Safety in Numbers

The Guardian - Letters - 2 March 2012

Roger Geffen, CTC Campaigns and Policy Director writes to the Guardian to call for more and safer cycling.

Your editorial (On your bikes, 27 Feb 2012) rightly notes that cycling is not as dangerous as most people imagine. You are about as unlikely to be killed in a mile of cycling as a mile of walking. Meanwhile, with rising levels of obesity and physical inactivity, there is overwhelming evidence that health benefits of cycling far outweigh the risks involved – in other words, "not cycling" is far more likely to kill you than cycling is.

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