Why kms?

Cerdic

Regular
I've noticed a lot of cyclists in Britain talking about distances in kilometres.

Why?

Our roads and cars and stuff is all in miles. I know how far apart places are in miles. So why not use miles on your bike?

Couldn't be because kms give you bigger, more impressive numbers could it? Nah, cyclists ain't that shallow...

But seriously, why?
 

T.M.H.N.E.T

Disc brakes - Stopping things since 1902
Location
Northern Ireland
Sounds faster
 

Darius_Jedburgh

Über Member
It's because most pro sporting events are in km. Think of atletics: 100, 200, 400 etc. are all in kms. Most pro cycling is done on the continent where French measurements rule.
Amateurs have followed suit so that they have some comparison.
 
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