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

Scotland’s bike-sharing schemes sparked ‘huge’ rise in lockdown cycling, report finds

Thousands of people across Scotland’s two largest cities took up cycling during lockdown as a result of coordinated bike-sharing initiatives, funded by the Scottish Government, a new report has found. Shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) said promotions in Glasgow and Edinburgh, which allowed users free time on a …

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Cycling UK launches Shift project to help Scots choose cycling for short journeys

Cycling UK is launching a new project, Shift, to get more people in Scotland cycling. The charity will provide funding and expert support to organisations so that they can deliver cycling activities that will help people jump on a bike instead of into their car. Scotland has seen a surge …

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Cycle Orbital network launches to keep Londoners riding during Bike Week

London’s newest cycle network Cycle Orbital has been launched to coincide with Bike Week, bringing recreational countryside cycling to Londoners and the South East with assistance from the rail network. Cycle Orbital is an integrated network of cycleways: 12 spokes start from rail stations marking the limit of TfL’s Oyster …

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Santander extends sponsorship of TfL’s flagship cycle hire scheme with e-bikes to be introduced next summer

TfL has reached an agreement with cycle hire sponsor Santander that will see the financial services provider continue its sponsorship of London’s flagship cycle hire scheme, Santander Cycles, for another three years until 2025. The extension of Santander’s sponsorship will support TfL as it moves forward with planned investment in …

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#BikeIsBest launches new campaign, The Best Tool For The Job

#BikeIsBest is launching its latest campaign today: The Best Tool For The Job. The integrated campaign will run across billboards, digital, print, social media and PR. According to the DfT, nearly 60% of car journeys are under five miles in England. ‘The Best Tool For The Job’ aims to show …

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Greater Manchester secures £500,000 to deliver 50 School Streets

Greater Manchester has secured £500,000 to deliver 50 School Streets to help transform the school run, enable healthier lifestyles and tackle air pollution, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced. A School Street is a road outside a school with restrictions on motor traffic at school drop off and pick …

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5.5 million Brits ‘inspired to buy a bike since first national lockdown’

New research from the HSBC UK and British Cycling partnership has revealed that 5.5 million Britons have been inspired to buy a bike since the first national lockdown. One in ten have made a commitment to continue this increase in cycling with plans to commute by bike some of the …

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West Midlands Cycle Hire rolls out bikes in Birmingham

West Midlands Cycle Hire has brought its grey and green bikes to the streets of central Birmingham. More than 300 bikes have been distributed among 43 docking stations placed at key locations in and around the city centre, including bus, train and tram interchanges and destinations like Broad Street and …

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Free adult cycle training scheme relaunches across West Yorkshire

Adults across West Yorkshire can again benefit from free cycle training sessions with qualified instructors, aimed at helping more people in the region choosing to travel by bike. The scheme is being delivered as part of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme in partnership with local authorities. It builds on …

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New Devon road scheme set to provide new cycling and walking routes

A new road scheme to improve journey times, provide new cycling and walking routes and support the construction of thousands of homes in Devon will receive more than £38 million of government funding. The project will see an overhaul of key transport links in the county, including plans to upgrade …

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