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UK success boosts cyclist numbers

The profile of cycling has probably never been higher in the UK following the success of Bradley Wiggins and his team-mates this year.

:: Almost two million people are now cycling at least once a week, with 163,000 more doing so in the last six months of 2011/12

:: 53,000 more women are cycling regularly now than a year ago, according to a survey

:: One million more people than in 2008 are now cycling regularly thanks to the efforts of British Cycling and Sky, with mass participation events like Sky Ride

:: Since June 2012 more than 12,000 people have signed up to British Cycling's Social Cycling groups, with 264 groups already being formed around the country

:: Following cycling success for Britain at the Olympics, hundreds of aspiring cyclists have signed up to taster sessions at the country's velodromes

:: The National Cycling Centre's velodrome in Manchester was getting 200 new inquiries a day after the Games, compared with a daily average of 20 before the Games

:: Taster sessions are now fully booked for the next four months

:: 87% of British Cycling's members also own a car

:: British Cycling wants to see action on some of the key problems areas, including sensors on HGVs and the redesign of the most dangerous road junctions

:: The organisation also wants a review of how the justice system operates when people are hurt or killed on the road.

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