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

HumanForest launches ‘CO2 Saver’ challenge for riders

HumanForest has created a new Challenges Scheme to encourage sustainable wellbeing amongst its riders. Its first challenge, the ‘CO2 Saver’, aims to encourage each user to avoid emitting one kilo of CO2 by riding HumanForest e-bikes. By opting into these challenges, each rider will be able to monitor the amount …

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Uber teams up with Lime to give £5,000 Uber Eats credit to rider who cycles the most miles in January

Uber has teamed up with Lime to give £5,000 in Uber Eats credit to the rider who cycles the most miles in January. The new fitness initiative aims to encourage riders to utilise the two wheels hire option on their Uber apps and cycle from A to B this month …

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HumanForest partners with Deliveroo to offer London delivery riders accessible and sustainable transport

HumanForest has partnered with food delivery company Deliveroo. The partnership, which commenced yesterday, 12th January, offers Deliveroo riders a new and affordable payment model, aiming to boost sustainable delivery across London on HumanForest’s e-bike platform. Deliveroo riders will have access to the e-bike platform by purchasing bundles of minutes as …

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TfL’s Santander Cycles sees record-breaking number of hires in 2021

TfL’s Santander cycle hire scheme saw a record-breaking number of hires across 2021 with 10.9 million, surpassing the previous best target set in 2018 by 371,000 hires. More than one million individual customers used the cycle hire scheme last year, the first time this milestone has been reached in a calendar …

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TfL to increase fines for contraventions on London’s red routes

TfL is moving forward with plans to increase the level of the penalty charge for road contraventions from £130 to £160. Penalty charge notices (PCNs) are issued to drivers who fail to follow the rules on London’s network of red routes, putting the safety of themselves and other road users …

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Garmin releases 2021 Garmin Connect Fitness report, with gravel cycling rising nearly 50%

Garmin International has today released its 2021 Global Garmin Connect Fitness Report, offering insights into the activities of millions of Garmin smartwatch users around the world. Garmin customers logged more activities in the Garmin Connect fitness community app than ever before, the report found, with double-digit increases in almost every …

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TfL seeking views on plans for new Cycleway 9 extension

TfL is asking people to have their say on newly unveiled plans for an extension to west London’s Cycleway 9 route. The planned changes between Brentford and Hounslow would make thousands of walking and cycling journeys each week safer and easier, said TfL, enabling more people to use healthier and …

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Beryl survey shows drop in people’s confidence when cycling in traffic

Beryl has released the results of its annual demographic survey, based on 1,000 responses from people signed up to the operator in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, Hereford, Norwich, Watford and the Isle of Wight. The survey found that convenience is the most important factor to people when it comes to …

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TfL data shows rise in proportion of journeys walked and cycled during pandemic

TfL has published a report that outlines the role played by walking and cycling during the Covid-19 pandemic – showing that, while the total number of trips made in 2020 decreased dramatically as a result of the pandemic, the number of journeys cycled increased by 6.4%. This meant that over …

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Cycling organisations welcome European Commission’s ‘Efficient and Green Mobility’ package

The European Commission has presented its “Efficient and Green Mobility” package with revised legislative proposals on the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) and the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) directive, and a communication on a new European Urban Mobility Framework. The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) and the Confederation …

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