Tag Archives: COVID-19

Transport Committee asks for views on COVID-19 impact

The Transport Committee is asking transport workers, stakeholders and members of the public to write to them about the transport issues they face during the COVID-19 outbreak. MPs will explore the impact felt by the industry, its workers and passengers in a rolling programme of work to monitor the impact …

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How have bike shops responded to COVID-19? Arragon’s Cycle Centre

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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Roadmender Asphalt develops Elastomac repair material

Sheffield-based SME Roadmender Asphalt has developed a new road repair material, Elastomac, which seeks to provide local authorities with a solution for permanent pothole repairs. The product aims to be “greener, faster to install and more cost-effective” than traditional asphalts, with trials showing that it can halve the costs of …

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Councils urged to make space for cyclists during lockdown

Councils in England, Scotland and Wales are being urged to follow the examples of Brighton, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow and install measures to make cycling and walking safer. Cycling UK has written to council leaders in Great Britain providing a guide on how councils can put in place measures during …

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Tomcat wins Queen’s Award for Bullet range of tricycles

Tomcat has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation with its Bullet range of tricycles. For over 22 years Tomcat has built on its innovation of Carer Control, whereby the steering, braking and speed of a trike are controlled by a carer, with nearly 50 further innovations. “The outbreak …

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Alé manufactures medical coats for hospitals

Alé has put its facilities at the service of a well-known Italian company for the sewing and packing of medical coats. The medical garments, which will be donated to hospitals, are certified EU 1196200141 for protection from biological agents. For now, the initiative is a small contribution but Alessia Piccolo, …

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European Outdoor Summit, Nature is Bike postponed due to COVID-19

The European Outdoor Summit (EOS) and gravel festival Nature is Bike have been postponed due to COVID-19. Nature is Bike, originally scheduled for 27th-28th June this year, will now take place from 26th-27th June 2021. The organising committee will fully refund the registration fees to participants. EOS will now take …

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40% of key workers “planning to take up cycling” due to COVID-19

A survey by See.Sense has found that 40% of key workers are planning to take up cycling due to COVID-19. A sample of 1,074 cyclists (383 of which said they were key workers) was questioned by the smart bike light company, including finding out their current cycling habits and if …

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Evans reopens further nine stores to support key workers

Evans Cycles will reopen a further nine stores to help keep key workers and provide assistance to the increasing number of people travelling by bike for essential journeys and daily exercise. Since initially reopening 11 stores last month, the retailer has provided hundreds of free bike MOTs to key workers …

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ACT offers guidance on COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme

The ACT is offering guidance to IBDs regarding the COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme. The new scheme, launched this week, applies to those who have put their employees on furlough as a result of the outbreak. Before you make a claim Before you apply you need to check that both you …

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