The British Cyclists’ Survey

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Cycling is now a big part of my exercise routine. I received this bike last year, along with this computer and I was good to go!


I came across a great infographic by Cycling Republic and I thought I’d share it with you today. Five hundred riders were recently surveyed across the UK, to gauge the perception of a bike ride. Read how they see the world around them with this UK Cyclists’ Survey.

The British Cyclists' Survey - Infographic

I found it a great read! I guess I would have liked to see more than 30% cycle to spend time with their family but then I thought my little girl is still quite little to join me. I can definitely see the four of us going out in the future though. 20% use cycling as their main mode of transport. Again, I’d hoped this was higher but then I thought it’s probably about right.


38% of cyclists find pedestrians to be accommodating. When we walk our dog we pass quite a few cyclists and some are more understanding than others. We prefer a little bell so we know they’re coming, then we’ll all pull to one side and make Yogi sit and stay. Some of the paths are quite narrow but there’s ample room for all of us to pass. There have been cyclists in the past though that have literally just blasted past. One of these days, there’s going to be an accident. The path is for walkers and cyclists not one or the other. One guy shook his head and I just said “we’re all here to get some fresh air and a little bit of exercise. This is supposed to be a pleasant experience for all of us, don’t spoil it!” I understand he’s maybe got a time or beat but safety has to be priority and like I say, the area is for walkers, dogs, kids and cyclists.


I hope you found this infographic as interesting as I did. Maybe consider giving it a share on social media.


Which part of the survey did you find most interesting?


*Disclaimer: This was a collaborative post with Cycling Republic. All words and opinions are my own.

About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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