More people get on their bike across Nottinghamshire

Statistics show that cycling has been a popular activity across the county over the last couple of years.

Nottinghamshire County Council has introduced permanent cycle counters underneath the cycle path surface at a number of locations across the county to find out how popular different routes are.

The average daily number of cyclists, recorded at 31 cycle counters, rose from 4627 in 2010 to 5060 in 2011, an increase of 9.4 per cent.

At Sutton Middle Lane in Kirkby there has been a 14.6% increase, while in Mansfield on the A38 Sutton Road there has been a 16.8% increase, according to the new figures.

Coun John Cottee, Committee chairman for Culture at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “It is good news that statistics show cycling is popular across the county – we have many fantastic areas for people to ride.”

The county council, welcoming the news, says that last year’s warm weather will have played a part in the rise in the figures across the area.