Cycle Industry News)
27 July, 2018
The Department of Transport has this week published its Inclusive Transport Strategy, within which pledges are made to develop the bicycle’s role as a mobility aid.
Coming in tandem with the news that disability bike businesses may be severely impacted by anti-dumping legislation, one of the commitments within is to “explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of cycles as a mobility aid” by 2020.
However, without earlier intervention, the market for affordable bikes and trikes for disabled and frail people may be on the brink of collapse. Many such bikes are sourced from China and as such tariffs apply on imports. Some of these have recently risen.