BRITISH CYCLING LAUNCHES 10-POINT PLAN TO TRANSFORM BRITAIN INTO A CYCLING NATION
February 10 2014.


If people young and old made just one in ten trips by bike, Brits could gain the equivalent of almost one million extra healthy years of life over the next decade, British Cycling said today as it launched a 10 point plan for how Britain can be transformed into a true cycling nation.


New research, published today and commissioned by British Cycling from Cambridge University, has also shown that if people replaced just five minutes of the 36 minutes they spend each day in the car with cycling, there would be an almost 5% annual reduction in the health burden from inactivity-related illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, stroke and some cancers.

If 10% of trips in England and Wales were made by bike, the savings to the NHS of the top inactivity related illnesses would be at least £250 million per year.*

British Cycling today used the new research to launch a manifesto that details how national and local government should be prioritising cycling as a form of transport.

The new manifesto, named Time to Choose Cycling and launched at a reception in Parliament, sets out what needs to happen to get Britain cycling at even a fraction of the levels seen in the Netherlands and Denmark.

Does the MCIA have a similar plan?


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