The Interplanetary Cycle Trail

A Sense of Scale

Contemplate the immensity of space as you enjoy your journey through this majestic landscape.

At this scale of one hundred million to one:

  • 1 cm becomes 1,000 km

  • Each step you take is the same as travelling 75,000 km through the Solar System

  • Each revolution of your bike wheel will propel you over 200,000 km

  • The closest star to the Sun (Proxima Centauri) would still be 400,000 km away - more than the real-life distance from the Earth to the Moon