65% rise in people cycling to work in Cardiff

The number of people cycling to work in Cardiff rose by 65% between 2001 and 2011, Census figures show.

The figures showed the average commute was taking longer Credit: PA

The numbers cycling to work in Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield all increased by more than 80%

The figures also showed that the numbers cycling to work declined in more than half (202 out of 348) of local authorities across England and Wales since 2001.

Merthyr Tydfil came bottom of the list, with 0.3% of its working population travelling to work by bike.