Number of people cycling in England has decreased over the past year, finds survey

Sport England 'Active Lives' survey shows a drop in the number of people cycling

Newly-published results of Sport England's latest 'Active Lives' survey concludes that the number of people cycling regularly in England has dropped over the past year.

Sport England polled just under 200,000 people to see what sort of exercise they did and how often they did it from November 2016 to November 2017.

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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.