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Super-fit seniors ride End to End to help Sunflower bloom
Cyclist in Oxford
New Cycling UK members Mark Mathews and Clive Lindley-Jones have always practised what they preach as keen advocates of a natural, healthy lifestyle.
Alaina chases the sun south on an amazing Arctic to Adriatic adventure
Alaina Beacall
Alaina Beacall sets off on a 4,000-mile bike ride from the Arctic to the Adriatic at the end of the month – not a bad challenge for someone who has only just discovered the delights of cycle touring!
200 women get Onna Bike to celebrate cycling and the Tour de Yorkshire
Onna Bike women's ride in Bradford
Cycling UK Community Cycle Club Onna Bike celebrated the Tour de Yorkshire by putting on a hugely successful short ride for women in Bradford.

Blogs archive

DuncanDollimore
The Giro, and changing people's lives with bicycles
As the battle for the pink jumper heats up in the Giro d'Italia, Cycling UK's Duncan Dollimore explains what one team is doing to change people's lives in Africa and how, through a summer of cycling and the Big Bike Revival, we hope to give people the confidence to get back on their bikes. Plus, Duncan reports on how last week's race pundits fared, and new predictions for Sunday's key stage.
SamJones
Why I learnt basic bike and trail side maintenance
Problems with a puncture? Snapped chain? Sticky brakes? Or gears out of sync? Common cycling issues, with easy solutions if you have a little know-how. Cycling UK's campaigner Sam Jones went to learn first hand how to cope with the unexpected on our Basic and Trail Side Maintenance course.
DuncanDollimore
Our Lawless Roads
'Our Lawless Roads' is the detailed report the national road victims' charity RoadPeace published yesterday which calls for a reversal in the cuts to traffic police numbers. With falling prosecutions, increased numbers of drivers failing to stop after collisions, and deliberately aggressive driving on the increase, Cycling UK believes we need visible roads policing to ensure offenders fear the consequences if they're caught. Duncan Dollimore looks into Our Lawless Roads.

Case studies archive

Lady Pedal empowers Hannah and her friends
CTC cycling Case Study - Lady Pedal, Manchester
Hannah Milton feels empowered and capable of inspiring people to get out cycling after discovering Lady Pedal.
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.

Publications archive

Birmingham Space for Cycling Ride 2017
Cycling UK's monthly round-up of cycle campaign news:
Cycle Magazine, April / May 2017
In this issue: Cycling UK’s Rides of Way report, British Cycle Quest organiser Jeff Eaves, Michael Bonney’s electric quadricycle, Jon Snow on local elections, two teenagers conclude their Silk Road...
Space for Cycling ride, Sheffield, April 2017
Cycling UK's monthly round-up of cycle campaign news:

Articles archive

23 May 2017 - 12:48pm
What’s legal - and what’s not - on your bike?
Road cyclists riding side by side
Riding two abreast, in the middle of the lane, with or without lights, reflectors and hi-viz - what does the law say, what does the Highway Code advise, and what are just urban myths? Cycling UK's Senior Road Safety and Legal Campaigner Duncan Dollimore explains what's legal on your bike.
18 May 2017 - 4:14pm
How to encourage your family and friends to start cycling
Cyclists on a cycle route
You love your family and friends but you also love cycling. Is there any way you can get them to share your passion so you can cycle together? Cycling UK's Julie Rand explains the ways you can encourage your nearest and dearest to start cycling with you.
9 May 2017 - 5:11pm
A guide to clipless pedals and cleats
One pair each of two-bolt and three-bolt-system SPD shoes, with the pedals they
If you’re using standard pedals, or traditional toeclips, then switching to clipless pedals could make it a lot less effort. Cycling journalists Rob Ainsley and Simon Howarth explain why you might want to choose clip-in pedals and cleats.
 
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