1.3 million Brits bought a bike during lockdown

This accounts for almost five per cent of all UK consumers

London bike shop (Getty)

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1.3 million Brits bought a bike during coronavirus lockdown, as people sought to take advantage of the exercise freedoms allowed during the pandemic and the UK Government encouraged the population to avoid public transport.

Bike retailers are one of the few business sectors to have received a boost from the coronavirus pandemic, having remained open during lockdown after being deemed essential businesses, with many stores experiencing skyrocketing sales and struggling to keep up with demand.

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