Cycling worth £2.9bn to UK economy, says report

General cycling, commuting

A report prepared by the London School of Economic (LSE) for Sky and British Cycling estimates that cycling is worth £2.9 billion to the UK economy - or £230 for every cyclist in Britain.

According to the LSE's findings, nearly a quarter of all the UK population is now a cyclist, with 13 million Britons regularly riding a bike.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.