In contrast to Oxford, most UK cities are quite hostile to everyday cycling. There are no cycle lanes, so the traffic has too much space and goes too fast. There are roundabouts, where you would worry about cars pulling out on you, and gyratories, where would you get cut-up. For example, here’s a map of Worcester:
Hardly any solid red lines (cycle lanes). Lots of black (roundabouts) and blue (gyratories). It’s clear that Worcester is the sort of place where young men might be brave enough to cycle, and some others will venture out on the quiet routes, but there will be little “everyday” cycling; the main roads don’t even begin to be cycle-friendly.