Tag Archives: Department For Transport

More than £1 million now available to help children access cycle training

More than £1 million in funding is now available for pilot projects which will help children and teenagers learn how to cycle, the Bikeability Trust has announced. The Widening Participation Fund is being released to the Bikeability Trust by the Department for Transport to help the Government achieve its ambition …

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Fully Charged to host event showcasing Energy Saving Trust’s eCargo Bike Grant Fund

Fully Charged is to host an event on 15th September to showcase Energy Saving Trust’s eCargo Bike Grant Fund at its central London e-cargo showroom. Quickly adapting to life in COVID times, offering virtual appointments, contact-free e-bike deliveries and test rides, plus managing a campaign to put e-bikes into the …

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BCP Council secures £247,000 grant to encourage cycling and walking

BCP Council has been successful in securing an extra £247,000 grant from Central Government to help encourage cycling and walking in the conurbation. The money has been awarded from the DfT’s Capability Fund and is ringfenced specifically for activities that promote active travel. The funds will be used to provide …

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Waltham Forest Council secures £150,000 funding for new e-cargo bike fleet

Waltham Forest Council has secured £150,000 funding for a new fleet of 28 e-cargo bikes, to support more zero-emission bike-based services across the borough. The council plans to use the funding to expand the e-cargo bikes available to the zero-emission delivery (ZED) scheme, increase e-cargo bike transportation for waste and …

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Bikeability Trust launches new cycling instructor bursary

The Bikeability Trust has launched a cycling instructor bursary, funded by the DfT. All Bikeability cycling instructors must hold a Level 2 Award in Instructing Cycle Training, designed to ensure children are provided with the skills to cycle confidently and competently on today’s roads. A £500 bursary towards the cost …

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WYCA secures funding boost to support more people walking and cycling

Residents and businesses across West Yorkshire are set to benefit from increased access to active travel provision after the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) secured £1.35 million from the DfT’s new Capability Fund, following a submission to the Government in April. Communities across the region will receive a boost in …

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Leicester, Leicestershire councils link up with DfT to offer residents chance to try e-bikes

The city and county councils in Leicester and Leicestershire have linked up with the DfT to offer residents the chance to try e-bikes. The county council is providing the opportunity for people to apply for a voucher which gives them £300 off the cost of an e-bike. Meanwhile, in the …

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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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Fourth batch of Fix Your Bike vouchers now available

The fourth batch of Fix Your Bike vouchers is now available. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today announced another 150,000 vouchers to give away, helping people get their bike road-ready for spring. The last batch went in under 48 hours, he added in a tweet. Today I’m announcing ANOTHER 150,000 …

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Latest batch of Fix Your Bike Vouchers released

The third batch of Fix Your Bike vouchers is now available. The Government has released 150,000 on this occasion. “The scheme is open to anyone in England who has an unused cycle in need of a repair,” said the website. “However, as there are a limited number of vouchers available, …

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