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

Beryl bikes now available to hire in Christchurch

Beryl’s bike share scheme has arrived in Christchurch. 275 new bikes will be available to hire at 50 new Beryl bays via the free to download app. The bays have been selected and approved in conjunction with local authorities to ensure the scheme is in line with the needs of …

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Reaching WHO targets for air quality ‘could boost UK economy by £1.6 billion’

Reaching WHO targets for air quality could boost the UK economy by £1.6 billion annually, according to a new study. The report by CBI Economics, ‘Breathing Life into the UK Economy’, commissioned by the Clean Air Fund, found that three million working days a year are lost to air pollution …

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Sustrans celebrates 25 years of National Cycle Network

Sustrans is calling on members of the public to take part in the #NCN25th Challenge to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Cycle Network. The challenge invites participants of all ages and abilities to walk, run, wheel, cycle or hop either 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles of the …

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Cycling UK launches volunteer ‘Pumped Up Crews’ to support cyclists

Cycling UK has launched the first of its ‘Pumped Up Crews’ in Manchester, in response to the increase in new cyclists since lockdown. The crews are all volunteers who are either experienced cyclists or work in the cycling industry. They can help with everyday cycling challenges including road safety, maintenance, …

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Free electric bike trial scheme launches in Leeds

Commuters in Leeds can now borrow an electric bike free of charge for up to two weeks as part of a new council initiative to promote sustainable travel. The scheme will be based at the new pop-up bike hub at Kirkgate Market and follows the council’s ‘EV Trials’ scheme earlier …

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Beryl, Herefordshire Council extend free bicycle trips initiative

Beryl and Herefordshire Council have extended the free bicycle trips initiative through to 13th September following an “unprecedented” uptake of riding during August. Throughout the month-long initiative, almost 10,000 rides have been completed. With more than 200 Beryl bikes and 26 Beryl bays now in operation in Hereford, the extension …

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1,080 Bikehangar parking spaces to be installed in Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with Cyclehoop and Sustrans, is providing 1,080 Bikehangar parking spaces for residents to store their bikes. 180 Bikehangars are being installed on residential streets where bicycle storage space is otherwise limited. Work began this month and the first of the two project phases …

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Bikmo partners with Pure Electric to provide free cover

Customers who purchase an e-bike with Pure Electric can now access 14 days of cover free of charge from Bikmo, including theft and accidental damage. Riders will have seven days after purchasing their new e-bike to redeem their free cover. No payment details are required to activate the policy and …

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Free battery transport information now available through cross-industry platform

LEVA-EU has joined the cross-industry platform BatteriesTransport.org to provide light, electric vehicle (LEV) companies with better information on the rules governing the transport of li-ion batteries. The association, alongside Recharge, EPBA, Eurobat, PRBA, EBRA, ACEA and MDBTC, has made free content available on the requirements as set out by the …

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Zwift Academy Road returns for 2020

The Zwift Academy programme is returning for 2020, and for the first time will include separate programmes for road, tri and run. “As much as it pains me to admit, my aspiration to become a professional cyclist has long gone”, said Eric Min, Zwift CEO and co-founder. “However, my love …

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