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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.

19 Dec 2023

Bira's CEO, Andrew Goodacre, took the spotlight on BBC Breakfast this week and later spoke with Nicky Campbell on BBC Radio 5 Live, shedding light on the rise in retail crime and shop theft,...

14 Dec 2023

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has issued a new safety message, highlighting the steps people should take when owning or thinking of buying an e-bike or scooter.

13 Dec 2023

A bike shop that was created to provide jobs for ex-offenders leaving prison has now become a safe space for people to park their bikes.

11 Dec 2023

ACT member On The Brakes in Leigh on Sea, Essex is celebrating after being named independent business of the year in a local competition set up by a local MP to celebrate the “incredible...

11 Dec 2023

A controversial ban on e-bikes in certain pedestrianised parts of Coventry city centre has come into force, with the deputy leader of the council warning that riders can expect strict...

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Big Bike Revival programme given £4 million funding boost.

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

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.

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Big Bike Revival provides funding for events designed to increase cycling skills and confidence in people who don’t cycle at all or who aren’t regular cyclists.

Events, which include ‘learn to fix’ and ‘learn to ride’ sessions as well as led rides, are delivered locally by community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

Active Travel England funds the programme, which is in its ninth year, and it will now continue until March 2025.

Cycling UK believes that the Big Bike Revival offers people the freedom to choose cycling as an affordable and sustainable form of transport, which is valuable in the continuing cost-of-living crisis. The programme has a track record in supporting people to make more journeys by bike.

Figures from 2022 show that over a third of those taking part in the programme switched to cycling for some or all the short journeys they previously travelled by car.

Sarah Mitchell, Cycling UK chief executive, said: “I’m delighted that we can now reach even more people than before through the Big Bike Revival.

“We know what an impact the programme has had from talking to some of the 700,000 people who have taken part over the past decade. Many of them have changed the way they travel after coming along to a Big Bike Revival event.

“We estimate that over 40 per cent of adults in England have access to a bike, but only one in six of them cycles more than once a week. So this significant new funding will enable us to spread the benefits of cycling to even more communities, improving health and wellbeing and saving people money in a cost-of-living crisis.”

 

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