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- The number of cycling trips women made in England rose by 56 per cent in 2020, official statistics from the Department for Transport show. Meanwhile, for men, there was a 12 per cent rise in the average number of cycle rides made per person in 2020 that formed part of a greater journey, compared with the year before.
However, overall, men are still cycling more often that women, though the gap is narrowing. While in 2019 men cycled almost three times as often as women, in 2020 this fell to twice as many.
- 2021 was the first recorded year that Black, Asian and minority ethnic Londoners were as likely to have cycled as White Londoners, Transport for London (TfL) statistics show. Twenty-seven per cent as a whole had cycled over the past 12 months, compared with 24 per cent of Black people, 25 per cent of Asian people and 31 per cent of people from mixed backgrounds.
The report also found that one in five people who don't cycle are now actively considering cycling, which could increase participation levels to more than 40 per cent of Londoners.
In addition, the research found that half of Black and Asian non-cyclists (49 per cent and 46 per cent respectively) are open to starting to cycle.