According to the China Bicycling Association, production in China in 2021 rose by 1.5 per cent, year on year, to 76.4 million units. Photo: Xinhua
According to the China Bicycling Association, production in China in 2021 rose by 1.5 per cent, year on year, to 76.4 million units. Photo: Xinhua

China’s bicycle kingdom returns as fuel price, coronavirus bring two-wheelers back in vogue

  • Recent rise in fuel prices, coupled with coronavirus restrictions hindering commutes, plus increased government support, are proving to be a boon for bicycling
  • Proportion of people travelling by bicycle in central Beijing hit a near-decade high of 47.8 per cent last year, with some spending up to 100,000 yuan (US$14,800)

According to the China Bicycling Association, production in China in 2021 rose by 1.5 per cent, year on year, to 76.4 million units. Photo: Xinhua
According to the China Bicycling Association, production in China in 2021 rose by 1.5 per cent, year on year, to 76.4 million units. Photo: Xinhua
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