Burn Of Calories On The Way To School With The Pedal Powered School Bus?
June 30, 2011 by Michael
It is a well known fact that children these days are less active and therefore more likely to suffer from being overweight than children did 20 years ago. The reason for this is that most of them would rather play on computers and gaming consoles rather than play outside and get some exercise. Along with the lack of exercise, food and drink consumed by children these days such as chips, pizzas, and soft drinks are unhealthy. The result of this is overweight children or in some instances obese children.
To help keep children interested on their journey to school and to burn off some calories a Pedal Powered School Bus has been designed. This eco-friendly gadget has been developed in Netherlands by De Café Racer and has a working capacity of 10 children with one adult steering. As a backup in case the children have no energy to cycle then the school bus can be powered by a auxiliary electric motor.
I really can’t see this gadget working here in the UK after all children sitting on the back of the bus are notorious for being worky tickets, trying to get them to pedal would be impossible. Can you imagine also if your last lesson of the day was PE and you had just done some vigorous exercise, the last thing you would want to do is pedal home (especially if you lived far away).
[Source: Bicycle Design]