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A survey carried out by AllTerrainCycles has confirmed what we always suspected: most bike riders would rather cycle than spend time in bed with their partners.

The retailers carried out a survey, to find out more about their customers. They got responses from 620 people, 32 per cent of whom were female.

When it came to the question of what most customers wanted to do on a Saturday morning, it turned out that bike riding was the order of the day.

The majority - 68 per cent, chose going for a ride whilst only 4 per cent would opt to spend time in bed with their partner.

Preferred Sunday morning activity
1 Go for a cycle ride 68%
2 Other (various) 17%
3 Spend time with the kids 9%
4 Stay in bed with partner 4%
5 Meet friends for brunch 2%

Despite the non-romantic response, the questionnaire did reveal that of all the possible riding companions, almost a fifth at 19 per cent most would choose their partner.

Favourite riding companion
1 Spouse/partner 19%
2 Bradley Wiggins 8%
3 Lizzie Armitstead 5%
4 Guy Martin 4%
5 Chris Froome 3%
6 Geraint Thomas 3%
7 Lance Armstrong 3%
8 Mark Cavendish 3%
9 Victoria Pendleton 3%
10 Chris Hoy 2%

Commenting on the results, Tony Booth of All Terrain Cycles said: "All cycling enthusiasts know how addictive it is as a sport, but even we didn’t expect that so many people would prefer it to a lie in with their other half."

He added: “We wanted to learn more about what our customers like about the sport, their cycling habits and their views on new technology, as well as the lighter side of the survey there have been some interesting insights into customers’ behaviours and trends."

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