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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 Tuesday 17th November 2020:

UK lockdown: We now have formal confirmation that bike shops may again stay open during the lockdown announced for 5th Nov to 2nd Dec. Official guidance is here (scroll down to the “Businesses and venues which can remain open” section, where bicycle shops are listed)

“Circuit Breaker’ lockdown in Wales: As with the previous national lockdown, 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 are awaiting news of when the next batch of vouchers will be released.

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.