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

Sustrans to enhance family offer on NCN as UK moves out of lockdown

Sustrans is enhancing the family offer on the National Cycle Network in a move to make it more accessible and provide a consistent user experience. A total of 12,763 miles on the network is now mapped and promoted for families, disabled people, people with long-term health conditions and those new …

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Government urged “not to lose momentum” in delivering on active travel

Cycling UK has written to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to urge the Government “not to lose momentum” in delivering on its promises to support active travel. With less than a week until Parliament rises for its summer recess on 22nd July, Roger Geffen, Cycling UK’s policy director, said he was …

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Beryl introduces e-bike fleet in Watford

Beryl has introduced an e-bike fleet in Watford, with 25 pedal-assisted bikes available to hire from today. The bikes are being launched as an alternative mode of transport for journeys and commutes that are often being done by private or public motor vehicles. As data is captured on the type …

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E-bike imports into EU shrink

LEVA-EU has revealed the European import and export statistics for electric bicycles in 2019, with imports from outside the EU shrinking by around 30%. In 2018, there were still more than one million electric bicycles with pedal assistance up and a power of no more than 250W imported into the …

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Shimano report shows e-bikes on the up across Europe

A new pan-European report of over 13,000 people from 11 countries for Shimano has shown that nearly a quarter of Europeans (24%) already own an e-bike or are likely to buy or use an e-bike more this year, compared to last year, with 11% of the potential e-bike users saying …

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First e-scooter trial taking place in Tees Valley

The Government has published confirmation of the first electric scooter trial taking place in Tees Valley. It has also set out guidance on the manufacture, sale and use of “powered transporters” within current UK legislation. Tom McPhail, director of public affairs at Pure Electric, said: “It’s good the Government is …

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Grants to help West Yorkshire organisations support more people cycling to work

Not-for-profit organisations across West Yorkshire are being invited to bid for grants of up to £5,000 to support people in their communities to cycle to work. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s community grants scheme, part of its CityConnect programme aimed at encouraging more people to travel by bike and on …

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Survey shows growing interest in cycling in West Yorkshire

New research for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority shows how the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is influencing the travel choices people in West Yorkshire are making. The Combined Authority carried out the research to understand how the pandemic has changed working and travel patterns and to start to assess the longer-term trends that will influence …

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E-bike riders ‘38% lower risk’ to insurers than non-assisted

Bikmo is to cut premiums for e-bikes by 25% in a bid to encourage widespread uptake of electric-assisted riding. A survey of over 3,000 riders in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria, conducted by Bikmo and distributed by British Cycling, among other partners, showed that 38% fewer insurance claims arose …

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Brompton CEO calls for investment in cycle lanes and bike superhighways

The COVID-19 crisis must lead to wholesale changes in Britain’s cycling network, says Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams. Butler-Adams called for investment in cycle lanes and bike superhighways over projects such as HS2 in an interview with Steven Day, co-founder of 100% renewable energy supplier Pure Planet. He acknowledged the vast …

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