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

Espokes loans NHS ten e-bikes

Espokes has loaned ten e-bikes to the NHS to help staff get to work without having to use public transport. On 31st March, Espokes, along with the support from Raleigh UK, delivered a fleet of ten e-bikes to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital for their key workers to use on …

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Brompton commits up to £100,000 as part of new Wheels for Heroes campaign

Brompton Bike Hire hopes to expand its support for the NHS with the launch of a new initiative aiming to deliver over 1,000 newly-manufactured Brompton bikes to key staff. The Wheels for Heroes campaign sees Brompton Bike Hire launch a crowdfunder and commit production costs equating to an investment of …

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Insync becomes latest bike brand to cut prices for NHS and emergency services

Insync Bikes has launched a new discount deal on a range of bikes for NHS staff and emergency service workers during COVID-19. The offer will see all Britain’s emergency services staff given 20% off on an exclusive range of Insync Lectro e-bikes, road bikes, and mountain bikes as well as …

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Sport England sets out COVID-19 financial support

Sport England is making up to £195 million of funding available to help the community sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The package is additional to any funding support provided by the Government and is made up of the following: – A £20 million Community Emergency …

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GCI launches free bikes for NHS project

Green Commute Initiative (GCI) has launched the NHS Bike Project. It has asked its local community to donate unwanted but roadworthy bikes. The team, with assistance from the Baydon Flyers cycling group, will refurbish and service the bikes and donate them to any NHS staff member who needs one. GCI …

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the Bike Club reserves all bikes for key workers

the Bike Club has made its entire fleet of adult bikes free for key workers in London. The company – traditionally a UK-wide subscription service for kids bikes – is offering free membership until 1st June with the view to an extension. It aims to support all front-line key workers …

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Cyclist partners with dhb and Strava for 100km challenge

Cyclist is celebrating its 100th print issue by partnering with Strava on the Cyclist x dhb 100km Challenge. Participants will have two weeks between 6th-19th April to complete 100km. Those who manage to complete the challenge within the two weeks will earn a Cyclist x dhb 100 Challenge digital badge on …

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Beryl bikes now free for NHS staff across all its cities

Beryl has extended its initiative for NHS staff to obtain free access to its bike-share scheme across all cities where the British micromobility provider is active. Having already announced the lending of bikes to key workers in London and free access to the public scheme for NHS staff in Bournemouth …

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London sees 15,000 fall in number of reported potholes

The number of potholes being reported in London has decreased by over 15,000 in the last year, according to research carried out by personal injury specialists at JMW Solicitors. The biggest decrease was in Lewisham, where the number of reported potholes fell from 4,698 to 1,719, a decrease of 63%. …

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Cycling UK calls on Government to “rapidly” introduce temporary cycle facilities

Cycling UK is calling on the Government actively to promote cycling and walking as a means of transport over buses, trains and tubes for essential short journeys for people who are symptom-free of COVID-19. The charity is also calling for the UK to follow steps taken in cities such as …

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