From Times Online, September 21st:
The richer people become the further they cycle, according to official figures overturning conventional wisdom that the bicycle is largely a poor man’s mode of transport.
The richest fifth of the population cycle on average 2½ times as far in a year as the poorest fifth.
Reasons cited in the article include:
- Richer people more likely to cycle for health reasons
- Richer people more likely to care about green issues
- Cycling role models tending to be middle/upper class
- Lack of secure cycling parking in poorer areas
See The article for more.