The proportion of residents who cycle to work in the city is the second highest in the country.

New census data by the Office of National Statistics shows 17 per cent – more than 11,000 people – cycle to work in the city, a 33 per cent increase between 2001 and 2011. This is only behind Cambridge at 29 per cent.

But there are fewer bike users in more rural areas with a nine per cent drop in West Oxfordshire, seven per cent less in Cherwell and a three per cent drop in the Vale of White Horse. There was no change in South Oxfordshire, at four per cent.