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Swytch announce new conversion kit with ‘pocket-sized’ battery

Swytch Technology has today announced the upcoming launch of a smaller and lighter conversion kit. The new Swytch e-bike conversion kit features a 700g battery “power pack,” similar in size to a large smart-phone. Swytch say the battery will provide 250W of power, a 9 mile range for shorter trips and commutes, plus a recharging …
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Highway Code changes to improve safety of pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders

Updates to the Highway Code on 29th January have introduced a risk-based hierarchy of road users, aimed at giving priority and protection to the most vulnerable, whilst increasing the responsibility of drivers of larger, heavier vehicles in taking care of the more at-risk they’re sharing the road with. The changes follow a consultation reviewing the …
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French ruling tasks car trade with spreading green travel message

“For short journeys, prioritise walking or cycling,” “think about car pooling” and “take public transport every day” aren’t messages you’d usually expect to see on car ads. From March however a new law will force all car advertisements in France to include active and green travel statements in a bid to steer people towards greener options. …
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COP26: ‘Thinking global, acting local’ is way ahead, says Sustrans

Sustrans Scotland, alongside the Sustainable Transport Alliance, will be at the United Nations global climate summit, COP26, to talk about greener and healthier travel on 10th November. The Green Zone session, starting at 5pm, sets out to demonstrate how local initiatives can engage and empower communities to enjoy more sustainable mobility. COP26, the global climate …
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Bicycle industry fights e-bike ‘tampering’

CONEBI, the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry, is pulling together industry bodies and companies across Europe and further afield to ‘self-commit’ to increasing measures to prevent rider tampering of electric bikes. The Confederation has secured the signatures of 15 national bicycle industry associations and 68 companies taking a ‘strong stance’ against riders manipulating their …
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DfT’s E-cycle extension fund boosts take up

A recently published document outlines successful bids for funds to further promote electric bike uptake in various local authorities. Amongst those, £250K has been allocated to both Leicester City Council and Norfolk County Council, while Birmingham City Council will use £199k to increase the availability of e-bikes and adapted e-bikes through a range of local …