Monday, 22 August 2011

Five Fab Reasons To Like A Biker

1. In the past year new cyclists contributed £685m to the UK economy, with existing regular cyclists representing £635m.

2. Regular cyclists take 7.4 sick days per year, compared with 8.7 sick days for non-cyclists.

3. A 20 per cent increase in cycling by 2015 would save the economy £207m in reduced traffic congestion.

4. Would save £71m in lower pollution levels.

5. Would save £52m in NHS costs.

Some highlights from a new report on the many benefits of cycling.

If like me you're a "regular cyclist" this report clearly permits us to increase our smugness levels to maximum while casting pitiful glances at motorists stuck in traffic. Ahhhh, lovely.

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