Two-thirds of French people cycle according to a survey

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AG2R La Mondiale and Union Sport & Cycle have unveiled the results of a study on the French and their cycling. According to their survey, two thirds of the population in France would regularly use this means of transport.

Cycling on the rise

The survey was conducted by Union Sport & Cyclewhich represents companies in the sector, and the insurance company AG2R La Mondiale, which sponsors a cycling team. In total, 5,000 French people aged over 18 were interviewed, online, between 1er and March 21, 2022.

The results were released last Thursday:

  • 65% of French people have cycled at least once in the last 12 months ;
  • 37% of cyclists cycle at least once a week.

The sponsors of the study explain:

The practice in the city continues to increase (66% of city dwellers claim to cycle), and this without damaging the image of cyclists, quite the contrary: 62% of French people have a good image of cyclists.

Moreover, 65% of respondentsespecially young people, believe that cycling is “the future of everyday travel” while 35% think it’s more of a “gadget for city dwellers”.

The emergence of the “vélotaf”

This increase in cycling among the French is one of the consequences of the pandemic. Indeed, since the start of Covid-19 in 2020, bicycle sales have exploded. This has particularly benefited electrically assisted bicycles (VAE).

Furthermore, according to the study:

  • 50% of those questioned cycle for leisure;
  • 26% of those questioned cycle as part of a physical and sporting activity.

The practice of “vélotaf” has also developed more and more. In fact, 8% of French people said they go to work by bike. This “vélotaf” journey lasts on average 23 minutes for 6 kilometers.

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