20 June 2016 - 9:38am
Review: Men's bib shorts
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
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
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 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
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.
8 January 2013 - 3:53pm
Insurance for cycle commuters
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?
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
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
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
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
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.
27 March 2012 - 12:15pm
Drive less, cycle more
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
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.
20 March 2012 - 4:20pm
How to look smart when cycling to work
It's one of the most common excuses not to ride to work but it is possible to cycle and look smart in the office. Our top tips for cycle commuters will help you make the grade.
12 March 2012 - 3:51pm
Support Your Local Bike Shop
Here at CTC, we love supportive and friendly local bike shops. When things go wrong or when you need a bit of advice, local knowledgeable staff are invaluable. See which shops our CTC supporters recommend.
7 March 2012 - 12:27pm
Streets Ahead: CTC's classic cycle commuting guide
Cycling to work serves many purposes: it's good for your health, the environment and you're almost always guaranteed to arrive at work, college or school at the same time! Read accounts of regular cycle commuters and gain valuable information to ease you into the world of cycle commuting ...