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New roads should prioritise cyclists, says NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) this month advised local authorities and planners to prioritise cyclists, pedestrians and public transport use when building or upgrading roads to encourage higher levels of physical activity. Guidelines encourage safe, convenient and inclusive access for all, with measures also addressing those with limited mobility. Xavier Brice …

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Halfords launch e-bike with Alexa

Halfords is unveiling their Cybic E-Legend, which is connected to Amazon’s voice-controlled digital assistant Alexa, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from today. Both the electric Cybic model and the unassisted hybrid Cybic Legend are due to go on sale in Halfords this summer. “We’ve seen innovations in alternative commuting go from strength …

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FreeGo Electric Bikes Ltd cease trading

FreeGo Electric Bikes Ltd ceased trading earlier this week and will be going into liquidation shortly, according to the appointed administrators, RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP. Incorporated in 2010, FreeGo Electric Bikes became a familiar brand name and offered reasonably-priced models such as the Wren, through a broad network of UK stockists. A thread on the …

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E-biking’s 20th Anniversary

Although there were many early false starts and a complete disappearance of the e-bike concept for a long period as you can read below, e-bikes didn’t truly become a known consumer product until the 1990s, 1999 in the UK. The major events in that year were the Powabyke company starting up with their design made …

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E-bike health studies show physical fitness benefits

A review of studies that looked at the health benefits of e-cycling, led by Jessica Bourne of Bristol University, has confirmed the health improvements associated with assisted cycling. The systematic review aims to supplement current knowledge and provide guidance on public health initiatives to promote e-cycling to improve population health. Ms Bourne explained to Pedelecs …

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Halfords Group to stock Brompton

Halfords Group plc and London’s Brompton Bicycle have today announced a “long-term strategic partnership” that will see the folding Brompton bicycle available in some Halford stores from April 2019, but rolled out across the Halfords group in the meantime – including 21 Cycle Republic stores and two Tredz stores by the end of this year. …