News

COVID-19 cycling hub

Gathering together cycle industry, policy, academic and media resources around the role of cycling during the coronavirus outbreak. Collated by the Bicycle Association as a resource for the cycle industry. Will be updated frequently.

We welcome suggestions to add to this page. Please email us.

Read the Bicycle Association’s latest press release and position statement

Retailers: the latest advice and resources are on the ACT’s COVID-19 pages.

Update Monday 30th March:

Business support: the Department for International Trade has issued COVID-19 guidance for UK businesses trading internationally. This largely refers back to the updated general support for businesses info page but also includes a useful section on support available to exporters from UK Export Finance.

Info about 3-month deferrals of VAT and income tax payments was also recently updated, along with details of different support arrangements in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

There’s also a new Business Support microsite set up by the Government, including a useful summary of financial support measures available.

2pm update: Northern Ireland: Following the BA’s enquiries it has now been made clear that bicycle shops ARE permitted to remain open in Northern Ireland, as for the rest of the UK. They are included in the latest exemption list published here and in Schedule 2 Part 3 of the relevant NI legislation.

Reducing infection risk for cycle retailers, mobile mechanics and cargo bike operators

Retailers:

We recommend UK retailers refer to the latest guidance from the ACT but the following links may still be helpful:

Mobile mechanics:

Cargo bike operators:

Advice, support and resources for UK cycle industry retailers and suppliers

FREE LEGAL ADVICE: During this crisis the BA is extending this BA Trade Network benefit to the entire UK industry. Any UK cycle industry retailer or supplier wishing to access free legal advice can call Law Express on 01275 378 831, quoting “Bicycle Association”.

FREE HR SUPPORT: The BA’s free HR (human resources) support is likewise now available for any UK cycle industry retailer or supplier, from Avensure on 0800 015 50 30. Again please quote “Bicycle Association” to access the free service.

Cycle industry reports and updates

Cycle industry actions and initiatives, key worker support

Cycling organisation position statements

Cycling under lockdown: UK media and policy articles

Cycling under lockdown: public policy internationally

Medical opinion/academic evidence

Please note: inclusion in this list does not imply Bicycle Association endorsement of advice or views in any linked article or statement.

Latest articles

News
March 2020
COVID-19 cycling hub

Gathering together cycle industry, policy, academic and media resources around the role of cycling during the coronavirus outbreak. Collated by the Bicycle Association as […]

Read article
Press Release
March 2020
BA acts on COVID-19

23 March 2020: Bicycle Association extends free legal and HR support to whole UK cycle industry, engages industry leaders, argues for bicycle repair shop […]

Read article
News
March 2020
COVID-19 and the UK cycle industry – BA position statement

Last updated: 23 March 2020. We fully endorse, and will reinforce through all our communications, Government guidance about responsible cycling and the need to […]

Read article