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If you’ve been thinking of ditching the bus, the train or the car and using a bicycle to get to work instead, then you are not alone. It seems the London 2012 Olympic and Payalympic Games have done a great deal to push the sport to the fore, and cycling has never been more popular. Bradley Wiggins, Victoria Pendleton and Chris Hoy are now household names and many cycling retailers have announced a spike in sales following the impressive gold medal haul by Team GB during the games. One leading company said recently that it had seen a 15 per cent increase in like-for-like cycling sales, which it attributed directly to the Olympic fever that gripped the nation during and immediately after the Games.
There are many reasons why people are choosing to take up cycling. One of the main ones is…
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