Articles

10 March 2017 - 1:20pm
Greater Manchester needs a "world class transport system" says Conservative candidate
Sean Anstee, the Conservative candidate running for mayor of Greater Manchester, tells us his plans for cycling should he be elected on 4 May.
8 March 2017 - 4:27pm
Why don't more women cycle?
Ayrshire Ladies ride
Men do nearly three times as many cycling journeys as women, and travel more than four times as far. What makes the UK so hostile towards women on bikes? Why are we lagging so far behind our European neighbours in gender parity? Cycling UK member Alix Stredwick, who has worked on cycling issues since 2001, explains why – and what can be done about it.
3 March 2017 - 6:34pm
100 Women in Cycling
We will be celebrating female cycling by profiling the many women riders and supporters of cycling, both within and outside of Cycling UK. The 100 Women in Cycling will be women who inspire others to take up the activity but who may not be well-known by the world at large.
20 February 2017 - 6:16pm
How and why to put on bike rides aimed at women
Only around 20% of Cycling UK's members are female and women are hugely underrepresented in cycling as a whole. But they are also the group that have the most to gain from taking part in a fun, healthy and sociable activity. So, as part of our current celebration of women's cycling, we have put together a guide to encourage more women to take up riding a bike, whether they've never ridden before, are returning after a break or are experienced cycli
10 February 2017 - 1:52pm
A guide to cycling on the road with children
A woman cycling with a boy
How can you prepare a child for the demands of cycling on a road? Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce and Cycling UK's cycle instructor Julie Rand share their advice to help parents to cycle alongside their children safely on a road.
5 February 2017 - 12:07pm
A guide to tag-a-longs or trailer bikes and tow bars
Roland Add+bike
If your child too heavy for a bike seat or trailer, but cannot manage a longer ride yet, try a tag-a-long (often known as a trailer bike). It's is essentially a child’s bicycle with the front wheel, fork and headset replaced by a long towbar or boom. It fits to the back of an adult’s bike to form an articulated tandem. Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce and Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael explain the options.
12 January 2017 - 12:29pm
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 - 6:46pm
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.
5 January 2017 - 5:31pm
Women's Festival of Cycling
Women cyclists
Throughout July 2017 Cycling UK will be celebrating the women who cycle and helping those who need extra encouragement to take up cycling. Whether you cycle 5 miles or 500, on or off-road be part of the Women's Festival of Cycling by registering a ride.
5 January 2017 - 5:26pm
Challenge Ride Series 2017 - a grand day out is guaranteed!
Cycling UK is delighted to announce a new Challenge Ride series throughout the country for 2017. Start adding them to your ride calendar now.
16 December 2016 - 1:41am
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 - 2:47pm
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 - 3:07pm
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 - 2:25pm
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 - 2:55pm
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 - 11:49pm
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 - 6:40pm
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 - 10:37am
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 - 11:43am
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 - 3:12pm
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.
 
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