Bike Boom in Britain

Bicycle sales are up 25% in the U.K., and bike infrastructure is keeping pace. Commuters are biking farther and more often, and even bicycle sporting events are seeing greater participation.
August 6, 2010, 8am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Credit for the new interest in competitive bicycling is attributed by many to Britain's success in the Summer Olympics.

Reporter Susie Mesure writes that "Boris Johnson, the bicycling Mayor of London, ultimately wants one in five journeys in the capital to be made by bike – a level not reached since 1904. Today, cycling accounts for only 2 per cent of journeys in the capital."

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Published on Sunday, August 1, 2010 in The Independent UK
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