HC Deb 11 June 2002 vol 386 c1138W
Mrs. May

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many kilometres were cycled per person in each of the last three years. [60455]

Mr. Jamieson

The latest data available, from the National Travel Survey, cover the average distance cycled for those living in Great Britain for the years 1998, 1999 and 2000:

Distance cycled per person per year (kilometres)
1998 58
1999 68
2000 59
The volatility of the single year figures is likely to be a result of the relatively small sample sizes and the geographical clustering of the sample. Cycling patterns over individual years are also very dependent on the weather.