Search News

News Stories

1-10 of 219 articles found

The Bike Shop will return for iceBike* 2020

This years iceBike* will once again see The Bike Shop take up a central position to help advise retailers on POS and merchandising best...

15 Jan 2020, more…

5.6 billion miles cycled on Strava in 2019

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

11 Dec 2019, more…

Sustrans reveals new software to help design more inclusive cycling routes

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

10 Dec 2019, more…

Arragon's Cycles talks about Best Small Shops competition commendation

Sarah Graham, owner of Arragon's Cycles has spoken out about how the competition has affected their business and how they continuously strive for greatness.

12 Nov 2019, more…

GoFundMy Business: The Cash-Strapped Small Business solution?

GoFundMe is being used as a method for small businesses to raise funds that are cash-strapped and struggling

11 Nov 2019, more…

eBike Summit 2020 date announced

The eBike Summit have announced that they will return to Oxford University's Wolfson College in Spring 2020

28 Oct 2019, more…

Last week to claim Theory one offer

Alongside The Cycle Show last month Cytech are offering a third off the Theory one course until the end of October, allowing you to start your Cytech journey for less.

28 Oct 2019, more…

Sports Direct calls for investigation of Nike-Adidas market dominance

Sports Direct has voiced concerns about the dominance of Adidas and Nike and the high level of supplier power that they have in the sportswear industry.

15 Oct 2019, more…

Take part in CI.N's market data drive and earn rewards

CyclingIndustry.News is seeking to compile a health report of the UK bike retail channel for the third year running.

8 Oct 2019, more…

Tyre Lever Competition Winner Announced

As popular as ever was the Tyre Lever Competition - free to enter on theCytech stand at The Cycle Show all you needed to do to be within a chance of winning either a Home mechanic course or...

27 Sep 2019, more…

Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next

London goes traffic-free this Sunday

Posted on 18 Sep 2019

Eighteen London boroughs will take part in World Car Free Day, with 20 kilometres of road to be closed around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London on Sunday 22 September 2019.

London boroughs are also organising events including collaborating with residents to create local safe spaces where children can play and communities can get together.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has a target of 80% of all journeys to be taken via sustainable modes of transport by 2041, compared to the 63% today.

"Air pollution has become a silent killer around the world. This is not merely rhetoric, but an inescapable reality-backed up by cold, hard facts-and one that demands urgent action from our political leaders."- Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

 

There are many other cities around the world that will be joining in on the day as well. London, Seoul and Santiago are just a few of the cities that are taking part in the UN Environment Programme's Breathe Life network working to beat air pollution in urban areas. The network so far consists of 63 cities, regions and countries covering a population of 271 million citizens with a goal to implement the necessary regulations and create conditions to tackle the air pollution crisis.

Some cities within the network have already excelled passed what is expected, for example, Paris has so far been car free in the city centre on the first Sunday of each month since September 2018. Spanish cities, which include Madrid and Barcelona, are in the process of banning the most polluting cars from the city centres.

World Car-Free Day is celebrated every 22nd of September around the globe where people are encouraged to use public or non-motorized transport such as walking or cycling to get around. This Sunday, ensure you join the global celebrations and leave your car at home, to #BeatAirPollution.