Tag Archives: Wales

Toolkit published to help enable active travel to school in Wales

The Cross-Party Group on the Active Travel Act has published a toolkit on how to encourage children to walk and cycle to school in Wales. Huw Irranca-Davies MS for Ogmore, chair of the Cross-Party Group, said: “I am delighted to be launching this toolkit. It is the culmination of a …

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E-bike pilot scheme making cycling more accessible in Wales

An electric bike pilot scheme that has received more than £1 million of funding from the Welsh Government is already helping local residents to swap their car for a bike in communities across Wales. The electric bike loan scheme, run by Sustrans, offers a range of battery-assisted electric bikes for …

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Cycling in Wales up 68% due to lockdown

Cycling in Wales increased by more than 68% during 2020 even as motorised traffic on Welsh roads fell to levels not seen since the 1990s, according to new Welsh Government research. Cyclists peddled 320 million vehicle kilometres (vkm) on Welsh roads in 2020, up from 190m vkm just a year …

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Consultation begins on Cardiff’s draft Active Travel Network Map

A consultation on Cardiff’s draft Active Travel Network Map began yesterday, 9th August, after being discussed and approved by the council’s cabinet. The aim is to increase the number of people walking or cycling to work from 31% to 43% by 2030. The consultation will use the Welsh Government’s commonplace platform …

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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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