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15 August 2017 - 3:30pm
Travellers' Tales: Cycling across Europe before Brexit
Cyclist having a snack by the side of the road
Geoff Saunders and his wife enjoyed a barrier-free tour through Europe
15 August 2017 - 3:28pm
Travellers' Tales: A joyful weekend off-road cycling in Wales
Group of cyclists
Riaz Rashid was one of several beginners who took part in an off-road cycling weekend in Wales.
10 August 2017 - 3:59pm
New Forest Cycling Week 2017
A group of cyclists in the New Forest
Exploring the New Forest with a family cycle
9 August 2017 - 1:55pm
From the Atlantic to the Black Sea
Cyclist in front of the Rhine Falls
The EuroVelo, or the European cycle route network, is a system of long-distance routes all over Europe. At 71 years young Mike Davies cycled the Eurovelo 6, a route that connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Black Sea – a total distance of almost 2,500 miles.
9 August 2017 - 10:10am
Discovering a new place for cycling in Stoke Park Woods, Bishopstoke
Cycling UK fund new bike community project in Bishopstoke, Hampshire
3 August 2017 - 12:34pm
Why I love RideLondon 100
Paul Tuohy doing RideLondon in 2017
Riding a 100 miles can be tough, but sometimes an inspiring event and raising money for a great cause can spur you on. Cycling UK's Chief Executive Paul Tuohy finally completed the full RideLondon 100 this week. He explains why doing a century was an important milestone in his recovery from a back injury.
31 July 2017 - 4:03pm
England's travel habits 2016: any surprises?
Cycling on the Downslink
Did cycling take a great leap forward in 2016? Or was it a great leap backward? Here Cycling UK Policy and Information Officer Cherry Allan scrutinises the latest National Travel Survey (England only).
27 July 2017 - 3:29pm
How Cycling UK’s Tour Leader Award Course is helping more cyclists to discover Switzerland
Photo of a girl stopping to look at the scenery on a bike
Anthony Walker and three of his friends came all the way from Switzerland to take Cycling UK's Tour Leader Award Course in Hawes
26 July 2017 - 10:39am
A ride to remember Sam, and that some 'accidents' can be avoided
Painting of 26-year-old Sam Boulton
On Friday evening, cyclists in Leicester will be thinking about Sam Boulton as they gather for a ride to remember an inspirational teacher, whose life was cut short when a car door was opened in front of him, knocking him off his bicycle and into the path of a passing van. With another bereaved family repeating calls for car-dooring to be taken seriously Cycling UK's Duncan Dollimore says it's time for cross-party action from MPs to stop avoidable tragedies being trivialised as 'accidents'.
20 July 2017 - 12:25pm
Chief Executive's summer update: Be empowered to cycle
Paul Tuohy
Whether it’s through e-bikes or targeted events, we need to welcome newcomers to cycling with open arms, says Chief Executive Paul Tuohy in his latest blog.
12 July 2017 - 5:42pm
Au revoir air pollution? French ban petrol and diesel - how about boosting cycling?
Electric cars charging in Paris. Photo credit: Mariordo
The French government have announced plans to stop the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles in France by 2040 to help say bon voyage to lethal air pollution and climate change. A fantastic commitment - but does it go far enough? Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, gives his verdict.
12 July 2017 - 3:37pm
Don’t stop me now … 90-year-old Ted Little still enjoys a 50 mile cycle every week!
Ted Little, who is due to turn 90, on Sunday 16 July, has enjoyed a lifetime of cycling, and still attends his local club, where he cycles an impressive 50 miles a week. The Solihull based cyclist and veteran has been a member of Cycling UK for over 49 years and a member of his local cycling group ‘Shirley Roads Club’ since the 1950’s
7 July 2017 - 11:19am
Roads, horses, pollution...and cycling
Air pollution in the city
The Government’s contradictory plans for tacking air pollution and investing in roads have both hit the news this week. They were debated in Parliament too, as was equestrian safety. Cycling UK made sure cycling got mentioned in three debates on successive days.
7 July 2017 - 10:07am
Miles off! The battle of Mile End Road and what it means for campaigners nationally
Mile End Road, Colchester: Poorly thought through infrastructure can be dangerou
Two years ago, Essex County Council proposed an infrastructure project that they believed would encourage cycling and walking. Following a two year battle, the local cycle campaign group have proved that the infrastructure was substandard, unnecessary and a misspending of public funds - but was it all worth it? Cycling UK member and local cycle campaigner, Will Bramhill, explains.
3 July 2017 - 12:38pm
Around the world in 80 days: Cycling UK member attempts to set a new cycling world record
Cycling UK member and ultra-endurance athlete, Mark Beaumont, is currently attempting to set a new world record – of cycling around the world in just 80 days. In a previous record attempt, in 2008, he completed the epic journey in 194 days so is aiming to smash the world tour in less than half his previous time.
30 June 2017 - 1:32pm
Blaggers' guide to Le Tour de France
From Tour de France last year
Do you want to watch Le Tour and impress your friends? Cycling UK's Duncan Dollimore and Matt Mallinder have been fans for decades, and here's their guide to help you sound like you actually know what you are talking about ...
23 June 2017 - 9:18am
"My Government will" - do nothing about this
Photo of the scales of justice
Three years since it was first promised, three Justice Secretaries later, nine thousand consultation responses, a two-year legislative programme, but we are still waiting for new legislation on road traffic offences and penalties. As the Queen announces what the Government will do in the next two years, Duncan Dollimore explains that there is silence on the promise to tackle bad driving and improve road safety.
22 June 2017 - 10:12am
Summer of safe cycling
West Midlands Police with their new Cycling UK close pass mat
In March 2017, Cycling UK launched its #TooCloseForComfort fundraising campaign. While ostensibly its goal was to give every UK police force a “close pass” mat, the real driving force was to make the roads safer for cycling. Cycling UK’s Sam Jones reports …
22 June 2017 - 10:04am
Tragic death in Edinburgh highlights need for segregated cycling infrastructure for our towns and cities
One of the tramline pinch points for people cycling at Haymarket, Edinburgh
Several weeks ago, the tragic death of a young woman in Edinburgh rocked the city’s cycling community. The cause of the incident isn’t yet known and is being investigated by Police Scotland, but we do know that 23-year-old medical student Zhi Min Soh fell off her bike near tramlines and was subsequently run over by a mini-bus. She died of her injuries. Cycling UK was distressed to hear of her death and offer condolences to her family and friends at this sad time.
19 June 2017 - 2:17pm
Make Bike Week every week with Space for Cycling
Building safe Space for Cycling is a highly effective way of encouraging daily c
Bike Week has just finished – and what a week it was! As half a million people took to pedal power over thousands of events, we already miss it. We want Bike Week to be every week – and to that end, our Space for Cycling campaigner has produced a toolkit to help you persuade your local authority to build the right environment for cycling which will help it happen.
 
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