Leeds’ pedal power revealed in survey

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Cyclists in Leeds spend an average of 4.2 hours a week on their bikes – slightly less than the national average.

The statistics have been revealed in a new survey by ŠKODA UK, which also showed that a quarter of Yorkshire residents also felt inspired to get on their bike by watching cycling events such as the Tour de Yorkshire.

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Speaking about the findings, Andrew Cullis, head of marketing at ŠKODA UK, said: “We were interested to understand how cycling habits compare and contrast across Britain.”

Mr Cullis added: “It seems that people in Yorkshire are feeling inspired to don the Lycra and hit the open road, and we’re hoping the rest of the UK follows suit.”

The survey also found that 65 per cent of cyclists in Leeds, and two thirds of Yorkshire cyclists, enjoy bike rides with their loved ones.

It also revealed that 18 percent of Loiners choose to cycle for social reasons, and that the average Leeds household owns 2.8 bikes, which is a figure slightly higher than the national average.

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