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13 Dec 2018

Cycling's contribution to stopping climate change

13 Dec 2018

The 2019-2020 Scottish Budget plan provided by ACS outlines the spending commitments from the Scottish Government with regards to retail.

12 Dec 2018

Mid Sussex District Council is offering local retailers to sign up now for free training to keep Mid Sussex high streets vibrant and alive.

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 Parliament.

11 Dec 2018

Peak District based Juicy has joined forces with popular European brand Neomouv to better respond to the needs of the growing ebike market. 

10 Dec 2018

To promote the coming-soon loyalty, gifting and promotions app - booost, a competition was run offering retailers free access and prizes.

7 Dec 2018

Invest in your staff this Christmas

7 Dec 2018

From Monday 10th of December until 31st of January 2019 all paying ActSmart subscribers can save a third on all in-store workshop stationery and POS materials.

7 Dec 2018

Madison announced the immediate distribution of the smart Cosmo Connected Bike Light to retailers across the UK and Ireland.

7 Dec 2018

Opening hours over the Christmas break and information about our Christmas and New Year promotion.

If everyone cycled...

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

The European Cyclists Federation (EFC) 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 EFC, 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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