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Harley unveil good-looking e-bikes

Harley Davidson have unveiled the first four models from their new e-bike spinoff company Serial 1, and as perhaps expected they look great and cost plenty.

Riding rises amongst older adults

More over 50’s are riding, riding more often, and liking it more, according to a recent survey by by the American Association of Retired Persons, who offered tips from their findings.
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Bike wheel that filters air

Not only do bikes not spew muck into the air we breath, a new wheel design from London could mean that in the future they also suck the muck out of the air.

Norway has the hots for studs

A scheme for studded, slip-proof bike tyres has gone gangbusters in Norway as the Nordic nation moves into winter.

Next-gen cargo bikes are on the way

A new generation of cargo bikes aimed at the logistics business will soon hit the streets, currently being tested in a number of German cities.

World Heritage sites give cars the boot

Some of the most valued and appreciated places in the world are taking a lesson from the COVID-19 lockdown and keeping their streets clear of motor cars.
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Riding a bike during work improves performance

If you're looking for a practical solution to increase your physical activity, boost performance and improve general wellbeing in the workplace, working from a bike may be the answer.

The wearing of the white

We navigate the space on our roads via the precarious white line, but what happens when the white lines wear off? It's not good news for automated vehicles.

Paris to make pop-ups permanent

Paris is set to make pop-up bike lanes permanent as their plans to become a world-class cycling city seek to capitalise on the crisis.
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Bikes key to lower travel emissions

Switching to bikes for even just some of our travel needs could have a substantial, community-wide impact on C02 emissions, a new study has found.

Riders make better walkers

Researchers at Humbolt State University in California have found that those who like to pedal can walk more efficiently when they choose to walk.

Europe reboots bike tourism

The word is out across Europe: Bike-cations are the new vacations. Let us hope that this catches on Down Under as the virus declines.

Europe’s pop-up lanes are promising

German climate researchers have assessed that the new bike infrastructure rolled out across Europe has potential to deliver $3B in health benefits each year.

E-bikes spark more riding

A study of the health benefits of e-bikes has found that that although physical exertion is only moderate, people tend to ride more often.

Your brew delivers watt bombs

New research has shown that coffee can do more than get you up for a pre-dawn ride – the caffeine inside your cuppa can also increase your power.

COVID crisis ignites interest in e-bikes

The 2020 bike boom has seen bike shops sell out around the world. But e-bikes have been selling fast too, with the e-bike boom predicted to last the longest.

London bike share turns 10

London’s bike share operation has survived ten—often controversial—years to reach a size and influence unthinkable when it took its first, uncertain ride.

Google’s bikey update

Google Maps have announced new bike riding updates that make it easier for people to plan trips by share bike in ten cities around the world.
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Cargo bike growth exploding

Data is from the first European cargo bike industry survey shows the industry is booming, with sales are expected to grow more than 50% in Europe this year.

Sedentary behaviour linked to fatal cancer

Just as more people are spending their lockdown hours sitting around at home comes news that you won’t want to hear: inactivity is associated with greater risk of cancer.
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Lead footed drivers face enlightenment

In just two years time all motor vehicles sold in Europe will be required to have technology to reduce excessive speeds, significantly benefiting for road safety.
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Virtual riding is as hard as road riding

Read professional cycling coach and data scientist Philipp Diegner's opinion on professional virtual cycling, and see his top 10 virtual racing performances so far.
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Exercise takes out the trash

A new study demonstrates that a ten minute burst of bike riding triggers the body to clean out old, damaged proteins with fresh, healthy replacements.
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Ireland spending up big on bikes

The Republic of Ireland have committed a whopping €360 million annually (over AU$586 million) to cycling and walking schemes for the next five years.

Bikes shed light on town planning

Smart bike lights in the UK are being used to collect cycling data and feedback for town planners to utilise in improving bike riding routes.
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Green transport creates jobs

New research suggests that investment in transforming the transport sector could create millions of new jobs and help countries create greener, healthier economies.
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Bikes to rule London streets

Radical changes that will transform London's streets to promote bikes have been announced by the national government and city authorities.
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Italy funds recovery by bike

Italians who buy a new bicycle can get up to 500 euros from government as part of a 55-billion-euro stimulus package for Italy's virus-stricken economy.

French to get bike repair cash

Tres bien – the French government is offering citizens $85 for bike servicing and repair. It's just one of many things being done to keep people riding.
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The King likes bikes

Bicycle advocacy can be challenging at times, but stories about the biggest sports star on the planet loving bikes makes it a little easier.

Keep the Black Dog on the leash

According to a recent study, even people genetically vulnerable to depression are protected from it by three hours of physical activity each week.
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Bikes don’t scare off customers

Another study has found that building better bike infrastructure through shopping districts does not result in economic damage to local traders.
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Vienna doubles down on cargo bikes

The Austrian capital is now handing over whopping grants for you to buy your own pedal-powered version of a van, wagon or people mover.
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Two wheels to the rescue

Brompton have committed to delivering over 1,000 of their iconic folding bikes to health care workers across England to travel to and from work safely.
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There’s more to speed than limits

Transport for London has just published a new toolkit packed with interesting ideas we can deploy to achieve lower traffic speeds in streets.

Distraction fix right on the button

Honda has put its time machine into reverse gear, announcing that it is switching back to analogue controls to cut down driver distraction.
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Dooring tech takes another step

Ford have taken a step forward in dooring technology by creating a system that actually prevents the door from being opened wide when a bike is approaching.

Virus shutdown could open up streets

A New York hurtles headlong towards becoming the world’s next coronavirus epicentre it is moving to close traffic-sparse streets to cars and open them up to bikes, runners and walkers.

Free rides for London health workers

National Healthcare Service workers in London have been given free access to the city’s share bike scheme to help them get to work during the coronavirus pandemic.
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The congestion solution con

A new US report into congestion indicates that the billion dollar projects building new roads, bridges and freeways to solve traffic congestion are failing.

Get paid to scrap your car

Dangerously high levels of pollution is encouraging one UK city to pay people to send the family sedan to the scrap heap, funded by the national government.