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

The Bikeability Trust and Love to Ride team up to help adults ‘fall in love with cycling again’

The Bikeability Trust and Love to Ride have teamed up to help adults fall in love with cycling again. The two cycling organisations will work together to support more people and enable them to discover the joys of cycling. The Bikeability Trust will develop cycle training resources to help families …

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Tour of Britain reveals host regions for 2022 edition

The host regions of the 2022 Tour of Britain have been revealed, with an anticipated return to Yorkshire and first-ever full stages in Dorset and Gloucestershire. With the cycling industry enjoying a continued boom in the UK, there are hundreds of thousands of new and returning cyclists taking to two …

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Pedal Me bans staff riders from wearing helmets for safety reasons

Pedal Me has explained the reasons why it has banned staff riders from wearing helmets. In a Twitter thread, the pedal-powered passenger and cargo service said people that are taking risks that are sufficient that they feel they need to wear helmets are ‘not welcome to work for us’ – …

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CONEBI outlines safety concerns of e-bike battery repair in position paper

CONEBI has published a paper outlining its position on e-bike battery repair. The EU legislation concerning batteries is currently being revised and CONEBI is directly involved in the EU advocacy process to state the importance of safe and high-quality e-bike batteries for European consumers and warning about the safety concerns …

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Long-term Highway Code awareness campaign needed for ‘mindset shift’, says Cycling UK

The updated Highway Code set to come into effect this weekend could create a “mindset shift” that will make the roads safer for everyone, said Cycling UK, but the charity has warned that this will only be possible if the changes are communicated by the government as part of a …

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Highway Code changes a ‘hugely important step’ towards making roads safer for everyone, says Cycling UK

The latest changes to the Highway Code are a “hugely important step” towards making the roads safer for everyone, Cycling UK has said. The changes, which are designed to enhance safety for all road users, particularly those most at risk, are set to come into effect from 29th January. If approved …

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PJA secures role in consultant team helping shape Active Travel England

Birmingham-based transport, engineering and placemaking consultancy PJA has secured a role in the consultant team helping to shape the new executive agency body Active Travel England (ATE). ATE is the Department for Transport’s new cycling and walking executive agency with a £5.5 million investment to be made in cycling and …

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Bikmo and Uniqa partner to drive insurance innovation in European cycling market

Cycle insurance specialist Bikmo and Liechtenstein-based Uniqa have launched a partnership to drive insurance innovation in the European cycling market. Combining Bikmo’s specialist cycling market experience, commercial partnerships and innovative insurance technology platform with Uniqa’s underwriting expertise will help accelerate Bikmo’s ambition of protecting the world’s riders, the company said. …

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Active Travel England launches with Chris Boardman as interim commissioner

Chris Boardman is to become national commissioner of the government’s new cycling and walking body, Active Travel England (ATE). Boardman will be closely involved in the full stand-up of ATE, including the recruitment of the chief executive and management team. He has been appointed on an interim basis, while the …

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Green Commute Initiative reports fifth consecutive year of growth

Cycle to Work Scheme provider Green Commute Initiative (GCI) has reported a fifth consecutive year of growth, with orders in 2021 up 23% on the previous year. During 2021, GCI’s average order value hovered around £2,800. Orders between £5,000 to £10,000 accounted for 10% of business, with orders in the …

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