Table 5

Associations between time spent cycling (total and subdomains; min/week) and physical activity (MET h/week) in 13 346 participants

Leisure time PA† (MET h/week)Total MVPA‡ (MET h/week)Total PA§ (MET h/week)
NMean (SD)Regression coefficient (95% CI)¶Mean (SD)Regression coefficient (95% CI)¶Mean (SD)Regression coefficient (95% CI)¶
Commuter cycling
 0 miles/week (0 min/week)12 48439.4 (37.7)061.9 (52.3)082.1 (44.6)0
 0.01–9.99 miles/week (1–59 min/week)58735.3 (32.4)−1.6 (−4.7, 1.4)82.4 (58.0)12.2 (8.2, 16.2)***104.9 (46.8)11.8 (8.3, 15.3)***
 ≥10 miles/week (≥60 min/week)27542.9 (37.6)1.9 (−2.5, 6.3)116.6 (63.0)35.3 (29.5, 41.0)***128.6 (49.2)29.7 (24.7, 34.7)***
All utility cycling
 0 miles/week (0 min/week)10 46238.2 (37.1)060.5 (51.7)081.2 (44.2)0
 0.01–9.99 miles/week (1–59 min/week)223742.9 (38.5)3.7 (2.1, 5.4)***69.6 (55.4)5.5 (3.3, 7.7)***89.2 (46.9)4.4 (2.5, 6.3)***
 ≥10 miles/week (≥60 min/week)64746.7 (39.3)6.9 (3.9, 9.8)***99.0 (60.4)25.0 (21.2, 28.9)***112.1 (50.0)20.2 (16.9, 23.6)***
Leisure-time cycling
 0 min/week10 84337.3 (36.5)060.0 (51.7)080.5 (44.1)0
 1–59 min/week175641.0 (35.4)4.2 (2.3, 6.1)***73.8 (53.9)4.7 (2.3, 7.2)***95.3 (45.3)4.9 (2.8, 7.0)***
 ≥60 min/week74764.6 (46.6)25.6 (22.9, 28.2)***98.0 (61.5)27.4 (23.9, 31.0)***110.2 (52.5)21.9 (18.9, 25.0)***
Total cycling
 0 min/week931637.2 (36.6)058.5 (50.8)079.3 (43.6)0
 1–59 min/week265439.7 (35.8)3.2 (1.6, 4.9)***67.0 (53.1)2.9 (0.8, 5.0)*88.3 (45.0)2.6 (0.8, 4.4)*
 ≥60 min/week137652.4 (43.6)14.2 (12.2, 16.3)***94.4 (60.5)24.1 (21.3, 26.8)***108.7 (50.7)19.5 (17.1, 21.8)***
  • *p<.05, **p<0.01, ***p<.001.

  • †Computed as the sum of all moderate-to-vigorous leisure-time physical activity.

  • ‡Computed as the sum of all moderate-to-vigorous physical activiy across all domains (leisure-time, household, work, commute).

  • §Computed as the sum of all light and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity across all domains (leisure-time, household, work, commute).

  • ¶Adjusted for age, sex, education and social class.

  • MVPA, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity; PA, physical activity.