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Cycle serious injuries rise 8% in 2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) has admitted there is "an ever increasing problem with pedal cyclist casualties", following the latest road casualty statistics.

Jonathon Harker
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Straw poll: Has 2015 been a vintage year for bike sales?

Straw poll: Has 2015 been a vintage year for bike sales?

As the druids and pagans among you will be aware, it was the longest day of the year on Sunday which means we're now well into British Summer Time.

Jonathon Harker
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Half a million to take part in biggest bike event this summer

Half a million to take part in biggest bike event this summer

This week Minister for Cycling Robert Goodwill MP joined newly elected MPs to publicly express their support for cycling, for the annual parliamentary bike ride to College Green.

The ride ...

Jonathon Harker
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Cycling participation in England rises 22% in a decade

Cycling participation in England rises 22% in a decade

Statistics, covering October 2014 to March 2015, show that 15.5 million people did some kind of sport once a week, every week. This is 222,000 fewer than six months ago.

Jonathon Harker
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Boris Johnson pledges to halve London cycle casualties by 2020

Boris Johnson pledges to halve London cycle casualties by 2020

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has sought to address concerns about the safety of cyclists with a pledge to halve the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) ...

Jonathon Harker
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Anti-dumping duties extended in Cambodia, Pakistan and Philippines

Anti-dumping duties extended in Cambodia, Pakistan and Philippines

Last September the European Commission began an investigation into the imports of bicycles originating in the People’s Republic of China via Cambodia, Pakistan and the Philippines and making imports of ...

Jonathon Harker
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SMS INC: Keeping track of the bike statistics

There's a statistic deficit in the cycle trade, something SMS INC are trying to remedy. BikeBiz speaks to Kevin Burton, cycling business manager for SMS INC, to see how close ...

Jonathon Harker
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Bike sales across Europe going gangbusters

Bike sales across Europe going gangbusters

Bike sales in Italy, France, the Netherlands and Germany are on the up and up, report national cycling organisations in these respective countries. Anecdotally, sales are also up in the ...

Carlton Reid
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Anyone for a crocodile skin saddle?

Anyone for a crocodile skin saddle?

BikeBiz's budget didn't stretch to a trip to Monte Carlo for the first LikeBike Show last month, but the PR machine behind the event is still sending through some curiosities ...

Jonathon Harker
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Liverpool cycle hire: Year one in numbers

Liverpool cycle hire: Year one in numbers

Liverpool's CityBike hire scheme - the largest outside London - celebrates its first anniversary today.

Mark Sutton
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