This is a trade facing website. Visit the ACT's consumer site thecyclingexperts.co.uk for information and advice on cycling and find your local independent cycle retailer.

Search News

Results: 1-10 of 993


2 Feb 2023

Taking place from 21st-23rd April 2023 at the iconic Alexandra Palace venue in North London, The Cycle Show brings together a variety of exhibitors from the cycle and e-mobility sectors, aimed...

2 Feb 2023

Glasgow-based cycling charity Bike for Good, which is responsible for delivering the internationally renowned Cytech training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians and enthusiasts in...

30 Jan 2023

VOLT e-bikes today announces it is partnering with TFL for the ULEZ scrappage scheme to help eligible riders join the e-bike revolution. VOLT is offering exclusive purchase discounts this month...

30 Jan 2023

The number of shops lying vacant on British high streets fell during the final three months of 2022, despite pressure on both companies and consumers from the rising cost of living.

26 Jan 2023

The rapid growth in the use of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) services risks becoming the UK's next 'credit trap' scandal, a loan provider has warned.

25 Jan 2023

Under the banner of CONEBI, the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry,15 national bicycle industry associations and 68 companies have become signatories to a self-commitment to prevent...

23 Jan 2023

As Glasgow gears up to host the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, community groups have been given a share of more than £160,000 to boost bike use in the city.

23 Jan 2023

British Cycling has published new research, which shows the rising popularity of off-road e-bikes and electric mountain bikes (e-MTB’s) and highlights the need for improvements to cycling...

18 Jan 2023

The article reports that, in 2021, Halfords saw its annual cycling sales double and stocks dry up. However, by the middle of 2022, it says, warning signs were appearing as inflation and supply...

16 Jan 2023

Weston-super-Mare seems to be one town in the UK bucking the national trend, with new shops opening and businesses reporting an increase in trade, according to a report by Bristol Live.

Back to news menu

Glasgow cycling groups receive £160,000 boost to promote biking across the city

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

As Glasgow gears up to host the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, community groups have been given a share of more than £160,000 to boost bike use in the city.

Glasgow 23 logo

Some 29 local organisations have been awarded funding from the Go Cycle Glasgow Fund for new initiatives that make cycling accessible for recreation, sport, and active travel among minority groups.

Priority was given to groups working with young people, women, people with disabilities, low-income families, and ethnic minorities with each receive awards of up to £10,000.

Annette Christie, chair of Glasgow Life, said she was "hugely impressed" by the "ambition and commitment" of the groups applying for funding.

She added: "This is another significant year for Glasgow as we prepare to be in the international spotlight, hosting five of the 13 Cycling World Championship events at venues across the city.

"We have a strong track record of successfully hosting major international events and are renowned for giving visitors to our city such a warm welcome.

"However, even more importantly, we are committed to ensuring that the people of Glasgow get the opportunity to engage with the event and benefit long-term from enhanced opportunities for physical activity, health and wellbeing.”

Glasgow Life, the arm's-length council organisation, has created the funding pot head of the city hosting the 11-day UCI World Championships, featuring thousands of the world’s best cyclists.

Additional funding has also been received from Clyde Gateway and Glasgow City Council’s Smarter Choices, Smarter Places, to support targeted activity.

The boost for cycling in Glasgow both from the Go Cycle Glasgow Fund and the increased interest likely to arise from the UCI World Championships in the city later this year can now also be served by Scotland’s first dedicated Cytech training centre, launched in Glasgow last October. Bike For Good operates the Cytech training centre in Glasgow, providing cycle shop employees and members of the public with the highest levels of training and accreditation.

For more information, visit www.cytech.training/training-providers/bike-for-good/

Back to news menu

Useful links

If you have any other queries please contact us.