Yorkshire became famous in 2014 when the most proud area in the UK hosted the first two stages of the world’s most prestigious bicycle race – the Tour de France. The Yorkshire period is called the Le Grand Departing – an appropriate symbol in a place where ‘grand’ means something special. But beyond professional reach, Yorkshire is a perfect venue for all types of bicycles.
Many bicycle retail stores in Yorkshire consume 50 bicycles a day
In the heart of the old Bicester market, Oxfordshire, bike distribution companies usually send to each retailer 20 – 30 pieces per week. Now, many stores are reaching sales of 50 units a day and there is still no sign of satisfying the thirst for bicycles. Orders were piled up, up 200% from the previous year.
Across major UK cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Bristol, Leicester, Sheffield, Newcastle and Cambridge, the road system frees up and adds space for bicycles. Currently, the UK has more than 160 kilometers of road converted to temporary service for cyclists. They are located right on the main roads, taking up part or part of a car lane.
Except for the convenience of avoiding Covid-19, British residents also find cycling to work as well as exercise, health promotion during isolation. As a result, they became increasingly fond of bicycles. Many optimists believe that even at the end of the pandemic, UK road traffic will not return to the situation of cars, many congestion as before.
Streetcars accompany bicycles
In addition to bicycles, in the UK there is another means of transport suddenly taking the throne is the tram. In the past, they were often banned from running on public roads and sidewalks because of the danger. During the quarantine period, electric vehicle sales in the UK doubled compared to last year.
In the first week of May 2020, Pure Electric, Somerset electric retailer, consumed 135 units / day. Meanwhile, last year, the total sales were 11,500 units (an average of 31 units / day).