Tag Archives: COVID-19

Pure Electric opening 11 new high street stores across UK

Pure Electric is opening 11 new e-scooter and e-bike high street stores across the UK between 19th and 24th June. In April, Pure Electric announced it was taking over 11 Cycle Republic stores owned by Halfords. These stores will be reopening as part of Pure Electric’s growing network of e-mobility …

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19% of UK commuters ‘more likely to cycle to work after lockdown’

The UK could see a huge rise in the number of people cycling to work after the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions ease as commuters look to avoid public transport, but only if more is done to encourage workers to use a bike rather than a car, new research from the HSBC …

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Free expert advice and grants to help West Yorkshire employers support more staff cycling to work

Free expert advice, tailored support and grants of up to £5,000 are available to help West Yorkshire employers support more staff cycling to work, which will play a vital role in meeting the transport challenge created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Combined Authority’s Bike Friendly Business scheme, part of its …

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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 now taking place in September

Local Bike Shop Day 2020 is now taking place on 5th September. The new date was confirmed with a poll among participating retailers. Following the recent possible postponement survey that took place in March, there was an overwhelming vote (94%) in favour of deferring the day to a later date …

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Selle Royal launches ‘Back in the Saddle’ campaign

Selle Royal has launched a new campaign, ‘Back in the Saddle,’ across its e-commerce and social channels. The campaign aims to support bike owners choosing to cycle as an active and healthy lifestyle choice through promoting its key benefits: Back in the saddle for the earth Cycling to commute to …

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New research identifies roads with space and demand for cycling

Sustrans and the DfT have commissioned the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds to develop a tool to help identify locations for new cycleways in England. The Rapid Cycleway Prioritisation Tool has been developed to help inform bids for Tranche 2 of the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, particularly …

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Brompton appoints Shift Active Media as global media agency

Shift Active Media has been appointed as the global media agency for Brompton. Brompton kicked-off the media agency review on the 6th January, receiving requests for information from eight media agencies. Three were selected to pitch at Brompton’s London headquarters in February, which ultimately saw Shift appointed against two undisclosed …

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53% of employees living in cities ‘considering cycling to work’

A survey of 2,089 members of the public living in cities has revealed that more than half (53%) of them are now considering cycling to work, with 64% of respondents saying the main reason is to avoid ‘unsafe’ public transport. Of those, 89% said it was because they felt public …

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Transport Wales to provide hundreds of cycle parking spaces

Transport Wales is set to provide hundreds of cycle parking spaces at stations in England and Wales. The impact of the current COVID-19 crisis has increased the demand for more active travel facilities to encourage frontline workers to walk and cycle on core routes. As part of the Station Improvement …

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Accell Group sees “strong recovery” of bike sales in May

The Accell Group has seen a “strong recovery” in its bike sales in May, following weak March and April sales. Due to the various lockdowns and subsequent shop closures in several countries, group revenue in March and April came in approximately 27% lower compared to last year. Towards the end …

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