Tag Archives: COVID-19

Greater Manchester pledges £5 million for ‘bold’ active travel plans

Greater Manchester’s council leaders have committed to creating enhanced space for pedestrians and people on bikes across the city-region, to enable people to keep their distance for safe essential journeys and exercise during the COVID-19 lockdown and through recovery. Brought together under the Safe Streets Save Lives campaign, local authorities …

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Cycling Insight shares e-bike trends over past five years

Newly-launched research company Cycling Insight has shared e-bike trends over the past five years, and how they compare to other bike sales. The five-year average search trend for electric bikes is 35/100 but in the last 12 months, the average is 57% higher at 55. E-bikes as a category are …

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More details unveiled on Mayor’s Streetspace Plan to increase cycling post-lockdown

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL have unveiled their London Streetspace programme which will rapidly transform London’s streets to accommodate a possible tenfold increase in cycling and a fivefold increase in walking when lockdown restrictions are eased. “With London’s public transport capacity potentially running at a fifth of …

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Brompton launches virtual in-store video service

Brompton is launching Brompton Live In-Store Expert, a browser-based live video call service to connect customers directly to staff at one of its physical retail stores. To start, the service will be provided by staff at Brompton Junction Westfield, one of its London retail stores. From the store, staff will …

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BA urges ‘bold Government action’ when lockdown eases

The Bicycle Association (BA) has put forward a package of measures to senior political figures and officials, as the Government considers a possible easing of lockdown measures. The BA is urging the Government to act swiftly to ensure that as many commuters as possible who normally travel by public transport …

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PM urged to improve walking and cycling provision in COVID-19 recovery plan

Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis and active travel commissioner Dame Sarah Storey are urging the prime minister to improve walking and cycling provision in the COVID-19 recovery plan. As South Yorkshire begins to recover from the impact of COVID-19, passengers on public transport are likely to need to socially …

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3T now back to work at Italian head office and factory

3T is now back to work at its Italian head office and factory in Bergamo. The company has safety measures in place, including wearing masks all day, people sitting spread out over the office, wearing gloves at lunch and cleaning desks, keyboards and door handles several times a day. In …

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How have bike shops responded to COVID-19? Pennine Cycles, Balfe’s Bikes

The current retail environment and the struggling high street has been well reported for a long time – with many figures pointing to a bleak picture for bricks and mortar stores in the UK. 2019 was described as the “worst year on record for retail” by the BRC, with total …

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Eurobike 2020 moves to November, new format announced

Messe Friedrichshafen has decided not to run Eurobike 2020 on the planned dates from 2nd to 5th September or in its usual format. Instead, the organisers are holding a one-off Eurobike Special show two and a half months later – from 24th to 26th November 2020. The event will be …

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Cycling UK to keep key workers pedalling with free services

Key workers on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19 will be able to get free bicycle repairs, loans and equipment thanks to a project launched by Cycling UK. The Big Bike Revival for Key Workers scheme will be run through a series of independent bike shops, recycling centres and …

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