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If everyone cycled...

13 Dec 2018

Cycling's contribution to stopping climate change
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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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Britain's Best Bike Mechanic 2018 in association with Park Tool

5 Dec 2018

Earlier this year Cycling Weekly and MBR set out to find Britain's Best Bike Mechanics in association with Park Tool and supported by British Cycling, with the final held at ATG Training's new... Read more…

Encouraging walking, cycling and public transport in London

5 Dec 2018

The first ‘Ultra Low Emission Zone' (ULEZ) signs go up in London to encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport.
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Chancellor considering "Amazon tax" for online retailers

13 Aug 2018

Creating a more level playing field for bricks and mortar retailers

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Children will live longer thanks to 'Mini Holland' cycle areas

8 Aug 2018

Better air quality will extend life-expectancy, says research

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60% of parents lack knowledge to teach children outdoor skills

2 Aug 2018

Millennial parents struggle the most
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RideLondon data proves link between car-free days and clean air

2 Aug 2018

Levels of nitrogen fall during car-free event
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British Rider aged 5 takes home a respectable 6th Place in the Strider Cup World Championships.

25 Jul 2018

300 pint-sized riders from 15 different countries descend on Boulder Colorado, USA for the 8th annual Strider Cup World Championship.
 
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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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