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

The impact of London’s ULEZ, one year on

65.3% of Londoners changed their mode of transport for London’s Ultra-Low Emissions Zone implemented last April, according to a Bikesure survey. The ULEZ is a 24/7 traffic management and emission reduction scheme which operates within the existing Congestion Charging Zone (CCZ) and is set to expand to the North and …

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WHO endorses cycling amid COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraging those still needing to travel to ride bicycles and walk during the COVID-19 crisis. ‘’While cities around the world are introducing a broad range of measures to limit physical contacts to prevent and slow down the COVID-19 pandemic, many people might still have …

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Temporary cycling and walking infrastructure “needed urgently”, MP told

An open letter calling on temporary infrastructure for cycling and walking has been sent to Chris Heaton-Harris MP, the minister of state responsible for cycling and walking. It is a co-signed letter led by Brompton and supported by Barts Health NHS Trust. It is also supported by senior executives from Cycling …

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Sustrans calls on local authorities to reallocate road space to walking and cycling

Sustrans is calling on local authorities to adapt roads and streets to ensure people stay safe and can travel actively during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, the Department for Transport updated temporary guidance regarding Traffic Regulation Orders in England. It gives local authorities more powers to reallocate road space …

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Cycling tech start-up Body Rocket partners with HotChillee

Body Rocket has partnered with cycling holiday agency HotChillee to offer top investors an exclusive training weekend. The start-up is heading into its final days on crowdfunding platform Crowdcube already overfunding, aiming to raise capital to take its current prototype device to MVP enabling testing with professional cycling teams and …

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New Zealand Government to fund temporary cycleways post COVID-19 lockdown

The New Zealand Government is to provide extra funding to help councils expand footpaths and roll out temporary cycleways to help people keep  two metres of physical distance after the Alert Level 4 lockdown. “When people begin to return to city centres following the lockdown we want them to have …

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Scotland sees increase in cycling since social distancing measures introduced

Parts of Scotland have seen an increase in people cycling on roads since social distancing measures were introduced to combat COVID-19, new data shows. According to statistics released yesterday by Cycling Scotland, a counter in Dunfermline recorded an increase of 215% with the number of people cycling at a Dundee …

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78% of cyclists believe mental health will suffer if Government enforces further lockdown restrictions

78% of UK cyclists fear their mental health will be negatively affected should the government enforce a nationwide confinement without daily exercise, according to new research. The figures come from a survey by specialist cycling insurance provider, Cycleplan, which questioned 547 regular cyclists about their views on the current coronavirus …

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Dashel sales remain unaffected by COVID-19, donates helmets to NHS

Dashel has stated that it has not seen any drop-off in online sales since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown. It follows something of a silver lining trend in the ongoing crisis, with bikes and exercise equipment witnessing a steady rise in demand.  “We’ve seen no change to our online …

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How to stay relevant in the current climate

By David Richards, owner, Chptr4 Marketing If you can keep offering a service, DO. We’ve seen many businesses across the high street and online changing or adapting their offer to allow them to continue to serve customers. From hotels and restaurants now offering delivery services, to coaches and PTs putting …

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