Technical, Business and PR Support
The BA offers a wide range of technical support to members via its Technical Advice Service. This includes free advice on the rules and regulations which apply to new cycles sold in the UK, the product testing that is needed to demonstrate compliance, and other regulations which affect member companies, including lighting regulations, consumer law, WEEE, RoHS, and the rules relating to electric bikes in the UK and Europe, and recall procedures.
The Advice Service can also offer help at discounted rates on more specific queries, for example providing experienced personnel to help you handle a recall situation. The BA can also work with groups of members on specific projects, e.g. UK cycle industry trade missions for export. We can also call on experts to deliver business, PR and strategic support.
Join the BA now to give your organisation the full backup of our Technical Advice Service!
Stay updated on standards and regulations
Members joining the Bicycle Association agree to comply with its Code of Practice – which details the many legal obligations and regulations which apply to companies operating in the UK cycle industry. Keeping up with these is vital, but not always easy. The BA technical team flags up changes for you – and we also lobby on behalf of members as the regulations are set.
The Bicycle Association also works on cycle safety standards and has expert staff on BSI (British standards), CEN (European standards) and ISO (international standards) committees to represent the interests of the UK cycle trade. We also have two standing technical groups: one for general technical matters, and the other specifically for electric bikes.
Join the BA and ask your technical staff to sign up to our technical updates – to keep your company compliant, and to contribute to our work for the whole industry!