CTC ? the UK?s national cyclists? organisation has completely refuted claims by car insurance company LV= (Liverpool Victoria) that ?inexperienced cyclists taking to the roads in the last six months have resulted in a 29% increase in road accidents involving cyclists?.

The figure appears to be no more than the difference in casualty numbers for cyclists between summer and winter. LV=?s estimate of the number of collisions involving cyclists is over nine times higher than official figures and is based on a serious miscalculation of the number of cyclists in Britain. CTC has dismissed the figure as nothing more than a scaremongering publicity stunt.

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