Tag Archives: British Cycling

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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Tour of Britain postponed to September 2021

The Tour of Britain has been postponed to September 2021, following detailed consultations with British Cycling, regional stakeholders, sponsors and partners of the race. The route, which was planned for 6th-13th September 2020, will instead take place in the race’s September 2021 position. The decision has been taken in light …

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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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HSBC ending deal with British Cycling should be ‘warning’ to sports sponsors

HSBC ending its deal with British Cycling should be a warning to potential sports sponsors, says Conrad Wiacek, head of analysis and consulting at Sportcal… The sports sponsorship industry should be taking note of HSBC’s decision to end its deal with British Cycling four years into an eight-year stretch. While …

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British Cycling and HSBC UK to end partnership

British Cycling and HSBC UK will end its partnership at the close of this Olympic and Paralympic year. HSBC UK has decided to exercise a break clause in what was an eight-year partnership agreement due to a shift in UK marketing and partnership priorities. Julie Harrington, chief executive of British …

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