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Give your business a real boost by letting cyclists across the UK, know you are there.
The National Cycle Network is a 13,000 mile network of signed, established cycle routes
across the UK which has been growing at a rapid rate since its birth in 1995. However
there isn’t currently a website that provides a comprehensive accommodation listing near
the National Cycle Network. From St Davids to the Norfolk Broads, from Lands End to
John O’Groats, from urban centres such as London and Edinburgh to rural gems like the
Chilterns and the Black Mountains, these routes seeing more cyclists each year. The Sea to
Sea route for instance, carried 241,000 journeys in 2006. Sustrans, the charity behind the
National Cycle Network, have recorded year on year growth for the past eleven years and
and estimated that 408 million journeys were made in 2009. See graph below showing NCN
usage. This is inevitably resulting in a greater demand for places to stay near the network
which Beds for Cyclists facilitates.
The growth in use of the National Cycle Network is not the only evidence behind cycling’s
increasing popularity in the UK. In 2010 the UK cycle industry contributed £2.9 Billion into
the UK economy according to research carried out by the London School of Economics.
The study not only showed a 28% increase from the previous year’s bike sales to 3.7 million
bikes, but also that these cyclists have significant disposable incomes spending on average
£439 per bike. Cyclists make up a wealthy demographic in the UK and it’s not only bikes that
money is spent on.
A European study into the benefits of cycle tourism found that cyclists spend on average
53 Euros per day. 40% on accommodation, 30% on food and beverages and the remaining
30% on various other expenditures. As touring cyclists ourselves, we fully understand the importance of a good night’s sleep and a good feed after a day in the saddle. This is why we
believe Beds for Cyclists, which provides such vital information, will become a permanent
fixture for cyclists across the UK.
With years of experience working in the cycle industry, we have developed many valuable
contacts and expert knowledge enabling us to advertise and market Beds for Cyclists in
the circles that will optimise its exposure. From speaking and advising cyclists about long
distance cycle trips on daily basis, we know the service Beds for Cyclists offers something
that is in huge demand. This expertise and knowledge of the UK cycle industry, assures
us that Beds for Cyclists will be the first place for cyclists and tourists looking to find
accommodation that suits their needs.
We really value developing sustainable tourism and want to help invigorate local tourist
trade throughout the UK. We believe Beds for Cyclists will boost local economies by inviting
accommodation providers into the burgeoning cycle industry. We know what a beautiful,
charming destination Britain is and recognise its huge cycle tourism potential. Making
accommodation information as easy as possible to access for cyclists will facilitate this