£100 to fill a car: Is now the time to ditch the car?

A man rides a hot dog cart built into a cargo bike
(Image credit: Larry vs Harry)

If you’ve been within earshot of the news or even glimpsed a headline on a newsstand lately, you’ll have been unable to avoid the phrase ‘cost of living crisis’. Things are getting more expensive, inflation is soaring, and fuel prices particularly seem to be rocketing thanks also to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

While for some of us, using a car is an unavoidable necessity thanks to the way national infrastructure has been designed, we were curious to see how many tanks of fuel you’d need to save in order to afford certain bikes. 

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Will Jones
Senior Tech Writer

Will joined the Cyclingnews team as a reviews writer in 2022, having previously written for Cyclist, BikeRadar and Advntr. He’s tried his hand at most cycling disciplines, from the standard mix of road, gravel, and mountain bike, to the more unusual like bike polo and tracklocross. He’s made his own bike frames, covered tech news from the biggest races on the planet, and published countless premium galleries thanks to his excellent photographic eye. Also, given he doesn’t ever ride indoors he’s become a real expert on foul-weather riding gear. His collection of bikes is a real smorgasbord, with everything from vintage-style steel tourers through to superlight flat bar hill climb machines.