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Going to the Cycle Show? Learn technical tips with seminars presented by Cytech experts - stand G531

24 Feb 2022

Cytech are attending the Cycle Show and will be demonstrating key practices in bike maintenance that are useful for both the trade and... Read more…

Latest #BikeIsBest campaign launched: When more people cycle, everyone wins

18 Oct 2021

#BikeIsBest,the cycle industry campaign supported by leading brands, retailers, organisations and cycling advocacy groups, has launched its latest campaign: When more people cycle,... Read more…

Retailers could face prosecution for selling electric scooters without disclaimers

21 Sep 2021

Selling electric scooters without clear warnings is breaking the law, according to minister
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National Insurance to increase through a health and social care levy

14 Sep 2021

From 1st April 2022, employer NICs will increase by 1.25 percentage points. Employee NICs will also increase by 1.25 percentage points, including for workers above state pension age
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Latest #BikeIsBest film shows exciting opportunities for the industry

6 Oct 2020

Watch the latest #BikeIsBest film to see the headline figures on the campaign's reach and success.
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Buy Now Pay Later providers cause concern across UK as debt rises

6 Aug 2020

Increased scrutiny is being placed upon the UK's growing use of Buy Now Pay Later services
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Indie Retail to Launch New Monthly Newsletter

29 Jan 2020

On Friday 31st January Indie Retail will be launching a monthly newsletter to be sent out to subscribing independent shops.
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How did you celebrate #NationalFitnessDay?

25 Sep 2019

National Fitness Day sees thousands of events taking place across the UK bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds and encouraging them to try new activities!
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London goes traffic-free this Sunday

18 Sep 2019

London continues to test the waters with traffic-free street by taking part in World Car Free Day
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Win big with Cycle September

14 Aug 2019

With less than three weeks to go until Cycle September, Love to Ride have announced a few things to get you motivated!  
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Children will live longer thanks to 'Mini Holland' cycle areas

Posted on in Cycles News, Outdoor News

Children living in the London Borough of Waltham Forest are predicted to see their life expectancy increase by an average of six weeks thanks to the award-winning Mini Holland scheme in the area.

kids on bikes photoResearchers at King's College London predict that the extended life-expectancy could apply to children in the north east London borough who were born in 2013, the year the £30 million Mini Holland scheme was implemented, reports the London Evening Standard.

The study was commissioned by Waltham Forest Council from the Environmental Research Group at King's and is entitled Air Quality: concentrations, exposure and attitudes in Waltham Forest.

The borough's 265,000 residents would benefit, gaining a total of 41,000 years of extra life if air quality continues to improve because of a fall in traffic in residential areas, the study said.

Further rises in life expectancy are expected when a second King's study looks at the rise in "active travel", such as walking and cycling. The environmental research group at King's said Mini Holland could reduce school-run emissions by seven per cent by 2020, when the programme is completed.

King's researcher David Dajnak said: "Waltham Forest's interventions such as the Mini Holland scheme and additional infrastructure aimed at reducing the dominance of traffic are leading the way for healthier, less-polluted cities."

Heidi Alexander, Sadiq Khan's deputy mayor for transport, said: "Waltham Forest is leading the way in creating healthier streets and we want more boroughs to follow their example."

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