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Guidance in preparing for EU exit

11 Feb 2019

A new guidance has been published for the retail sector with information on preparing for the EU exit
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Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46

8 Feb 2019

Prevent Breast Cancer is named the first charity of the year for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46
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UK's biggest challenge

23 Jan 2019

Big Pedal 2019 invited people to take on the UK's largest cycling, walking and scooting challenge.
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Volunteering with Sustrans in the New Year

21 Jan 2019

Sustrans has 3,500 amazing volunteers across the UK making a real difference in the local areas.
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Veganuary

14 Jan 2019

Veganuary is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions and so Sustrans have complied a list of vegan-friendly restaurants on the National Cycle Network that are a guaranteed amazing meal... Read more…

£13 million raised Prudential RideLondon 2018

19 Dec 2018

The 2018 Prudential RideLondon event has raised a record £13 million for charity.
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2019 launch to get more Londoners cycling

18 Dec 2018

The construction of a new cycle route in London is set to begin in 2019, as part of the Vision Zero ambition to tackle poor air quality and congestion.
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If everyone cycled...

13 Dec 2018

Cycling's contribution to stopping climate change
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Best Small Shops Winner 2018

12 Dec 2018

A combined bookshop, café, deli & homeware shop based in St Boswells, in the rural Scottish Borders, has been named Britain's Best Small Shop of 2018 at an event at the Houses of... Read more…

Night riding London 2019

7 Dec 2018

London Nightrider 2019 gives you the opportunity to explore the city at night by bike.
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If everyone cycled...

Posted on in Cycles News , Outdoor News

cycle city Today, the EU transport sector is the biggest greenhouse gas emitting economic sector, exceeding the 1990 emission levels by 20% and accounting for 25% of all greenhouse gas emissions.

The European Cyclists Federation (ECF) made it very clear recently, that cycling is able to contribute to stopping climate change.

"Achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emission by 2050 through a socially-fair transition in a cost-efficient manner".

The ECF, welcomes this goal, viewing it as a key sentence in the European Long-Term Climate Strategy.

250 million Europeans cycle, however more cyclists are needed to achieve the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In order to this, apparently the number of cyclists need to quadruple to 1000 cyclists.

"This could reduce CO2 emissions by 555 million tonnes by 2050. This is roughly equivalent to the CO2 emission of the whole of the UK and Ireland combined for 2015".

This is to say that quadrupling the number of cyclists in the EU can reduce the CO2 emission by a level that the 71 million inhabitants of the UK and Ireland are responsible for.

Not only this, but, the quality of living will be improved through a reduction in air pollution, noise and accidents.

There is the need to put the bicycle industry at the core of sustainable development in order to protect the environment and better the cities around the world.

 

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