Tag Archives: COVID-19

Grants to help West Yorkshire organisations support more people cycling to work

Not-for-profit organisations across West Yorkshire are being invited to bid for grants of up to £5,000 to support people in their communities to cycle to work. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s community grants scheme, part of its CityConnect programme aimed at encouraging more people to travel by bike and on …

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Survey shows growing interest in cycling in West Yorkshire

New research for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority shows how the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is influencing the travel choices people in West Yorkshire are making. The Combined Authority carried out the research to understand how the pandemic has changed working and travel patterns and to start to assess the longer-term trends that will influence …

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Cycling UK launches Women’s Festival of Cycling

Cycling UK has launched its annual Women’s Festival of Cycling aimed at encouraging more women to cycle. Although the number of women cycling has increased during lockdown, men are still cycling nearly twice as much as women, and fears that cycling can be dangerous are often cited as a factor …

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Sea Otter Play virtual event to unite global cycling industry

Organisers of Sea Otter Classic have created Sea Otter Play presented by Continental – aiming to unite all of Sea Otter’s global celebrations and connect cyclists around the world with brands. Sea Otter Classic 2020 has now been cancelled after originally being postponed due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. “The Sea …

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Brompton CEO calls for investment in cycle lanes and bike superhighways

The COVID-19 crisis must lead to wholesale changes in Britain’s cycling network, says Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams. Butler-Adams called for investment in cycle lanes and bike superhighways over projects such as HS2 in an interview with Steven Day, co-founder of 100% renewable energy supplier Pure Planet. He acknowledged the vast …

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Schwalbe to assist retailers with volunteer programme

Schwalbe has launched a volunteer programme to assist retailers with a surge in business, particularly for service and repairs. The programme will allow retailers in the UK access to a Schwalbe sales promoter who will work as an extra pair of hands, either in the workshop or on the shop …

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Live updates: COVID-19 and its impact on the cycling industry

The outbreak of COVID-19 has already sent shockwaves through our industry. As we weather the storm, BikeBiz will keep you updated with all the latest updates from the trade. The Government has released details on the Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme and how to register as a bike repairer. The …

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Halfords reports surge in cycling sales

Halfords has reported strong growth in cycling sales during the COVID-19 lockdown. Group sales for the 13 weeks to 3rd July were down 2.8% compared to last year and down 6.5% on a LFL basis, “significantly better” than anticipated in late-March, Halfords said, and an improvement on the 23% LFL …

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Cycle to Work scheme participation more than doubles

The number of employees joining the Cycle to Work scheme has more than doubled as commuters make plans for returning to the workplace, amid growing concerns about the safety of using public transport as lockdown eases. New data from the Cycle to Work Alliance shows that in June there was …

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Euston Road temporary cycle lane construction begins

Construction has started on a brand new temporary cycle lane on Euston Road as part of the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL’s Streetspace for London plans to transform streets to accommodate a possible ten-fold increase in cycling and five-fold increase in walking. The new protected temporary cycle lane …

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