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Halfords trialling new bike recycling scheme in Wales

Halfords has launched a new bike recycling scheme pilot at four stores across Wales. The Pre-Loved scheme, which will be evaluated before being rolled nationwide, will encourage customers to trade in pre-loved bikes for gift cards at its stores. Bikes will then be serviced and resold with a discount. Halfords …

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Specialized UK partners with Ecolamp for e-bike battery recycling initiative

Specialized UK has announced a new nationwide recycling scheme to tackle battery recycling for electric bikes. In the UK, sales of Specialized Turbo e-bikes have more than tripled in the last two years alone. To get ahead of the potential long-term impact of e-bike batteries before their end of life, …

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National Bicycle Tyre Recycling Scheme hits 200 sites

The National Bicycle Tyre Recycling Scheme now has 200 collection sites, or Velorim Centres, across England, Scotland and Wales. The scheme is targeting 1,000 collection points by the end of 2021. Bike shops, hire-schemes, bike repair centres and retailers across the UK have signed up to recycle all their scrap …

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Madison teams up with Velorim to recycle old inner tubes and tyres

Madison has teamed up with Velorim in a bid to reduce the number of tyres that go to landfill every year in the UK and Ireland. Velorim is the cycle trade’s scheme for recycling and reprocessing bicycle rubber that would otherwise go into landfill – as much as 44,000 tonnes …

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Swansea-based Cycle Solutions becomes Velorim Centre

Swansea-based Cycle Solutions have become an early adopter of Velorim, the National Bicycle Tyre Recycling Scheme. As a Velorim Centre, Cycle Solutions will offer its customers and other cyclists the opportunity to recycle their inner tubes and tyres. Founded in 2018, Velorim began rolling out the scheme to trial sites …

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BikeBiz November edition is now available

The digital edition of BikeBiz November is now available. This month, we look at the impact of e-scooters on bike share schemes, find out how oval rings can benefit all and catch up with the winners from 2019’s BikeBiz Awards ahead of this year’s iteration. This month’s sector guide is …

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Solving a major ecological issue

Following two years of research, Velorim has launched its National Bicycle Tyre Recycling Scheme. James Groves caught up with director Richard Lawrence to find out more

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Cycle King stores set to become tyre recycling centres

Cycle King has signalled its support for the National Bicycle Tyre Recycling Scheme due to be rolled out later this year. The cycle retail chain has joined the scheme with all its 23 stores, including those trading as Hawk Cycles, set to become collection points for scrap bicycle tyres and …

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National bicycle tyre recycling scheme to launch later this year

A national bicycle tyre recycling scheme is set to launch later this year. In 2018, the ACT helped conduct a survey which led to the assessment that 44,000 tonnes of waste bicycle tyres and inner tubes enter UK landfill every year. This figure is set to rise as participation continues …

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