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Visit Lincoln free online course and new cycle friendly accreditation

Becoming Cycle Friendly is a free online course for businesses in the Greater Lincolnshire area looking to welcome cyclists, whether you are an accommodation provider, food and drink business, local attraction or have a cycle-specific product offer.

The course is designed to equip businesses with essential information on Lincolnshire's cycle routes and how they can work with Cycle Lincolnshire to attract more cyclists to the area.

As well as helping you understand how to market to cyclists, the course is an informative resource for adapting and preparing your business facilities in order to become cycle friendly.

“Becoming Cycle Friendly” consists of three concise online modules that can be completed as one session or individually at your convenience.

£338 million package to further fuel active travel boom

The active travel boom seen throughout the pandemic will continue to thrive thanks to a £338 million package to boost cycling and walking across the country, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced today (30 July 2021).

Infrastructure upgrades, changes to The Highway Code and new requirements to ensure that active travel schemes’ effects are properly assessed are among the raft of measures included in the Summer of Cycling and Walking document published today.

It comes after last year saw cycling rise more than in the previous 20 years put together, with the number of miles cycled on British roads rocketing by 45.7% to 5 billion.

New strategy to attract world-class talent and put people at the heart of Research & Development

The Government has set out plans to make the UK the best destination in the world for researchers, making sure that it continues to attract the brightest and best from the UK and from overseas.

The new R&D People and Culture Strategy published last week builds on all the work already underway to make the UK a truly great place for research and innovation, led by individuals, universities and businesses and funders.

As part of the strategy the Government will review the research funding offer to retain, attract and support the very best researchers, innovators and their teams. A review of youth engagement will also be undertaken to encourage more, and more diverse, young people into research and innovation careers.

Free support for North Kesteven businesses

The Council offers the service of a Business Support Adviser, Phil Means. Phil can assist businesses and provide bespoke advice and support.

If you are in business and feel you could benefit from free business advice please contact him. Either call Phil on 07920 472671 or email

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Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus

Watch videos, sign up for email alerts and register for free webinars to learn more about the support available if your business is affected by COVID-19 here.

Events for the weeks ahead

11/08/2021 10:00-11:00  Allergen Labelling: Prepacked Food for Direct Sale (PPDS) Workshop

19/08/2021 10:00-11:30 Lincolnshire Cyber Security Forum

24/08/2021 10:00-12:30 Women in Innovation Awards Briefing