YouGov survey reveals depressing results for cyclists who commute

A newly published YouGov survey, which interviewed 1,143 people about their commuting habits, revealed some depressing findings about peoples attitude towards cycling to work.

Only 9% of British commuter’s cycle to work and the main reasons given for this were the great British bad weather and poor road safety.

The survey showed that 42% who don’t cycle claim distance is an issue as they work too far away, 26% worry about accidents and this was 39%  of London commuters.  20% were put off cycling by bad weather which made roads unsafe and impractical with rain, flooding and high winds.

The survey was commissioned by Ribble Cycles to get a snap shot of British commuting habits.

Matthew Lawson, chief marketing officer, at Ribble Cycles said: “It seems Britain is getting left behind when it comes to the cycling revolution. While residents of European capitals, such as Amsterdam and Copenhagen, have fully embraced travelling on two wheels, the traffic levels in our own capital put Londoners off cycling to work for fear of having an accident.

“There are many schemes out there aimed at helping people build their cycling confidence, and with the introduction of more cycling lanes and cycling superhighways within our key cities, hopefully this will make cycling a more accessible commuter option, helping to dramatically reduce city pollution and congestion.”

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