Tag Archives: COVID-19

Mayor’s Streetspace Plan could see cycling increased tenfold post-lockdown

As the UK lockdown heads into its second phase, Mayor of London’s walking and cycling commissioner Will Norman outlines how London could adapt to enable socially-distanced travel… With London’s public transport capacity potentially running at a fifth of pre-crisis levels, up to eight million journeys a day will need to …

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BA calls on members to lobby local MP and council for ’emergency infrastructure’

The Bicycle Association has called on its members to lobby their local MPs and councils for emergency cycling and walking infrastructure. “It looks like we’ll soon be moving to a new phase in the UK response to COVID-19,” said the BA. “Before we do, there’s a short window of opportunity to …

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Moore Large offering discount on online accessory orders

Moore Large is offering all its IBD customers a 5% saving off all accessories ordered online via its B2B. This initiative is in conjunction with the increased credit limits, half-price carriage threshold and home delivery service the distributor is currently offering. Its goal remains, it says, to provide “as much …

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France to pay €50 per person for bike repairs after lockdown

France is to contribute €50 per person towards bicycle repairs after its nationwide COVID-19 lockdown ends on 11th May. Environment minister Elisabeth Borne announced on a €20 million euro plan for repairing bicycles, installing temporary bike parking spaces and financing cycling coaching sessions. Borne said the government will also accelerate …

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Wahoo aims to unite mountain bikers on Zwift with Shred Sessions

Wahoo is aiming to unite mountain bikers on Zwift through the Wahoo Shred Sessions series. The sessions will kick off on 6th May and will continue every Wednesday and Saturday (time zone dependent) in May, with three times offered throughout each day to ensure that athletes in most time zones …

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How cycling could help cure the UK’s boredom crisis

With the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the nation is suddenly finding itself spending a lot more time indoors. And now that all gyms — and a huge number of parks and gardens — are closed to the public, the question has to be asked: how are we going to stay fit? …

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36% of drivers will “walk, cycle or run more” after lockdown

36% of drivers will walk, cycle or run more after lockdown is over, according to a new AA survey. The AA-Populus poll of nearly 20,000 drivers also revealed that 22% will drive less (increasing to 24% of those over 65), 51% will drive as before and 1% will drive more. …

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Shimano reports 15% decrease in bike sales in Q1

Shimano has released its latest summary of financial results, running from 1st January 2020 to 31st March 2020. It revealed that its net sales from the bicycle components segment decreased 15.4% from the same period of the previous year to 58,868 million yen, and operating income decreased 26.1% to 10,298 …

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Indoor cycling trends during COVID-19

Newly-launched research company Cycling Insight has shared indoor and virtual riding trends during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The significance of the search trend spike for turbo trainers from 15th March 2020 correlates to the start of the COVID-19 lockdown. The term ‘Turbo Trainer’ has 12,100 March monthly UK Google searches, up …

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E-cargobikes.com, Zedify making ‘vital’ deliveries during COVID-19

UK bike courier companies E-cargobikes.com and Zedify are both making deliveries for supermarkets and local businesses, food banks and NHS worker meals during the COVID-19 crisis. E-cargobikes.com is delivering for the Co-op and other local businesses in London and Zedify is delivering in nine locations around England. Cara Jenkinson, Ashden …

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