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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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Pedal cycle traffic increases by 45.7% in 2020

Pedal cycles travelled five billion miles on Great Britain’s roads in 2020, 45.7% further than in the previous year, according to statistics from the Department for Transport. This is the highest level of cycling on the public highway since the 1960s, the DfT said. Pedal cycle traffic saw its highest …

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Poll shows support for ‘record’ cycling and walking spend in Scotland

47% of people in Scotland support allocating at least 10% of the Scottish transport budget to cycling and walking, while just 20% oppose it, a YouGov poll has found. This would represent record spending on cycling and walking and an increase on the 3.5% of the 2021 transport budget allocation, …

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UK cycling market valued at £2.31 billion in 2020, reports BA

The cycling market was valued at £2.31 billion in 2020, an increase of 45% vs 2019, the BA has revealed in a new impact report. Building On The Boom: The UK Cycling Market in 2020 and Beyond was produced using data from the BA’s Market Data Service (MDS), powered by …

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49% of UK school pupils ‘worried’ about air pollution

49% of UK school pupils are worried about air pollution near their school – an increase of ten percentage points since a similar survey ran in 2018, new figures have revealed. A YouGov poll, commissioned by Sustrans, surveyed 1,305 pupils aged six to 15 years old across the UK about …

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French cycle market jumps 25% in 2020

The French cycle market jumped 25% in 2020 compared to 2019, Union Sport and Cycle has found. While the first months were ‘chaotic’ for professionals in the sector, with the closure of industries and the slowdown in supply chains, 2020 ‘considerably accelerated’ the momentum of the market cycling in recent …

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AlterLock survey reveals insights on bike theft in Europe

Around 90% of cyclists who experienced bike theft had locked their bike, a new AlterLock survey has found. Nextscape Inc., who announced AlterLock, took a survey of bike thefts in the UK, Netherlands, and Germany. The subject of the investigation was a total of 1,500 cyclists in these three countries. …

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BRC reports 8% sales increase in March with ‘historic’ online growth

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported an 8.3% increase in total sales this March compared to the same period in 2019. The data covers the five weeks from 28th February-3rd April, with the BRC’s 2021 figures now year-on-two-years (Yo2Y), rather than year-on-year (YoY). This is to reflect 2020 being …

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Wiggle reports 138% increase in bike sales

Wiggle has reported an uplift in sales across its fitness categories, including a 138% increase in bike sales year-on-year. The data has revealed that consumers may be considering swapping their public transport commute to work for cycling as a healthier, socially distanced option, with Wiggle seeing interest in bikes increasing …

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Bikmo unveils new public heatmap to view nation’s bike theft hotspots

Specialist cycling insurer Bikmo has unveiled a new bike theft tracking tool for public use. Available to all for free, riders across the country can now view reported thefts on an interactive heatmap. Showing incident rates across England and Wales – taken from publicly available police data – London’s financial …

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