Business support & initiatives

Theft and security

Cycle theft is a significant issue for the industry, because many people whose bikes are stolen do not return to cycling. Thefts from retailers can also be traumatic and disruptive. Read more about the BA’s work to help address these issues.

Cycle parking standard

At the BA’s initiative and with the support of the DfT-funded Cycle Rail Working Group, a new UK standard has been developed for public cycle parking facilities, covering quality, installation and security. Click “Read More” to view the PDF.


The BA and many of our member companies are pleased to support the Europe-wide initiative “Companies against tampering”, emphasising the industry’s opposition to de-restriction of e-bikes and similar actions.

E-bike battery collection and recycling

Responsible take-back and recycling of e-bike batteries is both a legal responsibility for suppliers and something the industry is keen to facilitate for the environment, for retailers, and for customers’ convenience. A collection and recycling scheme is under development.

Diversity in Cycling

This project seeks to align the cycling industry behind a shared commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, inclusive industry, unlocking more value for us all.