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Tier teams up with AA’s DriveTech to launch e-scooter theory test

Tier has teamed up with the AA’s DriveTech to launch an e-scooter theory test. The test will be accompanied by Tier’s Ride Safe School, an e-learning platform co-designed with AA’s DriveTech to educate people around e-scooter safety and responsible use. Riders will be incentivised to sign up to the online …

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Why electric bikes are going to lead the revolution

Electric bikes are the secret weapon that will transform travel habits in the UK. They are the perfect combination of cost and convenience, they’re good for people’s health and good for the environment. In ten years time, there could be as many as ten million e-bikes on the roads of …

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North Devon Council one step closer to introducing e-scooter trial

North Devon Council is one step closer to introducing an e-scooter trial, after being granted the right to a licence by the Department for Transport (DfT). The council, working closely with Petroc and e-scooter company Voi Technology, had submitted a proposal to pilot e-scooters in North Devon. The DfT granted …

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Pure Electric to open 15th UK retail store selling e-bikes and e-scooters

Pure Electric will be opening its 15th retail store next Monday, 23rd November, on Commercial Street in Spitalfields, East London. The company began 2020 with just one retail outlet in Victoria, West London, and during the course of the year has taken over and relaunched 11 existing bike shops across …

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Spin offering free rides to healthcare workers and subsidised rates to low-income riders

Spin has launched two schemes, Spin Access and Spin Everyday Heroes, to support key workers and low-income riders in the UK with free and subsidised rides in its areas of operations. Both programmes are now live in Milton Keynes and will also be available in additional locations where Spin is …

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TfL looking for e-scooter operators for year-long rental trial in capital

TfL, London Councils and London’s boroughs are working together on plans for a trial of rental e-scooters in the capital. This trial aims to promote safety standards and develop a better understanding of the impact of this emerging mode of transport on London’s roads. A competition has been launched today, which is …

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Government set to introduce e-bike subsidy scheme

The Government is reportedly planning to introduce a scheme next spring to subsidise the purchase of electric bikes. The scheme is expected to bring consumers savings of about a third of the retail price of an e-bike, although the Government is yet to reveal full details. Trials will begin in …

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Over 350 guests take part in Bafang’s fifth annual EPAC technology fair

Over 350 guests took part in the Bafang’s fifth annual EPAC technology fair in Suzhou, China, taking place from 12th-13th November. This year, the focus was on establishing standards for e-bikes, and introductions of new products and innovations from the e-bike systems manufacturer. The annual event aims to provide a …

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Wales’ ‘first’ public e-bike share scheme launches in Penarth

A new public electric bike share scheme has been launched in Penarth by nextbike, thanks to funding from The Vale of Glamorgan Council. The fleet of 50 e-bikes and five stations was launched on 12th November. Vale Council received numerous requests from the public to introduce its own scheme following …

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New e-bike venture opens doors in Weymouth

A new e-bike venture, Ebike Cafe @ Deheers, has opened its doors in the Deheers building along Weymouth’s Old Harbourside. Owners Peter Claxton and Josephine Parker, along with manager Danni Moors, are “championing an active lifestyle, healthier eating and positive mental wellbeing in a COVID safe environment through their new …

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