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20 June 2016 - 9:38am
Review: Men's bib shorts
Cyclists in Rye
Cycling UK has been busy testing men's bib shorts throughout the spring months. We've explicitly sought out shorts largely in the mid-price range, looking for a combination of quality with hopefully affordable prices, and below are our three favourites.
14 June 2016 - 5:42pm
Overcoming the barriers to riding to work
A commuter cycles to work near Leeds station
Many people would like to cycle to work but talk themselves out of it. Cycling UK's Julie Rand takes a look at the reasons why many people don't go to work by bike and what they can do about it.
14 June 2016 - 10:19am
Cycling tips: 24 essential pieces of riding advice for beginners
Three road cyclists climbing up a hill
With help from our friends at BikeRadar, who are supporting Bike Week here's a guide to the basics of cycling kit, clothing, technique and more. These cycling tips are aimed at the beginners, those of you who’ve just started out on their great two-wheeled adventure. Think of us as your helpful riding buddy who wants to save you some time and some trouble.
11 June 2016 - 12:18am
Six ways to get ready for Bike Week 2016
Bike Week 2016 Credit Joolze Dymond
Bike Week 2016 has now officially started (11-19 June) and so we've brought together some handy hints to help you to make the most of this kick start to your summer of cycling.
19 May 2015 - 5:18pm
How to stop your bike from being stolen
Two police officers checking a bike
More than 381,000 bicycles are stolen every year in England and Wales alone, so it is really important that you know how to protect your bike. Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael takes a look at what you can do to make it as difficult as possible for a thief to cycle away with your precious steed.
14 July 2014 - 11:16am
Cycling at university - top tips from student cyclists
Jesse on the Dunwich Dynamo
School is just out, but it's not long before 650,000 new students head off for uni this autumn. CTC caught up with two experienced cycling students Stef and Jesse to hear why they go by bike.
22 February 2013 - 3:14pm
RoadHawk Ride HD Bullet Camera review
Review of the RoadHawk Ride Bullet HD Camera
The RoadHawk Ride seems to have something of a cult following amongst cyclists, especially after extensive use in the BBC’s documentary, the 'War on Britain’s Roads'. After two weeks’ use, this is what I thought...
8 January 2013 - 3:53pm
Insurance for cycle commuters
Cycle commuter on a tow path
If you are a cycle commuter, or thinking about becoming one, you might be worried about insurance – for yourself and for your bike. And you might also wonder what happens if someone else is injured by your actions, for example a pedestrian stepping into your path.
8 January 2013 - 1:58pm
So you want to start cycle commuting - but are afraid of the traffic?
Cyclist in Leeds
So you fancy saving money, getting fit and beating the traffic jams by cycling to work – but you're put off by the thought of the risks involved? Well, rest assured, the risks of cycling are about the same as walking per mile travelled – and the greater danger to your health is inactivity.
25 October 2012 - 11:27am
How to plan a cycle route to work
Riding to work allows time to take in the sights
Cycling to work is growing in popularity in the UK. You'll save time, money and stress when you free yourself from the daily grind of parking penalties and petrol prices. But how can you find a suitable route?
24 October 2012 - 2:11pm
How Cycle to Work schemes work
Cycling to work will save you money
If your journey to work is less than about 20 miles each way, you have probably thought about getting there by bike. Not only will the journey keep you fit and healthy, you’ll probably save a fortune in fuel and fares. But of course, you’ll need a fairly robust bicycle and some equipment first.
23 October 2012 - 3:01pm
Top ten tips for cycling in traffic
In today's busy road conditions, what you may have learned years ago in the playground for your Cycling Proficiency badge just doesn't cut it. Update your cycling skills with our top ten tips.
23 August 2012 - 2:52pm
Cycle Logistics
Cyclist tranporting shopping
Is it really possible and practical to transport freight by cycle? CTC is involved in a european project to encourage more businesses to deliver by bike and trike.
30 April 2012 - 1:15pm
How to survive riding in the rain
Cycling in the rain
Do you dread the weather forecast? Are you a fairweather cyclist, only venturing out if the sky is cloudfree with a gentle breeze blowing? Is the car or bus your preferred choice when rain threatens? Read CTC's guide to cycling in the rain and it might just change your mind.
28 March 2012 - 2:15pm
Cycling to Work Resource (2003)
Cycle commuter
In 2003, the Department for Transport funded the production of an informative, online resource on cycling to work. It was based on the findings of CTC's Benchmarking programme, which identified a number of local authority initiatives that were setting the 'benchmark' in this field.
27 March 2012 - 12:15pm
Drive less, cycle more
People riding bikes in normal clothing
It’s all too easy to depend on the car for transport, especially if you have a family. Ben Searle suggests ways to cycle more instead
27 March 2012 - 12:01pm
Push Bikes to Work
You know the benefits of cycling to work. But how do you convince your colleagues? Rob Ainsley has some suggestions.
22 March 2012 - 4:00pm
How to stay safe when riding to work
Lady riding round around about indicating right
Many people are put off cycling to work because they think it's dangerous. Actually, it isn't any more dangerous, statistically, than walking and daily exercise is what most of us need to live longer. Following CTC's guide will help you feel safer on your regular cycling journeys.
21 March 2012 - 4:28pm
Bicycle User Groups (BUGs)
Two cyclists in Richmond Park
If you want to encourage more people to commute by cycle to your workplace, or use cycles for business travel, setting up a Bicycle User Group is a step in the right direction. This guide tells you how to go about it, and what the BUG can do once it gets going.
21 March 2012 - 1:50pm
Becoming a cycle-friendly employer
Commuter
Becoming a cycle-friendly employer makes sense. Encouraging cycling helps tackle the business costs of congestion, reduces an organisation's impact on the local and wider environment and even attracts some tax incentives. What's more, it's likely that levels of absenteeism will drop.
 
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