With London Mayor Boris Johnson’s recent campaign to get people cycling to work, a rise in the popularity of road bikes has begun.
As the upcoming VAT rise coupled with the ongoing recession is causing UK consumers to tighten their purse strings, petrol-saving modes of transport such as cycling have become more commonly used modes of transport. In conjunction with the push towards saving money on fuel, the UK government is also seeking to curb its carbon footprint in-line with looming EU emissions targets.
With environmental groups and the coalition praising bicycle travel, Mr Johnson has been working with city law-makers to increase cycling safety within London. A survey done by the Department of Transport in 2008 had previously revealed that cycling as transport was on the decline since 1950. However, lately as the debate on climate change heats up, more people are taking both the environment and the cost of fuel into account and switching to the eco-friendly method of travel.
As the trend continues to surge, websites have begun to emerge touting cycling advice and all the latest products. Road-bikes.co.uk has arrived to offer information for those who have already purchased a road bike or for consumers in the market to do so. Offering a variety of books on cycling including maintenance, the website is a great resource for anyone seeking to travel by bicycle more frequently.