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

Scotland sees increase in cycling since social distancing measures introduced

Parts of Scotland have seen an increase in people cycling on roads since social distancing measures were introduced to combat COVID-19, new data shows. According to statistics released yesterday by Cycling Scotland, a counter in Dunfermline recorded an increase of 215% with the number of people cycling at a Dundee …

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78% of cyclists believe mental health will suffer if Government enforces further lockdown restrictions

78% of UK cyclists fear their mental health will be negatively affected should the government enforce a nationwide confinement without daily exercise, according to new research. The figures come from a survey by specialist cycling insurance provider, Cycleplan, which questioned 547 regular cyclists about their views on the current coronavirus …

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Dashel sales remain unaffected by COVID-19, donates helmets to NHS

Dashel has stated that it has not seen any drop-off in online sales since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown. It follows something of a silver lining trend in the ongoing crisis, with bikes and exercise equipment witnessing a steady rise in demand.  “We’ve seen no change to our online …

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How to stay relevant in the current climate

By David Richards, owner, Chptr4 Marketing If you can keep offering a service, DO. We’ve seen many businesses across the high street and online changing or adapting their offer to allow them to continue to serve customers. From hotels and restaurants now offering delivery services, to coaches and PTs putting …

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Government’s pledge to reduce car traffic is encouraging but “words are not enough”

Cycling UK is calling on cycling groups, the media and campaigners to get involved in shaping the Government’s transport decarbonisation policy, which was outlined recently. In a document published by the Department for Transport on 27th March: Decarbonising Transport: Setting the Challenge, the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, pledged to “set …

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Espokes loans NHS ten e-bikes

Espokes has loaned ten e-bikes to the NHS to help staff get to work without having to use public transport. On 31st March, Espokes, along with the support from Raleigh UK, delivered a fleet of ten e-bikes to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital for their key workers to use on …

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Brompton commits up to £100,000 as part of new Wheels for Heroes campaign

Brompton Bike Hire hopes to expand its support for the NHS with the launch of a new initiative aiming to deliver over 1,000 newly-manufactured Brompton bikes to key staff. The Wheels for Heroes campaign sees Brompton Bike Hire launch a crowdfunder and commit production costs equating to an investment of …

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Insync becomes latest bike brand to cut prices for NHS and emergency services

Insync Bikes has launched a new discount deal on a range of bikes for NHS staff and emergency service workers during COVID-19. The offer will see all Britain’s emergency services staff given 20% off on an exclusive range of Insync Lectro e-bikes, road bikes, and mountain bikes as well as …

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Sport England sets out COVID-19 financial support

Sport England is making up to £195 million of funding available to help the community sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The package is additional to any funding support provided by the Government and is made up of the following: – A £20 million Community Emergency …

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GCI launches free bikes for NHS project

Green Commute Initiative (GCI) has launched the NHS Bike Project. It has asked its local community to donate unwanted but roadworthy bikes. The team, with assistance from the Baydon Flyers cycling group, will refurbish and service the bikes and donate them to any NHS staff member who needs one. GCI …

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