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Can 80 cyclists power a house for a day?


How much electricity does the average British family of four use in a day?

To find out, BBC's Bang Goes the Theory attempts to power a house for an entire day solely through human pedal power, while an unsuspecting family inside go about their normal Sunday routine.

Bang Goes the Theory: Human Power Station will be broadcast on Thursday, 3 December 2009 at 2000 GMT, on BBC One.

Or catch-up afterwards on BBC iPlayer

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