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Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates for the bike trade

Beryl and Norfolk County Council encouraging greener journeys with ‘Car Free Week’ initiative

Norfolk County Council’s Pushing Ahead programme and Beryl have furthered their commitment to change people’s transport habits and attitudes to greener journeys by announcing a ‘Car Free Week’ initiative. From 21st-27th September, Pushing Ahead is offering residents free rides on Beryl bikes and e-bikes to help reduce the level of …

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Beryl to provide free rides for university students and staff in Bournemouth

Beryl is partnering with Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth to offer students and staff access to its bikes at free and discounted prices. The partnership will kick-off with a promotion starting today, 18th September, as students and staff begin returning to campus. 1000 x  200 Minute-Bundles have been co-funded …

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£2.4 million Bradley to Brighouse Greenway to provide ‘missing link’ in current infrastructure

People are being asked for their views on plans for a £2.4 million cycling and walking route between Bradley and Brighouse, as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme. The Bradley to Brighouse Greenway, which is being delivered in partnership with Kirklees Council and Calderdale Council, will be …

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People urged to consider active travel options in Greater Manchester as transport gets busier

People in Greater Manchester are being urged to cycle or walk to school, college or work if possible, as public transport use gradually increases as people start to return to education and employment. Car journeys and active travel modes in Greater Manchester have almost returned to pre-pandemic levels, meaning a …

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Traffic congestion increasing in London, above 2019 levels outside city centre

Traffic congestion is currently increasing in London and is now above 2019 levels outside the city centre, new analysis by Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDF Europe) has found. The analysis is based on data from the Waze for Cities Programme, from May 2020 onwards. In the last week, average congestion …

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Beryl and Norfolk County Council offering free bike rides to ease pressure on public transport

Norfolk County Council and Beryl have launched a free riding initiative to ease pressure on public transport across Norwich. Starting from today, residents will be encouraged to cycle during commuting hours with 30 minutes of free riding being offered on Beryl pedal bikes and 15 minutes on its e-bikes. The …

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Beryl bikes now available to hire in Christchurch

Beryl’s bike share scheme has arrived in Christchurch. 275 new bikes will be available to hire at 50 new Beryl bays via the free to download app. The bays have been selected and approved in conjunction with local authorities to ensure the scheme is in line with the needs of …

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Reaching WHO targets for air quality ‘could boost UK economy by £1.6 billion’

Reaching WHO targets for air quality could boost the UK economy by £1.6 billion annually, according to a new study. The report by CBI Economics, ‘Breathing Life into the UK Economy’, commissioned by the Clean Air Fund, found that three million working days a year are lost to air pollution …

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Sustrans celebrates 25 years of National Cycle Network

Sustrans is calling on members of the public to take part in the #NCN25th Challenge to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Cycle Network. The challenge invites participants of all ages and abilities to walk, run, wheel, cycle or hop either 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles of the …

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Cycling UK launches volunteer ‘Pumped Up Crews’ to support cyclists

Cycling UK has launched the first of its ‘Pumped Up Crews’ in Manchester, in response to the increase in new cyclists since lockdown. The crews are all volunteers who are either experienced cyclists or work in the cycling industry. They can help with everyday cycling challenges including road safety, maintenance, …

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