Articles

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!
28 November 2016 - 1:47pm
Consultation to our members on our charity's governing documents
Cycling UK Club Run. Credit Joolze Dymond
Our Memorandum and Articles of Association have not been fundamentally reviewed for many years. With our Annual General Meeting (AGM) earlier this year discussing the need for plain English in our governing documents, we are running a consultation ahead of submitting proposed changes at our next AGM in 2017.
24 November 2016 - 2:07pm
How to help drivers see you while cycling at roundabouts, traffic lights, right turns and bends
A cyclist on a roundbout
How can you be more visible to other road users? Adjusting your position on the carriageway can help you see and be seen more easily. Cycling UK's cycle instructor Julie Rand explains how it can make riding your bike in traffic a much more enjoyable experience.
22 November 2016 - 1:25pm
What cycle clothing to wear when it's cold
Cyclists going over a bridge in winter
Don't get cold when you are riding this winter. Cycling journalist and Cycling UK member Matt Lamy explains how to layer up and how to choose the right winter cycle clothing.
21 November 2016 - 1:55pm
Fitbit Surge - a fitness tracker for cyclists
Road cyclist wearing a Fitbit Surge
What is it like using a fitness tracker for cycling? Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael has been testing the Fitbit Surge to see if it inspires her to cycle more.
17 November 2016 - 10:49pm
Motioning us forward - Cycling UK's AGM 2017
Motioning Us Forward
This year we would like our AGM to help guide us on our campaigning priorities, how we might best market ourselves to prospective members, and how we develop programmes to help people to make cycling a part of their everyday life.
16 November 2016 - 5:40pm
How to help drivers see you when you are cycling
Cyclist riding away from parked cars
At this time of year, many websites and magazine articles are full of advice about how to be seen while cycling. They mostly discuss hi-viz, reflective clothing, and lights, but very rarely do they mention road positioning. Cycling UK's cycle instructor Julie Rand explains how where you cycle on the road helps drivers to see you.
20 October 2016 - 9:37am
How to choose the right size bike for a child
Parents and children cycling at Palmer Park in Reading
All children like cycling. On a lighter-weight bike that fits properly, they'll love it. Cycle magazine editor and father of three Dan Joyce gives some guidelines to help you pick the right bike for your child.
29 September 2016 - 10:43am
How to pack a bike ready for shipping in 10 steps
A bike ready for shipping
Sending a bike by courier means you don't have to travel with your bike, but how do you ship a bike safely without it getting damaged on the way? This simple guide from Parcel Hero details how to do it, including the materials you need and the best techniques for dismantling your bike.
27 September 2016 - 2:12pm
Review: women's cycling shorts
Women's cycling shorts
Over summer and into autumn, Cycling UK has been busy testing women's cycling shorts. We've deliberately sought out shorts in the mid-price range, with the ultimate goal of finding quality and affordable prices. Below are the three favourites from Cycling UK's Campaigns and Policy Coordinator, Cherry Allan.
27 September 2016 - 2:12pm
Review: women's cycling short sleeved jerseys
Womens cycling jerseys 2016
Over summer and into autumn, Cycling UK has been busy testing women's cycling jerseys. We've deliberately sought out jerseys in the mid-price range, with the ultimate goal of finding quality and affordable prices. Below are our three favourites from Cycling UK's Project Manager Cycling Development, Hannah Chivers.
14 September 2016 - 9:26am
Who was Jeanie Welford?
Portrait of Jeanie Welford
Cycling UK welcomed Jeanie Welford, the first female member, in 1880. The club, then known as the Bicycle Touring Club, was one of the first cycling organisations to accept women as full members. Sheila Hanlon, Cycling UK's historian, has been looking through the archives to find out more about Jeanie and how cycling shaped her life.
8 September 2016 - 11:02pm
11 essential things to pack when cycle touring
11 essential bits of kit for your cycle touring
What’s in your bag? Here are Cycling UK’s top 11 things you don't want to leave at home without.
1 September 2016 - 8:10pm
How to cycle to work — or school — with confidence
Commuter cyclist in Leeds
With another British win at the Tour de France and Team GB ruling the cycling roost at the Rio Olympics, many people will have been bitten by the cycling bug this summer. But how can we continue regularly riding our bike once we’ve returned to our normal school or work routine? The answer is: very easily. Here, cycling journalist Matt Lamy explains how to keep safe on the daily cycle commute.
30 August 2016 - 11:23am
A guide to cargobikes
Christiania trike carrying four kids
Bikes aren’t famous for carrying bulky loads – but cargobikes can. Cycling UK member and founder of CarryMe Bikes Alix Stredwick looks at the options available in the UK.
25 August 2016 - 1:52pm
Space for Cycling is taking to the roads – hopefully they are cycle friendly!
Families demonstrating for Space for Cycling, photo: Jim Killock CC
Space for Cycling is taking to the road throughout this autumn and winter. Ten events will take place across the country to engage with local campaign groups and galvanise support. Whether a veteran campaigner or tentative cyclist, please check out our list of events, register your interest and come along!
10 August 2016 - 10:24am
Tax incentives
A cycle commuter on his way to work
Cycle commuting is a convenient way of fitting exercise into the daily routine. Also, work-related travel by cycle helps ease congestion and is good for the economy and the environment. To help, the Government has introduced a range of cycle-friendly tax incentives for employers and employees.
10 August 2016 - 10:23am
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.
10 August 2016 - 10:11am
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.
10 August 2016 - 10:10am
How to encourage cycling at schools with anti-cycling policies
Children cycling to school
Is your child's school trying to ban or discourage cycling? Here's a guide designed to help tackle the sort of barriers that keep cropping up. It's mainly for parents, but we hope it'll also be useful for teachers, heads, governors, councils, after-school programmes and, of course, children.
 
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