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22 Apr 2024

Small shops have been more "agile" at fighting COVID sale slumps than chain stores, according to a new report.

22 Apr 2024

For the first time in its campaign to help the city address escalating lithium-ion battery fires, the Fire Department of New York filed criminal charges against a Brooklyn e-bike shop owner for...

22 Apr 2024

The managing director of Brompton has backed a campaign to introduce stricter e-bike battery regulations in the UK, amid "too many examples of e-bikes, e-scooters and light electric...

15 Apr 2024

The Rediscovery Centre, the National Centre for the Circular Economy in Ireland, today announced its partnership with Cytech, the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for...

12 Apr 2024

Just two weeks remain for the UK cycle industry to have its say on the current Government consultation to double the permissible power of e-bikes, and to remove the need for pedalling.

10 Apr 2024

Award-winning cycling business Spokes Bikes has added a new shop in Greenock to existing shop in Bridge of Weir.

9 Apr 2024

Communities across England are to be given access to £101 million of government funding for high-quality walking and cycling routes, improving the quality of local public engagement for...

9 Apr 2024

The founders of a Wirral bike recycling scheme have opened a hub across the River Mersey as part of a campaign to encourage more people into cycling.

8 Apr 2024

 A new video from the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) launched ahead of the mayoral election on May 2 urges followers to “make sure London’s next Mayor knows just how much we all...

8 Apr 2024

A new study has suggested that cities need to take into account the rapid growth and serious potential of electric bikes in moving people.

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Bike maintenance stations helping businesses along the National Cycle Network

Posted on in Cycles News

Sustrans is working with local businesses to provide bike maintenance stations and pumps at key stops along the National Cycle Network in Scotland, which, it says, will support more people to cycle along the routes as well as help local businesses to reach more customers.

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Six bike maintenance stations and pumps are being installed this spring along parts of National Cycle Network Route 7 and the Lochs and Glen Way, a key leisure cycling route in Scotland. The stations put cycle tools on the National Cycle Network at handy stops where people need them. This will help people cycling to make adjustments and repairs during their trips.

It'll also encourage more people to take cycling journeys along the Network as the stations offer that peace of mind to undertake both more everyday journeys as well as long-distance cycling rides.  
These heavy-duty stations feature nine essential bike tools on retractable stainless-steel cables and a stand to elevate a bike off the ground while making repairs. The bike pump offers the same ease of use and high-pressure rating as a track pump, with the durability required for long-term public use.
The maintenance stations also have useful Sustrans stickers with a QR code to access information on all National Cycle Network routes from a smartphone.

Sustrans says that working with businesses to improve the offering for people cycling is a win–win situation. Businesses can enjoy increased dwell time and spending as people stop to refuel on food and drinks at cafes and shops. Meanwhile, cyclists can check over their bikes and fix any minor bike gripes or pump up their tyres for free.

The Sustrans Walking and Cycling Index found that people walking, wheeling, and cycling took 14.6 million cars off the road in 2021, saving 2.5 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. Walking and cycling is worth an estimated £36.5 billion to the UK economy each year.

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