Bikes were almost flying out of bike, the cycle shop in West London on the day I went to buy a bike. I wasn’t the only person buying one, it seemed. The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way we travel, particularly in cities, and it’s creating a miniature green travel revolution in its wake.
“The past two weeks has seen a record month for us with many bike sales, especially for kids,” says Andrew Wagerer, Managing Director of Pi Squared.
“We were very busy leading up to the ‘lockdown’ and still busy last week,” says Wagerer. “People have been buying bikes to avoid being too close to anyone on public transport, or they’re unsure how they’ll get around if public transport is shut down further,