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23 August 2017 - 9:51am
Making off-road access better in Wales
View from the Watkin Path on the Snowdon horse shoe. Photo: Daria Taddei
Trails for Wales begins to change the access landscape, with more opportunities proposed by the Welsh Government to enjoy recreational cycling from your doorstep.
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.
8 March 2017 - 11:22am
Roads policing protecting cyclists - with half the budget?
Police officers cycling
The Government has been told that traffic law enforcement needs specialist traffic officers and visible roads policing, but the numbers keep falling alongside the decline in detection of traffic offences. Whilst political will and more resources are needed, does the West Midland's close pass scheme show how, whilst we're waiting, clever enforcement can mean getting more for less?
1 March 2017 - 11:01am
Increasing mobile phone penalties - but will this be enforced?
Staged photo of driver texting at the wheel
The penalties for mobile phone use whilst driving have increased, but where's the deterrence without enforcement, what about the wider issues with distracted driving, why did the Government listen on this issue, and what's the lesson for other campaigning? Cycling UK's Senior Road Safety Officer Duncan Dollimore investigates.
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…
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?
8 April 2016 - 11:03am
My favourite ride: Abergavenny and the Three Peaks
Picture from Lost Lanes Wales by Jack Thurston
Cycling journalist and author Jack Thurston shares one of his favourites from his latest book of great rides: ‘Lost Lanes Wales’. This ride, close to Jack’s home, is a deceptively laid-back circuit from Abergavenny, Wales’s self-proclaimed capital of cycling, with an optional sting in the tail.
5 October 2015 - 12:16pm
Trails for Wales - where next?
Supporters for Trails for Wales gather outside the Senedd, Cardiff (Photo: Nigel
Throughout September Cycling UK and Open MTB’s ran the joint campaign, Trails for Wales, and galvanised support of over 4,000 from the off road community and wider cycling industry into what could be a game changer for off road access.
11 September 2015 - 1:38pm
Why Trails for Wales?
Cyclist enjoying the option of going off road
While the supporter base for Cycling UK and Open MTB’s Trails for Wales campaign keeps on growing, some campaigners have questioned why Cycling UK would support such a campaign. Sam Jones, Cycling UK Communications and Campaigns Coordinator explains why.
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.
10 May 2012 - 4:23pm
Welsh plan for connected communities - why detail is important
NCN 8 in the Wye Valley
The Welsh Government is about to legislate to force local authorities to map out and plan improvements to the cycle networks. Although a great step, I think it's vital that the routes are of a proper standard to make cycling attractive and feasible.
 
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