Tag Archives: British Cycling

Business groups and cycling advocates call for Cycle to Work scheme reform to unlock access for lower earners

Business groups and cycling advocates have joined forces to call for an expansion to the Cycle to Work scheme. This would unlock access for workers earning at or near national minimum wage (NMW) and the self-employed. The call, which has been sent to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak, has been backed …

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New cycling facilities open at Cannock Chase Forest ahead of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

New cycling facilities at Cannock Chase Forest have been opened, ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Forestry Commission chair Sir William Worsley officially opened the facilities on Friday 20th May. Showcased at the event was ‘Perry’s Trail’, an off-road trail for intermediate riders which is going to be used …

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New TfL data shows that people cycling in London are more diverse than ever

TfL has published new data showing that long-term trends in who cycles have changed, with participation much more representative of Londoners in 2020/21 than previous years. Londoners from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities were not significantly less likely to have cycled over the past 12 months than white Londoners. …

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British Cycling appoints new commercial director

Darren Henry has been appointed as British Cycling’s new commercial director. Henry joins from Southampton FC, with a ‘clear focus’ to develop and enhance British Cycling’s long-term growth, sustainability and brand. As commercial director, he will be responsible for the development and execution of the British Cycling commercial strategy, securing commercial …

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British Cycling, Rapha Foundation partner to tackle inequality in cycling

British Cycling and the Rapha Foundation have partnered to tackle inequality in cycling and empower more communities to create their own champions of cycling. The partnership, which will take the form of British Cycling City Academies Supported by Rapha Foundation, will help to improve the gender balance, increase involvement from …

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Halfords donates wind tunnel facility to British Cycling

The Great Britain Cycling Team will have its own cycling wind tunnel in Manchester, courtesy of a million-pound gift from Halfords to support British Cycling’s athletes and cycling at all levels across Great Britain. The donation and relocation are a move to support British Cycling and maximise utilisation by cycling …

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KitBrix to become official sports luggage supplier to British Cycling

KitBrix is set to become official sports luggage supplier to British Cycling for the next four years. The sports bag manufacturer will provide the Great Britain Cycling Team with kit storage and organisation solutions from its premium range including its hero modular KitBrix bag and commuter backpack, the CityBrix. “While …

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Shimano to be exclusive official groupset supplier to Great Britain Cycling Team and British Cycling

Shimano will become the exclusive official groupset supplier to the Great Britain Cycling Team and British Cycling. “When you think of cycling, you think ‘Shimano’,” said British Cycling’s performance director Stephen Park. “The brand is arguably one of the most iconic names in the sport and have been at the …

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5.5 million Brits ‘inspired to buy a bike since first national lockdown’

New research from the HSBC UK and British Cycling partnership has revealed that 5.5 million Britons have been inspired to buy a bike since the first national lockdown. One in ten have made a commitment to continue this increase in cycling with plans to commute by bike some of the …

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Research project on use of off-road e-bikes launches

British Cycling has joined forces with other cycling organisations and recreational land managers to support a new, long-term research project to be undertaken by Edinburgh Napier University into the use of off-road e-bikes, including electric mountain bikes. The research will focus on current and future trends as well as the …

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