A road in Tower Hamlets is the most popular for cycling in Britain.

The B126, otherwise known as Cable Street, had an average of 4,455 cyclists on it every day in 2014 according to the Department for Transport.

This was more than for any other road in Britain.

Cable Street, which forms part of the east-west cycle superhighway has seen a big increase in bicycles over the past five years with the 4,455 in 2014 72% higher than the 2,596 that travelled on the road daily in 2010.

Britain’s second most popular cycling highway was Claremont Square in Islington which saw 3,265 pedal bikes every day on average in 2014.

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In third place was Horseferry Road in Westminster with 1,879 a day while Arlington Way in Islington (1,782 a day) and Bunhill Row in Islington (1,582 a day) came fourth and fifth respectively.

The popularity of cycling has ballooned in Britain over the last five years.

With the popularity of British stars such as Chris Froome, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Laura Trott and the incredible success that teams GB and Sky have enjoyed both on the track and the road the sport has gone from strength to strength.

This is borne out in the Department for Transport’s statistics with the number of cyclists spotted on the road on a daily basis rising by nearly 40% since 2010.

In 2014 218,525 cyclists were spotted on the roads every day.


Road // Local Authority // Cyclists per day

1) B126 (Cable Street) // Tower Hamlets // 4,455

2) Claremont Square // Islington // 3,265

3) B323 (Horseferry Road) // Westminster // 1,879

4) Arlington Way // Islington // 1,782

5) B144 (Bunhill Row) // Islington // 1,582