Cycling Accidents- Facts and Figures

In 2016, 18,477 cyclists were injured in reported road accidents, including 3,499 who were killed or seriously injured.

Cyclist Casualties, 2016 1

  Child (0-15) Adult All*
Killed 8 94 102
Seriously injured 309 3,088 3,397
Slightly injured 1,664 13,314 14,978
Total 1,981 16,496 18,477

*All includes casualties where age not recorded

These figures only include cyclists killed or injured in road accidents that were reported to the police. Many cyclist casualties are not reported to the police, even when the cyclist is inured badly enough to be taken to hospital. The figures also exclude cycling accidents that occur away from the road. Although the number of deaths is accurate, there could be two or three times as many seriously injured cyclists and double the number of slightly injured.

Our factsheet outlines the number of cycling accidents that occur each year, common causes of cycling accidents and injury patterns for cyclists involved in collisions.


  1. DfT (2017) 'Table RAS30001: Reported casualties by road user type, age and severity, Great Britain, 2016' Date Accessed: 03/11/2017.

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