Cyclists injured on Cambridgeshire's roads falls in last year
Shock new figures show more than one cyclist a day was injured on Cambridgeshire's roads last year - but numbers are falling.
Data from the Department for Transport has revealed 444 cyclists were involved in road accidents last year across the county - of which 74 were seriously injured and three fatally. This is a drop of 6.3 per cent when compared with the ### in 2014, four of which were fatal.
Cambridge also saw a decrease of 4.3 per cent with 221 cyclist injured in 2015.
Noel Kavanagh, Cambridgeshire county councillor and the council's cycling champion, said “These figures are hugely encouraging in light of the fact that there's a large increase in the number of people cycling.”
Elsewhere across the county, there were 44 people injured in South Cambridgeshire last year, a 17 per cent drop and 15 in East Cambridgeshire, a decrease of 28.6 per cent. But Huntingdonshire saw injuries go up by 15 per cent with 46 cyclists injured on the roads.
Nationally, the number of cyclist injured on the roads as a whole is falling too with ### in 2015, down by 11.5 per cent compared with the 21,287 in 2014.