National Cycle Network brings £650m to UK economy, study suggests

More than 15,000 new jobs have also been created thanks to the National Cycle Network, according to research conducted by Sustrans

People riding along the National Cycle Network bring a reported £650m to the UK economy each year, according to a study conducted by sustainable transport charity Sustrans.

The Network, which is in its 20th year, runs for over 14,000 miles across the length and bredth of the UK. Cycling tourists who use the Network spend an average of £7 per day, with food and drink establishments along the route benefitting the most.

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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.