Tag Archives: Wales

Breaking boundaries: BikeBiz heads to Grinduro

For many, gravel riding represents a move away from the stereotypes of performance cycling, with events like Grinduro promoting inclusivity and camaraderie above results. BikeBiz editor Alex Ballinger travelled to west Wales to sample this new era of cycling events

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Outdoor centre in Wales launches e-MTB courses for beginners and experienced riders 

An outdoor centre in the north of Wales has launched new e-MTB courses, following the rise in popularity of electric bikes.  Plas y Brenin in Snowdonia is offering rides led by experienced instructor James Bruton, catered for both beginner and experienced riders who want to explore the stunning mountain bike …

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National Occupational Standards for Welsh apprenticeship pathway now ready for feedback

The Welsh Government is currently working with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT), along with the ACT’s training provider partner Activate Cycle Academy, to develop an apprenticeship pathway for bike mechanics which will also include e-bike maintenance, off the back of increased …

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Toolkit published to help enable active travel to school in Wales

The Cross-Party Group on the Active Travel Act has published a toolkit on how to encourage children to walk and cycle to school in Wales. Huw Irranca-Davies MS for Ogmore, chair of the Cross-Party Group, said: “I am delighted to be launching this toolkit. It is the culmination of a …

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E-bike pilot scheme making cycling more accessible in Wales

An electric bike pilot scheme that has received more than £1 million of funding from the Welsh Government is already helping local residents to swap their car for a bike in communities across Wales. The electric bike loan scheme, run by Sustrans, offers a range of battery-assisted electric bikes for …

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Cycling in Wales up 68% due to lockdown

Cycling in Wales increased by more than 68% during 2020 even as motorised traffic on Welsh roads fell to levels not seen since the 1990s, according to new Welsh Government research. Cyclists peddled 320 million vehicle kilometres (vkm) on Welsh roads in 2020, up from 190m vkm just a year …

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Consultation begins on Cardiff’s draft Active Travel Network Map

A consultation on Cardiff’s draft Active Travel Network Map began yesterday, 9th August, after being discussed and approved by the council’s cabinet. The aim is to increase the number of people walking or cycling to work from 31% to 43% by 2030. The consultation will use the Welsh Government’s commonplace platform …

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New bike hire and cycle shop established in Llandudno

Cycle retailer We Cycle and mountain bike hire shop Beics Betws have joined forces to establish a bike hire and cycle shop in Llandudno. The new shop is a collaboration with a local café Providero and is located in Upper Mostyn Street. Together with a new exercise studio, the new …

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63% of young people in Wales in favour of higher active travel spend

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of those aged 16-24 support allocating 10% of the Welsh transport budget to cycling and walking, while just 8% oppose it, a YouGov poll has found. In a poll carried out this month by YouGov on behalf of Cycling UK, 1,194 people were asked whether they would …

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Welsh Government to invest £75 million to get more people walking and cycling

Active travel schemes announced earlier this week will receive a funding boost of more than £53 million this year as part of further efforts to encourage healthy travel in Wales – with more than £20 million to follow. The dedicated budget for active travel has risen from £5 million since …

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