Tag Archives: COVID-19

Pedal cycle traffic increases by 45.7% in 2020

Pedal cycles travelled five billion miles on Great Britain’s roads in 2020, 45.7% further than in the previous year, according to statistics from the Department for Transport. This is the highest level of cycling on the public highway since the 1960s, the DfT said. Pedal cycle traffic saw its highest …

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UK cycling market valued at £2.31 billion in 2020, reports BA

The cycling market was valued at £2.31 billion in 2020, an increase of 45% vs 2019, the BA has revealed in a new impact report. Building On The Boom: The UK Cycling Market in 2020 and Beyond was produced using data from the BA’s Market Data Service (MDS), powered by …

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Insync to accelerate production to prepare for ‘summer of cycling’

Insync Bikes is accelerating production of affordable family bikes as it prepares for a summer of activity boosted by the pandemic cycling boom. The brand, part of Indian-owned Hero Cycles, is urging independent bike dealers to get in touch to secure models from its ranges as it anticipates delivery of …

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Cycling UK develops Cycle Friendly Places accreditation scheme

Cycling UK has developed the Cycle Friendly Places accreditation scheme to enable hospitality and accommodation providers in Kent, Norfolk and Cornwall to access resources and knowledge to make their businesses attractive to those looking to combine cycling and holidays. Cycling UK’s experience project manager Jonathan Sparks said: “With self-contained holiday …

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Muc-Off, EF Education-NIPPO pay tribute to key workers with custom helmet design

Muc-Off is ‘breaking new ground’ in the pro peloton by providing EF Education-NIPPO with a custom helmet design. The helmet pays tribute to the work done by essential workers throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with the designs featuring names of key workers nominated by the EF Education-NIPPO team. EF Education-NIPPO …

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Cycling up 47% in Scotland in year since first lockdown

Scotland has seen a surge in the number of people cycling in the past 12 months, according to data from the nation’s cycling organisation. Statistics released today, 6th April, by Cycling Scotland show 47% more cycling journeys were recorded between 23rd March 2020 and 22nd March 2021 compared to the …

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Cycle Show cancels 2021 event, plots new outdoor offering

The Cycle Show has cancelled its 2021 event, stating it is “no longer viable” to go ahead with this year’s iteration. The event, which was due to take place in tandem with the London eBike Festival from 25th-27th June at Alexandra Palace, would have been the first Cycle Show to …

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47% of respondents to Greater Manchester survey open to walking and cycling more post-pandemic

A Greater Manchester COVID-19 recovery survey has found almost half (47%) of respondents want to keep on walking and cycling more often once the pandemic is over after positive experiences on bike and foot during lockdown. Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) network intelligence data has also shown that cycle trips …

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Mountain Mayhem cancels 2021 event

Organisers of Mountain Mayhem have cancelled the 2021 event. A statement on the website said that despite the Government’s latest roadmap announcement, the event will still not be able to go ahead this year. “Unfortunately there are still too many variables for Mayhem to go ahead this year,” said Jill …

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