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Have you bought a bicycle since lockdown began?

You would not be alone. Bikes are, according to one bike retailer, “the new toilet paper”.

We can’t keep up with sales. Literally the phone is ringing nonstop.

Families are sick of walking everywhere as their form of exercise. The kids are home from school or being home-schooled. If you go to a football oval and there are lots of people already there, you can’t go on [due to social distancing measures].

But on your bike you are exercising and practicing social distancing.

Related: ‘Bicycles are the new toilet paper’: bike sales boom as coronavirus lockdown residents crave exercise

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