COVID-19 cycling hub

March 20, 2020

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.

Summary Monday 11th January 2021:

England’s “Stay at Home” lockdown: We can confirm that bicycle shops are once again specifically listed among the businesses that can remain open in the latest “Stay at Home” lockdown. Travel by cycle or walking is encouraged, as is exercise once a day in your local area.

Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales: We understand that under all current restrictions bike shops may remain open.

Business support: A new “plan for jobs” has been announced. Other Government support is detailed here.

£50 vouchers for repairs: open now to the public (and for repairers to register) in England and in Scotland. For England, a second batch of vouchers has been released and are now all claimed. We understand all remaining vouchers will be released over the next six months.

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

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


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.