British Cycling report shows two thirds of members worry about safety of cycling on the road

Nearly nine in ten cyclists said they are closed passed at least once a week

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A report by British Cycling shows that two thirds of cyclists are worried about their safety on the road and 87 per cent are close passed at least once a week.

The State of Cycling report investigated the experiences of 15,199 members, finding that 66 per cent were 'concerned about their safety' when riding on Britain's roads.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.