SUSTRANS CHALLENGES GOVERNMENT FIGURES WHICH SHOW DECLINE IN CYCLING

General cycling riding on road

Here we go again. The Department for Transport is once again putting it about that cycling is in decline - a ?six per cent decline in cycling since 2006?. Can they be right? Where do they do their counts? Exclusively on thundering A roads?

Our own eyes, and bike shop sales, appear to tell us differently. Cycling is booming on all roads except, perhaps, on A roads. There are more cycling trips on the National Cycling Network than ever before.

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