Nearly a third of cyclists would drink alcohol and then ride their bike, according to the results of a survey by the online insurance broker Policy Expert.
The survey of more than 2,100 of Policy Expert’s customers was commissioned to examine the differing attitudes between cyclists and drivers.
In the survey, 31% of cyclists who responded said they would cycle after drinking two or more pints of beer or large glasses of wine, and one in eight said they would do so after drinking three pints, or six units.
34% of drivers who were surveyed said that cyclists should pay road tax and 61% said they should have insurance. The corresponding figures for cyclists who responded were 14% and 35% accordingly.
30% of motorists surveyed said that cyclists are harmless, while 21% said they were a danger to drivers and other road users.
Policy Expert said: “Overall the survey showed that the relationships between cyclists and motorists is generally positive, with 30% of motorist considering cyclists harmless and 15% saying they wish there were more of them.”