Tag Archives: COVID-19

Number of people cycling to work set to double due to pandemic, survey finds

A survey of just over 2,000 GB adults commissioned by Irwin Mitchell has found that people’s transport habits are expected to change as restrictions continue to be eased, with cycling set to overtake public transport for commuting. While only 6% of GB adults said they cycled to work before the …

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Supply chains ‘remain a barrier’ to thriving European cycling industry

This article was written by Sports Marketing Surveys Figures from Europe’s leading cycling businesses paint a portrait of an industry that has risen to the challenge presented by the pandemic, gradually returning to and eventually overhauling 2019 sales in 2020. 73% of cycling businesses ended last year with higher revenues …

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5.5 million Brits ‘inspired to buy a bike since first national lockdown’

New research from the HSBC UK and British Cycling partnership has revealed that 5.5 million Britons have been inspired to buy a bike since the first national lockdown. One in ten have made a commitment to continue this increase in cycling with plans to commute by bike some of the …

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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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