Mumbai Adventure, an energy awareness trip

We're flying to Mumbai to help make a pedal-powered stage for an NDTV Greenathon in March. The 24 hour TV show will raise money to put solar-power in villages which have never seen light after dusk.

Flying there and back will burn approx 240,000 litres of aviation fuel and use 12,000 kWh per passenger*.

Pedalling at our sedate 50 watt rate, we would have to pedal for 240,000 hours each to generate the equivalent energy, that's about 27 years and 4 months of constant pedalling.

*Figures from the excellent Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air by David MacKay which is available to read online for free.

Electric Pedals burns 240.000 litres of fuel to get to Mumbai and back