17 February 2017 - 3:44pm
London Bike Show 2017: 9 things to look out for
If you’re heading to the London Bike Show this weekend, then you’re in for a bit of a treat. Held at the ExCeL centre in East London, there’s something for cyclists in all shapes and forms. Cycling UK’s Sam Jones writes up his highlights…
14 February 2017 - 11:50am
Ode to a Bicycle
It's Valentine's Day and what better way is there to celebrate your faithful steed than through a poem in praise of your bike?
10 February 2017 - 3:08pm
Do you do the Dutch Reach?
We all know the Dutch have it pretty sussed when it comes to cycling, but is copying the way they open their car doors going a step too far in our admiration? Campaigns and Communications Coordinator, Sam Jones says not.
9 February 2017 - 2:54pm
Cycling UK's response to the Ministry of Justice consultation on driving offences and penalties
With over 9000 responses to the Government consultation on driving offences and penalties a clear message has been sent - the system needs an overhaul, and just tinkering with it won't do. Here's what Duncan Dollimore, Cycling UK's senior road safety officer has told them they should start with - we'll see if, as the Prime Minister promised on day one in office, this is a government that will listen.
27 January 2017 - 10:10am
Cycling and the Justice System
The parliamentary inquiry into cycling and the justice system kicks off next week. Those who would like the justice system to do a better job for cyclists can support the inquiry, and make a noise about it. Those who prefer to just complain can join the naysayers. Senior road safety and legal campaigner Duncan Dollimore explains...+
23 January 2017 - 2:52pm
The Space for Cycling roadshow diary
The Space for Cycling tour is now finished! To see presentations from each event, please click on the headings. Presentations that toured the whole roadshow are at the bottom of this page.
13 January 2017 - 12:30pm
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.
22 December 2016 - 11:02am
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.
21 December 2016 - 5:54pm
Cutting cyclists' compensation to feed fat-cat insurers
5,500 people have emailed the Government in support of our 'Road Victims are Real Victims' campaign, and to tell them not to cheat vulnerable road users out of injury compensation. If you're not one of them, perhaps you don't yet realise how the interests of insurers now seem to trump those of crash victims, and what may be about to be taken away from you! Cycling UK's Duncan Dollimore explains:
9 December 2016 - 11:25am
If Sadiq Khan, why Khan't the Government?!
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced earlier this week a £770 million funding package for cycling - £17 per head! While this is great news for Londoners, elsewhere the picture is not so rosy. We need London's funding levels to be normal, not an exception to a general rule. Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates.
7 December 2016 - 1:49pm
Highlights of Cycling UK in Scotland in 2016
It’s been an incredible year of growth for Cycling UK in Scotland. Head of Development Scotland, Suzanne Forup, takes us through some of the highlights of 2016 and then her own Christmas wishlist.
6 December 2016 - 4:24pm
Why improving off-road access for cyclists in England and Wales is a feminist issue
Women are disproportionately under represented in cycling, and even more so in mountain biking and off-road riding. But, they have much more to gain from participating in riding in terms of the health, social and well-being benefits cycling can bring. Julie Rand explains why improving access to the countryside is particularly important to women.
30 November 2016 - 12:57pm
The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group discusses women's cycling
After realising there was no mention of gender issues in the APPCG's 'Get Britain Cycling' report, the group decided to invite a selection of speakers, including Cycling UK's Hannah Chivers, along to a meeting to highlight some of the issues specific to encouraging more women to cycle and ways that some of the barriers are being overcome.
25 November 2016 - 12:30pm
What does the Autumn Statement mean for Space for Cycling?
Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his first (and last) Autumn Statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday (23 November). Infrastructure was the centrepiece – with a £1.1 billion package to be invested in England’s local roads. What does this mean for cycling? Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates.
18 November 2016 - 5:09pm
Off-road survey: what we've learnt
The results of a new off-road cycling survey, conducted by Cycling UK and off-road network OpenMTB, highlight the huge importance of off-road cycling for people's mental, as well as physical, health - but also frustration at England and Wales's archaic rights of way and access laws.
15 November 2016 - 10:18am
Space for Cycling Leeds the way!
On our third leg of the Space for Cycling roadshow, we were in Leeds. Our venue was packed to the rafters with people ready to get stuck into campaigning for Space for Cycling!
11 November 2016 - 12:17pm
More people cycling than driving in Copenhagen for first time since records began
Copenhagen is well known for cycling. This week, for the first time, the number of cycles entering the city centre has officially topped the number of motor vehicles. The UK government must recognise now that creating Space for Cycling is a must if they want to fulfill their ambition of creating a 'cycling revolution'. Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates.