Tag Archives: Wales

New bike hire and cycle shop established in Llandudno

Cycle retailer We Cycle and mountain bike hire shop Beics Betws have joined forces to establish a bike hire and cycle shop in Llandudno. The new shop is a collaboration with a local café Providero and is located in Upper Mostyn Street. Together with a new exercise studio, the new …

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63% of young people in Wales in favour of higher active travel spend

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of those aged 16-24 support allocating 10% of the Welsh transport budget to cycling and walking, while just 8% oppose it, a YouGov poll has found. In a poll carried out this month by YouGov on behalf of Cycling UK, 1,194 people were asked whether they would …

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Welsh Government to invest £75 million to get more people walking and cycling

Active travel schemes announced earlier this week will receive a funding boost of more than £53 million this year as part of further efforts to encourage healthy travel in Wales – with more than £20 million to follow. The dedicated budget for active travel has risen from £5 million since …

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Bike shop develops scheme for e-bike battery charging

A bike shop has come up with a scheme to help cyclists charge their e-bike batteries en route. After installing a 24-hour free e-bike charging system at its shop in Betws y Coed, Beics Betws decided to encourage other businesses to offer a similar service. With the help of Starfish …

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Public e-bike share scheme launches in Penarth

A new public electric bike-share scheme has been launched in Penarth by nextbike, thanks to funding from The Vale of Glamorgan Council. The fleet of 50 e-bikes and five stations was launched on 12th November. Vale Council received numerous requests from the public to introduce its own scheme following the …

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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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Pure Electric to open dedicated e-bike and e-scooter store in Cardiff

Pure Electric is to open “Cardiff’s first” electric bike and electric scooter retail outlet next Monday, 9th November. This will bring the company’s high street chain of stores up to 14. The Cardiff store will sell leading brands of e-bikes and e-scooters and has a Shimano Service Centre workshop where …

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Canyon partners with Revolution Bike Park

Canyon has announced Revolution Bike Park as its first gravity bike partner in the UK. The partnership will be imminently available to MTB fans with bikes to rent in the coming weeks. A launch event is in the pipeline, pending the change in the COVID-19 situation across the country. Riders …

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Grinduro Wales postponed to summer 2021

Grinduro Wales has been postponed until summer 2021. “October 2020 was the month we were looking forward to heading to Machynlleth as a partner of the ultimate party:race ratio, Grinduro,” said a Canyon statement. “We had our fingers crossed this would be possible but unfortunately COVID-19 has meant Grinduro have …

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£38 million to make Wales safer for cycling, scooting and walking

The Welsh Government has announced £38 million to make the country a safer place to cycle, scoot and walk. Together with the £15.4 million announced last month, this is the “largest-ever” investment in local active travel improvements in Wales, which will fund projects to make it safer for children and …

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