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

Bike components aftermarket projected for over 38% growth in next five years

The global bicycle components aftermarket, which exceeded $11 billion in 2018, will grow a further 38% in the next five years. That’s according to the Bicycle Components Aftermarket report recently released by Future Market Insights (FMI). The reports says the global bicycle components aftermarket is “characterised by relative concentration of …

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Nearly two thirds of UK teachers ‘want car-free roads outside schools’

Nearly two thirds (63%) of teachers would support a ban on motor vehicles outside the school gates during school drop off and pick up times, new figures have revealed. A YouGov poll, carried out for Sustrans, surveyed 840 teaching professionals across the UK about their attitudes towards air pollution and …

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Derby Cycling Group pens open letter over “farcical” cycle lane plans

Derby Cycling Group has sent an open letter to Michael Gove MP and Therese Coffey MP, at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Jesse Norman, minister at the Department for Transport with responsibility for cycling, and Matt Hancock, the health and social care secretary whose department deals …

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