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.