Tag Archives: COVID-19

MBPS supporting dealers with free B2B Shop shipping

Magura Bosch Parts and Services is introducing new measures to support its dealers, following the reopening of bike shops in Germany. Despite increased hygiene requirements, the measures are aimed at making the “best possible” contribution to meeting the now sharply increased demand. To make ordering smaller quantities more attractive, MBPS …

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£10 million pledged for pop-up active travel infrastructure in Scotland

The Scottish Government is to fully fund a new infrastructure programme for pop-up walking and cycling routes or temporary improvements to existing routes. This will be supported by a package of guidance and support to local authorities from Transport Scotland and Sustrans Scotland for improvements such as widened pavements and …

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Rapha supports Zwift in Tour for All virtual fundraiser

Rapha has partnered with Zwift to help raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontiéres (Doctors Without Borders) through the Tour For All, a multi-stage virtual tour. It has produced a series of limited edition products to celebrate the tour. All profits from the collection will be donated to the MSF’s COVID-19 …

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Leicester creates temporary cycle lane to help key workers during COVID-19

A new cycle track has been put in place in Leicester to help key workers who are cycling to work during the COVID-19 lockdown. Highways bosses at Leicester City Council have created the temporary cycle route by coning off one lane of Aylestone Road between its junction with Almond Road …

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Lambeth produces ’emergency plan’ to improve road safety

Lambeth Council is producing an emergency plan focused on making changes to roads and pavements to improve road safety and support social distancing whilst making essential journeys. Pavements will be extended into the road at some of the busiest parts of the borough, such as under the railway bridge in …

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Why cycling is good for you during the COVID-19 pandemic

Now that everyone is doing their best to stick to social distancing, another important aspect is often forgotten: adequate exercise. Adequate exercise improves your body’s immune system and thus protects you better against COVID-19. But now that the gyms are closed and outdoor sports in groups are no longer possible, …

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Milan to expand cycle paths after COVID-19 lockdown

Milan is to introduce a scheme to reallocate street space from cars to cycling and walking after the COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Local authorities have announced that 35 kilometres of streets will be made more accessible to cyclists and pedestrians over the coming months. The Strade Aperte plan aims to …

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London Bike Show now taking place in March 2021

The London Bike Show will now take place from 5th-7th March 2021, following the initial decision to postpone the show until July this year due to COVID-19. Organisers said the revised July date is “no longer an option” due to large restrictions placed and the impact these are having on …

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Haibike UK introduces discount scheme for NHS staff

Haibike UK has introduced a discount scheme for NHS staff, with 10% off its Sduro e-bike ranges. The range spans from electric trekking bikes to e-MTBs, available and home-delivered directly from Haibike UK for NHS workers battling against COVID-19. “We want to do everything we can to help our NHS …

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Transport Committee asks for views on COVID-19 impact

The Transport Committee is asking transport workers, stakeholders and members of the public to write to them about the transport issues they face during the COVID-19 outbreak. MPs will explore the impact felt by the industry, its workers and passengers in a rolling programme of work to monitor the impact …

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