Study reveals the stark gender gap in cycling and what could be done to close it

Sustrans study sees widespread support for better cycling infrastructure

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A new study has sought to cast light on the issues that mean that men are twice as likely to use a bike as a form of transport in major cities across the UK.

The Sustrans Bike Life study looked at the gender gap in cycling in six major cities across the UK, finding less than half of women thought that their city was a good place to cycle overall and that a similar proportion were unhappy with the amount, directness, condition, and signposting of cycle routes.

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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.