Tag Archives: London

Khan pushes ahead with ULEZ expansion to reduce toxic air pollution

Newly re-elected Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has recommitted to expanding the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in October this year to reduce toxic air pollution and protect public health. The expanded ULEZ will cover an area 18 times larger than the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone and …

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Tinie Tempah brings Knaap bike to London

Tinie Tempah has introduced the Knaap e-bike to London. Steven May of Knaaps UK distributor JDM Products said: “We are huge fans of Tinie and we are over the moon that he is using the bike in the capital and introducing it to the London scene! It’s definitely the bike …

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Bike-Drop partners with Stolen Ride to support mission of reducing cycle theft

London cycle parking solution Bike-Drop has partnered with Stolen Ride. Founded in 2020, Bike-Drop brings secure cycle parking spaces to central London with a booking system based around a contactless QR code. There are currently three locations: Regent Street, Oxford Circus and Piccadilly. Riders can charge e-bikes, access free puncture …

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New bike shelter installed at New Southgate station

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has installed a new shelter with two-tier racks for 18 bikes at New Southgate station. For safety and security, the shelter has low-wattage LED light, powered by a ten-square-metre solar panel on the roof. The new parking facility is on the west side of the station. …

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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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Bike repair startup Handlebars rebrands to Fettle

Bike repair startup Handlebars has rebranded to Fettle, having undergone a makeover to reflect the changing needs of its customers. The new brand, with its distinctive new look and strapline, has positioned itself as the champion of customer service and is vowing to “put the word service back into bike …

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Rapha expands flagship London Clubhouse

Rapha’s first UK Clubhouse, located in London’s Soho district, has reopened its doors following a complete refurbishment. The flagship destination has relaunched at almost twice the size, offering a premium shopping experience for men and women, with a bigger product range, personal shopping and upgraded fitting rooms. It will also …

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Velorution partners with Fenwick for new store openings

Velorution has partnered with Fenwick in a deal that will see the retailer, which already has stores in four locations across London, further its growth. Velorution X Fenwick of Bond Street and Velorution X Fenwick in Bentalls Kingston are set to open on 12th April, the first date non-essential retailers …

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How Handlebars is ‘reinventing repair’

Bike repair workshop Handlebars recently opened its latest branch in Hyde Park. CEO Jeyda Heselton talks to Rebecca Morley about transforming disused spaces and putting the service back into servicing

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Brompton launches new campaign to promote cycling amongst London’s older population

Brompton Bicycle has launched a new campaign, ‘I’m getting ON’, aimed at promoting cycling amongst London’s older population. The campaign, which came runner up in TfL’s Diversity in Advertising competition, seeks to flip outdated stereotypes on their head and show that it’s never too late to get on a bike. …

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