This is a trade facing website. Visit the ACTís consumer site for information and advice on cycling and find your local independent cycle retailer.
The Association of Cycle Traders
This is a trade facing website.
Visit the ACTís consumer site at

Search News

Results: 1-10 of 1830

17 Feb 2020

Why you should take part in Ride to Work Week 2020

17 Feb 2020

Register for your free trade entry to London Bike Show now

14 Feb 2020

The IRC are delighted to announce a rebranding of the Best Small Shops competition to celebrate the fast-paced level of growth and to further amplify the competition

6 Feb 2020

Email the ACT by 11am on Friday 7th February to attend the APPGCW Cycling & Walking showcase taking place on the 11th February in Parliament.

6 Feb 2020

How big brands are turning the traditional retail model it on its head.

5 Feb 2020

On Friday the UK left the EU, but what does this mean for IBDs?

5 Feb 2020

Cytech is also making a return to the show, staffed by the experts who train the world's professionals to offer support and advice about everything technical.

29 Jan 2020

On Friday 31st January Indie Retail will be launching a monthly newsletter to be sent out to subscribing independent shops.

29 Jan 2020

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced that it will introduce new Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Regulations.

29 Jan 2020

The government will increase police funding bymore than £1.1 billion for 2020-21, representing the largest funding increase for the police in ten years.

Back to news menu

The New Name and Committee for the APPGCW

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Political News

The Committee of the APPCG (All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group) have recently agreed that the Group's name should be changed to the more inclusive All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW).

The decision was made at the AGM on the 29th of October 2019, but was not announced until January 2020 due to the Election being called.

According to the APPCG, the name was changed due to discussions of cycling issues by Government, Parliament, local authorities, the media, pressure groups and others often taking place in the context of an ‘active travel' agenda, which largely comprises of both cycling and walking.

Secondly, cycling and walking groups often have similar concerns, similar objectives, similar audiences and similar messages. The APPGCW Committee therefore decided that a standalone cycling group runs the risk of appearing somewhat anachronistic and detached from the current direction of political and policy debate. They believed it would be helpful to adopt a name that indicates greater alignment to the thinking of the key stakeholder groups and to the content of much of the debate.

Despite this, the Group has envisaged that activities will continue to be predominantly concerned with cycling issues, while also being active as appropriate on wider active travel issues, particularly when they complement the cycling agenda and/or when support and involvement is sought by other groups addressing active travel issues.

The new APPCG Committee elected last week is as follows:

Co-Chair Ruth Cadbury Lab
Co-Chair Flick Drummond Con

Secretary Matt Western Lab

Vice-Chair Feryal Clark Lab
Vice-Chair Virginia Crosbie Con
Vice-Chair Layla Moran Lib Dem
Vice-Chair Lord Young of Norwood Green Lab

Treasurer Fabian Hamilton Lab

Officer Baroness Barker Lib Dem
Officer Anneliese Dodds Lab
Officer Lillian Greenwood Lab
Officer Meg Hillier Lab
Officer Rachael Maskell Lab
Officer Lord Russell of Liverpool Crossbench
Officer Daniel Zeichner Lab

Patron Ben Bradshaw Lab
Patron Lord Berkeley Lab
Patron Lord Young of Cookham Con

The Cycling and Walking Showcase will be taking place on the 11th of February, more information about the event and how to register can be found on the ACT website.

Back to news menu

Add a comment

The ACT will not share your email address with anyone and it will not be published on the website.