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29 Jun 2023

With this Saturday and Sunday marking Independents’ Day weekend, the culmination of the annual campaign to promote independent retailers around the UK, ACT member Elmy Cycles in Ipswich...

29 Jun 2023

The new Consumer Duty comes into force on 31 July 2023 for new and existing products and services. The aim is to set higher and clearer standards of consumer protection and to require firms to...

29 Jun 2023

Bicycle sales slowed sharply in Europe in 2022 after strong growth during the pandemic. But whilst traditional bicycles were less in demand electric bikes continued their explosion, the European...

29 Jun 2023

gogeta says it is set to shake up the Cycle to Work Scheme industry by offering partner bike shops the lowest commission fees in the industry at 4%, with an introductory offer of 3% until 31st...

26 Jun 2023

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new Cycling Action Plan with the aim of increasing the number of journeys made in the capital by bike by a third by the end of the decade, with...

16 Jun 2023

Giant UK have partnered with Activate Cycle Academy and the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) to provide a Cytech Technical e-Bike qualification

15 Jun 2023

Hubtiger has been revolutionising service and repair operations for numerous service-based shops with their powerful software. Now, they are thrilled to announce the expansion of their software...

15 Jun 2023

A new and improved traineeship programme for women and non-binary people being implemented by  Bike for Good, which delivers Cytech training in Scotland, is proving successful.

14 Jun 2023

The introduction of a 'death by dangerous cycling' law, proposed by then-Transport Secretary Grant Shapps last year, is unlikely to be passed before the next general election due to a lack of...

14 Jun 2023

ACT Gold Member Don Valley Cycles, dubbed “Doncaster’s favourite” cycle shop, has marked its 30th anniversary in business with a 300-mile bike ride.

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Bike maintenance stations helping businesses along the National Cycle Network

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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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