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Cycling voted most popular outdoor activity amid UK lockdown

Cycling has been voted the most popular family activity for outdoor exercise during the UK’s lockdown, according to a new poll. The research, conducted by OnePoll for Black Mountain, quizzed a sample of parents with children aged three to 14 located across the UK about their favourite outdoor activities and …

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Sea Otter Europe plans to return ‘stronger than ever’ in September

Sea Otter Europe is set to return “stronger than ever” in September after being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team has continued working for the festival with the development of a 2020 format adapted to the new circumstances. After following the evolution of the pandemic, organisers said they …

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Top five jobs of the week – 22nd May

The BikeBiz jobs board filled over 500 positions in 2019, and listings are still on the rise. Here’s our latest top five… Bicycle mechanic – Wallington Cycles Wallington Cycles are on the lookout for an excellent mechanic (or maybe two part-timers), who is happy to work on bikes of all …

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2020 Prudential RideLondon cancelled

The 2020 Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling has been cancelled. This decision has been taken by London authorities after engagement with partners involved in the planning of the event. Many other cycling events have also been cancelled or postponed, including the Tour of Britain, however the 2020 Tour de France is …

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Admiral reports 46% rise in bike theft claims

Admiral has reported a 46% increase in bicycle theft claims over the last seven weeks compared with the same period in 2019. Bike thefts now account for more than a third (37%) of all theft claims, the insurer said, up from 12% last year. David Fowkes, head of household underwriting …

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Rutland Cycling opens temporary bicycle shop in Oakham

Rutland Cycling is setting up a temporary pop-up bicycle repair shop and workshop on South Street Car Park from today, 20th May. The initiative has been set up to help get residents out and about safely on two wheels to support their daily exercise. The shop will deliver workshop services, …

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Canyon ZCC partners with Verve Cycling for power data validation

Cycling esports team Canyon ZCC has partnered with Verve Cycling. Canyon ZCC and Verve Cycling have joined forces to ensure all team bikes are equipped with the InfoCrank, providing fully validated power measurements for all online races. The announcement comes as the Canyon ZCC team takes part in the Zwift …

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Selaine Saxby appointed co-chair of the APPGCW

Selaine Saxby (MP for North Devon) has been appointed co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking alongside Ruth Cadbury. This news comes following the announcement that Flick Drummond, the previous co-chair of the APPGCW, has been appointed as a PPS. Saxby worked for Ben Howlett MP …

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Oreka Training appoints Simmons as UK sales manager

Oreka Training has appointed Ben Simmons as its new UK sales manager. The brand is now ready to launch in the UK market and will start selling directly to stores. “Oreka is already thought of as a prestige brand in other European countries, and for me, it’s an exciting challenge …

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The Bikeability Trust appoints new executive director

The Bikeability Trust has appointed Emily Cherry as its new executive director. Cherry has over 20 years of experience working in children’s charities, including at NSPCC, Barnardos, Internet Watch Foundation, Peace One Day and the Children’s Society. “I’d like to offer my congratulations to Emily on her appointment, and will …

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