20,000,000 bicycles are sold annually across Europe. This total exceeds that of any other means of mobility (cars, motorcycles etc.). On average, European citizens own more bicycles than any other means of transport. The EU bicycle industry is characterized by its modern automation, its use of high-tech materials such as carbon fibers, special alloys and very light metals. Without any doubt, the high quality of the EU produced bicycles stimulates cycle usage and enhances the whole cycling movement and cycling culture in Europe.
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