The bicycle is a much used mode of transport. On a fine day it is very pleasant to go for a recreational bike ride, but the bike is also used on a large scale for getting to work. The amount of cyclists on the road is highly dependent on the weather. Rain (or other precipitation) is especially unpleasant, though cycling in(to) a strong wind can also be tiresome. Temperature is less important, though extremes (especially cold) are often avoided.