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Bosch eBike announce new motors, batteries & anti-tuning software

Bosch eBike Systems have announced a number of product updates and innovations for 2020 models. New e-bike motors promise less weight and more power, alongside digital theft deterrence and anti-tuning software. Performance Line CX Weighing 25% less than its predecessor and almost half its size, the new 2.9Kg Performance Line CX allows for ‘better integration’ …
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120 e-bikes power Forth Valley hire scheme

Yesterday saw Scotland’s largest electric bike hire scheme link up the three council areas of Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. The charity behind the project, Forth Environment Link say this is the UK’s first cross-regional hire scheme and includes 12 bike hire charging stations, including one at Forth Valley Royal Hospital where the official launch took …
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DfT releases ‘refreshed’ guidance on £1,000+ Cycle to Work e-bikes

Cycling Minister Michael Ellis announced earlier this week that the scheme guidance would be “refreshed” to help more commuters understand how they can cycle to work by pedelec, as part of a drive to increase active travel. In the years since the Cycle to Work initiative was launched 20 years ago, more commuters are choosing …
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Gocycle pays employees to commute by electric bike

Folding e-bike brand Gocycle say they are the first company to introduce a scheme which will see their employees able to claim 40p for every mile e-biked to their Chessington headquarters. The company’s Surrey office employs 15 people. Gocycle founder, Richard Thorpe, wants to inspire other businesses follow suit to help tackle pollution. Gocycle say …
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Co-op online launches with e-cargo delivery in London

The Co-op is offering a new online delivery service, initially from their Kings Road store in Chelsea, utilising e-cargobikes.com. Deliveries to homes and offices within a 4 kilometre/2.5 mile radius will be made using an e-cargo bike able to use cycle lanes and navigate traffic more efficiently for doorstep deliveries within 2 hours: “A task …
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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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‘See and be seen’: Riese & Müller announce additional safety features

Riese and Muller have announced additional safety features for 2019 models, including some models fitted with daytime running, full headlight and rear brakelights to “see and be seen.” 2019 Homage and Delite models will be fitted with ‘main beam’ front lights and rear brakelights, while all e-bike models will be fitted with daytime running front …