Strava's Year in Sport shows increase in virtual rides whilst gender divide remains on the road

Indoor miles are on the up worldwide but the UK has the worst gender divide in Europe when it comes to commuting by bike

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If it feels like more of your peers are getting the miles in indoors than ever before, it's probably because they are. Or at least, they're more likely to let you see the breakdown of their at-home workout.

Strava's annual 'Year in Sport' review shows that virtual rides have been up all year - with a 5% increase in June this year vs 2015 and 10% increase in January 2019 vs 2015.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.