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18 August 2016 - 2:24pm
Welcome to the Big Bike Revival team in Scotland!
Big Bike Revival Scotland team
Our brakes are checked, our wheels are trued and our saddle is at just the right height – the Big Bike Revival is ready to roll in Scotland! With a finely-tuned team newly appointed, we’re ready to reach 20,000 people across the country and rekindle their love of cycling. Claire Connachan, Communications Manager for Big Bike Revival Scotland, reports.
8 June 2016 - 1:38pm
Cycling celebrations in the Scottish sunshine
Jools Walker aka. Lady Velo
The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling is now an established part of the cycling scene in Scotland, with a range of talks, rides, workshops and films. Head of Cycling UK in Scotland Suzanne Forup explains how Cycling UK is showcasing some of its project work in Scotland at the festival and throughout June!
20 May 2016 - 11:56am
Why should cycling and walking receive #morethanmilk?
#Morethan milk logo
As the Government inches towards publishing its first Cycling and Walking Strategy (CWIS) for England, Cycling UK campaigner Sam Jones explains why funding for cycling (and walking) should be #morethanmilk.
5 May 2016 - 5:41pm
Did you Vote Bike on 5 May?
Bicycle outside of a polling station
This spring Cycling UK has been contacting candidates throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales ahead of the various elections held today, 5 May. Cycling UK campaigner, Sam Jones, outlines what has happened and what’s next…
5 May 2016 - 5:10pm
Women and Cycling Conference
Just some of the participants and speakers at the Women and Cycling Conference
The second Women and Cycling Conference brought together over a hundred women in the cycling sector to meet, share experiences and develop new project ideas.
21 April 2016 - 1:46pm
What has POP Scotland ever done for us?
Cyclists on Pedal on Parliament
Pedal on Parliament (POP) is now in its fifth year and there are times when its organisers wonder if it's all worth it. Campaigner, author and organiser Sally Hinchcliffe explains why it is.
19 April 2016 - 10:35am
Tell your PCC candidates road crime is real crime
Bicycle parked outside a polling station
Your Police and Crime Commissioner candidates have been asked by Cycling UK President and Channel 4 newscaster Jon Snow to support roads policing and reverse the decline in traffic officer numbers. Are any of your candidates prepared to Vote Bike and make a funding commitment?
13 April 2016 - 7:38pm
Stories from the school run
Alas, not the school run in the UK!
A pop up campaign to highlight the challenges parents in getting their children to school on the UK's roads by bike kicks off this week. Our Head of Development Scotland, Suzanne Forup, is contributing her preschool run film to the campaign.
8 April 2016 - 6:11pm
Walk, Cycle, Vote and take action in Scotland!
We'd vote for safe routes to pre-school
Cycling UK President has written to Scotland’s Holyrood candidates on behalf of the We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote campaign this week supporting the campaign's activities of the last couple of weeks to see if they will support our three main asks for active travel for the next parliament.
22 March 2016 - 1:02pm
Showcasing Cycling UK Scotland
Suzanne Forup
Suzanne Forup, Cycling UK Head of Development Scotland, is busy campaigning ahead of the Scottish election, supporting the Women's Cycle Forum and speaking at The Women and Cycling Conference, The Cycle Touring Festival and Sit Less, Get Active.
27 October 2015 - 3:09pm
Show up, speak up and get involved!
The second Women's Cycle Forum in Edinburgh
It might be turning cold in Scotland but Suzanne Forup, CTC's Assistant Head of Development, has a whole load of opportunities for you to get hot under the collar! You might even be able to get things off your chest and get involved in shaping cycling in Scotland too...
4 October 2015 - 11:15am
Two inspirational events about women, wheels and adventure
The Great Divide
CTC's Suzanne Forup is chairing two events in Edinburgh with inspirational adventure cyclists at the end of October, celebrating the joy, freedom and sense of achievement that cycling can generate.
27 September 2015 - 7:44pm
We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote in Scotland
We Walk We Cycle We Vote
CTC is co-leading 'We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote', a collaborative campaign for the Scottish elections in May 2016. The campaign focuses on three areas that we believe will deliver lasting, positive change for Scotland: Investment, Infrastructure and Safety.
21 August 2015 - 9:14am
Edinburgh All-ability Bike Centre opens!
Brian and Anne enjoying the twin bike
CTC works in partnership with centres across the UK to give access to cycling to people of all-abilities. Dave Glover has started work at the new Edinburgh ABC (All-ability Bike Centre) and he explains how the centre is already helping many people to enjoy cycling.
27 July 2015 - 1:07pm
Ride Like Billie Fleming!
Billie Fleming cycling around the UK in 1938
Women around the UK have been 'riding like Billie' throughout 2015. Next week, the epic tour reaches Scotland, where Cycling UK 's Suzanne Forup and Cycling UK's Bike Belles will be riding to honour Billie Fleming. Find out how you can get involved too.
29 June 2015 - 8:22am
Bikes, belles and babies - new family cycling groups
Trying out a cargo bike
Two years ago, Suzanne Forup, Cycling UK ’s Assistant Head of Development, wrote about the challenges of getting ‘back on her bike’ with her son, a toddler at the time. Now she is helping to set up family cycling groups and even more Bike Belles groups to encourage more people in Scotland to cycle.
25 June 2015 - 4:59pm
Women on Wheels at the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
Women on Wheels
CTC's Assistant Head of Development, Suzanne Forup, likes a challenge, particularly if it involves organising part of a cycling festival, cake and books.
10 April 2015 - 3:07pm
Calling all Scottish Cyclists: Let's Pedal on Parliament
Edinburgh 2014: Pedal on Parliament
What started as a one-off flash ride on the Scottish Parliament is now rapidly becoming an institution and part of the Scottish cycling calendar. Sally Hinchcliffe, one of the founding organisers, explains why this year's ride is just as important as the first.
10 March 2015 - 3:57pm
Play on Pedals says a big 'thank you' after incredible first year
The Play on Pedals launch event outside the Glasgow Bike Station
Suzanne Forup, CTC's Assistant Head of Development in Scotland, leads the partnership behind Play on Pedals - a Glasgow-based initiative that is enabling pre-school children to explore the playful side of cycling.
24 February 2015 - 4:21pm
The benefits of local campaigning
East Sussex CTC and 1066 Cycle Club writing to councillors
We take a brief look at what local campaigners can do to boost political support for cycling in their area.
 
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