In the week that the majority of a Tour of Britain stage took part in North Devon, Department for Transport figures have shown one in seven people cycle more than once a week in the district.

The Department for Transport has just released the results of an annual survey, which reveals how often people cycle in England.

In North Devon there were 344 respondents, who answered questions about their travel habits between November 2016 and November 2017.

Of those, 14 per cent said they cycled at least once a week, and although that is above the national average of 12 per cent, the survey suggests fewer people are cycling compared to the year before.

In Torridge, just one in 11 people – nine per cent of 244 responders – cycle at least once a week, but more people are getting on their bike.

Out of the respondents, six per cent of North Devon cyclists and nine three per cent of Torridge cyclists used their bike at least three times per week.