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22 million bikes and e-bikes sold across EU and UK during 2020, data reveals

CONEBI has released its 2021 European Bicycle Industry and Market Profile Report, with sales shooting up 40% to €18.3 billion or 22 million units sold (bikes and e-bikes) across the EU and UK during the course of 2020. “Spurred on by booming consumer demand, investments in cycling infrastructure and political commitments …

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Cycling associations react to EU Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

The European Commission has released its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. The strategy is part of the European Green Deal, which aims to achieve a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from transport, in order for the EU to become a climate-neutral economy by 2050. Cycling international associations ECF, CIE …

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CONEBI E-Bike Working Group renamed in honour of Siegfried Neuberger

The CONEBI General Assembly has renamed the CONEBI E-Bike Working Group in honour of Siegfried Neuberger. The last CONEBI General Assembly took place on 20th November via video call. The CONEBI board of directors, secretariat and national members remembered Neuberger, previous managing director of ZIV and member of CONEBI, who …

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Bike sales forecasted to grow up to 30 million per year by 2030

Europeans are expected to buy an extra ten million bikes per year by 2030, 47% more than the annual number in 2019, a new forecast from CIE, CONEBI and ECF has shown. The 30 million per year total will take bike sales to more than twice the number of passenger …

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WBIA General Assembly discusses global impact of COVID-19 on sales and production

The annual General Assembly of the World Bicycle Industry Association (WBIA) took place via videocall on 30th September, discussing the global impact of COVID-19. The General Assembly also agreed that the WBIA Secretariat will continue to be managed by the CONEBI Secretariat in 2021 and Erhard Büchel, current president of …

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More cycling “essential” to success of EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

European cycling associations ECF, CONEBI, and CIE have taken part in the public consultation on the roadmap for the European Strategy for Sustainable and Smart Mobility initiative to emphasise the “essential role” cycling must play in achieving its objectives. The strategy is part of the European Green Deal, which aims …

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ZIV managing director Siegfried Neuberger passes away

ZIV managing director Siegfried Neuberger has passed away. Neuberger served ZIV for 25 years and has led the association with full commitment for many years. “With untiring energy he has devoted himself to the association and its employees until the very end,” said a ZIV statement. “Siegfried Neuberger has decisively …

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Cycling “breakthrough” in EU COVID-19 recovery plan

European cycling associations have marked an “important breakthrough” for cycling on the EU agenda as an equal mode of transport with the auto sector and public transport. At a press conference last week, the executive vice president of the Commission Frans Timmermans announced that cycling can be funded as part …

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CONEBI calls for €5 billion EU e-bike access fund

CONEBI and its advocacy partners are calling for investments in cycling infrastructure and a €5 billion EU e-bike access fund. At the European level, CONEBI has signed a letter to the European Commission which was developed together with organisations representing public transport authorities and operators, business associations and Polis, the …

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CONEBI provides update on its work during COVID-19

CONEBI has provided an update on its work during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Erhard Büchel, CONEBI president, said the likely general EU trend will be 30 to 60% losses in business in the next three months and, production-wise, 30-40% less volume compared to annual planning under normal conditions. 50,000 bicycle and …

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