Livall smart cycle helmet now available in Halfords for £69

Halfords has become the first UK retailer to stock the innovative Livall MTL Bluetooth Enabled Smart Helmet. The helmet uses a motion sensor and, in the event of an accident, will automatically send an SMS text alert to emergency contacts which have been set up previously in the accompanying app. The SMS also contains a GPS…

Cybersecurity experts take control of Peloton Bike+

Today, McAfee's Advanced Threat Research (ATR) is releasing a vulnerability disclosure for the Peloton Bike+.  This vulnerability could allow someone with physical access to the bike, or access during any point in the supply chain (from construction to delivery), to gain remote access to the Peloton’s tablet, including the camera, microphone and personal data.  During COVID-19, Peloton…

E-bike sales set to soar post pandemic, claims VOLT survey

Research released today reveals Britons are considering buying e-bikes to return to work as restrictions ease in a bid to avoid public transport. According to a nationwide survey of UK adults by UK-based electric bike manufacturer, VOLT, the desire to purchase an e-bike has significantly risen, with around one fifth (18%) of the UK suggesting…

UK Government anounces £18 million for cycle training

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today (Friday 9 April) announced £18m for cycle training to ensure children and their families have the confidence to choose active travel, with the Government aiming to encourage everyone to walk or cycle wherever possible. The funding, which is managed by The Bikeability Trust charity, will go toward delivering high-quality, practical,…

Cycle rather than drive to cut carbon emissions by two-thirds, claims report

Substituting a bike for a car just once a day reduces an average citizen’s carbon emissions from transport by 67%, according to new research. The survey which was an in-depth study of commuting data from more than 3,800 people across seven cities and led by University of Oxford transport professor Christian Brand, found that changes…

POC unveils solar-powered cycle helmet costing 250 Euros

Solar-powered gadgets seem to come and go but very few seem to really capture the imagination of consumers, writes Ashley Norris of Transition Earth.  One that might is a “self-powered cycling helmet”, which has just been unveiled by POC.  The Omne Eternal, which will land in Europe in June priced at 250 Euros, incorporates solar power…

6 tips to consider for safe and happy winter cycling

As we make our way through winter, we have the usual variety of seasonal weather, including plummeting temperatures, frost and even snow. Despite inclement conditions, winter can actually be a wonderful time to cycle. It’s crisp and cool, it’s quiet and, without jumping on your bike twice a day, you might miss the season altogether,…

Bianchi E-Omnia range – e-bikes for every taste?

As part of the Bianchi Lif-e Electric Intelligence Program - the electric bike platform powered by Bosch - comes the new E-Omnia family in city, tourer and mountain versions. Designed to meet the needs of every one type of rider, from trekkers, travellers and tourists, to urban explorers, commuters and experienced mountain bike riders, the…

5 reasons why e-bike sales will explode in 2021

Ashley Norris of Transition Earth argues that e-bike sales will explode in 2021 as we seek safer ways to travel... 2020 was always going to be a big year for e-bikes in the UK. Sales of the electronic personal transport systems were expected to increase significantly, bolstered by a series of high-profile launches from both…

London’s E-bike boom continues despite weather, claims Lime

Cycling is on the rise in the capital, despite the colder weather, with Lime reporting a 127% uptake in e-bike rides between March and October 2020. The micro-mobility company has also achieved its 2 million rides milestone in the capital alone.  The number of trips taken in October this year has increased by 24% compared to…