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12 Dec 2019

The UK general election is happening today on the 12th December 2019.

11 Dec 2019

The Strava "Year in Sport" report was published on Wednesday and released various statitstics about cyclists across the UK

10 Dec 2019

Cycling UK are putting forward another push to encourage the UK to walk and cycle more for the sake of the oceans.

10 Dec 2019

Sustrans have recently announced a new software which will help to make cycling convenient and accessible to more people.

5 Dec 2019

The ActSmart office will be open as usual (9am-5:15pm) for the majority of the Christmas period

27 Nov 2019

This year's winner of the annual Cyclist Café of the Year awards, orgnaised by Cycling UK, has been annouced today!

25 Nov 2019

Help get more people on bikes... and into your shop!

25 Nov 2019

Ahead of the December 2019 General Election, the ACT have provided a brief summary of each major political party's policies that could affect cycling.

21 Nov 2019

With Small Business Saturday just over two weeks away, it's not too late to put some plans in motion to get the most out of it!

20 Nov 2019

Indie Retail UK has launched a new campaign that celebrates all the hard work and creativity that independent retailers put into creating their shop window displays.

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Cycling Showcase held in Parliament: New Date Announced

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

This event has now been rescheduled for the 11th February.

APPCG (All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group) is hosting the first ever Cycling Showcase in Parliament. The event will take place in the Attlee Suite in Portcullis House from 09:30-11:30.

The APPCG aims to use their role as Parliamentarians to promote all forms of cycling, whilst also working with representatives of organisations in the private, public, and third sectors that share this vision.

The cycling Minister Chris Heaton-Harris will be speaking at the event and it is estimated that it will be attended by 40-50 MPs and Peers.

Exhibitors include:

  • Beyond the Bicycle Coalition
  • The Bikeability Trust
  • CoMoUK
  • Conservative Cycle Campaign
  • Cycle to Work Alliance
  • HSBC
  • Labour Cycles
  • Tour of Britain
  • The Walking and Cycling Alliance

The APPCG co-Chair, Ruth Cadbury, asked Grant Shapps, the Secretary of State for Transport, a couple of questions about cycling during the Transport Select Committee evidence session, you can watch the video here.

If you are an ACT member interested in attending this meeting please be aware you will be required to arrive early to get through security and take some proof of identity.

If you would like to attend please RSVP with your full name and shop name to info@theact.org.uk

 

On the 31st October the DfT published a Departmental Update. The full update can be found here.

This is what was published about cycling:

  • Government spending on cycling and walking has increased to around £2bn over the 2016/17-2020/21 Spending Review period
  • Invested over £40m in the Cycle Rail programme since 2012 which has tripled the number of cycle parking spaces at over 500 stations, bringing the total to over 80,000
  • Invested £22m in 33 new and upgraded cycle routes on the National Cycle Network this year
  • Launched a £2m e-cargo bike grant programme in February 2019 to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes
  • Announced a further £13m in the Bikeability training for school children in October 2018, to extend the scheme into 2020/21. In the year up to April 2019, around 400,000 children completed the scheme
  • Secured funding through the Cycle City Ambition programme to improve cycling infrastructure in eight cities to get more people cycling by improving and expanding cycle routes between the city centres, local communities, and key employment and retail sites
  • Published the first ever statutory Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy in April 2017

 

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