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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 - 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.
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.
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.
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 - 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.
29 March 2017 - 1:06pm
Vote Bike: English and Welsh councils
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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
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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
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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.
24 March 2017 - 6:21pm
Vote Bike: West Midlands
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On 4 May, the West Midlands will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Bike West Midlands Network are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks.
24 March 2017 - 6:20pm
Vote Bike: Tees Valley
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On 4 May, the Tees Valley will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Tees Valley Cycling Campaign are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks.
24 March 2017 - 6:17pm
Vote Bike: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
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On 4 May, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Camcycle are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks.
24 March 2017 - 5:50pm
Vote Bike: Greater Manchester
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On 4 May, Greater Manchester will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks.
23 March 2017 - 11:07am
Exchanging places
Lorry driver on a cycle training course
The next best thing after safer direct vision lorries, is driver training. That's what Cycling UK volunteer and cycle instructor Glenn Blake is doing when he's not helping us out: teaching roadcraft from a cycling perspective to lorry drivers.
16 March 2017 - 12:31pm
Make cycling "as easy as possible" in Greater Manchester, says Lib Dem mayoral candidate
Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrat candidate for mayor of Greater Manchester, told Cycling UK about her plans for cycling.
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?
 
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