Lockdown a tipping point for converting potential cyclists, finds study – Cycle Industry News
Mark Sutton5 August, 2021
A new study of 2024 people in the UK from Cyclescheme has found that the permission to get out an cycle for exercise during lockdown was a significant trigger for people who had long said they would like to start cycling.
57% of people surveyed said that they has considered taking up cycling prior to the pandemic and the routine break provided that opportunity. Now that lockdown has eased, 82% of people expressed that they want to keep cycling for exercise, while 73% deem it an exercise form that has a positive mental health effect. Half are to keep cycling as part of a commute and 63% prefer to fit it in as part of seeing friends and family, according to the study.