Cycling: your health, the public’s health and the planet’s health
Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Public Health Physician
Presentation for Making Cycling Viable New Zealand Cycling Symposium
Palmerston North 14-15 July 2000
Key issues relating to cycling and health
In 1898, the British Medical Journal reported that: “In France the bicycle has done wonders, as those who remember Paris, Fontainbleau, and the intervening districts thirty years ago can bear witness if they once more revisit that pleasant part of theworld.”
A hundred years later, France’s premier sporting event, the Tour de France, provided a wonderful reminder of the health benefits of cycling.
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