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Bike sales set to top £1 billion by 2023

Bike sales are set to top £1 billion by 2023, Mintel has estimated. Around 2.5 million bicycles were sold in the UK in 2019, at a value of £940 million. Following an initial boost to bike sales as a result of the lockdown, consumer spending is likely to drop as …

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19% of UK commuters ‘more likely to cycle to work after lockdown’

The UK could see a huge rise in the number of people cycling to work after the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions ease as commuters look to avoid public transport, but only if more is done to encourage workers to use a bike rather than a car, new research from the HSBC …

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Cycling Insight shares bike insurance growth and trends

With the increase in bike sales, it might seem obvious that bike insurance sales are also on the up. Cycling Insight shares search trends and stats to give some clarity The search term ‘bike insurance’ sees a regular trend year-on-year with searches doubling at around May-June. The increase for 2020 …

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Cybertill partners with BA’s Market Data Service

Cybertill has partnered with the Bicycle Association’s Market Data Service. This builds upon the direct relationships already established with EPoS till providers Abacus, Ascend, Citrus-Lime and Seanic Retail. Simon Irons, associate director at the Bicycle Association, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Cybertill to give their bike shop clients …

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See.Sense invites UK cyclists to report safety issues using free app

Cycling technology and data company See.Sense is inviting all cyclists in the UK to use its free app to report safety issues encountered on their rides this summer. The company is launching the #SeeSenseReport campaign to give cyclists a voice and to provide transport planners with data to plan for …

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Majority of Londoners support measures to give cyclists and pedestrians most space

The majority of Londoners support moves by the Mayor, Transport for London and local councils to give more space to pedestrians and cyclists, a new poll on behalf of Centre for London and London Environment Directors’ Network (LEDNet) has found. The polling was commissioned by Centre for London to explore …

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How has cyclists’ behaviour changed during COVID-19?

Cycling Insight has surveyed 258 UK cyclists to determine changes in behaviour as a result of COVID-19. As the UK slowly emerges from lockdown, the question remained whether cyclists felt confident in visiting their local bike stores, if they had increased their time outdoors or kept to indoor training only, …

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Inner tubes sales ‘up 1,800%’

New data from e-commerce platform RedBrain.com has revealed what the UK has been searching for and buying during the last three months. It found that inner tubes sales were up 1,800%, searches for bicycles were up 500%, searches and sales of saddles were up 300% and bike tools sales were …

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Cycling Insight: Strava

This week, Cycling Insight has examined Strava’s search interest, funding and app downloads The search term ‘Strava’ has kept a consistent interest pattern ranging between 20-50. The drop occurred during in the winter months. The monthly search volume averages around 150,000 – 200,000 a month in the UK, but this …

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Bikepacking trends over the past five years

Cycling Insight has shared bikepacking search trends over the past five years. The search term ‘bikepacking’ has been gaining momentum, it said, with search interest peaking during COVID-19. With the past few months aside, the term has had around a 100% increase from 2016-2020. Currently, the term ‘bikepacking’ receives on …

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