Tag: Lockdown

Bicycle Organizations Team To Flag British Bike Shops Open During Lockdown

Two bicycle organizations once at loggerheads have cooperated to compile data populating a live online map showing which bike shops are open during the current U.K. lockdown.

Out of more than 3,300 U.K. bicycle retailers nearly 220 are listed as fully or partially open, with more expected to be so listed soon. This information will “enable key workers and others who need their bikes fixed for essential journeys, or for exercise, to quickly locate retailers and repairers who are open for business,” says a rare joint statement issued by the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) and the Bicycle Association of Great Britain (BAGB).

The ACT, a body representing bike shops, has previously had a rocky relationship with BAGB, which mainly represents manufacturers and

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Bicycle Shops Can Stay Open During COVID-19 Lockdown, Says U.K. Government

Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled a strict three-week Coronavirus lockdown for the U.K. in a televised address on March 23.

There is now a ban on gatherings of more than two people as he told the British public: “You must stay at home.”

He mentioned that cycling, walking, and other forms of exercise could continue, although this should be limited to one daily session per person. Johnson did not specify the length of time for this daily exercise session.

People will also be allowed outside to buy food or medication and to travel to work.

“You should not be meeting friends. If your friends ask you to meet, you should say no,”

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