Cycling could save NHS millions says University of Cambridge

New research carried out at the University of Cambridge suggests that the NHS could save £250 million a year if more people took up cycling. That's how much it costs to treat people with inactivity related illnesses such as diabetes and strokes.

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Research suggests taking up cycling could save NHS millions

New research calls for more people to take up cycling

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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