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12 May 2017 - 10:54am
The Giro, and changing people's lives with bicycles
Giro d'Italia podium
As the battle for the pink jumper heats up in the Giro d'Italia, Cycling UK's Duncan Dollimore explains what one team is doing to change people's lives in Africa and how, through a summer of cycling and the Big Bike Revival, we hope to give people the confidence to get back on their bikes. Plus, Duncan reports on how last week's race pundits fared, and new predictions for Sunday's key stage.
11 May 2017 - 3:12pm
Why I learnt basic bike and trail side maintenance
Problems with a puncture? Snapped chain? Sticky brakes? Or gears out of sync? Common cycling issues, with easy solutions if you have a little know-how. Cycling UK's campaigner Sam Jones went to learn first hand how to cope with the unexpected on our Basic and Trail Side Maintenance course.
11 May 2017 - 10:01am
Our Lawless Roads
Picture of the scales of justice
'Our Lawless Roads' is the detailed report the national road victims' charity RoadPeace published yesterday which calls for a reversal in the cuts to traffic police numbers. With falling prosecutions, increased numbers of drivers failing to stop after collisions, and deliberately aggressive driving on the increase, Cycling UK believes we need visible roads policing to ensure offenders fear the consequences if they're caught. Duncan Dollimore looks into Our Lawless Roads.
8 May 2017 - 12:11pm
What will each Metro Mayor do for cycling?
Cyclists gather in Birmingham to tell Metro Mayor candidates, we need Space for
In the lead up to the England's first Metro Mayor elections, Cycling UK teamed up with local groups to ask each set of candidates to support a set of local-specific pledges. As the results stream in, Cycling UK's Space for Cycling Campaigner, Tom Guha, examines the likely next steps in each region.
4 May 2017 - 4:48pm
Who is going to win the Giro d'Italia?
Photo of Giro start 2010
As Italy's Giro d'Italia sets off in Sardinia today, with a three-week battle for a pink jumper, Cycling UK's Duncan Dollimore explains why he loves the race and why Big Bike Revival is Eurosport's UK sponsor of the Giro. Plus Cycling UK's pundits predict who will be parading pink in Milan.
3 May 2017 - 12:34pm
English and Welsh County Council candidates support Space for Cycling
County Councils have responsibility for most of Britain's local road network (cr
Full county council elections will take place across Britain this Thursday (4 May 2017). Cycling UK, with Democracy Club and local voters, has been asking candidates how they will support cycling if elected.
2 May 2017 - 9:07am
Parliamentary group reports on cycling and the justice system
Picture of the scales of justice
The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's report on cycling and the justice system was published today, with fourteen recommendations to reduce danger and ensure justice. It won't change things overnight, but Duncan Dollimore explains why Cycling UK welcomes the report, and how the recommendations can be used within Road Justice campaigning.
28 April 2017 - 4:13pm
Why cycling can be especially beneficial for women
Many articles, conferences and blogs discuss the barriers to more women cycling but very few stress the reasons WHY it is a particularly good activity for females.
25 April 2017 - 9:45am
Thousands pedal out in support of Space for Cycling
Last Saturday (22 April) was International Earth Day and the day after the publication of the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. To mark the day, groups across the country took to their pedals in a show of support for Space for Cycling.
24 April 2017 - 11:30am
Slovenian ladder case leads to e-bike insurance debate
Three cyclists on e-bikes
A tractor driver knocking a man off a ladder on a Slovenian farm has led to the possible extension of compulsory motor insurance to include e-bikes in the UK. But when is a bike propelled by mechanical power, and when is it merely power assisted? And will the Government do what it promised and exercise common sense with any insurance changes?
21 April 2017 - 10:25am
Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy published: now let's get its vision put into practice!
Huntingdon Road Crossing Cambridge
After 2-years of gestation, the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) has finally appeared, on the last day when the Government could make announcements before the General Election. Whatever else we've said about it previously, its vision is admirable, as is the local cycle network planning process it proposes. We now need to enlist the backing of councils and other partners, and of national as well as local politicians, to ensure this vision gets implemented.
19 April 2017 - 3:38pm
My epic ride from Scotland to Italy
Lady above coastline
Several years ago Cycling UK member Linda Edge had the idea of cycling on her own to Italy from Scotland. When she first mentioned her dream to family and friends it was met with disbelief and laughter. Linda recalls "I was unfit, my knowledge of bike mechanics was negligible as were my map reading skills and I have a poor sense of direction." But after completing a 10-mile ride with her local Cycling UK group in Ayrshire, she found the confidence to go for it....
19 April 2017 - 2:23pm
Join a Space for Cycling ride on 22 April
Space for Cycling rides are taking place all over Britain on 22 April
On 22 April, campaign groups around the country are riding out to mark International Earth Day and to show incoming politicians public support for cycling. See if there is one near you ...
15 April 2017 - 8:40pm
Support Space for Cycling with We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote and Pedal on Parliament
Walk, Cycle, Vote in Scotland
With over 50 organisations involved in the campaign, We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote is working with partners across Scotland to take the campaign pledges to every local election candidate before the 4 May
13 April 2017 - 1:24pm
The Michael Mason case - why, what happened, and where now?
The scales of justice
A private prosecution ended in the driver's acquittal, but why did Cycling UK's Cyclists' Defence Fund bring the case, what was the evidence, and where do we go with Road Justice campaigning from here? It's a long read, but Duncan Dollimore answers those questions here.
10 April 2017 - 10:30am
Born to be wild? Looking for adventure? Head up to the Lake District!
Two bikepackers
If you’re into bikepacking, or even curious about it and the wider potential for exploring the world both on and off road by bike, then there’s a new festival which just might be of interest – and Cycling UK has free tickets.
8 April 2017 - 9:56pm
The best touring bikes at Bespoked 2017
Bespoked 2017
Bespoked, the UK Handmade Bicycle Show, is on this weekend in Bristol. Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce was there as a judge, picking his favourite touring bikes – not an easy task, given the standard of the bikes on display.
29 March 2017 - 1:06pm
Vote Bike: English and Welsh councils
Vote Bike logo
On 04 May, local council elections will take place across Britain. Cycling UK have teamed up with Democracy Club to get candidates signed up to support #Space4Cycling!
27 March 2017 - 10:41am
Vote Bike: Liverpool City Region
Vote Bike logo
On 4 May, the Liverpool City Region will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Merseyside Cycling Campaign are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks.
27 March 2017 - 10:39am
Vote Bike: West of England
Vote Bike logo
On 4 May, the West of England will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Bristol Cycling Campaign are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks.
 
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