Only 2% of all trips in England made by bicycle as cycling drops to pre-pandemic levels

Survey shows cycling fell back to pre-pandemic levels after councils removed infrastructure

Cyclist in London
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Cycling activity in England has fallen back to pre-pandemic levels, government statistics show. 

According to the latest National Travel Survey, published on Wednesday by the Department for Transport, the average person in England made just 2% of all their trips by cycling in 2021.

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.