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

LCC calls for e-scooters to have access to cycle tracks

The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) is calling for e-scooters and other micromobility technologies to be made road-legal, according to strict requirements, with access to cycle infrastructure. “Mass mode shift away from car use to walking, cycling, public transport and new, shared mobility options will be essential to decarbonising London’s roads, …

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Buzzbike sees 440% increase in bike subscriptions

Buzzbike has revealed a 440% year-on-year increase in bike subscriptions, with the majority of subscriptions coming from those new to cycling. The data also revealed a 160% increase in subscriptions was just in the past month. The news comes after the Government announced a £2 billion package at the beginning …

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Portsmouth to open temporary cycle lane on Eastern Road

A temporary cycle lane is due to open in Portsmouth on 15th June to provide space for the increased numbers of people cycling and walking as lockdown eases. The cycle lane will be marked out on the inside lane of Eastern Road, on the southbound side, between Anchorage Park and …

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Westminster to provide new space for cyclists and pedestrians

Westminster Council has published plans to provide new and additional space for cyclists and pedestrians in the heart of the capital to safely support the easing of the lockdown and get the economy moving again. The council has been working to develop these temporary proposals in conjunction with local groups, …

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Beryl launches #BetterByBike campaign to incentivise cycling across UK

Beryl has launched its campaign to lower the barrier to cycling with its local council partners in Bournemouth, Poole, Hereford, Norwich, Watford and London. Throughout the summer months, tens of thousands of riding minutes will be accessible at free or heavily discounted prices to encourage more journeys by bicycle and …

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Cycling UK announces six-month ‘Back on your bike’ package

Cycling UK has announced a new six-month package to support people who have recently taken up, or rediscovered, cycling. With lockdown restrictions easing and workplaces and schools reopening, the Government is advising people to get on their bikes for essential journeys. The ‘Back on your bike’ package offers advice and …

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Beryl urges UK councils “not to sleepwalk” into dilemmas of past micromobility schemes

Beryl has signalled its willingness and ability to launch services with local councils who have expressed an interest in running shared electric scooter trials to the DfT. The company’s hybrid scheme, which already includes e-bikes in regions across the UK, encourages users to pick up and drop off Beryl Bikes …

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Cycling safety app Busby offers free upgrade to key workers

Cycling safety app Busby is now available for free, and will also be offering key workers and NHS staff the ability to upgrade to Busby premium for free for the next six months. Busby premium offers more features such as greater partner discounts and the addition of more emergency contacts …

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Cytech’s training centres to re-open in June

After two months of inactivity within the Cytech workshop training facilities, training providers Activate Cycle Academy, PJCS and South Africa’s Torq Zone Academy are re-opening in June following respective Government announcements and guidelines. Cycling has played a significant part in many people’s lives during the lockdown period, with a large …

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New £10m bike hire scheme arriving in Manchester

A new bike hire scheme will arrive in Manchester in 2021. The initial phase of the project – which claims lessons have been learned from the unsuccessful Mobike rollout – will provide around 1,500 bikes to the Greater Manchester area in the spring. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is said …

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