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Delivery riders to strike again as takeaway volumes fell during last walkout | Business News

Delivery riders to strike again as takeaway volumes fell during last walkout | Business News

Delivery riders are to strike again on Friday as takeaway order numbers fell during the Valentine’s Day walkout. There were roughly 30% fewer orders in London during the strike period last Wednesday than the same 5pm to 10pm hours on Valentine’s Day in 2022 and 2023, according to delivery rider app, Rodeo. Across the UK the fall was 10% to 20% of normal volumes. Money latest: New energy price cap announced tomorrow with big drop predicted Rodeo expected 750,000 to 1 million orders would have taken place across the UK throughout the five Valentine’s Day hours. The sum is based on the 10 to 15 million average number of takeaway orders a week in the UK and Ireland, taken from delivery company results as well as previous Valentine’s Day order data. Data from 5,000 to 10,000 delivery riders using Just Eat, Uber Eats and Stuart was used to generate this data. The app allows riders to track their earnings, communicate with other couriers, and see which apps, areas and times are busiest. While Deliveroo is …

NJ bill to require e-bike riders get insurance, registration

NJ bill to require e-bike riders get insurance, registration

It’s been a rough week for anyone who enjoys the freedom of riding e-bikes without undue state-applied hassle and burden. The latest news sure to disappoint electric bike riders and proponents of reduced car usage comes from the Garden State, where a pending New Jersey bill seeks to require e-bike riders to register their bikes and carry liability insurance. The news follows on the heels of other major e-bike crackdowns, including a California plan to require a special driver’s license for e-bike riders and a new practice by Dutch police of stopping e-bike riders and performing road-side speed compliance checks. Bill S2292 outlining the new e-bike rider requirements is slated for discussion today. The proposed legislation, which is thought to have significant support in the state legislature, would also apply to electric scooter riders. The bill aims to require of e-bikes and e-scooters the same type of registration and liability insurance regulations currently applied to motor vehicles such as cars and motorcycles. This is despite electric bicycles and e-scooters repeatedly being classified as consumer products …

Grand National runners, riders, favourites & odds for 2024: Full horse list

Grand National runners, riders, favourites & odds for 2024: Full horse list

Corach Rambler, the winner of last year’s Grand National, has been confirmed among the entries for this year’s race, along with 93 other horses. The deadline for trainers to enter their horses was February 6. The next staging post is February 20, when the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will announce the weights that each horse will be required to carry in the race itself, which is on April 13.  Many trainers will withdraw their horses from contention when these weights are announced. The final selection of 34 horses will be made 48 hours before the Grand National itself.  Of the 94 entries, 61 are Irish-trained, which beats the previous best of 54, set last year when Ireland provided 25 of the 39 runners on the day. Grand National 2024 runners and riders The list below is in alphabetical order Adamantly Chosen (IRE) 7, Watch This Space Syndicate, W. P. Mullins, Ireland Ain’t That A Shame (IRE) 10, Robcour, Henry de Bromhead, Ireland Amirite (IRE) 8, Patrick Hale, Henry de Bromhead, Ireland Angels Dawn (IRE) 9, …

Cheltenham Gold Cup runners, riders, favourites & odds for 2024: full horse list

Cheltenham Gold Cup runners, riders, favourites & odds for 2024: full horse list

L’Homme Presse is firmly back on track as a potential Cheltenham Gold Cup runner for Venetia Williams after the nine-year-old, having his first start for over a year, beat Protektorat two and a quarter lengths in the Fleur de Lys Chase at Lingfield. Galopin des Champs, the short-priced favourite and last year’s winner, may not have been quaking in his stable at the result but it was a good return for the horse who won the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase at the festival in 2022. He had not run since unseating Charlie Deutsch when booked for second behind Bravemansgame in the 2022 King George. When is the Cheltenham Gold Cup? The Cheltenham Gold Cup is run on the final day of the four-day Cheltenham Festival.  Source link

Horse-and-trap riders die in collision with car in Gloucestershire | UK news

The two occupants of a horse-and-trap have died after a collision with a car. Gloucestershire police said the incident happened on Friday night on the A38 north of junction 1 of the M50. Two men from Worcestershire, who were riding in the trap, and the horse were declared dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle involved, a blue Volkswagen Golf, is not believed to have been injured. A police spokesperson said: “Closures remain in place at the junction and towards Upton while a full investigation into the circumstances is carried out. “Anybody who may have been in the area at the time is being asked to come forward and speak to police.” Source link

Tour de France Femmes 2023: riders face individual time trial on final stage – live | Tour de France Femmes

