Value of residing pressures are eased by biking | Biking


It’s false economics to counsel {that a} decline in cycle gross sales means fewer persons are biking (Biking development in UK liable to being left behind by Europe, consultants warn, 8 August). When automotive gross sales drop, we don’t say fewer persons are driving. It’s a change in client not journey behaviour.

Value of residing pressures are forcing folks to contemplate cheaper options for his or her shorter journeys. Recurrently up to date Department for Transport travel figures present an enormous 47% surge in weekday biking journeys since petrol costs started escalating in March, very similar to we witnessed throughout the 70s when the oil disaster made driving unaffordable for a lot of.

Will increase in the price of residing have an effect on everybody, forcing us to rethink our choices. One such choice might be to return to a “restore and reuse” mannequin, for which the standard bicycle is eminently suited.

Throughout England, Biking UK’s Massive Bike Revival is available to provide free assist – each mechanical and private – to assist folks repair their outdated bikes, and uncover the arrogance to journey not simply sustainably however cheaply too.
Sarah Mitchell
CEO, Biking UK

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