Tag Archives: Bicycle Association

How LBSD provides a chance to get people back to cycling

Researchers have long concluded that the start of a new school year triggers a powerful sense of renewal in adults as well as children. For parents and pupils, the rituals of buying new uniforms, rucksacks, and schoolbooks beckon in a very literal sense of change. Even for those of us …

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Former Rutland Cycling CEO David Middlemiss to join BA to develop IBD engagement

The BA has recruited former Rutland Cycling CEO David Middlemiss. Joining the team from 1st September, Middlemiss will support the ongoing work at the BA to engage the retail sector in its advocacy programme to grow the cycling market, primarily by developing IBD engagement in the organisation’s flagship programmes – …

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UK e-bikes have ‘almost nothing in common’ with electric motorbike ridden by Simon Cowell

The Bicycle Association (BA) has released a statement on Simon Cowell’s recent accident, saying the vehicle he was riding would be classed in the UK as an electric motorbike, not an e-bike. In the UK, e-bikes are limited in speed to 15.5 mph and have at most 250 W (1/3 …

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BA calls for e-bike incentives as sales “stall” in April

The Bicycle Association (BA) is calling for e-bike incentives after sales figures for April show “explosive” growth for lower-priced bikes but a “stall” in the e-bike boom. The official industry statistics on UK bike and e-bike sales under lockdown have boosted the case for e-bike purchase incentives, according to the …

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Cybertill partners with BA’s Market Data Service

Cybertill has partnered with the Bicycle Association’s Market Data Service. This builds upon the direct relationships already established with EPoS till providers Abacus, Ascend, Citrus-Lime and Seanic Retail. Simon Irons, associate director at the Bicycle Association, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Cybertill to give their bike shop clients …

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BikeBiz May/June edition now available

The digital edition of BikeBiz May/June is now available. Inevitably, our latest issue looks at how the industry has adapted to COVID-19 and hears from Raleigh UK, SPOK’D, Yellow Jersey and SwissStop. This month’s sector guides are children’s bikes, cycle computers and indoor trainers and power meters. A tenfold increase …

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Government urged to recognise ‘enormous’ health benefits of e-bikes

E-bike riders are healthy, happier and less likely to use their car, new research from Gocycle has found. The business surveyed owners of its fast-folding Gocycle GX model and found that 62% have used their car less since owning the bike, with 27% saying they have reduced their monthly car …

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BA urges ‘bold Government action’ when lockdown eases

The Bicycle Association (BA) has put forward a package of measures to senior political figures and officials, as the Government considers a possible easing of lockdown measures. The BA is urging the Government to act swiftly to ensure that as many commuters as possible who normally travel by public transport …

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BA calls on members to lobby local MP and council for ’emergency infrastructure’

The Bicycle Association has called on its members to lobby their local MPs and councils for emergency cycling and walking infrastructure. “It looks like we’ll soon be moving to a new phase in the UK response to COVID-19,” said the BA. “Before we do, there’s a short window of opportunity to …

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Temporary cycling and walking infrastructure “needed urgently”, MP told

An open letter calling on temporary infrastructure for cycling and walking has been sent to Chris Heaton-Harris MP, the minister of state responsible for cycling and walking. It is a co-signed letter led by Brompton and supported by Barts Health NHS Trust. It is also supported by senior executives from Cycling …

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