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21 Jan 2020

The ACT are back at iceBike* for 2020 and will be on hand to explain to IBDs how Ride it away retail finance partner V12 can help to maximise sales and profits

21 Jan 2020

The Committee of the APPCG will be changing their name to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking

20 Jan 2020

On the 12th November the APPCG is hosting the first ever Cycling Showcase in Parliament

20 Jan 2020

Recent findings show that over 40 per cent of shoppers areunaware that missing payments when using a Buy Now Pay Later service could harm their credit score.

15 Jan 2020

This years iceBike* will once again see The Bike Shop take up a central position to help advise retailers on POS and merchandising best...

15 Jan 2020

At £8.72 per hour, the National Living Wage will rise by 51p in April from its current rate of £8.21

17 Dec 2019

Retail Week Live is an inspirational two-day retail conference that provides leaders with the ideas, insight and networks to lead through digital transformation and win greater consumer...

12 Dec 2019

There is now less than one month remaining for UK-based independent bike shops to participate in CI.N's annual Retail Channel Study

12 Dec 2019

The UK general election is happening today on the 12th December 2019.

11 Dec 2019

The Strava "Year in Sport" report was published on Wednesday and released various statitstics about cyclists across the UK

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Cycling UK encourages walking and cycling to save the oceans

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Cycling UK are putting forward another push to encourage the UK to walk and cycle more for the sake of the oceans. The charity has recently commissioned research undertaken by consultancy Witteveen and Bos, which found that 57% of car journeys in Great Britain are just five miles or less, distances which Cycling UK says many people could easily cycle or walk.

Duncan Dollimore, Cycling UK's head of campaigns said: "Since the UK had it's Blue Planet moment, we've all accepted the need to change our plastic habits which are visible whether that's plastic bags or excess wrapping in supermarkets.

"However, the UK has failed to address or even acknowledge one other major source of plastic: our car dependence. It's shocking that car tyre dust is the largest source of microplastics in our oceans - more needs to be done to give people a safe and attractive alternative to driving."

As a solution to this ever-increasing problem, Cycling UK is calling on the next Government to invest at least five percent of the transport budget on cycling and walking in 2020, with this increasing this to at least 10 per cent by 2025.

"With 57% of car trips made in Great Britain easily feasible by bike or on foot, it's clear the next Government must do more to limit the amounts of pollution produced by our car dependent society," said Mr Dollimore.

"Unfortunately replacing fossil fuelled vehicles with electric cars is not going to stop the source of the microplastics in our oceans. We need better public transport options, and safer cycling and walking facilities. For cycling and walking that means rapidly increasing investment to at least 10% of the transport budget in the next five years."

Cycling UK have created a simple way for you to ask your next MP to support investment of at least five percent of the transport budget on cycling and walking in 2020, and increasing this to at least 10 per cent by 2020. Simply follow this link to email your candidates.

 

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