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

London’s Santander Cycles scheme expands with e-bikes now available for hire

TfL and Santander have announced that e-bikes are now available to hire as part of an expansion of the scheme. The new e-bikes have been distributed across key central London locations and can be docked at any of the scheme’s 800 docking stations. The e-bikes are serviced on street by …

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Trash Free Trails launches outdoor educational course to support wellbeing and nature connection in young people

Trash Free Trails (TFT) has launched an outdoor educational course, aiming to tackle environmental disconnection in young people. The TrashMob Academy is a youth engagement project offering young people the opportunity to learn mountain biking, running and hiking skills whilst developing positive environmental attitudes, connections to nature and an understanding …

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Just 14% of parents feel very confident to teach their children cycling using the Highway Code, new research reveals

New YouGov research has revealed that just 14% of parents felt very confident to teach their child to cycle safely on the roads using the Highway Code. The Bikeability Trust, the charity responsible for national cycle training across England, said it wants cycling to be recognised like swimming as a …

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TfL, Lewisham Council open new section of cycle route in Deptford

Transport for London (TfL) and Lewisham Council have opened a new section of cycleway on Evelyn Street in Deptford. The work has created: – 1.4km of two-way protected cycle track, keeping people cycling separated from motor traffic – New pedestrian crossings at Gosterwood Street and Grinstead Road, which will make walking …

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Nominations now open for the annual Celebration of Bikeability awards

Bikeability is on the lookout for ‘cycling superstars’ ahead of the annual Celebration of Bikeability Day, and nominations are now open. Returning for its second year on 11th November 2022, Celebration of Bikeability Day honours all the children who have completed Bikeability, and the people who have supported them. There …

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E-bike brand Mycle partners with Ecologi for tree planting scheme

British e-bike brand Mycle has announced an ongoing partnership with Ecologi, a platform for climate action. The collaboration ensures that a tree is planted for every order placed on the Mycle webshop, with over 1,700 trees having been planted already. Mycle said working with Ecologi is a ‘significant’ step on …

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Brompton reimagines petrol station in central London for this year’s World Car Free Day

Brompton has reimagined a dilapidated petrol station in central London for World Car Free Day 2022, taking place today, 22nd September. The petrol station features test ride and track facilities for both standard and electric Bromptons, a Brompton Bike Hire dock, a consultation station with ‘Possible’ (a Brompton partner inspiring …

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World Car Free Day: ‘Our cities can be transformed if we think about transport differently’

European micromobility operator Dott has created a series of visuals showing how Europe’s capital cities could be reimagined with a focus on people rather than cars. The designs are intended to create discussion and inspire a future where city centres are unlocked from the congestion and pollution of private cars. …

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British Cycling revises guidance for riding during Queen’s funeral following backlash

British Cycling has revised its guidance for cycling events and activities during Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral next Monday, 19th September. The organisation had previously recommended that anybody out riding their bike on the day of the State Funeral does so outside of the timings of the funeral service and associated …

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LEVA-EU and Stromer launch speed pedelec white paper to raise awareness about their use

LEVA-EU and Stromer have launched a speed pedelec white paper, to use as a basis for discussion with local authorities, as well as with European authorities. The white paper provides information about the use of S-pedelecs with concrete cases and figures. Examples of countries leading the way in sustainable solutions …

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