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

New cycling and pedestrian facilities to be delivered in Leicester

New cycling and pedestrian facilities are to be delivered in Leicester as part of the city’s Connecting Leicester programme, in order to improve links to new developments in the Aylestone Road and Putney Road areas. The new cycling and walking connections will be delivered at the same time as the …

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Police officers tackle dangerous overtaking on Operation Close Pass Day

Police officers from 39 of the 43 forces in England and Wales and Police Service Northern Ireland were out cycling yesterday, 14th April, on busy roads as part of a national day of action to identify people who drive too closely to cyclists and increase awareness around safe overtaking. Part …

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Leicester’s electric bike share scheme opens to all city residents

Leicester’s electric bike share scheme has now opened up to all city residents. A discounted trial offer will be available for a limited period and includes a reduction in the cost of scheme membership, as well as discounted usage rates for each journey taken. The scheme, known as Santander Cycles …

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France set to include e-bikes in car scrappage scheme

France is set to offer car owners the chance to swap their old vehicles for €2,500 toward the purchase of an electric bike. Deputies in the Assembly voted for an amendment to the French Governments’ Climate and Resilience plan to extend the “prime à la conversion” to a series of …

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Cycling UK develops Cycle Friendly Places accreditation scheme

Cycling UK has developed the Cycle Friendly Places accreditation scheme to enable hospitality and accommodation providers in Kent, Norfolk and Cornwall to access resources and knowledge to make their businesses attractive to those looking to combine cycling and holidays. Cycling UK’s experience project manager Jonathan Sparks said: “With self-contained holiday …

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Government invests £18 million in cycle training for children and families

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today announced £18 million for cycle training across the country to ensure children and their families have the confidence to choose active travel, as the Government encourages everyone to walk or cycle where possible. The funding, which is managed by The Bikeability Trust charity, will …

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Free nextbike Stirling rides initiative extended to June

An initiative making nextbike journeys free for Stirling residents has been extended until June 2021. Since being introduced last summer to encourage safe active travel during the pandemic, locals have made over 20,000 trips and clocked up more than 38,000km around the city. Supported by Forth Environment Link and Cycling …

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Cycling up 47% in Scotland in year since first lockdown

Scotland has seen a surge in the number of people cycling in the past 12 months, according to data from the nation’s cycling organisation. Statistics released today, 6th April, by Cycling Scotland show 47% more cycling journeys were recorded between 23rd March 2020 and 22nd March 2021 compared to the …

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TfGM celebrates decade of investment in region’s transport network

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is celebrating a significant landmark following a decade of ‘unprecedented’ investment in and development of the region’s transport network. The start of April marks exactly ten years since the current organisation was born, after a reform of local Government in Greater Manchester granted the Greater …

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Cycling UK welcomes updated version of Countryside Code

Cycling UK has welcomed the launch of an updated version of the Countryside Code. The charity said it is ‘especially pleased’ to see the updated code incorporate advice to be friendly and courteous to other people in the countryside, following the successful “Be Nice, Say Hi” campaign begun by Ride …

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