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Bicycles Outsell Cars in Australia

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CANBERRA, Australia (Jan 6) – Australians are turning in greater numbers than ever to pedal power, with bicycles outselling cars for the sixth consecutive year, according to the Cycling Promotion Fund (CPF). The CPF’s Rosemarie Speidel said sales of 1,120,337 bicycles in Australia last year were 13 % ahead of motor vehicle sales, which came […]

CANBERRA, Australia (Jan 6) – Australians are turning in greater numbers than ever to pedal power, with bicycles outselling cars for the sixth consecutive year, according to the Cycling Promotion Fund (CPF).
The CPF’s Rosemarie Speidel said sales of 1,120,337 bicycles in Australia last year were 13 % ahead of motor vehicle sales, which came in at 988,269.
Ms Speidel said feedback from the bicycle industry indicated that the strong sales covered everyday recreational bikes through to high-end road and competition cycles.
Apart from the cost difference and recent petrol price hikes, there were other lifestyle reasons for people choosing to buy a bike.
“We’re seeing more and more people riding bikes for recreation and sport, as well as everyday transport,” Ms Speidel said.
“There has also been huge growth in cycling events and bicycle tourism.”

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