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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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Demand for bike insurance hits ‘five-year high’, Quotezone data reveals

Data from Quotezone.co.uk has revealed that demand for bicycle insurance surged to a five-year high in the first quarter of this year, a 130% increase from the same period in 2020. In an effort to better serve the growing number of people that are taking up, or rediscovering, cycling, Bikmo …

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Cambridge ‘UK’s top hotspot’ for bike thefts, figures show

Cambridge is the UK’s top hotspot for bike thefts, recording more than double the number of its rival city on the list, according to new figures. MoneySuperMarket analysed bike theft data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and found that the rate of reported thefts per 1,000 people was …

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Study reveals England’s best areas to live without a car

A new study by GoCompare has analysed ONS data to find the best locations in England to live without needing a car. London came out on top, with Portsmouth second and Southend-on-Sea third. Completing the top 20 were Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Leicester, Brighton and Hove, Blackburn, Reading, Wallasey, Birmingham, …

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