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

Beryl to provide city-wide multimodal smart fleet in Norwich

Beryl is set to become the “world’s first” provider of a city-wide multimodal smart fleet including pedal bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters, having been approved by the DfT and Norfolk County Council to operate an e-scooter trial in Norwich. The company, which recently added e-bikes to its Norwich bike share scheme, …

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Future Mobility Strategy to look at how technology could transform travel in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is inviting people who live, work and visit West Yorkshire to have their say on the Future Mobility Strategy, which looks at how new technology in transport could give people greater control and flexibility over how they travel. The strategy sets out how the Combined Authority …

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Oxford to install 90 new bike parking spaces in city centre

Oxford City Council is installing 90 new bike parking spaces in the city centre. 72 of the bike parking spaces will be installed by the end of August. This will see 24 spaces in Speedwell Street, outside Tesco, 24 spaces in Speedwell Street, outside Oxford Crown Court, and 24 spaces …

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Le Col rolls out new beta rewards programme with Strava

Le Col is rolling out a new beta rewards programme, ‘Rewards For Riding’, allowing cyclists across the globe access to discounts off its entire range, through logging more miles ridden on Strava. It works by assigning points for every kilometre ridden, with the more points accumulated, the higher the discount. …

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Scotland allocates over £38 million for pop-up active travel infrastructure

£38.97 million has been allocated to local authorities in Scotland for pop-up walking and cycling infrastructure through the Spaces for People initiative. After the closure of the fund, all remaining applications have now been assessed to help enable physical distancing during the COVID-19 crisis, through measures such as widened pavements …

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Beryl to expand bike share scheme into Christchurch

Beryl’s bike share scheme is set to expand into Christchurch, part-funded by BCP Council. The company has been awarded the contract following a competitive tender process and will deliver the service on behalf of the council. 275 brand new bikes will be provided and will be available for instant hire …

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Free bike ‘health’ checks to be offered to mark completion of Chichester cycleway

Free, bicycle ‘health’ checks will be offered to mark the completion of the Chichester temporary cycleway next Tuesday, 25th August. The ‘Dr Bike’ gazebo will be set up in the Northgate car park near the new cycleway from 11am to 1pm. Experienced cycle trainers and mechanics will be on hand …

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Data shows London cycling boom, driving rates “back to normal”

Cycling in London has surged above pre-COVID-19 crisis levels, new data has shown, however driving rates are now also “back to normal”. The report, by Centre for London in association with the Policy Institute and the Centre for Urban Science and Progress at King’s College London, found that the length …

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Scotland sees continued increase in cycling as lockdown eases

Scotland has seen a continued increase in cycling despite the further easing of lockdown, new data has shown. According to statistics released today by Cycling Scotland, July saw a 44% increase in cycling compared to the same month last year. In ten locations the increase topped 100%, headed by counters …

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Beryl’s ‘Ride For Watford’ campaign raises over £2,000 for charities appeal

Beryl’s ‘Ride For Watford’ campaign has raised £2,806 for the borough council’s Watford Helps COVID-19 Charities Appeal. In partnership with PLM Central, every trip on a Beryl bike in the last fortnight has seen 50p donated on the rider’s behalf to the Watford Helps campaign. Additional funds were secured via …

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