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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 Monday 3rd August 2020:

£50 vouchers for repairs: open now to the public (and for repairers to register) in England and (NEW) in Scotland.

Business support: Latest Government schemes are detailed here.

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

BA-ACT COVID-19 Open Bike Shops Finder: Retailers who remain open under lockdown are urged to register now. You’ll automatically also be listed on Cycles4KeyWorkers.

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.