Tag Archives: COVID-19

Extra UK announces Topeak, BikePark Wales partnership

Extra UK has announced a new partnership between Topeak and BikePark Wales from July. As part of the agreement, there will be Topeak-branded tool stations in three locations around the park – one at the pickup point, one at the summit of the mountain, and one at the visitor centre. …

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Local roads: what are the priorities?

Rebecca Morley listens in to a Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum policy conference where speakers met virtually to discuss the funding of local roads, maintenance and preparing for future challenges

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ZyroFisher adapts to COVID-19 with long-term changes

ZyroFisher has implemented a number of changes to its operational structure and service delivery during COVID-19. Its warehouse and supply chain are two areas in particular where COVID-19 restrictions, as well as the subsequent increase in demand, have driven ZyroFisher to make changes to improve its customer service – changes …

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Free bike share launches in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Free bike share will be provided in Edinburgh and Glasgow from today, 29th June, to encourage people to consider cycling for everyday journeys. Through Scottish Government funding, the cycle share initiative comes into effect as more COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, easing pressure on public transport and helping those who don’t …

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Cargo bike scheme supporting local and business community during lockdown

The InStreatham electric cargo bike has been supporting the local and business community during lockdown, encouraging many residents to rely on local businesses and keep community spirit up during these times. The eco scheme was initially launched to enable small independent businesses to replace cars and vans deliveries with cycle …

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Pro Bike Tool turns five this month

Pro Bike Tool is turning five this month. Five years ago, Chris Parr, driven by the need to embrace change and create a meaningful business he believed in, started manufacturing and selling bike tools online. Now, he and his wife Nicole are managing a multi-million dollar family business selling in …

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Bridgend active travel routes get £620,000 funding boost

Bridgend County Borough Council has received almost £620,000 from the Welsh Government for temporary and permanent active travel routes. The successful bid, submitted by the local authority in May, is aimed at promoting walking and cycling in the area by improving the safety conditions of walking and cycle paths both …

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Long-term plans to increase permanent cycleways in Oxfordshire

Longer-term plans for permanent increases in cycleways are set to lead to a step-change in Oxfordshire’s cycling infrastructure. A series of plans by Oxfordshire County Council, combined with a £2.9 million two-stage Government grant, will transform residents’ experience of cycling as part of a move to support active and healthy …

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BA calls for e-bike incentives as sales “stall” in April

The Bicycle Association (BA) is calling for e-bike incentives after sales figures for April show “explosive” growth for lower-priced bikes but a “stall” in the e-bike boom. The official industry statistics on UK bike and e-bike sales under lockdown have boosted the case for e-bike purchase incentives, according to the …

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Bike shops set to be among least affected by a reduction in consumer spending

Cycle shops are set to be among the least affected type of business by a reduction in consumer spending over the next 12 months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. New research from the personal finance comparison site finder.com found that 87% of Brits plan to maintain or increase …

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