Tag Archives: COVID-19

UK footfall decreases by 30% in September

UK footfall decreased by 30.1% year-on-year in September, according to BRC-ShopperTrak data. This was only a 4.7 percentage point improvement from August and remains below the longer-term 12-month average decline of 30.3%. Footfall on high streets declined by 36.9% year-on-year. They were the most negatively affected location in September, again …

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Milton Keynes Council offering free webinar for cyclists tomorrow

Milton Keynes Council is offering a free webinar tomorrow, 13th October, for those wanting to ride with confidence across the city. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown more people embracing active travel, and there’s been a nearly 60% increase in people cycling around MK. The webinar, supported by Love to Ride, …

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COREbike postponed to 2022

COREbike organisers have cancelled the 2021 edition of the show due to COVID-19. It will be the first year without a COREbike show since it launched in 2005. “The six companies that organise COREbike discussed the various options available to us with the venue and while it may have been …

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Cycling now UK’s “favourite form of transport” as bike commuters rise by 38%

A new study by GoCompare has analysed Government transport data to find the safest forms of travel that the UK are choosing to use during the COVID-19 pandemic. The data revealed that the London Underground has seen the biggest loss of passengers and revenue, as the number of commuters drops …

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Raising awareness of mental health during COVID-19

Mental health issues have risen due to COVID-19, with experiences of isolation, anxiety and loss. Negative mental health can sometimes lead its victims to take their own lives. We want to help. Exercise can help to reduce feelings of stress, depression and anxiety. It releases endorphins and can change our …

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Cycle lanes ‘could get 15.7 million Brits on their bikes’

Cycle lanes are set to encourage 15.71 million more Brits to take up two wheels as concerns over collisions tops cyclists’ concerns around the country, according to new research from LV= General Insurance (LV= GI). As the Government encourages more people to cycle, 30% of Brits said they would feel …

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Temporary segregated cycle lane in Derby removed

The temporary segregated cycle lane on Uttoxeter Road been removed, Derby City Council has announced. The existing cycle lane marked on the road was segregated as a temporary measure as part of the ’Moving Derby Forward’ programme, which saw the council receive £228,000 of funding from the Government to introduce …

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WBIA General Assembly discusses global impact of COVID-19 on sales and production

The annual General Assembly of the World Bicycle Industry Association (WBIA) took place via videocall on 30th September, discussing the global impact of COVID-19. The General Assembly also agreed that the WBIA Secretariat will continue to be managed by the CONEBI Secretariat in 2021 and Erhard Büchel, current president of …

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Small Business Saturday launches new virtual roadshow

Small businesses across the UK are being offered a new package of support and mentoring, as Small Business Saturday UK launches an online roadshow for towns and cities affected by the pandemic. Launching on 2nd November with daily ‘virtual visits’ to small businesses and communities in over 30 locations across …

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