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E-bikes: Addressing a cultural shift

We are standing before a cultural shift that will have a longstanding impact on the way that bicycles are consumed and used in the UK. That cultural shift concerns e-bikes. The electrification of bicycles continues to be a point of controversy among a limited few. There remains a lingering macho attitude to cycling. Riding a bike is seen by some consumers as a means to an end: getting in shape, rather than getting from A to B. Electric bikes are painted by some as cheating because for those enthusiasts, cycling is an athletic pursuit. But perpetuating this myth within the industry is not helping anyone.

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Cameras to replace wing mirrors on London buses

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Friday, 09 August 2019

Bikebiz

  • What is the Government doing to encourage more people to cycle?Organised by a range of organisations including NGOs, bike manufacturers and cycle to work scheme providers, Cycle to Work day, taking place today, 8th August, encourages thousands of commuters to leave their cars at home and instead opt to cycle, as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way of travelling. It is collaborating with Love to Ride, an online platform which motivates people to cycle by being a member of the online community, setting goals and recording rides they take part in.
  • Winners announced in TfL’s Best Cargo Bike competitionTransport for London (TfL) has announced the winners of its inaugural competition to find the best cargo bikes for sustainable business deliveries and family trips.
  • New Santander Cycles docking station opens at Victoria Park to boost capacityTfL and Tower Hamlets Council have unveiled a new Santander Cycles docking station in Victoria Park.
  • E-bikes: Addressing a cultural shiftWe are standing before a cultural shift that will have a longstanding impact on the way that bicycles are consumed and used in the UK. That cultural shift concerns e-bikes. The electrification of bicycles continues to be a point of controversy among a limited few. There remains a lingering macho attitude to cycling. Riding a bike is seen by some consumers as a means to an end: getting in shape, rather than getting from A to B. Electric bikes are painted by some as cheating because for those enthusiasts, cycling is an athletic pursuit. But perpetuating this myth within the industry is not helping anyone.

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