Tag Archives: COVID-19

Grinduro Wales postponed to summer 2021

Grinduro Wales has been postponed until summer 2021. “October 2020 was the month we were looking forward to heading to Machynlleth as a partner of the ultimate party:race ratio, Grinduro,” said a Canyon statement. “We had our fingers crossed this would be possible but unfortunately COVID-19 has meant Grinduro have …

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Scotland allocates over £38 million for pop-up active travel infrastructure

£38.97 million has been allocated to local authorities in Scotland for pop-up walking and cycling infrastructure through the Spaces for People initiative. After the closure of the fund, all remaining applications have now been assessed to help enable physical distancing during the COVID-19 crisis, through measures such as widened pavements …

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UK schools invited to take part in 2020 Bike to School Week

Schools across the UK are being invited to take part in the 2020 Bike to School Week, running from 28th September to 2nd October. Organised by Sustrans in partnership with the Bikeability Trust, it aims to celebrate cycling to school and the benefits of travelling actively for children. Whilst evidence suggests …

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Data shows London cycling boom, driving rates “back to normal”

Cycling in London has surged above pre-COVID-19 crisis levels, new data has shown, however driving rates are now also “back to normal”. The report, by Centre for London in association with the Policy Institute and the Centre for Urban Science and Progress at King’s College London, found that the length …

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Scotland sees continued increase in cycling as lockdown eases

Scotland has seen a continued increase in cycling despite the further easing of lockdown, new data has shown. According to statistics released today by Cycling Scotland, July saw a 44% increase in cycling compared to the same month last year. In ten locations the increase topped 100%, headed by counters …

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Thousands of cyclists and walkers to take part in charity event

Thousands of cyclists and walkers across the UK will take part in Your Palace to Palace from 21st-27th September to raise funds for The Prince’s Trust. Supported by Delta Air Lines, it is a new event inspired by Palace to Palace, which has been the flagship challenge event for The …

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New cycling and walking campaign launched in West of England

Residents in the West of England have been invited to ‘find joy in the journey’ by swapping short car trips for walking or cycling to help reduce congestion and improve air quality in the region. The new campaign from the West of England Combined Authority launched earlier this week promotes …

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IRC partners with BookAShop to rebuild shoppers’ confidence

The Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) has partnered with BookAShop in order to rebuild shoppers’ confidence. In the short-term, the booking service app will facilitate reopening strategies and social distancing measures while ensuring the safety of both customers and staff. It is designed for retailers of all sizes and locations and …

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Halton secures £208,000 for walking and cycling projects across borough

Halton has secured £208,000 of Government funding to accelerate walking and cycling projects across the borough. Initial schemes have been identified by interpreting transport model data and passenger travel numbers in line with Government guidance. Phase 1 temporary pop-up schemes are being implemented over the next few weeks in three …

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