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18 Jul 2024

Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy is to exhibit at the GT Malverns Classic Mountain Bike Festival 2024, an event often described as the “Glastonbury of mountain...

15 Jul 2024

The cycling industry is “ripe” for smart investment, and a renewed wave of merger and acquisition deals, as it looks ahead to a profitable 2025 and “significant” medium...

15 Jul 2024

The Independent has published its list of the best electric bikes of 2024 after testing a series of folding, hybrid and city e-bikes.

15 Jul 2024

Community groups and other not-for-profit organisations in Greater Manchester can now apply for funding to set up their own bike library.

15 Jul 2024

Andrew Goodacre, CEO of ACT parent company Bira -the British Independent Retailers Association – has met with the new Secretary of State for Business and Trade Jonathan Reynolds and...

15 Jul 2024

The London Cycling Campaign has teamed up with Lime and Loud Mobility to launch a new £100,000 ‘Share the Joy’ fund to increase cycling within...

8 Jul 2024

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2 Jul 2024

We recently reported that a £1 billion damages claim had been filed against Amazon on behalf of retailers selling on Amazon’s UK marketplace for illegally misusing their data and...

2 Jul 2024

In the first of an occasional series of features, we are delighted to introduce you to Ross, an expert trainer in Glasgow, and one of the most recent trainers to join the Cytech family.

1 Jul 2024

ACT member e-Velo is to open a new store in the Royal Arcade in Norwich in July, selling a range of e-bikes from some of Europe's top brands.

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A third of children think roads are too busy for them to cycle on

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

A new survey conducted to coincide with Cycle to School Week has revealed that more than a third of children are put off riding a bike because the roads are too busy. 28% said that people drove too fast, 24% said they felt nervous and 15% said that their parents worried too much for them to do so.

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The YouGov poll, carried out on behalf of cycling charity the Bikeability Trust, also found that two-thirds of children (66%) would like to go cycling with their mum and dad, while 39% wanted to cycle with their siblings.

The Bikeability Trust runs cycle training across the UK all year round. Local courses can be found on the Bikeability website.

Emily Cherry, Chief Executive at the Bikeability Trust, said: “Our survey revealed that children across Great Britain are keen to cycle – but some are afraid of getting out on our jam-packed roads. Not every parent can cycle either, so they might not feel confident helping their child to find their way on wheels.

“That’s why cycle training is so important, and why our expert trainers are so passionate about helping to give kids and their parents the confidence children need to make cycling a regular part of their routine.

“It’s great to see so many parents and schools supporting cycling all year round, not just on Cycle to School Week, but this week offers children who may not have cycled to school before an opportunity to participate.

She continued, “We urge the Prime Minister to listen to what children across the nation are telling us and commit to funding safe infrastructure and cycle training for every child.”

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