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How cyclists can stay safe on the roads as we head into autumn

For some, cycling can be quite a seasonal activity. The number of riders venturing out on two wheels generally increases during the summer months, with longer days and warm weather providing plenty of opportunity for us to spend more time outside. But with the trend this year being accelerated by …

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London has “most aggressive” drivers towards cyclists, research finds

London has the “most aggressive” drivers towards cyclists, new research by Wiggle has found, with 54% of cyclists in the capital saying this is the reason they don’t feel safe on the roads. The data, which analysed sentiment from over 6,000 UK sports enthusiasts, reveals which cities across the UK …

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Busby launches new GroupRide feature

Busby has launched a new patent-pending feature called GroupRide. The feature allows clubs and groups to set a safety radius around everyone on the ride. If a rider goes outside the set safety radius then the whole group receive a notification so they can either slow down or turn back …

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Cycle lanes ‘could get 15.7 million Brits on their bikes’

Cycle lanes are set to encourage 15.71 million more Brits to take up two wheels as concerns over collisions tops cyclists’ concerns around the country, according to new research from LV= General Insurance (LV= GI). As the Government encourages more people to cycle, 30% of Brits said they would feel …

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BikeBiz October edition is now available

The digital edition of BikeBiz October is now available. This month, we look at sustainability within the bike industry, reflect on last month’s Local Bike Shop Day, and catch up Intense Europe, RRP, Superstrata, BikeRegister and Busby. This month’s sector guides are road bikes and accessories and chains, gears and cranks. …

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Busby 2.0 launches on iOS and Android

Busby 2.0 has been launched on iOS and Android. “Busby 2.0 builds upon what was already the leading safety app for cyclists and introduces new innovative safety features to a wider variety of activities,” said co-founder Kirk Ryan. “What’s more you are rewarded for using it. “My family are happy …

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Welsh Cycling welcomes Busby as official incident detection partner

Busby is now Welsh Cycling’s official incident detection partner. Launched in 2019, Busby is a safety app with features including incident detections, incident prevention and near-miss reporting. The app is free to download on either the Google Play or Apple store. “Our partnership with Welsh Cycling is a big leap …

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Only 10% of cyclists think UK Government takes road safety seriously

A new study has revealed the top ten UK cities where cyclists feel their safety is most at risk, with Cardiff topping the table followed by Leeds and Birmingham. By contrast, Cambridge, Bristol and Edinburgh were deemed amongst the safest places to cycle in the UK. Overall, however, just 17% …

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Cycling UK launches campaign to support proposed Highway Code changes

Cycling UK is calling on Britain’s cyclists to support ten key changes to the code to make cycling safer, following the Government’s new consultation on the Highway Code launched earlier this week. The ten changes include clearer guidance on overtaking cyclists (Rule 163), advice on the use of the Dutch …

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Cycling safety app Busby offers free upgrade to key workers

Cycling safety app Busby is now available for free, and will also be offering key workers and NHS staff the ability to upgrade to Busby premium for free for the next six months. Busby premium offers more features such as greater partner discounts and the addition of more emergency contacts …

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