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Peter Kimberley named Pure Electric CEO

Peter Kimberley has been appointed Pure Electric’s new CEO. The former Tredz and Cycle Republic supremo joined the company – known as Pure Scooters at the time – earlier this year as international managing director. He replaces founder Adam Norris in his new role, who will continue to work actively …

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LCC calls for e-scooters to have access to cycle tracks

The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) is calling for e-scooters and other micromobility technologies to be made road-legal, according to strict requirements, with access to cycle infrastructure. “Mass mode shift away from car use to walking, cycling, public transport and new, shared mobility options will be essential to decarbonising London’s roads, …

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17% of commuters ‘more likely to cycle to work’ after COVID-19

An ICM poll for Shand Cycles has that found that 17% of commuters are more likely to cycle to work following the COVID-19 outbreak. If that trend were mapped across the country’s 32 million commuters, it would lead to five and a half million people taking to their bikes. The …

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£2 million e-cargo fund awarded to local authorities

Funding has been awarded to 18 local authorities from the £2 million eCargo Bike Grant Fund, funded by the DfT and delivered by Energy Saving Trust. Local authorities across England were invited to bid for up to £200,000 each to purchase e-cargo bikes for use by local businesses or deployment …

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Government urged to recognise ‘enormous’ health benefits of e-bikes

E-bike riders are healthy, happier and less likely to use their car, new research from Gocycle has found. The business surveyed owners of its fast-folding Gocycle GX model and found that 62% have used their car less since owning the bike, with 27% saying they have reduced their monthly car …

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