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature Arianna Fidanza: The Ceratizit-WNT has just been shown on the coverage with a bloodied knee and looking a bit worse for wear after having crashed. She’s standing up and being checked over. Mischa Bredewold: The SD Worx rider is out on the road. Her helmet is giving me Star Wars vibes. Emma Norsgaard: Stage six winner, Norsgaard is the Danish national TT champion. She’s just set off for her go on this 22.6km route. Will she bump Guazzini out of the hot seat? She’s currently sat there smiling and checking her phone. Updated at 14.35 BST An email: “I’m looking forward to today’s time trial,” writes Peter. “But I think I have to agree with Demi Vollering from her interview yesterday. This race has been so good. It deserves a glass of champagne and a bike ride into Paris.” Vittoria Guazzini: As mentioned earlier, the FDJ-Suez rider is the U23 time trial world champion. She’s set a time of 30min 36sec at …

Tour de France Femmes 2023: riders take on rolling hills to Mauriac on stage two – live | Tour de France Femmes

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature 139km to go: Georgia Williams (EF Education-Tibco-SVB) and Hannah Ludwig (Uno-X) have opened a gap of around 255sec to the bunch. Vos is 20sec behind the peloton. 140km to go: There’s been a crash, which I don’t have much detail on, but I hear that Margaux Vigié (Lifeplus Wahoo) and Elena Hartmann (Israel Premier Tech Roland) have quickly made their way back to the bunch. There is around a 20sec gap between the yellow jersey group and the grupetto. 141km to go: Earlier, during the neutralised zone, Liane Lippert (Movistar Team) crashed but got back on her bike. I’ve now got the race tour radio blaring which is making me feel very much like I’m riding in one of the official cars. Updated at 12.44 BST 145km to go: As the road starts to rise, some riders are already starting to drop off. I’m hearing that Christine Majerus (SD Worx) and Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) are among the riders struggling with the pace …

Tour de France 2023: riders tackle the Tourmalet on stage six – live | Tour de France 2023

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature 126.5km to go: That chasing group in full, 35 seconds off the frontrunners – Nielson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost), Kasper Asgreen (Soudal-QuickStep), Oliver Naesen (AG2R-Citroen), Anthony Perez (Cofidis), Ruben Guerreiro (Movistar). And the full lineup of the lead group is: Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates), Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers), James Shaw (EF Education-EasyPost), Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal-QuickStep), Nikias Arndt (Intermarche-Circus-Wanty), Benoit Cosnefroy (AG2R-Citroen), Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Bryan Coquard (Cofidis), Gorka Izagirre (Movistar), Krists Neilands (Israel-PremierTech), Chris Juul-Jensen (Jayco-AlUla), Matis Louvel (Arkea-Samsic), Tobias Johanssen and Jonas Gregaard (Uno-X). “Yesterday’s stage was a corker,” roars William Preston, “and there’s loads more to come. When right from the off people get a stomp on it’s a great sign of things to come. Another day in the mountains offers superb opportunities for thrilling heroics for those wanting a super day out, and this is a brilliant stage for it.” 130km to go: With the peloton lagging, a pursuing group has forged …

Lyft is charging riders wait time fees — but drivers aren’t reaping the rewards

Lyft is charging riders wait time fees — but drivers aren’t reaping the rewards

Lyft finally started charging riders wait time fees in December, but drivers are complaining those fees aren’t making it into their wallets. At least, not yet. Lyft’s wait time fees, or the charges that passengers incur if a driver has to wait for them upon pickup, kick in two minutes after on-time arrival for standard fares and five minutes after Black and Black XL. The fees are charged on a per-minute basis. Drivers in several U.S. markets who have posted on Reddit and who have talked to TechCrunch say they’ve yet to see those charges end up in their accounts. Lyft told TechCrunch the delay isn’t intentional and that drivers in certain markets were in fact receiving those fees. The rest should see them show up in the coming weeks, according to Lyft. Lyft never formally announced the new wait times; the company just quietly implemented them and updated their website and never promised that the money would go to drivers. That hasn’t assuaged drivers who are angry about getting “Gryfted,” a term some are …

DoorDash introduces new safety features for riders including reduced notifications

DoorDash introduces new safety features for riders including reduced notifications

Delivery company DoorDash is introducing new features for riders including reduced notifications, a request for customers to not text them while they are on a trip, and messaging promoting one-tap replies. DoorDash is updating its iOS app (for iOS 15 or above) to reduce notifications sent to delivery partners while they are on the way. They will only get some notifications like a change to the delivery address, messages from their customer, or if an order has been reassigned after being timed out during a trip. Other notifications will be muted and delivery partners can only see them when they indicate they have reached their destination. The company is rolling out this feature to all riders across the globe using iPhones with plans to extend it to Android in the coming months. DoorDash will also update customers with a prompt requesting them to not text delivery people while they are driving. The company is not really showing customers if the delivery partner is currently driving. The prompt just tell users to be mindful by saying …