Tag Archives: COVID-19

Boosting our body and mind, one pedal at a time

By Laura Elms, head of sales, HumanForest Over the last 18 months, the effects of the pandemic have forced many of us to consider our own mental wellbeing and resilience. With such an abrupt and unexpected change to our day to day lives, it was inevitable that more than two …

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COVID cycling boom will ‘triple e-bike sales by 2023’

The COVID cycling boom will triple e-bike sales by 2023, the BA has revealed in a new impact report. Building On The Boom: The UK Cycling Market in 2020 and Beyond was produced using data from the BA’s Market Data Service (MDS), powered by Sports Marketing Surveys Inc (SMS). Other …

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Free nextbike rides initiative in Stirling extended

An initiative making nextbike journeys free for Stirling residents has been extended until June 2021. Since being introduced last summer to encourage safe active travel during the pandemic, locals have made over 20,000 trips and clocked up more than 38,000km around the city. Supported by Forth Environment Link and Cycling …

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Voi offering discounted rides to and from UK COVID-19 vaccination sites

Voi is supporting the UK vaccination programme by offering discounted rides to and from the COVID-19 vaccination centres in all the cities and towns where the trials are present. To claim one of the £8 discounts, users need to have or download the Voi app (available for free in the …

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Wind introducing coupons for NHS key workers in Nottingham

Wind Mobility is introducing £25 coupons for NHS key workers that can be used to rent Wind e-scooters in Nottingham. NHS key workers who want to benefit from this offer can apply and the coupon will be added to their Wind accounts. The initiative is part of the “Helping Hands” …

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Lime teams up with Pedal Me to launch Ride to Recovery initiative

Lime is partnering with e-cargo and passenger bike service Pedal Me to give Londoners free rides to and from their COVID jabs. The Ride to Recovery initiative, which forms part of the £1 million investment in Lime Aid and Access in the UK, will see Londoners given a code for …

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The e-revolution and the ‘new to cycling’ consumer

By Dafydd Huws, Troll Outdoors and DexShell 2020 has been, as I am sure we would all agree, the strangest of years. From lockdowns and social distancing to an almost unprecedented demand for cycling, it is a year that will live long in the memory of every bike shop for …

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Cycling UK warns of ‘crippling’ congestion post-pandemic

Cycling UK has warned that an increase in private car use could lead to ‘crippling’ congestion and cost the economy over £15 billion per year, unless more is done to make it easier for people to walk and cycle shorter distances. The charity has raised its concerns as England emerges …

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority secures further funding for active travel measures

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has secured an additional £10.053 million from the Government’s Active Travel Fund, to create more space for people to travel by bike and on foot while easing the pressure on public transport and relieving congestion. This newly announced funding is in addition to the £2.5 million …

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The Big Issue teams up with ShareBike to launch e-bike scheme

The Big Issue has teamed up with ShareBike to launch an e-bike scheme. Big Issue-branded e-bikes were modelled this week by Big Issue founder Lord John Bird in Cambridge as he launched the scheme to support previously unemployed people back into work. With plans to launch a fleet across the …

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