Increase in Scotland's bike use is 'start of a cycling revolution'

Transport Scotland statistics released this week show that the use of cycles increased in 2016, with Cycling UK saying that the figures are encouraging

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An increase in the number of journeys undertaken by bicycle in Scotland has been hailed as the 'start of a cycling revolution' by a leading cycling campaign group.

Statistics published by Transport Scotland this week show that cycle use increased in the nation by three per cent in 2016, to a total of 352 million vehicle kilometres.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

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.