Tag Archives: Bicycle Association

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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“Find an open bike shop” website launched by ACT and BA

A new online map and postcode search facility has been set up to highlight bicycle shops which remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak. It will enable key workers and others who need their bikes fixed for essential journeys, or for exercise, to quickly locate retailers and repairers who are open …

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BA sets up info ‘hub’ for UK cycle industry on COVID-19

The Bicycle Association (BA) is setting up an industry info ‘hub’, a resource to share official guidance and support information on COVID-19. CEOs from leading companies in the UK cycle industry attended a ‘COVID-19 crisis summit’ video conference on Friday, convened by the BA. Members of the organisation’s Leadership Group …

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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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