House of Commons Library

Road cycling: statistics

Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013

In Great Britain, in 2011: 3.1 billion vehicle miles were travelled on pedal cycles; and, 107 cyclists were killed on the roads. This note summarises statistics on road cyclists. It focuses particularly on reported cyclist casualties on the roads of Great Britain.

Jump to full report >>

This note summarises statistics on road cyclists. It focuses particularly on reported cyclist casualties on the roads of Great Britain.

In Great Britain, in 2011:

• 3.1 billion vehicle miles were travelled on pedal cycles, 1% of all vehicle miles taken on the roads

• Males travelled further, on average, on bicycle (79 miles per person) than females (20 miles per person)

• 107 cyclists were killed on the roads; the second lowest number in the last 62 years

• 3,085 cyclists were seriously injured on the roads; 17% more than at the start of this century

• Over four-fifths of cyclists killed or seriously injured were male

Commons Briefing papers SN06224

Author: Matthew Keep

Topic: Cycling

Share this page

Stay up to date

  • Subscribe to RSS feed Subscribe to Email alerts Commons Briefing papers

House of Commons Library

The House of Commons Library provides research, analysis and information services for MPs and their staff.