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

London sees 15,000 fall in number of reported potholes

The number of potholes being reported in London has decreased by over 15,000 in the last year, according to research carried out by personal injury specialists at JMW Solicitors. The biggest decrease was in Lewisham, where the number of reported potholes fell from 4,698 to 1,719, a decrease of 63%. …

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Cycling UK calls on Government to “rapidly” introduce temporary cycle facilities

Cycling UK is calling on the Government actively to promote cycling and walking as a means of transport over buses, trains and tubes for essential short journeys for people who are symptom-free of COVID-19. The charity is also calling for the UK to follow steps taken in cities such as …

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Strava releases ‘Routes’ features for runners and cyclists

Strava has unveiled Routes, a new tool to help athletes find the best places to run and ride. “With over three billion activities uploaded from all over the world, Strava knows where athletes actually run and ride,” said a statement. “Routes uses that knowledge to provide high-quality route recommendations personalised …

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Beryl bikes now free for NHS staff in Bournemouth and Poole

Beryl bikes will be free for all NHS staff in Bournemouth and Poole during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health service workers will be able to access the scheme by signing up to the Beryl App with their NHS email address. This will automatically provide them free use for all bay to …

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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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