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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.

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

Summary Tuesday 26th May:

A major package to expand cycling has been announced: See here for the official announcement. Also, it is now confirmed that £25m is to go towards a £50 voucher scheme for cycle repairs available from next month (i.e. June). All other details of this repair scheme are still to be confirmed – we await further Government announcements.

Business support: For all available support options see the Govt’s support for businesses info page.

Re-opening your bike shop? ACT have new guidance here.

Cycles4KeyWorkers launched: Sustrans have launched a high-profile, consumer-facing site, Cycles4KeyWorkers, to connect key workers with open bike shops and any special offers – shops listed via the BA-ACT finder as below are automatically included. Key worker offer details can be added here.

BA-ACT COVID-19 Open Bike Shops Finder: Retailers who remain open under lockdown are urged to register now on a cross-industry project jointly run by the BA and ACT. More details: openbikeshops.uk/trade

Retailers: the latest advice and resources are on the ACT’s COVID-19 pages. Please also register your open status at openbikeshops.uk/trade

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.

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

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.

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