Cycling Quiz - CYCLE FOR GLORY, CHANGE LIVES
IT’S QUIZ TIME - GET EVERYONE WARMED UP!
TRUE OR FALSE CYCLING FACTS.
THIS IS A HEADS OR TAILS ROUND.
• Everyone put £2 in and you ask each question in turn.
• Before revealing the answer ask people to put their hands on their heads if they think the statement is true or backside if they think the statement is false.
• Reveal the answer. The people with the right answer stay standing and the others sit down.
• Eventually you will be left with 4/5 people.
• Invite them to the front and ask the remaining questions to see who is the winner.
• If you run out of questions, decide with a coin toss.
1. According to Cycling UK, in 2015 there were more than 300,000 bikes stolen?
TRUE - 351,000 RECORDED STOLEN.
2. According to the cycle hub, the total number of bikes sold in 2013 was 5m?
FALSE - 3.4M.
3. Sir Bradley Wigging cycled more than 50km when he broke the 1-hour record? (This is the distance he
cycled in the Olympic Velodrome in 1 hour)?
TRUE - 52.4KM.
4. The longest tandem bike ever built had more than 30 seats and was longer than a Double Decker bus?
TRUE - 35 SEATS AND 67 FEET LONG.
5. The most expensive bike ever, was designed by artist Damien Hirst and, was auctioned for $1m at Sotheby’s?
FALSE - $500,000 A TREK BIKE CALLED THE BUTTERFLY BIKE.
6. There are more than 1 billion bicycles in the world, more than double the amount of cars?
TRUE - 1.5 BILLION.
7. Following her career as a cyclist Victoria Pendleton has now decided to pursue a career as a table tennis
FALSE - A JOCKEY.
8. Sir Chris Hoy has won 7 Olympic medals?
9. Before 2016 Chris Froome has won the Tour de France on three occasions?
FALSE - TWO TIMES IN 2013 AND 2015.
10. The word cycling comes form the ancient Greek work for circle?
AROUND THE WORLD
1. What are the two official languages of South Africa?
ENGLISH AND AFRIKAANS.
2. How many US states have a Pacific coast?
FIVE - CALIFORNIA, OREGON, WASHINGTON, ALASKA, HAWAII.
3. Three UK towns have the prefix ‘Royal’ in their name, what are they?
LEAMINGTON SPA, TUNBRIDGE WELLS AND WOOTTEN BASSETT.
4. If you were having afternoon tea in Betty’s first teashop which UK town would you be in?
5. Which ancient kingdom of southern Portugal is now a popular holiday resort in the modern district of Faro?
6. Which country has the highest number of miles of coastline?
CANADA (152K MILES).
7. Can you name four London underground stations that contain the word ‘street” in their name?
CANON STREET, OLD STREET, BOND STREET, LIVERPOOL STREET AND BAKER STREET, GREEN STREET.
8. What is the Welsh name for Wales?
9. By what name is the New Palace of Westminster more commonly known?
THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT.
10. If you took off from Norman Manley International Airport and landed in John Paul II International Airport
which two cities will you have flow between?
KINGSTON, JAMAICA AND KRAKOW, POLAND.
1. How many individual squares are there on a scrabble board?
2. In which London Lake do members of the public traditionally take a dip on Christmas Day?
THE SERPENTINE, HYDE PARK.
3. What would you be studying if you were at the organisation know as RADA?
4. I was born on in August 1961 in Honolulu, I grew up in Indonesia and the UK and in 1983, I graduated from
Columbia University, New York. My first book was published in 1995 and in 2004 I was elected to the US
Senate. I now live in the US, am married with two children and the Oval office my regular place of work –
Who am I?
5. The clavical is more commonly known as which bone in the body?
6. Sodium Chloride has a chemical formula of NaCl, but what’s it commonly known as?
7. Jack Cohen and Thomas Edward-Stockwell partnered in 1924 to form which retail brand?
8. Who wrote the books Cook now Eat Later and Cook up a Feast?
9. Whose motto is Who Dares Wins? (Not del boys!)
10. Which planet in our solar system has the shortest day?
JUPITER (SPEED THAT IT SPINS AT).
FOOD AND DRINK
1. Which drink combines Rum, Coconut milk and pineapple juice?
2. Tennis Ball, Tom Thumb and Winter Density are varieties of which vegetable?
3. From which country does Jarlsberg cheese originate?
4. Originating in the USA what is the Chinese dish of mixed vegetables and meat in a brown sauce usually
served with rice called?
5. What tea company introduced the teabag into the UK in 1953?
6. From which country does the sweet loaf known as Bara Birth originate?
7. From which country does Lamington cake originate?
8. Originally called a Creola, what are the biscuits made from chocolate flavoured biscuits with a chocolate
9. What is the main ingredient in the Middle East dish falafel?
10. From which fish does real caviar come from?
1. Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon.
2. Bruce Springstein, Born in the USA.
3. The Gorilaz, Demon Days.
4. Lady Gaga, Born to Run.
5. Ed Sheeran, Multiply.
6. The Prodigy, The Fat of the Land.
7. Oasis, What’s the Story Morning Glory.
8. Grace Jones, Slave to the Rhythm.
9. Take That, III (3).
10. Eurhythmics, Touch.
11. Robbie Williams Take the Crown.
12. The Beatles, Let it Be.
SPORT AND LEISURE
1. Shortstop is a position in which sport?
2. Who was the last Man Utd manager before Louis Van Gaal?
3. Who were the winners of this years Davis Cup?
4. In which sport would you occasionally throw a Chinaman at your opposition?
5. Which UK Olympic Teams have already qualified for Rio 2016 Olympics?
6. In 2014 Serena Williams won her 18th Singles Gran Slam tournament, but can you name the other two ladies
tennis players who also have 18th Singles Gran Slam victories?
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA AND CHRIS EVERT.
7. The Golden Bear is the name of which legendary golfer?
8. Which Premiership Rugby team’s nickname is the Falcons?
9. What sport is played on an area 13m x 6m?
10. Manchester Thunder, Yorkshire Jets and Surrey Storm are all teams which play in which Premier sporting