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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?
The Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement in the Commons on Wednesday
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.
24 November 2016 - 11:15am
The Space for Cycling roadshow diary
Families demonstrating for Space for Cycling. Photo: Jim Killock, Flickr CC
As Space for Cycling tours the country, our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha is keeping a diary of all the events around the UK. Next stop, Edinburgh on 26 November!
18 November 2016 - 5:09pm
Off-road survey: what we've learnt
No cycling sign (Iain Farrell: CC licence)
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!
Campaigners in Leeds
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
Cyclists waiting at a red light in Copenhagen. Photo: Heb@Wikimedia Commons, CC
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.
4 November 2016 - 12:31pm
National campaign conference comes to St Albans
Cycling UK - Cyclenation campaign conference, London 2014
The annual Cycling UK – Cyclenation Campaigners Conference this year is held in St Albans on Saturday 19 November, and with its jam packed agenda it shouldn’t be missed.
4 November 2016 - 11:40am
High Court ruling on clean air means we need Space for Cycling now
Government must tackle poor air quality. George Tsiagalakis, Wikimedia Commons
Environment group ClientEarth won a High Court ruling on Wednesday, which deemed current Government inaction on air quality illegal. As the Government rethinks its policy, Space for Cycling must be made central to their agenda. Cycling UK's Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, reports.
1 November 2016 - 11:29am
Space for Cycling comes to Birmingham
Bracken van Ryssen of Solihull Bicycle Campaign discusses how to form and run a
After being in the ‘cycling city’ of Cambridge last Saturday, the Space for Cycling Roadshow’s second stop was Birmingham. Space for Cycling Campaigner Tom Guha explains how, fired up by a desire to dispose of the reputation as a 'motor city', campaigners came from near and far to discuss how to create Space for Cycling in Birmingham and across the Midlands.
28 October 2016 - 3:20pm
People don't like cyclists - says impartial Magistrate!
Picture of City of London Magstrates Court
Why bother with facts when you can rely on prejudice and teach that behaviour to others? This week's lesson from a London Magistrate is that people don't like cyclists, your held in low esteem, and you really must do something to repair your reputation. Good to hear there's no bicycle bias on the Bench!
28 October 2016 - 11:10am
A glorious time at the Golden Beeches Weekend 2016
A group in the beechwoods
South Bucks CTC has been organising this event for the last 40 years. A small rally, it is one of the last of the season but, as the name suggests, makes the most of the glorious autumn colours of the changing beechwoods in the Chiltern Hills.
25 October 2016 - 11:06am
The Space for Cycling roadshow hits Cambridge!
Julian Huppert, Daniel Zeichner MP and Tom Guha kick the day off
The Space for Cycling roadshow has officially started! The first stop was Cambridge, where around fifty people came to hear all about Cycling UK's plans to get councils to plan, invest in and build full networks of cycle-friendly infrastructure. Cycling UK's Space for Cycling Campaigner, Tom Guha explains.
19 October 2016 - 4:45pm
Intimidation: why our roads need to change
Picture from WMP on near misses
In this blog, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) and MP Brentford and Isleworth, Ruth Cadbury, shares her concerns about intimidatory behaviour on our roads, and what the APPCG plans to do about it.
8 October 2016 - 9:21pm
Will a new mayor in Manchester encourage cycling?
Caroline Russell in Blackfriars
Caroline Russell is a cycle campaigner and London Assembly Member. She hopes that Manchester's elected mayor will prioritise cycling in the city.
6 October 2016 - 9:42am
Daily Mail fail: it's lunacy we have so few cycle lanes
The Daily Mail: Cycle lanes are "paralysing" Britain
The Daily Mail article ‘Cycle Lanes Lunacy!’ is a sign of the times but, according to Cycling UK's Space for Cycling campaigner Tom Guha, it may be a mark of progress. Does the Daily Mail actually back the Space for Cycling campaign’s call for full networks of cycle-friendly infrastructure?
5 October 2016 - 4:03pm
Do we need female-specific cycling activities?
Two young girls on a tandem
The response to events such as 'Women's Sport Week' is often along the lines of "That's all very well but shouldn't women be active every week?", not just once a year. Cycling UK's Julie Rand ponders why encouraging women can only be a good thing, as women currently do far less physical activity than men at every phase of life.
30 September 2016 - 12:18pm
Stephen Fabes' pub, pint and plan to cycle around the world
Stephen Fabes Cycling the Six
Like most decisions of great consequence to Stephen Fabes (and perhaps others), his plan to cycle around the world was settled in a pub, pint in one hand and mini-atlas in the other. Here is Stephen's hilarious guest blog about how his dream to cycle the six continents started, stalled, and restarted.
23 September 2016 - 11:40am
Cycling UK's top 11 from the Cycle Show
Cycling UK at the NEC, Cycle Show
From Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September the cycling industry has descended upon the NEC in Birmingham to bring you the latest and best of cycling kit. Cycling UK's Sam Jones has trawled through hundreds of exhibitors to bring you his favourite finds...
23 September 2016 - 10:41am
Happy Maps - Help your council make Space for Cycling
Space for Cycling in Bristol, photo: Flickr CC, samsaundersleeds
To really get people out of cars and onto bikes, it is necessary to create a full network of cycle-friendly infrastructure, not just piecemeal schemes that make the odd junction safer. Local groups around the country have been helping their council achieve this aim. Cycling UK’s Space for Cycling Campaigns Officer Tom Guha investigates.
16 September 2016 - 3:58pm
'Sugar Tax'– what is it good for?
Soft drinks in a fridge
Cycling of course! This Thursday, the Guardian published a collective call from active travel groups and health charities for the Government to use future proceeds from the so-called 'sugar tax' to fund cycling and walking to school. Campaigns Coordinator Sam Jones explains how this came about.
 
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