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London could be at a ‘tipping point for cycling’, according to new analysis

Campaigners behind City Ratings, a new data analysis tool ranking world cities for cyclability, have suggested London could be on the precipice of ‘exponential growth’ in cycling – although the UK is still ‘lagging behind’ other countries in the development of cycle-friendly cities. City Ratings is a ranking of cities’ …

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22 million bikes and e-bikes sold across EU and UK during 2020, data reveals

CONEBI has released its 2021 European Bicycle Industry and Market Profile Report, with sales shooting up 40% to €18.3 billion or 22 million units sold (bikes and e-bikes) across the EU and UK during the course of 2020. “Spurred on by booming consumer demand, investments in cycling infrastructure and political commitments …

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‘3.3 million bikes sold in 2020’, research finds

UK bike volume sales rose an estimated 22% in 2020, according to the latest research from Mintel, with the number of bikes sold reaching an estimated 3.3 million, up from 2.7 million in 2019. Over a fifth (21%) of cyclists have bought a bike for themselves in the past 12 …

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18% of UK adults ‘more likely to buy an e-bike now than before pandemic’

18% of UK adults are more likely to buy an e-bike now than they were before the pandemic, a survey by VOLT has found. The research also showed a shift from public to personal travel modes post-pandemic – with commuters suggesting that, on average, they are 39% less likely to …

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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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New TfL data shows ‘record’ increases in number of people cycling in London

New data from TfL and Halfords has revealed record increases in the number of people cycling in London, with an increase of more than 200% on some weekends, while survey data from Halfords suggests bike owners are cycling more often and feel safer on the roads. TfL and Halfords launched a partnership …

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Wheels for Wellbeing releases annual survey on needs and experiences of disabled cyclists

Wheels for Wellbeing has released its annual survey on the needs and experiences of disabled cyclists. The survey collects information on the state of disabled cycling across the UK. It looks at why, where, and how disabled people wheel and cycle, and the challenges and barriers they face. This year, …

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New data reveals importance of improving safety to encourage cycling

A new online study has revealed that improving safety is the biggest factor in encouraging cycling in some of the world’s major cities. The study was commissioned for World Bike Day by VanMoof in partnership with YouGov, and data was collected from over 3,000 adults across London, Paris, Berlin, New …

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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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