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Three years on and still waiting for justice for Michael Mason
The scales of justice: Photo Flckr CC; credit James Cridland
Tomorrow (25 February) will be the third anniversary of the tragic collision which led to the death of 70 year old teacher Michael Mason, who was hit from behind as he cycled along London's...
Birmingham cyclists learn maintenance skills from blind bike mechanic
Blind bike mechanic Mike Willis at iCycle in Birmingham
A blind bike mechanic is teaching the skills of his trade to members of Cycling UK’s Community Cycle Clubs in Birmingham.
Can we do it again in Northern Ireland?
Cyclists pedalling down to Stormont
On 2 March, Northern Ireland heads to the polls again as the populace votes for their new Members of the Legislative Assembly. As we did in April and May 2016, Cycling UK has teamed up with local...

Blogs archive

SamJones
London Bike Show 2017: 9 things to look out for
If you’re heading to the London Bike Show this weekend, then you’re in for a bit of a treat. Held at the ExCeL centre in East London, there’s something for cyclists in all shapes and forms. Cycling UK’s Sam Jones writes up his highlights…
SamJones
Ode to a Bicycle
It's Valentine's Day and what better way is there to celebrate your faithful steed than through a poem in praise of your bike?
SamJones
Do you do the Dutch Reach?
We all know the Dutch have it pretty sussed when it comes to cycling, but is copying the way they open their car doors going a step too far in our admiration? Campaigns and Communications Coordinator, Sam Jones says not.

Case studies archive

Rehana's story: learning to ride a bike in your forties
Rehana has embraced cycling thanks to the Big Bike Revival
They say you never forget how to ride a bike, but what about people who never learned in the first place? The Big Bike Revival in Glasgow helped Rehana, who is now in her forties, to get her cycling confidence and she's not looked back since.
The Big Bike Revival visits the Outer Hebrides
LHYCA Big Bike Revival
Since autumn 2016, the Big Bike Revival has been working across the whole of Scotland to encourage people to dust their bikes down and get cycling. Since the very beginning of the project, the Big Bike Revival was keen to make sure that lots of different communities in Scotland were given the opportunity to embrace cycling, especially in rural and more isolated areas like the Western Isles.
Edinburgh ABC helps Michael get cycling again
Cycling UK cycling Case Study
Michael, a 37 year-old disabled man from Stenhouse in Edinburgh has only been visiting the ABC for a few months but is already hooked on cycling.

Publications archive

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.
All the latest news and stories from CycleClips
All the latest news and views in this week's CycleClips.

Articles archive

10 February 2017 - 12:52pm
A guide to cycling on the road with children
A woman cycling with a boy
How can you prepare a child for the demands of cycling on a road? Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce and Cycling UK's cycle instructor Julie Rand share their advice to help parents to cycle alongside their children safely on a road.
5 February 2017 - 11:07am
A guide to tag-a-longs or trailer bikes and tow bars
Roland Add+bike
If your child too heavy for a bike seat or trailer, but cannot manage a longer ride yet, try a tag-a-long (often known as a trailer bike). It's is essentially a child’s bicycle with the front wheel, fork and headset replaced by a long towbar or boom. It fits to the back of an adult’s bike to form an articulated tandem. Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce and Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael explain the options.
12 January 2017 - 11:29am
A guide to child trailers
Thule trailer (photo with permission from Thule)
Bike trailers for cycling with children can be one of the most useful cycling accessories available. Cycle trailers offer a huge amount of extra carrying capacity, both as a comfortable place to put children while you pedal them around and as a way to transport impressive amounts of less precious cargo, too. Cycling journalist Matt Lamy explains all.
 
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