Cycling certainly seems to be on the increase. There are certainly more bike trails these days but how many people actually cycle regularly in Great Britain?
Well, a 2017 survey by ‘The British Social Attitudes’ found the following figures for adults over the age of 18:
|Average frequency of cycling per person, GB 2017|
|How often?||Percentage||Millions of people (aged 18+)|
|Every day, or nearly every day||3%||1.7|
|2/5 days a week||5%||2.4|
|Once a week||4%||2.0|
|At least once a month||6%||3.1|
|Less often than once a month||10%||5.3|
In Wales though:
- About 5% of adults cycled at least once a week in 2016/17, and 3% at least three times a week
Myself, I’m a bit of a fair-weather biker and might cycle once or twice a week in the summer but less than once a month in the winter. I know, shame on me.