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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.
6 June 2016 - 11:19am
Why I love cycling to work
Rider on a track
For over a decade Cycling UK's Julie Rand has been cycling to work, she blogs about her choice of route and the highs and lows of being a cycle commuter.
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.
14 April 2016 - 12:15pm
Proof that better cycle infrastructure dramatically increases cycle use
Bus and cyclist enjoying the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway
New research by academics at Cambridge University has found that cycle friendly infrastructure accounts for 85% of increased cycle use. Cycling UK's Space for Cycling campaigner Tom Guha investigates what this means for cyclists across the UK.
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.
3 March 2016 - 1:44pm
Healthy New Towns to Get Britain Cycling?
Parked cycles
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.
27 May 2015 - 3:58pm
Slaying the myths
Perseus triumphant with Medusa head - Vatican City CC Monitotxi
Yesterday, BBC Radio 4’s 'You and Yours' asked listeners whether cyclists should take a test and have number plates and insurance. CTC campaigner, Sam Jones seeks to slay these myths.
6 May 2015 - 9:26am
Don't Drive Daddy!
Dad and daughter with a bike
The simplest of joys can mean the difference between a happy child going to school or a real drag during the school run.
16 April 2015 - 1:19pm
New inclusive cycling group goes from strength to strength
Cycling4All Shropshire is a new inclusive cycling group. With help from Cycling UK, the group has spread its wings and is now flying solo. Cycling UK's Jayne Rodgers explains how the group is choosing a new logo.
9 March 2015 - 12:14pm
Should children cycle on the pavement?
A four-year old girl cycling in the park
A police officer in Lincolnshire reportedly threatened to confiscate a four-year-old girl's bicycle because she was cycling on the pavement. CTC's Victoria Hazael explains where the law stands on children cycling on the pavement.
5 December 2014 - 1:03pm
Fund-raising Santa Ride for Fylde Bike It
Pictures from FBI and the santa ride poster
Buoyed by getting a permanent home at Park View in Lytham, in a container provided through ICC funding, the Fylde Bike It community group has arranged a fund-raising Santa Ride. So if you live on the Fylde Coast, pop and along and join the fun on 20 December at 11am.
6 November 2014 - 4:39pm
Wheels for All - Get Cycling in Sefton celebrates
The Lord Mayor of Sefton
Wheels for All - Get Cycling in Sefton at the Litherland centre has been running for 10 years, so CTC's Inclusive Cycling Officer Jayne Rodgers went along to their party to meet some of the people who have been helped to cycle.
14 October 2014 - 11:52am
What if…?
Cycling in Copenhagen
CTC’s Sam Jones considers what a day in the life of a cyclist might be like by 2020 - IF the Government had committed to Funding4Cycling in 2014, AND had been investing at least £10 per head annually for the previous five years.
25 September 2014 - 5:42pm
Is UK cycling at a turning point?
Riders at Manchester Mass Bike ride
CTC's newly-appointed Campaigns and Communications co-ordinator Sam Jones considers whether attitudes to cycling are changing.
10 September 2014 - 2:53pm
Biking without boundaries
Lovely blue tricycle
Cycling is an activity which, as a rule, relies on you being able to see where you're going,so you might think that having a visual impairment would rule you out of taking part. But we all know that rules are there to be broken and, with a bit of help, pretty much anyone can cycle.
21 August 2014 - 2:59pm
CTC helps out at Watchtree Wheelers
CTC hand cycle in action at the watchtree wheelers grand opening
The CTC inclusive cycling officer for the North West has been busy helping out at Watchtree Wheeler's opening event for their new tarmac circuit; Ryan, the manager of the Watchtree Wheelers, arranged for the track to be opened by para-Olympian cyclist Karen Darke.
20 June 2014 - 4:39pm
Women's Cycling Forum discusses inclusive cycling
Break-out for discussion a the WCF
The Women's Cycling Forum in Edinburgh met for the first time recently. As CTC's Inclusive Cycling Officer for the North West, Jayne Rodgers was invited to be there to present and facilitate a round table discussion about inclusive cycling.
9 June 2014 - 3:53pm
Glasgow Cycle Festival
Glasgow Cycle Festival logo
CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland loves a festival - the mud, the camping and the avoidance of washing - so this year she’s managed to get involved with organising two. One of them, the Glasgow Cycle Festival, kicks off this Friday with a leisurely bike ride to the WEST brewery!
10 May 2014 - 7:10pm
The Women's Tour - does racing turn anyone on to cycling?
Children from Barley Croft school getting inside knowledge
On a soggy day I milled in the rain for two hours with cold, soaked kids to watch the Women’s Tour - and to my utter amazement it was worth it!
19 March 2014 - 4:52pm
Let's give it up for cycling!
Cyclists on a city street
When we asked CycleClips readers if they had given up their cars for Lent, like CTC member the Bishop of Ramsbury, we weren't sure what to expect. However, many of you wrote in to share your experiences. Here's a selection...
 
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