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Sunny Start of Summertime launches our Challenge Ride Series in style
Start of Summertime riders
The Start of Summertime lived up to its name as glorious sunshine greeted the 200 cyclists who launched Cycling UK’s new Challenge Ride Series in Stevenage on Sunday (26 March).
Driver's trial in the Michael Mason case to start next week
Mick Mason with his daughter Anna
Three years after 70 year old teacher Michael Mason was hit from behind as he cycled along Regent Street, the private prosecution of the driver involved is finally set to begin in the Old Bailey next...
How cycling helps heart attack victims rebuild their lives
Alton Cardiac Rehab group
Cycling has helped Mike Hutchinson rebuild his life after he suffered a heart attack seven years ago. Mike is a member of the Alton Cardiac Rehab cycling group in Hampshire, which celebrates its...

Blogs archive

TomGuha
Vote Bike: English and Welsh councils
On 04 May, local council elections will take place across Britain. Cycling UK have teamed up with Democracy Club to quiz as many candidates on their views on cycling as possible.
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Join a Space for Cycling ride on 22 April
On 22 April, campaign groups around the country are riding out to mark International Earth Day and to show incoming politicians public support for cycling. See if there is one near you ...
TomGuha
Vote Bike: Liverpool City Region
On 4 May, the Liverpool City Region will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Merseyside Cycling Campaign are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks.

Case studies archive

Cycling lights up life for former smoker Mohammed
Mohammed Ali, Manchester
Mohammed Ali was a chainsmoker with a poor diet whose attempts to start a new exercise regime always seemed to end in failure.
Cycle Ayrshire, part of Cycling UK - how to appeal to female cyclists
CTC cycling Case Study
Cycle Ayrshire is one of many groups of Cycling UK which have been successful in encouraging more women to take up and enjoy cycling. The group's Secretary Pat Standen gives her tips for making sure women feel welcome on group rides, which can eventually lead to them to ride in mixed groups and tack longer distances.
Vicki's story: From nervous cyclist to community cycle club leader
Vicki Jackson and her community cycle club
Like many people, Vicki Jackson had always loved cycling but a fear of traffic and lack of confidence in her fitness meant that she was restricted to short distances and off-road routes. That all changed when Vicki went along to a Dr Bike session organised by Cycling UK and Hampshire County Council's sustainable travel programme back in 2015.

Publications archive

Vote Bike 2017
Cycling UK's monthly round-up of cycle campaign news:
Two women cycling in the countryside
The March 2017 edition of ClubShorts, Cycling UK's newsletter for cycling groups.
Cycle Magazine, February / March 2017
In this issue: Why Rights of Way rules need revising; decent bikes for £250; touring tips for women; West Highland by MTB; Josie Dew in full flood.

Articles archive

10 March 2017 - 1:20pm
Greater Manchester needs a "world class transport system" says Conservative candidate
Sean Anstee, the Conservative candidate running for mayor of Greater Manchester, tells us his plans for cycling should he be elected on 4 May.
8 March 2017 - 4:27pm
Why don't more women cycle?
Ayrshire Ladies ride
Men do nearly three times as many cycling journeys as women, and travel more than four times as far. What makes the UK so hostile towards women on bikes? Why are we lagging so far behind our European neighbours in gender parity? Cycling UK member Alix Stredwick, who has worked on cycling issues since 2001, explains why – and what can be done about it.
3 March 2017 - 6:34pm
100 Women in Cycling
We will be celebrating female cycling by profiling the many women riders and supporters of cycling, both within and outside of Cycling UK. The 100 Women in Cycling will be women who inspire others to take up the activity but who may not be well-known by the world at large.
 
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