Its official, cycle touring is now fashionable, according to a report in
The Herald
today. Last year booking of cycling touring holidays were up by 30% and this year, despite the awful weather, there were even more people getting on their bikes for leisure.

Sadly only about 7% of people in the UK (in London it is only 5%) are using their bikes to get to work, according to a recent report for the RAC. Hopefully as more people try cycling on holiday they will come to see it as more of an everyday activity and get on their bikes more often.