Study aims to find out why over-50s are not cycling in Britain

The number of British cyclists over 50 is small in comparison to other countries, so a new Cycle BOOM project aims to find out why

Researchers at a Bristol university have begun a study to gauge why over 50s, especially over 65s, do not cycle as much as the rest of the population.

Only one per cent of all journeys made by bike are from over-65s, a huge 22 per cent difference compared to Denmark.

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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.