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Chief scientist in sports cars warning to women - Telegraph

Professor Sir David King the Government's chief scientist singled out women who find supercar drivers "sexy", adding that they should divert their affections to men who live more environmentally-friendly lives.

Alongside aesthetic reasons why women may prefer a partner arriving in a high status symbol cool and relaxed to a sweaty beardy on a bike there are medical reasons:

ScienceDirect - European Urology : The Vicious Cycling: Bicycling Related Urogenital Disorders

The most common bicycling associated urogenital problems are nerve entrapment syndromes presenting as genitalia numbness, which is reported in 50–91% of the cyclists, followed by erectile dysfunction reported in 13–24%. Other less common symptoms include priapism, penile thrombosis, infertility, hematuria, torsion of spermatic cord, prostatitis, perineal nodular induration and elevated serum PSA, which are reported only sporadically.


Urologists should be aware that bicycling is a potential and not an infrequent cause of a variety of urological and andrological disorders caused by overuse injuries affecting the genitourinary system.


More than interesting.

Of course women find sweaty beardies on bikes interesting; but only the leather-clad Harley riding ones like me :)

Of course, if the man were riding the kind of bicycle which suggested he had hundreds of thousands of poundlets to spend on a toy, that would probably work too. I wonder if our south coast-based cycling correspondent has a diamond-encrusted Bianchi or indeed er, any er, 'torsion'?
Thank God I need to fix my chain, that's all I'm saying....

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