Tag Archives: COVID-19

Taipei Cycle physical show postponed, online event still on track for March

Taipei Cycle’s physical show has been postponed due to concerns about spreading COVID-19 infections. The Taipei Cycle Show was set to be the first ‘hybrid’ show in the bike and sports industry this year, with a virtual show taking place and interacting with an online show at TaiNEX Hall 1 …

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UK cycling market ‘sees 4% monthly growth since start of first lockdown’

The UK cycling market has grown by an average of around 4% each month since the beginning of the first lockdown last year, Halfords has said. Prior to the pandemic, there were 0.42 bikes per head of population in the UK. The figure for the Netherlands is 1.35 bikes per …

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Lime, Pedal Me partner to give Londoners free rides for vaccine appointments

Lime is partnering with e-cargo and passenger bike service Pedal Me to give Londoners free rides to and from their COVID jabs. The Ride to Recovery initiative, which forms part of the £1 million investment in Lime Aid and Access in the UK, will see Londoners given a code for …

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What to do next when shutting up shop

As a third national lockdown continues, the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) is offering guidance to IBDs throughout the country. ACT PR and marketing executive Tabitha Walker outlines some of the help available to bike shops On 4th January, the Prime Minister took the necessary step of enforcing yet another …

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TfL sets out plans for trial cycle lane in central London

TfL has set out plans to make a series of trial changes to Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill in central London, which will extend the new Cycleway 4 route to enable safer essential journeys between London Bridge, Rotherhithe and beyond. The changes are a part of TfL’s emergency response to the …

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DfT’s National Travel Attitudes Survey shows increased importance of walking and cycling

COVID-19 has had a ‘substantial’ impact on active travel, with the DfT’s National Travel Attitudes Survey (NTAS) showing an increase in the frequency of cycling and walking among those who already cycle and walk. When interviewed between May and September 2020, 34% of cyclists said they cycle more and 38% …

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RideLondon cancelled for May 2021 due to COVID-19

The RideLondon festival of cycling, scheduled for the end of May 2021, will not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision has been taken by London authorities after engagement with partners involved in the planning of the event. Organisers of the event were looking at many different scenarios …

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Embracing digital, diversifying products and accessing finance helping small firms during COVID-19

Embracing digital, diversifying products and services and accessing emergency finance were found to be the top ways small firms have survived the COVID-19 crisis so far, according to a new report from Small Business Britain. The report’s research, supported by TSB, found that over a third (37%) of small businesses …

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Bike manufacturer Salcano to build new factory following ‘record-breaking’ demand

International cycling manufacturer Salcano has confirmed plans to build a new factory in response to ‘record-breaking’ demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm’s warehouse was cleared of stock in 2020 as demand in Europe and the US soared. The new factory, in Luleburgaz in north-west Turkey, will allow Salcano to …

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