Tag Archives: COVID-19

WHO endorses cycling amid COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraging those still needing to travel to ride bicycles and walk during the COVID-19 crisis. ‘’While cities around the world are introducing a broad range of measures to limit physical contacts to prevent and slow down the COVID-19 pandemic, many people might still have …

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How have bike shops responded to COVID-19? Beyond 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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Sustrans calls on local authorities to reallocate road space to walking and cycling

Sustrans is calling on local authorities to adapt roads and streets to ensure people stay safe and can travel actively during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, the Department for Transport updated temporary guidance regarding Traffic Regulation Orders in England. It gives local authorities more powers to reallocate road space …

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REVEAL digital media conference “gains momentum”, winter session announced

More than 200 journalists have registered for REVEAL, a live-streaming global media conference taking place from 29th-30th April. ECHOS partnered with agencies OutsidePR and Exact Change to produce the conference and anticipates that interest will continue to grow. A winter session has also been announced. “REVEAL is designed as a …

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What role can the bicycle play during COVID-19?

There’s no doubt the impact COVID-19 has had on every aspect of our lives, from our work, socialising and how, if at all, we travel. A bike, however, can still play an important part, to provide daily exercise and help key workers make essential journeys. And Brompton’s free home delivery …

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Cycling UK launches fundraising campaign to keep key health and social care workers cycling

Cycling UK is launching a fundraising appeal to keep health and social care key workers cycling through the COVID-19 crisis. More than 1,000 NHS frontline workers have already signed up for free Cycling UK membership when it was launched at the beginning of April, providing them with third-party insurance cover …

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Bianchi becomes official sponsor of Giro d’Italia

Bianchi is the new official sponsor and exclusive bike brand of the Giro d’Italia. The three-year agreement between Bianchi and RCS Sports also includes the UAE Tour, Il Lombardia, the Gran Fondo Il Lombardia and from 2021, the Strade Bianche. As part of the agreement with RCS Sport, Bianchi will supply the bikes …

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Cycling Industries Europe to host virtual summit this month

Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) is hosting its 2020 virtual summit on 28th April. The digital event, taking place from 14:30 to 17:00 CEST, will champion cycling as the way forward for “post-COVID-19 cities”. “During the Coronavirus outbreak, cycling has showed all the resilience that makes it the transport and health …

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German bike shops set to reopen next week

German bike shops will be allowed to reopen next week, as the country slowing begins to ease its COVID-19 restrictions. It is part of a larger scheme to lift bans for retail businesses which were set at the outbreak of COVID-19, with only a limited number of retail categories allowed …

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Thok to give away customised MIG to raise money for charity

Thok is giving away a customised ‘Loris Capirossi’ MIG in support of the Green Cross of Rivoli and Rosta. The e-bike will be drawn from those who make a donation to the Green Cross through the Wishraiser platform. The MIG will be supplied to the winner in their chosen size. “Piedmont is …

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