According to the report “Transforming Cities: The potential of everyday cycling”, published today by SUSTRANS, an estimated 34,000 incidences of eight life-threatening conditions (including Type 2 diabetes, stroke, breast cancer and depression) would be prevented between 2017 and 2040, if cycling  in major cities increased at rates like those seen in London. Furthermore, it would generate £21 billion of savings to the economy, including 319 million of savings to the National Health Service.

See the full report here.

Boosting UK cycling rates could prevent millions of pounds and lives