Not that that is a problem as it will still broaden the appeal of the sport to the great unwashed.
Is that such a great thing, though?
It's always said as some sort of axiom - but I'm not sure I buy into it. I suppose if I was to buy that some people were truly altruistic and were thinking cycling is good for people, more people cycling is better for society - I'd understand, but I don't buy that people are necessarily altruistic, and I don't buy that it's always such a great thing to have greater participation.
More people doing it, can often mean more downsides to those already doing it - perhaps affects the opinions of the rest of society to it, perhaps drives some prices up - I guess on the plus side, it may mean there's greater supply of abandoned or unneeded stuff on the second hand market.
I just don't get why it's automatically
assumed that attracting greater numbers to cycling is necessarily
a good thing - at least from a comprehensive view of it.