Cyclists in their 40s and 50s the most active, and fastest, in the UK

Those over the hill are more likely to be riding up and down the other side, according to Strava data

Image: Dan Gould

Cyclists over 50 are the most active bike riders in the UK, according to Strava's annual year report.

The data also showed that it was riders in their 40s and 50s clocking the highest average speeds.

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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.