from the department of hilariously hyperbolic “cycling revolution” statements

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from BikeRadar, Jul 2, 2011:

Has cycling ever been more popular in the UK? From the elite level right down to the casual commuter, there???s a feeling we???re entering, or perhaps even in, a golden age of riding.

oh I am definitely using that one.

(graph from a Vole O Speed post published a month before.)

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One thought on “from the department of hilariously hyperbolic “cycling revolution” statements

  1. Anonymous

    This goes back a lot longer than 2011. In fact, the same things were being said <a href="http://www.aviewfromthecyclepath.com/2011/10/go-by-bike-holland-shows-way-news-just.html">in 1981</a>, claims of "safety in numbers" due to the increase <a href="http://www.aviewfromthecyclepath.com/2010/02/is-cycling-getting-safer-in-britain.html">in 2010</a>, it goes <a href="http://www.aviewfromthecyclepath.com/2010/04/cycling-is-booming-in-uk.html">on</a&gt; and <a href="http://www.aviewfromthecyclepath.com/2010/06/cycle-paths-are-too-expensive.html">on</a&gt;. I write about it <a href="http://www.aviewfromthecyclepath.com/2010/06/cycle-paths-are-too-expensive.html">quite</a&gt; <a href="http://www.aviewfromthecyclepath.com/2011/01/cyclists-special.html">a</a&gt; <a href="http://www.aviewfromthecyclepath.com/2011/11/how-bikeability-and-cycling-proficiency.html">lot</a&gt;.Actually, I can remember having just the same discussions ten years ago, and I’ve had them this spring as well. At any given time in the UK, but <a href="http://www.aviewfromthecyclepath.com/2011/03/beware-cyclists-of-spring.html">even more-so each spring</a>, there is always someone who claims that their vague feeling that there might be an increase trumps any actual statistics which show a long term decline.

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