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

5.5 million Brits ‘inspired to buy a bike since first national lockdown’

New research from the HSBC UK and British Cycling partnership has revealed that 5.5 million Britons have been inspired to buy a bike since the first national lockdown. One in ten have made a commitment to continue this increase in cycling with plans to commute by bike some of the …

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West Midlands Cycle Hire rolls out bikes in Birmingham

West Midlands Cycle Hire has brought its grey and green bikes to the streets of central Birmingham. More than 300 bikes have been distributed among 43 docking stations placed at key locations in and around the city centre, including bus, train and tram interchanges and destinations like Broad Street and …

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Free adult cycle training scheme relaunches across West Yorkshire

Adults across West Yorkshire can again benefit from free cycle training sessions with qualified instructors, aimed at helping more people in the region choosing to travel by bike. The scheme is being delivered as part of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme in partnership with local authorities. It builds on …

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New Devon road scheme set to provide new cycling and walking routes

A new road scheme to improve journey times, provide new cycling and walking routes and support the construction of thousands of homes in Devon will receive more than £38 million of government funding. The project will see an overhaul of key transport links in the county, including plans to upgrade …

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Richmond Council rolling out digital sensors to provide active travel insights

Richmond Council is rolling out digital sensors to provide insights into active travel and pedestrian movements, to inform planning to improve the road network and urban environment and help make the borough smarter, safer and more sustainable. The council will be working with UK-based transport artificial intelligence company Vivacity Labs, …

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Beryl, City Sightseeing Bournemouth team up to encourage less car use this summer

Beryl and City Sightseeing Bournemouth have teamed up to offer a car-free alternative for visitors and residents this summer. The discounted combination ticket will give customers a 24-hour unlimited use of the City Sightseeing Bournemouth open-top bus service and Beryl bikes. The initiative, which will begin from today, expects to …

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West Lothian Bike Library helping disabled people cycle with new adaptive bikes

Community group West Lothian Bike Library has received funding to support more disabled people into cycling in Livingston. After applying for Cycling Friendly Community development grant funding, a programme funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Cycling Scotland, the group has been able to purchase another adaptive bike suitable for …

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Cycling UK, OS Maps launch bikepacking challenge

Cycling UK and OS Maps are teaming up to help more people discover and enjoy the outdoors which exists ‘right on their doorstep’, launching a year-long outdoor challenge. With the #12nightsoutin1year challenge, entrants are encouraged to head out on their bike and experience a night beneath the stars, in a …

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TfL asking for feedback on Lambeth and Southwark cycling improvements

TfL is asking for feedback on a series of improvements made earlier this year to three south London cycle routes in Lambeth and Southwark. The trial changes along the A23 between Oval and Streatham, Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill in central London and on the CS7 cycle route between Oval and …

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New research for #BikeIsBest finds ‘at least’ 25,000 modal filters in UK

New research for #BikeIsBest using OpenStreetMap data has found at least 25,000 modal filters in the UK. A modal filter restricts motor vehicle access but usually enables access for walking and cycling. They are commonly used as part of low traffic neighbourhoods and are often implemented in the form of …

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