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15 Jan 2024

The Guardian has reported that ministers decided to prioritise driving over active travel because of worries about “15-minute cities”.

15 Jan 2024

Go Outdoors, which operates 75 stores across the UK, has announced an apprenticeship scheme involving Cytech training with the aim of addressing what it terms a nationwide shortage of...

3 Jan 2024

gogeta, the new tax-free cycling platform that offers a better deal for retailers and bigger savings for customers, has published further details of its new Flexi Voucher, an industry first...

3 Jan 2024

Bike for Good, the Glasgow-based cycling charity and social enterprise, which delivers Cytech training in Scotland, has announced a Young Bike Mechanic Programme designed to create opportunities...

3 Jan 2024

With the UK economy set to tread water in 2024, the KPMG/RetailNext Retail Think Tank (RTT), an independent board of retail experts, expects this will impact growth within the retail sector.

3 Jan 2024

For our latest retailer spotlight, we spoke with Steven Grimwood from the brilliant Elmy Cycles in Ipswich, who has been working in the cycle trade since he was 14 years old

3 Jan 2024

Bike theft in the UK has effectively been 'decriminalised' as more than 365,000 cases went unsolved in the last five years, the Liberal Democrats have claimed.

3 Jan 2024

A new year means new challenges – but also new opportunities for cycle traders too and planning now so you can gain a competitive advantage and thrive in the warmer months will be key to...

2 Jan 2024

Hudjo is the first online marketplace that lets cyclists park with locals, which relieves the anxiety of parking your bike. 

20 Dec 2023

The ACT office will be open as usual (9am-5pm) for the majority of the Christmas period, with some exceptions.

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Pedal power across the UK creating new job opportunities.

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

As more people turn to cycling, more jobs are being created in the industry, according to an article in The Sun.

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The article cites a report from The Bicycle Association that indicated that expanding cycling even further could deliver up to 130,000 new jobs by 2030. This would represent 6.5% of the Government’s Green Jobs Taskforce goal of two million new roles.

It points out that cycling in Britain is a bigger employer than the steel industry, supporting 69,000 jobs ranging from technical positions to sales, training, administration, construction and delivery. It is estimated the sector delivers £7.5billion in economic value, including £1.2billion in direct economic benefits and tax, with a further £600million from cycle tourism, events and infrastructure.

Roles in the cycling industry, the article says, include cycle technicians, with an average salary of £31,000, bicycle designers and engineers, averaging £36,000, and local authority cycling leads, paying on average £45,000.

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