Tag Archives: COVID-19

JD Sports reacquires Go Outdoors

JD Sports has reacquired Go Outdoors from its administrators for £56.5 million. The group has taken an initial 12-month licence such that it will continue to occupy all of the Go stores and, subject to realism and flexibility in the future leases, intends to retain the majority of Go’s retail …

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Cyclescheme sees ‘all-time high’ in certificates amid COVID-19 cycling boom

Cyclescheme has seen an all-time high in certificates amid the COVID-19 cycling boom. According to the data, employers are heavily investing in cycling as a benefit for their workforce, with a 310.3% rise in employer registrations from 24th March when the UK lockdown commenced to date. With much of the …

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BTN BikeShare celebrates one millionth journey milestone

Brighton and Hove’s BTN BikeShare scheme is celebrating its one-millionth journey. The six-figure number was hit over the weekend. Over 120,000 residents, visitors and commuters have cycled more than two million miles around the city since its inception. BTN BikeShare, operated by Hourbike, was launched in September 2017 thanks to …

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1.3 million UK consumers ‘bought a bike during COVID-19’

1.3 million UK consumers have bought a bike since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, data and analytics company GlobalData has said. “As much of the UK works from home – 51.0% of the working population in early June – consumers have saved on travel costs and many have found …

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Wheels for Wellbeing calls for Government to prioritise freedom of movement of disabled people

Wheels for Wellbeing has issued a statement asking the Government and local authorities to prioritise the freedom of movement of disabled and older people in post-lockdown Britain. The charity points out that lockdown is having a greater detrimental impact on disabled people, who are more likely to have been self-isolating, …

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PJA opens Manchester office, appoints Chris Sibthorpe as director

PJA has opened a new Manchester city centre office to meet client demand, appointing transport planning expert Chris Sibthorpe as director. The new North West office responds to a surge in enquiries for advice on adapting streets to facilitate more cycling and walking, which has boomed during COVID-19. The Government …

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RedBull SPECT unveils its first goggle

RedBull SPECT has launched its first goggle, the Whip. RedBull SPECT is a collaboration between leading Austrian eyewear manufacturer SPECT and RedBull. Its new goggle features RedBull branding and is stacked with lens technology derived from years of making snow sports goggles and sport-specific sunglasses. The new Whip goggle features …

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Pure Electric opening 11 new high street stores across UK

Pure Electric is opening 11 new e-scooter and e-bike high street stores across the UK between 19th and 24th June. In April, Pure Electric announced it was taking over 11 Cycle Republic stores owned by Halfords. These stores will be reopening as part of Pure Electric’s growing network of e-mobility …

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