Cycling could prevent 34,000 life-threatening illnesses including breast cancer and depression

Hundreds of lives could be saved by increasing cycling trips, according to a new study

A new report has set out how increasing cycling can benefit our health in the UK (Picture: UIG via Getty Images)

(Image credit: UIG via Getty Images)

Diabetes, breast cancer and depression are among the 34,000 incidences of life-threatening injuries that would be prevented by increasing cycling in the UK, according to a new report.

By doubling cycling trips every eight years, 628 early deaths could be prevented, according to research from transport charity Sustrans.

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