Tag Archive for 'biking'

Call for safer streets for cycling and walking as Tour de France begins

June 28th, 2013 by Brake

Road safety charity Brake has renewed calls for drivers and authorities across the British Isles to GO 20 as the Tour de France begins, to enable more people to enjoy cycling without fear or threat to their safety. Brake, alongside a GO 20 campaign coalition, is calling for 20 mph limits to become the norm […]

Guernsey Foster Care and Adoption Association benefits from Guernsey Post’s 100 mile cycle challenge

June 25th, 2013 by Guernsey Post Ltd.

Seven Guernsey Postmen bicycled 100 miles in Guernsey and Jersey on Saturday 22 June 2013 to raise the profile of the Guernsey Foster Care and Adoption Association (GFCAA) and the need for foster carers on Guernsey. The ambitious team had planned to cycle 80 miles around Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Jersey. However, strong winds forced […]

PF+A company gives staff financial incentive to not drive alone to work

June 7th, 2013 by PF+A

PF+A employees have traded in their cars and solo trips to work for more sustainable and less polluting alternatives thanks to a new incentive scheme launched by the company. The 14 strong team at the design office in St Peter Port are given £0.50 – £1.00 every time they make their journey to work in […]

Car use taxes society

December 18th, 2012 by European Cyclists Federation

On average, every car in Europe produces external costs of the equivalent of €1,600 per year in noise, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and accidents not covered by liability insurance. This figure comes from a study published in the paper “The true costs of automobility: External costs of cars” that was produced and presented to […]

Ian Brown’s 2012 30in30 challenge raises over £60,000 for Les Bourgs

June 16th, 2012 by Ian Brown

The fifth Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop 30in30 Challenge has raised £60,902.25 for Les Bourgs Hospice. The fifty three participants pledged to ride their bicycles for one hour each day for thirty days beginning on 5 May 2012 and ending on the annual Rocque to Rock bicycle ride on 3 June 2012. The riders all wore […]

Diamond Jubilee Rock to Rocque Bicycle Ride in aid of Les Bourgs Hospice on 3 June 2012

May 18th, 2012 by Ian Brown

If you click on the image above you will download as a PDF file the Diamond Jubilee Rock to Rocque Bike Ride sponsorship form to raise funds for Les Bourgs Hospice. The form is two pages with the form below on the second page. The Rock to Rocque bicycle ride takes place on 3 June […]

Bicycling can help reduce flood and drought and sea level rise

December 12th, 2011 by European Cyclists Federation

EU wide reductions of greenhouse gas emissions are under scrutiny by many critics as the progress and actual results seem to fall short of the goals set by the EU this year. Recent reports affirm that the EU will not achieve the reduction of transport emissions by 60% between 1990 and 2050 through technology alone. […]

Significant health and economic benefits possible if bicycling replaces short car trips

November 4th, 2011 by University of Wisconsin Madison

Cutting out short auto trips and replacing them with mass transit and active transport would yield major health benefits, according to a study “Air Quality and Exercise-Related Health Benefits from Reduced Car Travel in the Midwestern United States” published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The biggest health benefit was due to replacing half […]

The Guernsey Bicycle Group’s Mission Statement

September 27th, 2011 by Guernsey Bicycle Group

The Guernsey Bicycle Group (GBG) exists for the benefit of all by encouraging the use of bicycles and other environmentally friendly forms of transport to reduce the adverse effects of the internal combustion engine. GBG is a voluntary group working for the community GBG promotes improved facilities for cyclists and walkers GBG seeks to coordinate […]

The London School of Economics reports on the benefits of the growing British bicycling economy

September 5th, 2011 by LSE

A ‘Gross Cycling Product’ report from the London School of Economics (LSE), published by Sky and British Cycling, reveals that almost a quarter of the UK population are now cyclists. The report quantifies for the first time the full economic success story of the UK’s cycling sector which generates £2.9 billion for the British economy, […]