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Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates for the bike trade

Views sought on new cycle hangars in Brighton and Hove

People who live in Brighton and Hove are being given the chance to have their say on the installation of 100 new cycle hangars in the city. The hangars would be used for residents to park their bikes securely near their homes where they don’t currently have space. Residents are …

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Road casualty stats show cycle infrastructure investment ‘must not be limited to towns and cities’

Cycling UK has responded to the latest road casualty statistics published by the DfT, which reveal an increase in cyclist fatalities on rural A roads, with 43% more cyclists dying on these roads for every mile cycled in 2020 compared to 2019. On urban A roads, by contrast, the fatality rate …

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E-scooter and e-bike trials to extend across Cambridge and Peterborough

Plans to extend e-scooter and e-bike trials across Cambridge and Peterborough received the green light from members from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority board last Wednesday, 29th September. Recommendations to extend the ongoing e-scooter trial in Cambridge until March 2022 to continue learnings received approval, as did recommendations to expand …

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New secure cycle parking set for Colchester town centre

Plans for a new indoor secure cycle parking located in Portal Place have been approved by Colchester Borough Council’s planning committee. The plans look to deliver premises that provide secure parking, to encourage those working or visiting the town centre to cycle into town. The site will be able to …

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Dott to further growth with e-bike launch and rollout into the Netherlands

Dott has announced plans to further its growth with the launch of a new e-bike and the appointment of a Netherlands general manager. Dott will launch its new e-bike on 12th October in a milestone for the business as it expands its offer with new vehicles. Initially in Paris and …

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Inverness e-bike share scheme Hi-Bike launches

E-bike share scheme Hi-Bike has launched today, 1st October, in Inverness. The first phase of the scheme will see 30 electric bikes for hire in the city, with three charging stations and three virtual stations. The stations will be located at the Falcon Square entrance to the railway station, behind …

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Latest section of the Castleford Greenway opens

The latest £370,000 section of the Castleford Greenway was officially opened yesterday, 29th September. The 1.3km section of the new walking and cycling route is part of a package of improvements in the area delivered in partnership by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Council, Wakefield Council and Sustrans. …

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New scheme offering discounted See.Sense bike lights to cyclists in Coventry

A new scheme means 200 cyclists in Coventry can get their hands on a subsidised bike light for £10. The See.Sense bike light uses AI technology to flash brighter and faster in riskier situations, such as road junctions, roundabouts and filtering in traffic, helping to increase visibility. It retails at …

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Greater Manchester launches latest CYCLOPS junction

Greater Manchester has launched the city region’s third CYCLOPS junction. The new junction, where Stretford Road meets Chorlton Road, will form part of the Chorlton to Manchester Busy Beeway, a £13.4 million route linking Chorlton, Whalley Range, Stretford and Hulme with the city centre. Designed by Greater Manchester engineers, CYCLOPS …

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Just 2% of UK pupils cycle to school, survey reveals

Only 2% of children cycle to school, despite more wishing they could, a new survey has revealed. A UK-wide YouGov survey, commissioned by Sustrans, surveyed 1,305 children aged 6-15 about their experience and views on their journey to and from school. The figures were released ahead of Bike to School …

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