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Carbon capture bicycle scoops climate change award

Bicycles are the most energy-efficient mode of human travel. However, a student from Surrey has created a device to make them even greener. This week, the Energy Institute awarded the Climate Change Award 2024 to sixth-form student Albert Read for his carbon cycle capture project. Albert built a bicycle accessory from upcycled household items that removes carbon dioxide from the…

Why aren’t political candidates talking about road danger?

Politicians like to talk. A lot. So it’s always interesting to take note of the topics they resolutely refuse to engage with. Fallout from Brexit is one. Road danger is another. You can be certain that if as many British soldiers were dying each year as the number of people killed on UK roads, the casualty figures would be front…

30 years of Green Transport Week 2024

We launched Green Transport Week in 1993 to raise awareness about how travel affects our lives, not to mention the environment. Thirty years later, the issue has never been more important. Not only is transport contributing significantly to the climate crisis, but air pollution kills over 4 million people. Year in. Year out. At a local level here in the…

YETI waterproof bag – perfect for soggy summer cycling

Who knows what the weather this summer holds in store, but it pays to be prepared. This YETI waterproof bag has a one-litre capacity. It’s a perfect size for keeping your wallet, phone and a few snacks dry when there’s a downpour. We’ve found everything we’ve tested by YETI to be exceptionally well made. And this little bag is no…

Buying mobility scooter insurance for someone else

Mobility scooters allow around half-a-million people here in the UK to live independent lives, and we’re here to provide a lifeline when things go wrong. We protect against punctures, lost keys, accidental damage, and our breakdown service operates 24/7. Our insurance costs only £65 per year to cover a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair worth up to £3,500; if you…