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4 Sep 2023

New research has named Danish capital Copenhagen as the best city for cyclists in Europe, with one-third (33%) of the city choosing to travel by bike. Copenhagen is also one of the safest cities...

4 Sep 2023

ACT member & Cytech-accredited Highway Cycles, Hertfordshire’s largest independent bike and e-bike specialist, has opened a new shop in Bishop’s Stortford.

24 Aug 2023

Volatility in the cycle insurance market that has resulted in most insurers backing away from the UK cycling industry owing to poor claims performance has led the ACT, through its appointed...

24 Aug 2023

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22 Aug 2023

Cities across the country are following the lead of the Mayor of London, and ULEZ (Ultra Low Emissions Zone), by implementing their own measures to reduce carbon produced by combustion engines.

22 Aug 2023

Journeys made using Transport for London’s (TfL) cycle hire scheme this year are at their lowest in a decade, with the organisation blaming recent bad weather as a potential cause.

21 Aug 2023

The manager of ACT Gold Member Pedal Revolution in Norwich has demonstrated the strength of the cycling community, after rallying support for a local cyclist who had to sell his four bikes to...

21 Aug 2023

A report in Cycling Industry News says that 60% of Fix Your Bike vouchers that were issued during the peak Covid lockdown period were redeemed at smaller bike shops and...

10 Aug 2023

One in five UK consumers (20%) prefer using mobile payment services such as Apple Pay over cash (17%) or chip & PIN card payments (10%) for in-store purchases, a new survey has reported.

9 Aug 2023

Fully funded training for school and college leavers is available for the Cycle Maintenance Apprenticeship for those under 19 years of age at the start of the apprenticeship.

Copenhagen revealed as the best city in Europe for cyclists.

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New research has named Danish capital Copenhagen as the best city for cyclists in Europe, with one-third (33%) of the city choosing to travel by bike. Copenhagen is also one of the safest cities for cyclists. The city saw just 416 road accidents (fatal and injury combined) per every one million inhabitants, over the course of one year.

Cycling in Copenhagen

The research, conducted by, considered factors such as the number of road biking trails, the amount of road accidents, the cycling modal share, and the average weather throughout the year in each location.

With a huge 243 road biking trails, Bern has ranked as the second-best city in Europe for cyclists. The city saw no fatal road accidents throughout 2022, though it did see 353 incidents that resulted in injury. One-sixth (16%) of the population also choose to travel by bike.

In third place was Rome. Great for those who enjoy getting outside in warmer weather, the city sees the highest average yearly temperature of all cities analysed, at 21.83°C. The rainfall in the city is also very low, averaging around 29.42mm throughout the year.

Edinburgh was named the worst city for cyclists in Europe, with cold temperatures (8.92°C) and high rainfall (62.5mm)  Only 2% of the city’s residents travel by bike, but there are 24 road biking trails to choose from.

Coming in second place, Graz only has six road biking trails to choose from, though one in ten (12%) of residents do tend to travel by bike. Graz also sees the second highest number of road accidents that result in injury, with a total of 4,474 occurring over the course of one year.

With just one road biking trail on offer, Dubrovnik, Croatia has come in third. The city experiences the highest amount of rainfall throughout the year, with an average of 108.17mm. Dubrovnik has also seen the second highest number of road accident fatalities, with 71 per every one million inhabitants happening in one year.

Munich sees the most road accidents in Europe, with 4,482 road accident injuries recorded in one year. There were also 36 fatalities due to road incidents in the city too.

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