Tag Archives: British Cycling

Bob Howden OBE re-elected president of British Cycling for second three-year term

Bob Howden OBE has been re-elected as president of British Cycling for a second three-year term following a vote at National Council, the federation’s annual meeting of councillors elected by its members. Sunday’s vote saw Howden succeed after a contested election with Peter Lifford, nominated by the Eastern Region, and …

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British Cycling and Verve Cycling extend partnership with new four-year deal

Verve Cycling has renewed its commitment to the Great Britain Cycling Team with a new four-year deal with British Cycling. In 2015, Verve Cycling became the official power crank supplier to the Great Britain Cycling Team, and this new deal will continue to see riders across all disciplines from the …

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Government releases £175 million for cycling and walking infrastructure across England

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today given councils across England £175 million to create safe space for cycling and walking, as surveys and independent polls show strong public support for high-quality schemes. The money, part of the £2 billion announced for cycling and walking in May, will fund measures including …

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British Cycling appoints Brian Facer as CEO

British Cycling has appointed Brian Facer as its next chief executive officer. Facer, who is a British Cycling member and rides with Daventry CC, will join from London Irish and take up the role early in the new year as the replacement for Julie Harrington, who leaves in January. “I …

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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 sees record number of bike shops and customers across UK

This year’s Local Bike Shop Day was the “most successful date yet”, with a record number of bike shops and customers celebrating across the UK, organisers have said. The number of bike shops registered on the Local Bike Shop Day website rose by 77%. During the day, the hashtag #supportyourlocalbikeshop had …

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British Cycling and HSBC UK celebrate two million more people cycling, extend partnership into 2021

The partnership between British Cycling and HSBC UK has surpassed its target of getting two million more people on bikes by the end of 2020. The two organisations will be extending their relationship into 2021, enabling HSBC UK to continue its support of the Great Britain Cycling Team on its …

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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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19% of UK commuters ‘more likely to cycle to work after lockdown’

The UK could see a huge rise in the number of people cycling to work after the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions ease as commuters look to avoid public transport, but only if more is done to encourage workers to use a bike rather than a car, new research from the HSBC …

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Cycling industry unites to launch new campaign

Leading voices from the cycle industry have joined forces to show that #BikeIsBest in a new multi-format campaign. In the UK, two thirds (68%) of all journeys are under five miles, a distance that can be easily cycled by most people. Believing that #BikeIsBest, many of the cycling industry’s biggest …

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Industry leaders collaborate to show UK that #BikeIsBest

Cycling brands, retailers and organisations are launching a new joint campaign to show the UK public that #BikeIsBest and inspire a new demographic to take up cycling. At the heart of the campaign is a film, designed to promote behaviour change and question why we would return to our transport …

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