A queue outside a cycle shop in Manila, the Philippines. Bicycle sales have surged since the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP via Getty ImagesA queue outside a cycle shop in Manila, the Philippines. Bicycle sales have surged since the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP via Getty Images
A queue outside a cycle shop in Manila, the Philippines. Bicycle sales have surged since the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP via Getty Images

More people take up cycling because of the coronavirus pandemic, and bicycle sales go through the roof

  • The Covid-19 pandemic has boosted demand for bicycles, with people using them to commute, for exercise instead of going to gyms, and to get some fresh air
  • With financial incentives being offered to buy bicycles, and more bike lanes and car-free zones being created, proponents of cycling see the change lasting

Topic |   Green lifestyle
A queue outside a cycle shop in Manila, the Philippines. Bicycle sales have surged since the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP via Getty ImagesA queue outside a cycle shop in Manila, the Philippines. Bicycle sales have surged since the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP via Getty Images
A queue outside a cycle shop in Manila, the Philippines. Bicycle sales have surged since the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP via Getty Images
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