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30 Oct 2023

A new academic study has concluded that riding a bike, rather than driving a car, is positively associated with “orientation towards the common good”.

30 Oct 2023

The government has confirmed it has no plans for cyclists to be subject to compulsory registration.

30 Oct 2023

A few years ago Charlotte Florence’s dream trip to Costa Rica quickly turned into a nightmare after a quad bike crash, leaving her paralysed face down in the jungle.

18 Oct 2023

Hubtiger, a leading cloud-based repair and rental management software, announces an expansion of its services with the release of a new feature: Long-Term Rentals.

17 Oct 2023

A survey of 1,038 work commuters (363 urban bike commuters and 675 non-biking commuters) in the US conducted by ebike.org  has explored if there’s a difference in the mindsets and...

16 Oct 2023

Thousands more people will start cycling, or be given support to cycle more, thanks to a new £4 million funding boost for Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival programme.

16 Oct 2023

Cytech accredited ACT member MTB Monster, a mountain bike specialist near Blackburn, which has seen rapid growth of its team and expansion of its physical space, is working with Lancashire...

16 Oct 2023

Consumer safety charity Electrical Safety First has called again for e-bikes, e-scooters and their batteries to be better regulated in the UK after New York City recently introduced rules that...

10 Oct 2023

Flexi Voucher lets customers spread tax-free shopping over the year

6 Oct 2023

gogeta, the new tax-free cycling platform that offers a much fairer deal for independent bike retailers, has had more than 150 retailers sign up since its launch. gogeta, which is the only cycle...

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Norwich named the UK’s most cycle-friendly city

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Norwich has triumphed ahead of Newcastle and Belfast to be named the most cycle-friendly city in the UK, scoring  high marks for categories like cycle routes, bike sharing schemes and cycle-friendly weather conditions.

Norwich market

Around 2,000 adults were surveyed as part of Saga's Cycling Cities campaign to determine the most cycle-friendly cities in the UK.

Newcastle came second with the largest number of sharing scheme options followed by Belfast, Nottingham and Glasgow, which also scored highly across these categories. In other locations, cities such as Edinburgh received praise for their extensive network of cycling routes, however, the city received a zero score in terms of bike availability, as its bike sharing program was discontinued in 2021.

Just missing out on being in the top five, Manchester came in sixth place, scoring highly for its cyclist safety, bike shops and bike sharing schemes.

London came in last place at number 17, below Birmingham.

The factors considered in the survey were bicycle usage, the availability of bike share schemes, cyclist safety, the likelihood of bike theft and the impact of local weather conditions, such as average rainfall, on cycling.

The survey also found:

  • 19% of over 50s choose cycling as an activity to keep physically active, while 86% cycle for leisure or as a hobby.
  • Dangerous roads are the biggest barrier to cycling — cited by 57% of non-cyclists.
  • Most people learnt to ride a bike between the ages of 5 and 10 (59% of respondents).
  • London is the region where cyclists are most likely (35%) to say they cycle to stay physically active, compared to 17% in the East of England.

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