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Sheffield hosts Cycle City Active City summit

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The Cycle City Active City summit is taking place in Sheffield from 5-6 July 2022, bringing together government, local authorities and the professional sector to build on initiatives for Active Travel. 

The event centres on how the sector can respond urgently to scaling up decarbonisation, while introducing levelling up and inclusivity strategies.

It is sponsored by the Department for Transport (DfT), consulting and engineering firm Systra and micromobility operator Beryl. 

Beryl CEO Phil Ellis told Zag Daily: “I’ve really enjoyed the Cycle City Active City event so far and it’s been great to meet and hear from other industry leaders and innovators. 

“The pandemic saw wide-reaching changes in transport, social and economic trends so it’s great for the industry to come together and discuss how we build on these opportunities and get more people to take up two wheeled travel.”

One of the exhibitors at the event was bike-share company Hourbike, which runs schemes in Lincoln, Nottingham and BTNBikeShare in Brighton & Hove.

“We’re really pleased to be at Cycle City demonstrating the Fifteen’s new generation fusion e-bike, which we’re now able to supply to the UK market,” Hourbike’s Owner and Managing Director Paul Topham told Zag Daily. 

Hourbike recently announced a partnership with French e-bike manufacturer Fifteen to deploy its next-gen e-bike to the UK. 

“The bike’s revolutionary design enables 10 bikes to fit into one parking spot whilst all being charged via a single dock,” said Topham. 

Tessellated and locked together with electromagnets, the dock also allows for the transfer of energy from one bike to the next.

This is the first Cycle City Active City event that has taken place face-to-face since 2019 due to coronavirus restrictions.  

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