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Outlook is Foggy and Grey for David’s charity ride!
World Superbike legend Carl Fogarty and Cycling UK member David Davenport
Cycling UK member David Davenport will have the backing of two sporting legends with very different backgrounds when he embarks on a 1,100-mile charity bike ride in May.
The Cycling Action Plan for Scotland – three wins out of four isn’t bad
Cyclists with child on a bike
As the Scottish Government publishes the third version of the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland this week, Cycling UK sifts through the detail to see what the plans to reach 10% of everyday journeys...
Pull the udder one … police find our stolen Cycling Moo Kay!
Surrey police after recovering the stolen Cycling Moo Kay
Here’s the moos-flash we never thought we’d hear. Cycling Moo Kay has been found alive and well, five months after being stolen from the top of Box Hill!

Blogs archive

TomGuha
Car-free cities are becoming a global trend, will the UK follow suit?
Across the globe, political leaders are taking bold steps to tackle lethal air pollution. As Paris announces major plans while London breaches its annual air pollution limit before January's end - how will British leaders follow suit? Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates.
SamJones
24 December: Twas the night before Christmas
Cycling UK re-imagines the classic poem of Father Christmas delivering his gifts...but this time by trike.
DuncanDollimore
Encouraging car dooring is fine - it's just "heavy irony" says Sunday Times
The Sunday Times says it's fine for national newspapers to print articles promoting and encouraging crime, distressing victims families, and with boasts about the columnist's own attempted crimes. You just print it and say you were being heavily ironic - the poorest excuse for lazy journalism ever.

Case studies archive

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.
Chhaya explores the Scottish countryside thanks to Big Bike Revival
Chhaya and the Big Bike Revival in Scotland
Before hearing about the Big Bike Revival in Scotland, the last time Chhaya had been on a bike was over 20 years ago. After attending two led rides offered by Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC), she now can't get enough of cycling.

Publications archive

Cycle Magazine, December 2016 / January 2017
In this issue: Touring ideas for 2017; across Finland on a shopper; four panniers compared; urban bikes from Cube and Genesis; a big ride in The New Forest
Cycling UK's monthly round-up of cycle campaign news:
All the latest news, views and fun from the saddle with our weekly e-news.

Articles archive

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.
6 January 2017 - 5:46pm
Continental Top Contact Winter Tyre review
Continental Top Contact Winter tyre
The Continental Top Contact Winter tyre is a foldable tyre with a micro-grip for when it gets cold and slippy. Cycling UK's Ian Taylor has been testing it for a few months to see how it performs as an alternative to studded tyres on a touring bike.
16 December 2016 - 12:41am
How to make a Christmas tree out of bike parts
A Christmas tree cog
Take some old bike wheels, a rusty crank, some tinsel and Christmas baubles - and hey presto, you can make a lovely decoration for your home or office!
 
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