Landscape

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

See.Sense’s Irene McAleese announced as finalist in Amazon Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards

See.Sense’s co-founder and CSO Irene McAleese has been announced as a finalist in the 2022 Amazon Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards. Now in their 15th year, the awards celebrate the contribution women make to transport and logistics across all sectors of the industry – from freight and retail to …

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Cyclescheme joins Bicycle Association’s Investors in Cycling advocacy programme

Cyclescheme has pledged its support to the industry initiative Investors in Cycling, the Bicycle Association’s (BA) programme promoting the growth of cycling through advocacy. The partnership will strengthen the BA’s portfolio of advocacy projects delivered on behalf of the UK cycling industry, including its Growing the Local Bicycle Economy project. …

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Shared transport charity CoMoUK and BA welcome news on privately-owned e-scooter legislation

Shared transport charity CoMoUK has welcomed news that privately-owned e-scooters could soon be made road legal. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said an announcement will be made about the legalisation surrounding e-scooters in next month’s Queen’s Speech. He told the Commons Transport Select Committee: “We will take powers to properly …

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Former HSBC bank in Cornwall set to become cycling hub

The former HSBC bank in Redruth, Cornwall, is set to reopen its doors as a temporary home for local businesses, and then as a centre to promote cycling from grassroots to professional elite. The building is set to become the headquarters of the newly established Saint Piran Cycling Community Interest …

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National charity Wheels for All unveils plans to bolster provision of inclusive cycling across UK

A national charity has unveiled plans that aim to bolster the provision of inclusive cycling across the UK, benefiting hundreds more disabled people. Wheels for All, formerly known as Cycling Projects, has rebranded to better reflect its ethos. The charity is a leading provider of inclusive cycling and promotes a …

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Admiral Insurance reveals UK’s bike theft hotspots

Admiral Insurance has revealed the UK’s bike theft hotspots, along with a warning to cyclists to be vigilant and consider bicycle cover. The warning comes as bike theft crime is on the rise, with Admiral’s latest data showing that bike theft is already 56% higher in the first two months …

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CIE reports “extremely positive” picture of cycling sector in 2021, though supply chain challenges remain

Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) has reported an “extremely positive” picture of the cycling sector in 2021, with companies reporting that their finance and investments are in good health. CIE has reported its overview of 2021 based on company submissions made in March 2022, with comparisons to 2020 and pre-pandemic years. …

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Muc-Off moves into bike insurance in partnership with NextGen

Muc-Off has announced the launch of a new bike insurance product, partnering with insurance intermediary NextGen. Benefits include insurance premiums that never increase on renewal for the same risk, as well as up to £100 free upgrade cover, meaning riders can upgrade their bikes to more expensive models and their …

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TfL’s cycle hire scheme  Santander Cycles celebrates highest number of February hires ever

TfL’s cycle hire scheme Santander Cycles has recorded the highest ever number of hires in the month of February with 750,000 hires made last month, an average of almost 27,000 per day. January was also a record month for the scheme, with 748,000 hires, or 24,000 per day.  This follows on from record months in September, October, November and December last …

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Cycling organisations launch industry-wide sustainable packaging commitment

Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) and the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI) have launched an industry-wide commitment to reduce plastic packaging and eliminate unnecessary packaging from the supply chain. The pledge has been signed by just under 70 founding companies and others are invited to follow suit. “Cycling is …

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