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

Electric bike designer Cowboy launches second crowdfunding campaign

Electric bike designer Cowboy has announced its second crowdfunding campaign to further engage its community of fans and riders. The initial goal of €1,000,000 was met within a couple of hours during the private opening to past and pre-registered investors. The public phase will be open through to 23rd March. …

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Schwalbe partners with Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel to promote benefits of active travel

Schwalbe has partnered with Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel to encourage more families to travel to school actively. The bicycle tyre manufacturer said it is focusing is on supporting everyday cycling, starting with the next generation. Recent research has revealed a generation gap of children taking up cycling – in …

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Sustainable bike company Coco-Matbike.UK partners with Cyclescheme

Sustainable bike company Coco-Matbike.UK has partnered with Cyclescheme to help increase the number of people making the journey to work by bike. Each Coco-Matbike.UK is hand-crafted in Greece using plantation-grown American Ash (Fraxus Americana) as wood extends the bike’s life cycle. Each adult ash tree provides enough wood to make 50 …

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New poll reveals support for e-bikes as means of reducing carbon emissions

#BikeIsBest and the University of Westminster’s Active Travel Academy have released a report which reveals the general attitude in the UK towards e-bikes as well as a variety of their benefits, including the reduction of carbon emissions in comparison to electric vehicles (EVs). A poll of adults conducted by YouGov …

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New Bikmo data shows rise in claims for bikes under £500 in 2021

Specialist cycling insurer Bikmo has released the 2021 data from its Open Project, with the insurer seeing claims rise by 8% as cycling continues to grow. The data for 2021 also shows that 57% of claim payouts were for bikes and gear worth under £500. This has seen a huge …

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DfT confirms £20 million of funding for Bikeability to improve access to cycle training

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed £20 million of funding for Bikeability to deliver its cycle training programme next year. Bikeability has trained over 3.6 million children since 2007 and DfT has now announced record funding to ensure even more are equipped with the skills, confidence and knowledge to …

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Businesses called to include active commuting in ESG policies to combat carbon emissions

Putting active commuting at the heart of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies can shift commuters towards more sustainable forms of travel, improve individual health and wellbeing and help companies cut carbon emissions, new research from the British Council for Offices (BCO) has found. A new BCO research report, The Market …

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Sustrans report shows benefits of improving access to National Cycle Network

Improving access to the National Cycle Network can have huge benefits for the key areas of public health and wellbeing, achieving environmental goals, and supporting economic recovery, according to new research. The report, published by walking and cycling charity Sustrans, the custodians of the network, is an update of its …

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Is there growth beyond the boom? Bicycle Association releases 2021 cycling impact report

The Bicycle Association (BA) has released its 2021 cycling impact report, ‘Is There Growth Beyond the Boom?’ The report is driven by the latest BA Market Data Service numbers, gathered from monthly retail sales data from tills across the country, and details how the UK cycling market soared to new …

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Bicycle crime fell by 11.5% in 2021, new figures reveal

Bicycle crime fell by 11.5% in 2021, according to new figures from more than 40 police forces across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This translates to 64,500 reported bicycle thefts in 2021, compared to 72,920 the year before. Bicycle theft hotspots remained consistent over 2020 and 2021, with the London …

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