power, enough to light a standard light bulb, says Professor Trevor Gaunt of the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Using an average tour time of four hours (ignoring resting on the downhills!), the average cyclist produced 400Wh of energy. Thus,
Maybe this energy can be put to good use to address the current energy crisis in the Western Cape? The City of Cape Town has an electricity demand of
In transport terms, the tour moved 3,8-million passenger-km.
Considering "conventional" transport options, if each of the cyclists decided to drive the same 109km route in
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