Don't know if the industry produces sales figures like the car industry does but it would be interesting to see the figures for the sale of bikes to ladies. These last few weeks i have noticed an lot of groups of female cyclists which I don't recall seeing before. Came across three groups this morning each containing about six riders. These were not the normal age group that you see (elder ladies who have been cycling for years) but lot younger ladies, mid 30s I'd guess. Hopefully this is a trend that will continue.