A couple of weeks ago we launched Long Distance Cycle Journeys (LDCJ), an online resource of bicycle journeys over 6,000 miles (10,000km).
We’ve had a huge response already (see below) and are pleased to be able to launch the accompanying Summary Stats page: everything from how far cycle tourists travel in an average month, to what type of bike/wheel size is most popular and how cyclists carry their luggage.
More stats will follow soon (in particular, average costs per month and kilometre, and cheapest/fastest/slowest trips). For now, browse some numbers below and visit Long Distance Cycle Journeys for more.
Number of journeys registered:
Total time spent on road by LDCJ members:
Total distance travelled by LDCJ members:
Information current on January 9th 2014. For up to the minute info, visit Long Distance Cycle Journeys – Summary Stats.
Trips registered at Long Distance Cycle Journeys
- Number of trips registered: 62
- …of which completed: 44
- …of which ongoing: 18
- Number of cyclists registered: 84
How long does it take to cycle around the world?
- Average trip duration: 1 year 11 months
- Shortest trip: 4 months
- Longest trip: 7 yrs 9 months
- Mean trip distance: 28,133km
- Longest single trip: 143,550km
- Mean monthly distance: 1,680km
- Longest average distance travelled in a month: 5,812km
What type of bikes do cycle tourists use?
- Touring bike: 74%
- Mountain bike: 13%
- Road/racing: 3%
- Recumbent: 5%
- Other: 5%
What handlebars are on bikes used for touring?
- Straight (mountain bike style): 52%
- Drop bars (racing style): 23%
- Butterfly: 18%
- Other: 8%
How many cycle tourists use internal (hub) gears vs external?
- Internal (hub) 38%
- External 62%
How many cycle tourists use 700c wheels vs 26″?
- 700c 27%
- 26-inch 72%
- Other 2%
How many cycle tourists use disc brakes vs rim?
- Rim 81%
- Disc 19%
What means do cycle tourists use to carry their luggage?
- Front rack 82%
- Back rack 94%
- Trailer 10%