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

Cycling improvements set to begin on Leicester’s Anstey Lane next week

Part of Leicester’s Anstey Lane will be getting a new cycle track and better footpaths as part of a £1million improvement scheme. Leicester City Council will begin work on 14th June to improve footpaths and create a safer cycle route on the stretch of Anstey Lane between Buckminster Road and …

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New TfL data shows ‘record’ increases in number of people cycling in London

New data from TfL and Halfords has revealed record increases in the number of people cycling in London, with an increase of more than 200% on some weekends, while survey data from Halfords suggests bike owners are cycling more often and feel safer on the roads. TfL and Halfords launched a partnership …

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Wheels for Wellbeing releases annual survey on needs and experiences of disabled cyclists

Wheels for Wellbeing has released its annual survey on the needs and experiences of disabled cyclists. The survey collects information on the state of disabled cycling across the UK. It looks at why, where, and how disabled people wheel and cycle, and the challenges and barriers they face. This year, …

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Highways England marks National Bike Week with boost for South West cyclists

Highways England has marked National Bike Week by announcing the completion of a local authority project to improve the National Cycleway Network between Cribbs Causeway and Severn Beach, with a scheme also nearing completion in Salisbury this month and another project set to start in Plymouth. The company, responsible for …

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New data reveals importance of improving safety to encourage cycling

A new online study has revealed that improving safety is the biggest factor in encouraging cycling in some of the world’s major cities. The study was commissioned for World Bike Day by VanMoof in partnership with YouGov, and data was collected from over 3,000 adults across London, Paris, Berlin, New …

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MPs and Peers backing Bike Week 2021

Members of Parliament and Peers, including the Prime Minister, have thrown their support behind Cycling UK’s Bike Week 2021 by sharing pictures and videos of their favourite bikes, rides, and cycling memories. Collated by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW), a celebratory video can be found here. …

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Scotland’s bike-sharing schemes sparked ‘huge’ rise in lockdown cycling, report finds

Thousands of people across Scotland’s two largest cities took up cycling during lockdown as a result of coordinated bike-sharing initiatives, funded by the Scottish Government, a new report has found. Shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) said promotions in Glasgow and Edinburgh, which allowed users free time on a …

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Cycling UK launches Shift project to help Scots choose cycling for short journeys

Cycling UK is launching a new project, Shift, to get more people in Scotland cycling. The charity will provide funding and expert support to organisations so that they can deliver cycling activities that will help people jump on a bike instead of into their car. Scotland has seen a surge …

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Cycle Orbital network launches to keep Londoners riding during Bike Week

London’s newest cycle network Cycle Orbital has been launched to coincide with Bike Week, bringing recreational countryside cycling to Londoners and the South East with assistance from the rail network. Cycle Orbital is an integrated network of cycleways: 12 spokes start from rail stations marking the limit of TfL’s Oyster …

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Santander extends sponsorship of TfL’s flagship cycle hire scheme with e-bikes to be introduced next summer

TfL has reached an agreement with cycle hire sponsor Santander that will see the financial services provider continue its sponsorship of London’s flagship cycle hire scheme, Santander Cycles, for another three years until 2025. The extension of Santander’s sponsorship will support TfL as it moves forward with planned investment in …

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