MALE cyclists aged 15 to 24 are more likely to be hit by cars than anyone else, male or female, says a University of Granada study.

Researchers also found that men over age 35 are twice as likely to die if they are hit while on two wheels.

The study of more than 50,000 cyclists revealed than men are more likely to be hit by cars in all age groups than their female counterparts.

In none of these cases were the reasons given.

Lead researcher Virgina Ruiz plans to take her findings to the country’s traffic authorities in the hope of ‘educating’ cyclists and motorists alike.

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