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

Cycle Repair Scheme launched to keep Scotland pedalling

The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme has now opened to the public. It is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered through Cycling UK and participating retailers to provide free bike repair and maintenance work up to a value of £50. This will encourage old bikes out of storage and back …

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TfL celebrates ten years of cycle hire in capital

TfL is celebrating a decade of cycle hire in the capital. On 30th July 2010, TfL introduced cycle hire to Londoners with 350 docking stations across eight London boroughs. Today, these numbers have more than doubled: Londoners now have access to 781 docking stations and more than 12,000 bikes, with …

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Cycling UK launches campaign to support proposed Highway Code changes

Cycling UK is calling on Britain’s cyclists to support ten key changes to the code to make cycling safer, following the Government’s new consultation on the Highway Code launched earlier this week. The ten changes include clearer guidance on overtaking cyclists (Rule 163), advice on the use of the Dutch …

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Buckinghamshire Council appoints Arup to help get more people cycling and walking in High Wycombe

Arup has been appointed by Buckinghamshire Council to prepare a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) to enhance pedestrian and cycle infrastructure in High Wycombe. The LCWIP will help the council develop a strategic approach to building a network of high standard cycling and walking routes across the town, …

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First walking and cycling infrastructure improvements announced in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire County Council has revealed what changes will be made to streets to make cycling and walking easier. The Department for Transport granted the council £105,500 from the first round of the emergency active travel fund to support the installation of temporary projects during the recovery from COVID-19. For the …

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority secures funding to make cycling and walking plans a reality

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has been awarded £2.5 million from the Department for Transport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund to deliver the first phase of proposals to create more space for cycling and walking, while easing the pressure on public transport and relieving congestion. In partnership with local authorities, the …

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PM kickstarts £2 billion cycling and walking ‘revolution’

Thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription will be rolled out under new plans to overhaul cycling and walking in England launched by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The new plan aims to build on the significant increase in the number …

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New report shows “large unmet demand” for cycling from ethnic minority and disadvantaged groups

Cycling for Everyone, a new report by Sustrans and Arup, has highlighted the inequalities within cycling participation in urban areas between different demographics, including those from ethnic minority groups, women, disabled people, older people and those at greater risk of deprivation. COVID-19 has brought to light many disparities within society, …

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£3.1 million schemes to enable more active travel in Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has allocated the first phase of its emergency active travel grant set to prioritise the implementation of protected routes. Schemes across GM districts will provide safe travel options for people without cars and to keep public transport free for those that need it most …

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Mayor launches online cycle training course for Londoners

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today launched the first online cycle training course for Londoners to give more people the confidence to start cycling – whether they’re taking it up for the first time or returning to it. The Cycle Skills course, which is available on the TfL …

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