The number of cyclist injuries in Manchester has decreased by a fifth over the last four years.
The Department for Transport has released statistics showing that Manchester is bucking the national trend, with 1,180 cyclists injured on Greater Manchester’s roads in 2012 and 2013 - a decrease of 21.5% from the 1,503 injured between 2010 and 2011.
Thankfully the vast majority of injuries were not serious, although there were still nearly 200 fatalities and serious injuries. The number of cyclists injured across the rest of Britain over the last four years has increased by 6%.
Alarmingly however, the number of these accidents that resulted in death or serious injury to the cyclist has increased by 10.5% over the same time frame.
The figures released by the Department for Transport only include incidents in which the police were engaged, meaning the actual numbers may be higher.