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Government launches “urgent review” into cycling offences
Palace of Westminster
The Department for Transport today (Thursday, 21 September) announced that it will be conducting an “urgent review” into new offences relating causing death by careless or dangerous cycling.
#TooCloseForComfort Close Pass mat meets Exeter
Too Close For Comfort mat in Exeter
On Wednesday 20 September, the Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police Alliance roads policing team carried out the first deployment of Operation Close Pass in Exeter, with the support of the Police...
Community Cycling Clubs going from strength to strength
Volunteers, partners and charities are coming together with Cycling UK to form an incredible network of Community Cycling Clubs. We recently met with groups in Birmingham and Manchester to share...

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Cycling UK member Mark Beaumont breaks the world record in 79 days
Inspirational ultra-endurance cyclist and Cycling UK member Mark Beaumont has completed his 80 day round the world tour just 79 days, regaining his world record.
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Metro mayor makes record cycling investment commitment in West Midlands
Following campaigning from Cycling UK and local affiliated groups, Mayor Andy Street, the first metro mayor of the West Midlands, has demonstrated his commitment to cycling by announcing plans to spend £10 per head annually on cycling in his ten year strategy, Movement for Growth. How has he done it? And how can other local political leaders follow suit? Our Infrastructure Campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates.
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Cycling UK backs Liverpool's commonwealth bid alongside professional cyclist Steve Cummings
Professional cyclist and double national champion, Steve Cummings, took time out from his busy schedule to support his local club's time trial and back Liverpool’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games alongside Cycling UK.

Case studies archive

Big Bike Revival gets Devanshi cycling to work
Devanshi has learned to fix a puncture
Devanshi Vyas used to cycle to work but stopped when she moved to Edinburgh, but a visit to the Big Bike Revival event in West Lothian has given her inspiration, guidance and confidence to get back into a cycling commute. We caught up with her to learn more about her story, the barriers she faces to cycling and her future plans.
Hundreds of free bikes given away to asylum seekers as part of The Big Bike Revival in Bradford
Adel with Dave Robison in Bradford at the Big Bike Revival
Bradford’s Community Bike Centre ‘Capital of Cycling’ really is a bike paradise. This summer as part of Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival they’ve been fixing up and giving away dozens of bikes to asylum seekers in Bradford.
Trike ride to work is a convenient commute for Lynette
Cycling UK member Lynette Mantle on her bright orange tricycle
What would your reaction be if you saw a 68-year-old cycling along a busy ‘A’ road on a bright orange tricycle? If you travel around the Tewkesbury area in Gloucester, this could be a familiar sight!

Publications archive

Cycle Magazine, August / September 2017
In this issue: Emily Chappell's bike for the Transcontinental Race; off-road access issues; Josie Dew cycles with children round the Isle of Wight; Land's End to John o'Groats;...
Cycling UK's monthly round-up of cycle campaign news:
Cycling UK's monthly round-up of cycle campaign news:

Articles archive

12 September 2017 - 1:15pm
How to survive riding in the rain
Cyclists in the rain
Do you dread the weather forecast? Are you a fairweather cyclist, only venturing out if the sky is cloud free with a gentle breeze blowing? Is the car or bus your preferred choice when rain threatens? Read Cycling UK's guide to cycling in the rain and it might just change your mind.
23 August 2017 - 11:17am
Lyme disease - what you need to know
Mountain Biker in woodlands Flickr CC, Grant Doig
Lyme Disease, you may have heard of it, but what do you know of it? Is it relevant to cyclists? “Yes, most definitely.” as Cycling UK is told by Lyme Disease Action (LDA), the national charity set up to provide accurate information about ticks and Lyme disease.
10 August 2017 - 5:28pm
This Hill is Dangerous! A History of Cycling UK's Danger and Caution Boards
Joseph Pennell Highwheel Danger Board from G Lacy Hillier Cycling 1887
Cycling UK historian Sheila Hanlon takes a look at Cycling UK’s involvement in the introduction of ‘Danger’ and ‘Caution’ signs to roads in the late 1800s.
 
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