Cycling use falls due to 'lack of commitment' from government, says CTC

Department for Transport data suggests third of million people in England have stopped riding their bike at least once a month since last year

General cycling riding in traffic

National cycling charity CTC has pointed the blame at local authorities and national government after the Department for Transport reported that the proportion of people cycling at least once a month has dropped to 14.7 per cent from 15.3 per cent in England over the past year.

CTC campaigner Chris Peck said: "Figures released by DfT very worryingly suggest that cycle use appears to be falling in many parts of England – which is likely to be a direct result of Councils across the country failing to provide space for cycling."

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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.