The relationship between cycling and tourism is increasingly attracting scholarly attention as cycling experiences a resurgence as a recreational, leisure and sporting activity. Whilst several attempts at deﬁning bicycle tourism exist, current literature is fragmented by the use of inconsistent parameters in characterising bicycle tourists. Disparity also exists regarding the range of cycling activities and participation characteristics that distinguish bicycle tourists from other tourists. At the same time, some potentially signiﬁcant tourism markets related to cycling have been overlooked or unreasonably excluded from existing deﬁnitions.
This paper critically examines existing deﬁnitions and proposes a technical deﬁnition of bicycle tourism aimed at facilitating more rigorous and consistent statistical measurements regarding this form of tourism. Implications of the parameters used in the proposed deﬁnition are also discussed throughout the paper.
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