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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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Pedal power across the UK creating new job opportunities.

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

As more people turn to cycling, more jobs are being created in the industry, according to an article in The Sun.

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The article cites a report from The Bicycle Association that indicated that expanding cycling even further could deliver up to 130,000 new jobs by 2030. This would represent 6.5% of the Government’s Green Jobs Taskforce goal of two million new roles.

It points out that cycling in Britain is a bigger employer than the steel industry, supporting 69,000 jobs ranging from technical positions to sales, training, administration, construction and delivery. It is estimated the sector delivers £7.5billion in economic value, including £1.2billion in direct economic benefits and tax, with a further £600million from cycle tourism, events and infrastructure.

Roles in the cycling industry, the article says, include cycle technicians, with an average salary of £31,000, bicycle designers and engineers, averaging £36,000, and local authority cycling leads, paying on average £45,000.

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