Get Britain Cycling plan could net £248bn by 2050, according to research

Research from the University of Leeds, commissioned by CTC, shows the Get Britiain Cycling campaign could benefit England by £42.6bn a year by 2050

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Research commissioned by CTC: The National Cycling Charity reveals a potential £248bn benefit to the English economy by 2050 if the targets of the Parliamentary ‘Get Britain Cycling’ plan are met in full.

Get Britain Cycling (GBC) aims to increase the number of journeys made by bike to 25% by 2050, up from the current 2% mark – a far more ambitious target than the Government’s Cycling Delivery Plan (GDP), which aims to hit 5% in 35 years.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.