Cycling rather than driving would save Scots up to £2,000 a year on shorter journeys, cycle developers Sustrans Scotland said today in the first research of its kind. It showed that lower running costs mean cyclists are quids in compared to motorists on journeys up to five miles - not to mention the health benefits.
That's the equivalent of a pay rise of more than 8 per cent pay for those on average salaries, the group said. Cyclists save £1,959 a year over that distance, and £2,013 on trips up to ten miles. The saving for those joining them would be £1,874, after the cost of buying a bike.
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