1. You automatically keep your distance
The advantage of cycling is that you automatically keep a distance of 1.5 metres. But cyclists do not only automatically keep their distance to others, they also have a lower risk of getting infected because they touch fewer surfaces. Our Van Raam tricycles already offer more distance to each other than a two-wheeled bike, due tothe two wheels in the back.
We also thought of the Fun2Go duo bike. Becausae how can you keep your distance if you cycle with two people next to each other? Keeping a distance is difficult, which is why Van Raam created a physical barrier between the driver and the co-driver. Read more in the article 'Fun2Go duo bike with protection screen in times of corona'.
2. No infection as in a public transport
People who avoid buses and trains reduce the risk of infection because the corona virus is mainly transmitted byadroplet infection over short distances, explained Michael Barczok, pneumologist from Ulm and member of the German Federal Association of Pneumologists, Sleep and Respiratory Medicine. The pathogen can survive on surfaces for a long time and may still be transmissible and contagious. Every touch in public transport therefore carries a fundamental risk. Caution: This also applies to traffic light buttons. In the further part of this article we will deal with questions such as "Can I still press the button at the traffic light?
The lung disease specialist rates the chance of inhaling the corona virus on a bicycle as 'zero'
3. Cycling provides preventive protection
Cycling has another meaning in times of the lung disease corona, it can also have a preventive effect. If you cycle regularly, even if it is only comfortable, it strengthens your immune system. Now that the gyms have closed their doors, cycling is an excellent alternative for athletes and people who still want or need to exercise.