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

Plans for ‘major’ new cycleway in southeast London fast-tracked

Plans to overhaul one of southeast London’s “most dangerous” roads and make neighbourhoods between Greenwich and Woolwich safer for people walking and cycling will be brought forward as part of the Streetspace for London plan. TfL will be speeding up work to extend Cycleway 4 in the borough this summer, …

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Free one-to-one adult cycle training made available in West Yorkshire

Free socially distant one-to-one adult cycle training from the front door is being made available to help people living and working in 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 …

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Work begins on new pop-up cycling and walking routes for Liverpool City Region

Work has begun on six new walking and cycling routes across all six boroughs of the Liverpool City Region. Most of the schemes are scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer. The 23 kilometres of new pop-up cycle lanes and expanded footpaths will be supplemented by traffic …

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Active travel schemes set to boost Cheshire East’s COVID-19 recovery

Cheshire East Council has revealed its first active travel projects as part of plans to support the borough through recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Nine new schemes will come into effect this month as a first phase to improve routes to schools and workplaces, boost social distancing, encourage walking and …

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First wave of walking and cycling plans in Kent announced

The first wave of schemes to encourage walking and cycling in Kent has been announced. In total there will be four 20mph schemes, two town-wide schemes in Faversham and Tonbridge and two town centre schemes in Margate and Tunbridge Wells. These schemes are being introduced through an Experimental Traffic Order, …

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83% of UK ‘picked up cycling again due to lockdown’

83% of people have picked up cycling again as a result of lockdown, research by Cyclescheme has found. The study, which coincides with Cycle to Work Day, explored how lockdown has impacted mental health and the nation’s hobbies with cycling topping the resurgence charts, followed by reading (82%) and yoga …

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Plans for sustainable travel schemes to go before West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee

Plans for more than £7 million of new sustainable travel schemes will be among the items presented to members at an online meeting of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee on 11th August. A £6 million package of bus, cycling and walking improvements between North Kirklees and Leeds are …

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Cycle Repair Scheme launched to keep Scotland pedalling

The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme has now opened to the public. It is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered through Cycling UK and participating retailers to provide free bike repair and maintenance work up to a value of £50. This will encourage old bikes out of storage and back …

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TfL celebrates ten years of cycle hire in capital

TfL is celebrating a decade of cycle hire in the capital. On 30th July 2010, TfL introduced cycle hire to Londoners with 350 docking stations across eight London boroughs. Today, these numbers have more than doubled: Londoners now have access to 781 docking stations and more than 12,000 bikes, with …

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Cycling UK launches campaign to support proposed Highway Code changes

Cycling UK is calling on Britain’s cyclists to support ten key changes to the code to make cycling safer, following the Government’s new consultation on the Highway Code launched earlier this week. The ten changes include clearer guidance on overtaking cyclists (Rule 163), advice on the use of the Dutch …

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