Tag Archives: Cycling UK

New laws to help councils keep cyclists safe

Cyclists will have safer journeys thanks to new laws coming into force from 22nd June, cycling minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced today. Local authorities in England will have new powers to use CCTV to issue penalty charge notices to drivers who park or load illegally in mandatory cycle lanes, putting …

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Scotland continues to see ‘significant’ increase in cycling during lockdown

Parts of Scotland are continuing to see a significant increase in people cycling during lockdown. According to statistics released yesterday by Cycling Scotland, a counter in Denny recorded an increase of 318% in May, with Livingston seeing a 249% uplift, compared to May 2019.Cycling Scotland has a network of automatic …

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Insync backs Bike Week as UK sees cycling boom during pandemic

Insync Bikes is urging people to saddle up and get riding as it supports Cycling UK’s Bike Week. The UK-wide event, from 6th to 14th June, will celebrate the increasingly important role of cycling in the health of the nation with online events themed around the health and wellbeing benefits …

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Cycling UK prepares for launch of Bike Week

Cycling UK is preparing for the launch of the UK’s Bike Week to celebrate the increasingly important role of cycling in the health of the nation. The annual bike celebration will run from 6th to 14th June, with online events themed around the health and wellbeing benefits of cycling. Amid …

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Cycling UK announces six-month ‘Back on your bike’ package

Cycling UK has announced a new six-month package to support people who have recently taken up, or rediscovered, cycling. With lockdown restrictions easing and workplaces and schools reopening, the Government is advising people to get on their bikes for essential journeys. The ‘Back on your bike’ package offers advice and …

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Industry leaders collaborate to show UK that #BikeIsBest

Cycling brands, retailers and organisations are launching a new joint campaign to show the UK public that #BikeIsBest and inspire a new demographic to take up cycling. At the heart of the campaign is a film, designed to promote behaviour change and question why we would return to our transport …

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Northern Ireland scraps “outdated” e-bike rules

Cycling UK has welcomed the Northern Ireland Assembly’s decision yesterday, 12th May, to relax regulations on the use of e-bikes (electrically assisted pedal cycles or EAPCs). The move comes into force today and brings Northern Ireland into line with the rest of the UK, where e-bikes are exempt from the …

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Johnson’s ‘golden age of cycling’ welcomed but ‘significant investment’ needed

Manchester-based bike manufacturer Insync has welcomed Boris Johnson’s prediction that cycling will experience a ‘golden age’ once lockdown ends. However, Cycling UK has said this will only be achievable through “significant investment” and a “change in transport investment priorities”. “Replying to a question in the House of Commons, the prime …

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100 miles of pop-up cycle lanes ‘could enable millions to cycle safely’ post-lockdown

Millions of commuters could travel to work safely if only 100 miles of pop up cycle lanes were installed across ten English cities, Cycling UK has said. The charity is calling on the Government to support and encourage local authorities to start installing temporary cycle lanes and wider pavements across …

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Cycling UK to keep key workers pedalling with free services

Key workers on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19 will be able to get free bicycle repairs, loans and equipment thanks to a project launched by Cycling UK. The Big Bike Revival for Key Workers scheme will be run through a series of independent bike shops, recycling centres and …

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