mjr wrote:Bonefishblues wrote:1982john wrote:What I find interesting about this is it shows how little British success at the tours filters down to any sort of great take up in cycling by the general masses - we were very much sold this line on the 2012 Olympics.
I thought the statistics said otherwise. Isn't this more about the continuing malaise on the high st?
No, the statistics say "the number of cycling trips remained at a similar level to previous years […]
the proportion of adults cycling at least once a week in England has stayed the same"
It seems sport success isn't producing measurable uptake.
OTOH distance cycled has increased by 54% in a pretty consistent trend since 2002, which may account for the perception of more cyclists. In any event, the main point was the conflation of 2012 with Evans' issues, which I think is mistaken.