24 March 2017 - 5:50pm
Vote Bike: Greater Manchester
On 4 May, Greater Manchester will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks.
23 January 2017 - 3:52pm
The Space for Cycling roadshow diary
The Space for Cycling tour is now finished! To see presentations from each event, please click on the headings. Presentations that toured the whole roadshow are at the bottom of this page.
9 December 2016 - 12:25pm
If Sadiq Khan, why Khan't the Government?!
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced earlier this week a £770 million funding package for cycling - £17 per head! While this is great news for Londoners, elsewhere the picture is not so rosy. We need London's funding levels to be normal, not an exception to a general rule. Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates.
25 November 2016 - 1:30pm
What does the Autumn Statement mean for Space for Cycling?
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.
11 November 2016 - 1:17pm
More people cycling than driving in Copenhagen for first time since records began
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 - 12:40pm
High Court ruling on clean air means we need Space for Cycling now
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 - 12:29pm
Space for Cycling comes to Birmingham
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.
25 October 2016 - 12:06pm
The Space for Cycling roadshow hits Cambridge!
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.
25 August 2016 - 12:29pm
Cycling equals anti-social - in Newport!
As Newport joins Mansfield in enforcing a ban on cycling in its town centre, what happened to Wales's active travel aspirations, and will all drivers and pedestrians face bans elsewhere due to the irresponsible actions of a few?
[N.B. Following this report's initial publication, Newport Council accepted on 25/08 that its cycling ban can't last till midnight - see update below]
15 August 2016 - 10:05am
Protecting the public from cyclists?
What do the sale of psychoactive substances, dog fouling and cycling have in common? According to Mansfield District Council they're all anti-social activities which need to be banned, with offenders liable for fines for freewheeling down Leeming Street. If you cycle in Mansfield, then Cycling UK needs to hear from you urgently!
4 August 2016 - 5:33pm
Ask your Councillors to support #Space4Cycling
The #Space4Cycling councillor sign-up tool has relaunched - and we need you to contact your councillors! Since the tool's launch, 744 councillors have pledged support for the campaign. However, elections since then mean that many of these people have lost their seats. As we gear up to revive the Space for Cycling campaign, we're calling on the public to help rebuild this lost political support!
5 May 2016 - 5:10pm
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.
3 March 2016 - 1:44pm
Healthy New Towns to Get Britain Cycling?
NHS England are looking to cycling in their plans to build 10 'Healthy New Towns'. A promising step - but does it go far enough asks CTC's new campaigner Tom Guha.
25 September 2015 - 11:44am
Promoting cycling at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton
The Labour Party Conference starts in a few days’ time in Brighton. Local campaigner, Becky Reynolds, has been working with Bricycles and CTC to put on a ride to promote Space for Cycling to delegates on 30 September. Read Becky's blog below for more, and if you're around in Brighton, do come along!
10 April 2015 - 3:07pm
Calling all Scottish Cyclists: Let's 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.
4 September 2014 - 7:57pm
Backing for Boris's 'Crossrail for Bikes'
Boris Johnson's plans for two iconic cycle routes through Central London may not be perfect, but their sheer boldness deserves our overall support.
21 August 2014 - 1:02pm
Why our roads are in such a bad state
Just 0.9% of the minor road network is resurfaced or strengthened each year, and a further 3.1% is surface dressing, down from double that figure 20 years ago. The failure to maintain the roads has led to the growth in potholes reported by local authorities over recent years.