Landscape

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

Sir Chris Whitty one of four senior figures appointed to Active Travel England advisory panel

England’s chief medical officer Sir Chris Whitty is one of four senior figures to become part of a new advisory panel, Active Travel England. Whitty will work alongside West Midlands’ Mayor Andy Street, chair of the Office of Rail and Road Declan Collier, and Arup’s global transport leader Isabel Dedring. …

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Calls for Government to protect active travel as Sustrans report shows it generated £36.5 billion for UK economy in 2021

A group of organisations representing active travel, motoring, road safety and business leaders has issued urgent recommendations to the Government to protect a £4 billion funding pot, earmarked to help ‘level up’ walking and cycling across the country. The organisations have written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Anne-Marie …

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Volt partners with food delivery company Deliveroo to trial subsidised e-bikes for riders

British e-bike brand Volt is collaborating with food delivery company Deliveroo to trial subsidised e-bikes for a group of riders across the UK. The nationwide trial will provide riders with Volt’s Burlington model e-bike in Deliveroo branding at a subsidised rate, aiming to explore the suitability of various buying options …

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Schwalbe publishes its first CSR report with ‘ambitious’ goals for the future

Ralf Bohle GmbH, with its Schwalbe brand, has published its first CSR report. The family-owned company said it wants to create transparency, formulate concrete, measurable goals and anchor the topic of the ecological and social responsibility holistically within the company. The CSR report for 2021 aims to be informative and …

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Charity Streetbikes recycles 13,000 bikes since launch to help Kirklees residents

Huddersfield’s Streetbikes has recycled over 13,000 bikes since launching in 2010, bikes that have then gone on to be used by or given to Kirklees residents. The charity has estimated that around 80% of those bikes are collected from three of Kirklees Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres, where residents have …

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Raleigh launches out-of-home campaign to challenge misconceptions of what a cyclist looks like

British bike brand Raleigh has launched an inclusive and innovative out-of-home campaign, aiming to challenge people’s misconceptions of what a cyclist looks like and champions the idea that anyone can be a cyclist. The campaign, titled ‘I’m a Cyclist’, is running in London, Nottingham, Sheffield and Birmingham. It aims to …

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TfL to restart work on schemes to make roads safer for walking and cycling

TfL has announced that it will restart work on paused schemes that aim to make the capital’s roads safer and more attractive for those walking and cycling, following investment being secured as part of the latest funding agreement with Government. TfL paused some of its investment in walking and cycling …

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Cycling UK launches new long-distance cycling route in Norfolk

Cycling UK is launching a new long-distance cycling route in Norfolk today, Thursday 13th October. Called the Rebellion Way, it is a 232-mile (373km) route beginning and ending in Norwich. It’s designed to be ridden over four to six days in one go but can be split in half at …

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Cycling UK calls for legislation to close ‘exceptional hardship loophole’ to keep all road users safe

Cycling charity Cycling UK has renewed its call on the Government to close the loophole in the law which allows people to escape driving bans. Currently, people driving who have accrued 12 penalty points on their licence, which would normally result in a temporary driving ban due to ‘totting up’, …

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Brompton Bike Hire announces Cardiff launch with three new docks heading for city centre

Brompton Bike Hire has announced it will launch three new docks within Cardiff city centre on 12th October. The new dock locations will be Cardiff Central Station, located just outside the railway station, Cathays Station, by Cardiff University and also Whitchurch Station. Julian Scriven, managing director of Brompton Bike Hire, …

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