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

New service gives cycling advice amid calls for London to ‘keep cycling unlocked’

London Cycling Campaign has launched a cycling advice service for those considering cycling during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new chatbot on Facebook Messenger will provide advice for people who want to cycle for essential journeys for the first time, as well as those returning to cycling, and people who cycle …

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RGT Cycling goes free in response to COVID-19

RGT Cycling is making all of its premium features available for free to all indoor cyclists, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Workouts, organising your own events and creating your own roads are now freely available for all. The RGT team has made this decision in response to the developing …

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BA urges Government to protect cycling amid transport restriction concerns

The Bicycle Association (BA) has urged the Government to protect cycling as fears mount over transport restrictions in the UK. The statement follows an open letter from public health and transport researchers, which yesterday called on the Government to support safe walking and cycling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns have …

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Beryl’s bike share scheme arrives in Norwich

Beryl’s bike share scheme has arrived in Norwich, with an initial rollout of 225 bikes available to hire throughout the city. A partnership between Transport for Norwich and Beryl was announced last year as part of a series of projects funded through the central Government’s Transforming Cities Fund. 465 bikes …

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Nine out of ten councils ‘failing to fix potholes on time’

Only one in ten local authorities are meeting their own target times to fix potholes and road defects, research published today by Cycling UK has revealed. The charity, which runs pothole reporting app, Fill That Hole, has said riders are at risk across the UK from hundreds of thousands of …

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E-scooters set to be trialled on UK roads

Plans to allow e-scooters on UK roads have been unveiled by the Government as part of a ‘transport revolution’. Requirements for both e-scooters and those using them are being explored, including a minimum age, vehicle standards and insurance requirements. Local authorities could also have extra powers to manage the impacts …

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Budget funding “may not be enough” to fix UK potholes

More than two million potholes a year could be left unrepaired on UK roads even after extra funding from HM Treasury, according to new research by Citroën UK. In the 2020 Budget, announced on 11th March, chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed a £500 million bonus each year for the next five …

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What does the 2020 Budget mean for cycling?

Making it easier for people to travel healthy needs to be a priority of the Government for the long-term health of our society and economy – in order to fight climate change, rising levels of congestion, toxic air, inactivity and social isolation. The 2020 Budget, announced yesterday, allocated £27 billion …

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Cyclehoop to “transform” on-street cycle parking services with mobile technology

Cyclehoop is to “transform” on-street cycle parking services with mobile technology, as part of a cloud-based mobile resources management system from BigChange. Using tablets and phones running a mobile app called JobWatch, field operatives synchronise in real-time with the office as part of a paperless management system that has “transformed …

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Congestion “cost UK economy £6.9 billion” in 2019

Congestion cost the UK economy £6.9 billion in 2019, a report by transport data firm Inrix has found. The findings also show that on average, UK drivers wasted 115 hours in congestion, costing an average of £894 individually. London ranked as the most congested city in the country where the …

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