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27 Feb 2024

The inaugural Cycling Electric magazine Demo Day will take place on Sunday, April 28th, at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London.

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13 Feb 2024

Fabian Hamilton MP, co-chair of the Walking and Cycling All-Party Parliamentary Group, has said that the Cycle to Work scheme "must be reformed".

13 Feb 2024

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) has called for a series of cost-saving measures in the next Budget to help boost business.

12 Feb 2024

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12 Feb 2024

ACT member and Cytech-accredited Pauls Cycles in Dereham, Norfolk has said its electric bike sales have increased by a quarter since October, despite predictions they would drop off over...

9 Feb 2024

Guy Opperman, the Minister for Roads and Local Transport at the Department for Transport, whose focuses among other things on cycling and active travel, has attended a meeting of...

2 Feb 2024

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published new information on how to safely purchase, charge and use e-bikes and e-scooters in an effort to improve consumer safety.
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30 Jan 2024

Cyclists in Warwickshire rode around the world during December as part of an initiative to encourage safe winter cycling.
 

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Wandsworth indies comes together to boost local business during Christmas

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Shop owners in Earlsfield, Wandsworth are teaming up in the run-up to keep the high street busy in the run-up to Christmas. With the cost-of-living crisis affecting independent shops, the business owners of Garrett Lane  have created a project titled "Earlsfield Village" with high-street shops sharing space with small home-grown businesses.

xmas display 

Seventeen high street shops are involved with the pop-ups and will host small businesses free of charge, allowing them to sell everything from homemade jewellery and sustainable clothing to fresh juices and pastries.

Justyna Rostek, who owns the Guinot Salon, decided to lead the pop-up initiative following a brainstorming session with other shop owners. She hopes the collaboration between high-street shops and home-based businesses will benefit everyone in the area by encouraging people to spend money locally, develop Earlsfield Village, stop store closures and bring extra attention to independent traders.

“The pandemic forced all of us to speak more to each other,” says Justyna. “ You’re always asking everyone, ‘how is business?’ I don’t think we did that before.”

Pop-up events are being held at various Garrett Lane locations on November 25th and December 2nd  from 3.30-7pm with the aim them returning in the new year.

Are you doing anything collectively in your area to boost independent retailers? Let us know.

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