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New research carried out by the University of Cambridge suggests the NHS could save millions of pounds if more people took up cycling.
Experts found that if people swapped just five minutes of the thirty six minutes they spend each day in their cars with cycling, the NHS could save £250 million a year from inactivity related illnesses.
Conditions such as strokes and some cancers can occur as a result of an inactive lifestyle.
The research was commissioned by British Cycling, who today launched a manifesto that details how national and local government should be prioritising cycling as a form of transport.
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New research from the University of Cambridge suggests that if more people took up cycling, it could save the NHS £250 million pounds.