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Invest in transport system that better supports nation’s health, charity urges policymakers

Research by the Health Foundation has highlighted the link between the quality of transport and the country’s health. Examining the impact of the pandemic, the research has noted that national lockdown measures have had a disruptive impact on the use of transport. Levels of car use fell to a third …

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See.Sense launches new London research project on women’s cycling

See.Sense is launching a new London research project designed to gather cycling data insights from 200 women who cycle in the city, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Given that women are less than half as likely to cycle once or twice a week than males, according to Cycling UK, …

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Cycling insurer Bikmo lifts lid on claims data for 2020

Bikmo has lifted the lid on its claims data for 2020, identifying a number of underlying themes over the last four years. The insurer believes that existing and potential customers have the right to see insurance companies aggregate claims records. In an effort to set a new standard for transparency, …

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Bikes worth £1,500+ ‘most popular’ item added to home insurance after Christmas, says Admiral

Admiral Home insurance has revealed that bikes worth more than £1,500, on average, were the most popular items added to home insurance policies at the beginning of this year. Comparing Admiral’s policy data from 2018 to 2020, bikes have grown in popularity, overtaking jewellery which used to be the most …

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HNF Nicolai reports 100% sales growth during 2020

E-bike brand HNF Nicolai has reported a 103% growth in sales during the 2020 calendar year, compared with the previous 12 months. Michael Hecken, chief sales and marketing officer of HNF, said HNF and Hero International’s joint strategy of working with independent bike dealers is paying off with more than …

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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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Shop vacancy rate rises to 13.7% in Q4

The overall GB vacancy rate increased to 13.7% in Q4 of 2020, from 13.2% in Q3, according to data the British Retail Consortium (BRC). It was 1.6 percentage points higher than the same point in 2019. This was the tenth consecutive quarter of increasing vacancy rates, from Q2 2018. All …

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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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Cycling rises across capital with 22% increase in outer London

TfL has published new cycle count data that shows increased levels of cycling in both inner and outer London last autumn. Despite a drop in the number of journeys being made overall, Londoners have been increasingly cycling to make essential trips and for exercise. Since 2015, TfL has carried out annual cycle …

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