Day to day it doesn't feel too safe but this para helps put things in perspective. A useful one to give to friends and family who either worry about you, or who would like to ride but feel too scared.
50,000 die from over-eating and sitting around!
The actual risk of cycling is tiny. There is one cyclist death per 33 million
kilometres of cycling, while being sedentary presents a much greater risk.
Over 50,000 people die in the UK each year due to coronary heart disease
related to insufficient physical activity, compared to around 100 cyclists
killed on the road.