Road cycling: statistics - Commons Library Standard Note

Published 25 June 2013 | Standard notes SN06224

Authors: Matthew Keep

Topic: Cycling

This note summarises statistics on road cyclists. It focuses particularly on reported cyclist casualties on the roads of Great Britain.

In Great Britain, in 2011:

• 3.1 billion vehicle miles were travelled on pedal cycles, 1% of all vehicle miles taken on the roads

• Males travelled further, on average, on bicycle (79 miles per person) than females (20 miles per person)

• 107 cyclists were killed on the roads; the second lowest number in the last 62 years

• 3,085 cyclists were seriously injured on the roads; 17% more than at the start of this century

• Over four-fifths of cyclists killed or seriously injured were male

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