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

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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#BikeIsBest pens letter to PM on safeguarding the “golden age of cycling”

The #BikeIsBest campaign has written a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on safeguarding the “golden age of cycling”. It relates to the ‘worrying increase in bikelash’ and the need to better equip local authorities to deliver a cycling ‘revolution’. It also calls for a clear timetable on Active Travel …

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Cycling UK unveils new 350km off-road bike route in southern England

Cycling UK has launched a new off-road adventure route, King Alfred’s Way, running for 350 kilometres. The charity has spent three years working on the route, which connects four of England’s National Trails: North Downs Way, South Downs Way, Ridgeway and Thames Path. The route was developed by upgrading certain sections …

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Free socially distant cycle training now available across West Yorkshire

Free socially distant learn to ride and beginner cycle training is being made available across West Yorkshire. The cycle training scheme is being delivered as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme, which is aimed at enabling more people to travel by bike and on foot, in partnership …

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New pop-up bike hub opens in Leeds

A new pop-up bike hub has opened in Leeds Kirkgate Market to support more people accessing the city centre by bike. Managed by Leeds City Council’s Connecting Leeds transport programme, it means shoppers, commuters and leisure users can park their bikes within a safe and secure environment in a convenient …

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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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