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Source:Gov.wales 09.09.21

https://gov.wales/million-pound-investment-make-cycling-more-accessible-all

 

An electric bike pilot scheme that has received more than £1 million of funding from the Welsh Government is already helping local residents to swap their car for a bike in communities across Wales.

The electric bike loan scheme, run by Sustrans, offers a range of battery assisted electric bikes for free on long-term loan for local residents that do not cycle regularly or find the cost of elec

Source: Gov.uk 30.07.2021

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/increasing-uptake-of-cycling-following-covid-19-travel-disruption

moment-of-change-increasing-cycling-uptake.pdf

This research, published by the Department for Transport, explores how to increase cycling behaviour following COVID-19 travel disruption.

The research sets out to develop policy options to convert high levels of cycling during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic into more long-term travel habits.

The report sets out

Source: Gov.uk 30.07.2021

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gear-change-one-year-on-review

gear-change-one-year-on.pdf

gear-change-a-bold-vision-for-cycling-and-walking.pdf

This document reviews the progress made towards achieving the goals of the government’s Gear Change walking and cycling plan.

The report:

  • summarises what has been achieved
  • sets out evidence from a number of case studies
  • explains the benefits of the investment.

Source: NIHR 09.04.2021

https://www.leicesterbrc.nihr.ac.uk/cycling-study-transforms-heart-health-of-dialysis-patients/

Cycling at moderate intensity during dialysis could drastically improve the heart health of patients with kidney failure and result in significant savings for the NHS, according to new research by the University of Leicester supported by the charity Kidney Research UK and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre.

Patients in the CYCLE-H

Source: World Health Organisation June 21

https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/physical-activity/news/news/2021/6/promoting-cycling-can-save-lives-and-advance-health-across-europe-through-improved-air-quality-and-increased-physical-activity

 

On World Bicycle Day, celebrated on 3 June, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights a new master plan that calls countries to acknowledge cycling as an equal mode of transport and to double the level of cycling by 2030. The Pa

Source: Kidney International April 21

https://www.kidney-international.org/article/S0085-2538(21)00269-6/fulltext

 

Cycling at moderate intensity during dialysis could drastically improve the heart health of patients with kidney failure and result in significant savings for the NHS, according to new research by the University of Leicester supported by the charity Kidney Research UK and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre.

Patients in the CYCLE-HD st

Cycling has proved its worth during the pandemic, as a safe and socially distanced way for people to get exercise and as a means to travel to work and for other essential journeys. However, 74% of people from ethnic minority groups living in our 12 Bike Life cities and towns do not currently cycle. This compares to 37% of White people. Source: Sustrans, July 2020
The recent COVID-19 restrictions have profoundly impacted the way people live, work and travel as evidenced by the public’s desire to be more active, and the rise in popularity of cycling and walking (Sport England, 2020). Now, we can embed those changes in people’s travel behaviour, increase active travel, and transform permanently how many people move around, particularly in towns and cities. Source: gov.uk, July 2020
As the Prime Minister set out his ambition for the country’s recovery in the West Midlands last week, the National Trust, the Mayor of the West Midlands, Sustrans, Create Streets and local council leaders[3] have written to him urging a £5.5billion commitment to an urban green infrastructure fund to level up access to urban green space as part of his “infrastructure revolution”. Source: National Trust, July 2020
Today's Sport England survey data shows interesting findings on how people are engaging in exercise within the limits of current social distancing rules and suggests there's a possibly growing stronger appreciation of the importance of exercising. More detailed work is needed to understand how far peoples' behaviour has changed from their usual patterns, and to gauge what the likelihood is of new habits forming into a new normal for individuals and families. Source: Sports think tank April 2020