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Number of bicycles in UK

93col1593col15 Posts: 16
edited November 2010 in Campaign
Does anybody no how many bicycles there are in the UK?

I can find stats for how many sold but there must be one for the total number of bikes.

Cheers Colin

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  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    I don't know about in the UK, but there are 9 million bicycles in Beijing - allegedly
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  • beverickbeverick Posts: 3,461
    There are more cycles sold in the UK than cars. according to the DfT, in 2009 there were 3.5m bikes sold in the UK compared to 2.9m vehicles. With 1.9m of vehicle sales being cars. (source BBC news)

    There are around 3-3.5m cycles sold in the UK per year:

    http://www.bike-eu.com/facts-figures/ma ... efore.html

    Although I saw a report in a magazine earlier in the summer that suggested that only around 5m (from memory!) are in regular use - so I assume that there must be some pretty full garages and sheds around!

    Bob
  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    beverick wrote:
    There are more cycles sold in the UK than cars. according to the DfT, in 2009 there were 3.5m bikes sold in the UK compared to 2.9m vehicles. With 1.9m of vehicle sales being cars. (source BBC news)

    There are around 3-3.5m cycles sold in the UK per year:

    http://www.bike-eu.com/facts-figures/ma ... efore.html

    Although I saw a report in a magazine earlier in the summer that suggested that only around 5m (from memory!) are in regular use - so I assume that there must be some pretty full garages and sheds around!Bob


    Why do you think we have a canal network? Its the home to millions of bikes and shopping trolleys
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