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Sustrans highlights poor cycling conditions

Cyclists in the UK's towns and cities regularly have to cope with roads and cycle routes that are dangerous and in poor condition. This is according to cycle campaign group Sustrans, which has complied a list of the worst places for cycling. It names Leith Walk in Edinburgh as one offender, with national cycle network manager Martyn Brunt describing it … More

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Cycle helmets ‘should not be mandatory for adults’
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Scientists have claimed adults should be given the option of wearing bike helmets rather than the practice being made mandatory. According to researchers from St George's University of London and the London Deanery, only children should be forced to wear the safety hats by law. A report published in the Journal of Medical Ethics claims the evidence for adults is … More

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Devon school kids to benefit from cycling grant
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Cycle insurance may be needed by children in Devon after a grant to get kids out on two-wheelers has been awarded to the local county council. The Western Morning News reports how the authority's Bikeability scheme will provide teaching for 6,500 youngsters over the next 12 months. A grant of £260,000 was presented to the council by the Department for … More

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Fundraiser prepares for 1,000-mile cycle challenge
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A man planning to pedal his way 1,000 miles from the UK to France may have invested in cycle insurance so he is prepared should any problems occur during his trip. Head of development at Savills in Bristol Julian Harbottle is set to embark on a challenging ride from London to Cannes, this is Wiltshire reports. The 45-year-old will be … More

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Seychelles ‘offers world-class fishing, boating and kayaking’

Couples who enjoy keeping active while on holiday may want to invest in boat and fishing insurance before heading to the Seychelles where they can explore marine life. A spokesperson for the Seychelles Tourism Board explained how the island nation has a wealth of adventure activities to offer visitors. The representative claimed people can enjoy "world-class diving and snorkelling, fishing … More

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Half of Brits feel roads unsafe for cycling, report finds

The majority of people feel urban roads are unsafe for cyclists and many of those who are put off from getting on their bike would be more inclined to do so if speed limits were lower. This is according to new research from charity Sustrans, which revealed 56 per cent of respondents consider towns and cities to be unsafe for … More

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Parents ‘should exercise with their kids’

Adults may be inspired to invest in cycle insurance and get out on their bikes with their children following one expert's comments. Steve Halsall, fitness specialist and entrepreneur, explained how youngsters will be more likely to enjoy getting fit if their parents are enthusiastic about exercise. He noted that "lazy parents equal lazy kids" and urged indivduals to spend more … More

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