Tag Archives: COVID-19

UK e-bike developer awarded £139,000 from Innovate UK

A UK-based e-bike developer has won investment from Innovate UK’s Sustainable Innovation Fund. CrownCruiser Motors was awarded £139,970 to support the development of the Rapture e-bike as part of a dedicated COVID-19 innovation recovery fund. The grant will enable CrownCruiser to set up an operations and assembly centre in Sheffield, …

Read More »

London Bike Show owner Newtimber Media ceases trading

Newtimber Media, the owner of the London Bike Show and Triathlon Show: London, has ceased trading. Last year was the first show produced by Newtimber Media, having taken over from previous organisers Telegraph Events. 2020’s edition did not take place due to COVID-19, but the event was set to return to …

Read More »

Congestion increase could cost UK economy £15 billion per year, Cycling UK warns

Cycling UK has warned that an increase in private car use could lead to ‘crippling’ congestion and cost the economy over £15 billion per year, unless more is done to make it easier for people to walk and cycle shorter distances. The charity has raised its concerns as England emerges …

Read More »

Greater Manchester to roll out AI-controlled road junctions to optimise traffic networks

Vivacity Labs and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have announced the roll-out of AI-controlled ‘smart’ traffic junctions to accommodate the increase of active travel modes, such as cycling and walking, in the city during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using sensors with inbuilt artificial intelligence, Vivacity enables TfGM to anonymously identify different …

Read More »

Dorel Sports reports continued growth, new pandemic wave expected to impact Q4

Dorel Sports has seen its sixth consecutive quarter of revenue growth, with third-quarter revenue at $305.6 million, an increase of 22.1%. The continuing record demand for bicycles throughout the summer drove another quarter of ‘substantial’ growth at the Cycling Sports Group (CSG) and Pacific Cycle divisions. Caloi’s revenue increased in …

Read More »

Insync to build 50,000 new bikes between now and Christmas

Insync has unveiled plans to build 50,000 new bikes between now and Christmas. The brand, owned by India-based Hero Cycles, has welcomed the Government’s decision to allow bike shops to continue trading during the second lockdown, saying it was the correct move to include bike shops in England in the list …

Read More »

Bike shops in England permitted to remain open in lockdown

Bike shops are among businesses that will be permitted to stay open as England gets ready to enter lockdown tomorrow, 5th November. To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close, including all non-essential retail, indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, entertainment venues and personal care …

Read More »