Our survey of refuseniks and reluctant riders reveals how busy roads, low confidence and rude road users are among the key reasons why your friends and family won’t be joining you for a ride anytime soon. But there is hope!
There are many reasons cited by noncyclists for not riding but armed with facts and encouragement you can get your friends in the saddle.
We put together a poll asking nearly 2500 selfconfessed non-cyclists what was keeping them off the road. Many admitted having enjoyed riding regularly as kids but no longer had the courage or confidence to cycle on our roads. Some reasons for not riding will be familiar, you’ve possibly heard them every time you’ve tried to get someone you know to join you. So, for the next time you’re met with a negative response, hopefully this insight and the experiences of once reluctant riders will help you to change their minds.
If only all roads were as quiet as this, there would be more people out enjoying them