Scottish cycling target won't be hit for 350 years if current trends continue

Only 0.2 per cent increase in journeys since 2006.

Edinburgh Castle (Photo: Saffron Blaze/CC3.0)

A Scottish government target to have 10 per cent of journeys made by bike won't be hit for another 300 years if current trends continue.

Figures in the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland report show that 2.2 per cent of journeys are now made by bike, and increase of only 0.2 per cent since 2006.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.