Britain's anti-cycling sentiment tops global transport poll

Brits most likely to be against the idea of riding a bike, of 12 countries and 13,000 people surveyed

Cycling in an urban setting
(Image credit: Future)

Britons' attitude towards cycling has been shown up as the worst of 12 countries in a new international survey conducted by YouGov.

Forty-five per cent of Britons surveyed had a negative view of travelling by bike, as opposed to the 80% of Poles who favoured the two-wheeled transport, according to the survey by the international data and analytics group.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.