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22 December 2016 - 12:02pm
Encouraging car dooring is fine - it's just "heavy irony" says Sunday Times
Sunday Times columnist Rod Liddle. Photo: Paul Murphy (Creative Commons)
The Sunday Times says it's fine for national newspapers to print articles promoting and encouraging crime, distressing victims families, and with boasts about the columnist's own attempted crimes. You just print it and say you were being heavily ironic - the poorest excuse for lazy journalism ever.
21 December 2016 - 6:54pm
Cutting cyclists' compensation to feed fat-cat insurers
Cyclist on the tarmac after a collision
5,500 people have emailed the Government in support of our 'Road Victims are Real Victims' campaign, and to tell them not to cheat vulnerable road users out of injury compensation. If you're not one of them, perhaps you don't yet realise how the interests of insurers now seem to trump those of crash victims, and what may be about to be taken away from you! Cycling UK's Duncan Dollimore explains:
21 December 2016 - 3:54pm
Sunday Times glorifies Transport Secretary’s car-dooring of a cyclist
Sunday Times columnist Rod Liddle. Photo: Paul Murphy (Creative Commons)
The injuries suffered by cyclist Jaiqi Liu, hit by Chris Grayling MP’s ministerial car door, has prompted a mocking response from Sunday Times columnist Rod Liddle. Cycling UK Policy Director Roger Geffen reacts.
21 December 2016 - 1:00pm
The Festive 500: Diary of a Cycling Challenge
Cycling along quiet lanes
Our very own Jon Sharpe is taking part in the Festive 500 challenge on the eight days between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
9 December 2016 - 12:25pm
If Sadiq Khan, why Khan't the Government?!
Spending on cycling in London set to reach Danish levels. Photo: Mark Treasure
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.
7 December 2016 - 2:49pm
Highlights of Cycling UK in Scotland in 2016
Cycling safely in Clackmannanshire
It’s been an incredible year of growth for Cycling UK in Scotland. Head of Development Scotland, Suzanne Forup, takes us through some of the highlights of 2016 and then her own Christmas wishlist.
6 December 2016 - 5:24pm
Why improving off-road access for cyclists in England and Wales is a feminist issue
Woman mountain biking
Women are disproportionately under represented in cycling, and even more so in mountain biking and off-road riding. But, they have much more to gain from participating in riding in terms of the health, social and well-being benefits cycling can bring. Julie Rand explains why improving access to the countryside is particularly important to women.
30 November 2016 - 1:57pm
The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group discusses women's cycling
After realising there was no mention of gender issues in the APPCG's 'Get Britain Cycling' report, the group decided to invite a selection of speakers, including Cycling UK's Hannah Chivers, along to a meeting to highlight some of the issues specific to encouraging more women to cycle and ways that some of the barriers are being overcome.
25 November 2016 - 1:30pm
What does the Autumn Statement mean for Space for Cycling?
The Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement in the Commons on Wednesday
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.
18 November 2016 - 6:09pm
Off-road survey: what we've learnt
No cycling sign (Iain Farrell: CC licence)
The results of a new off-road cycling survey, conducted by Cycling UK and off-road network OpenMTB, highlight the huge importance of off-road cycling for people's mental, as well as physical, health - but also frustration at England and Wales's archaic rights of way and access laws.
15 November 2016 - 11:18am
Space for Cycling Leeds the way!
Campaigners in Leeds
On our third leg of the Space for Cycling roadshow, we were in Leeds. Our venue was packed to the rafters with people ready to get stuck into campaigning for Space for Cycling!
11 November 2016 - 1:17pm
More people cycling than driving in Copenhagen for first time since records began
Cyclists waiting at a red light in Copenhagen. Photo: Heb@Wikimedia Commons, CC
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 - 1:31pm
National campaign conference comes to St Albans
Cycling UK - Cyclenation campaign conference, London 2014
The annual Cycling UK – Cyclenation Campaigners Conference this year is held in St Albans on Saturday 19 November, and with its jam packed agenda it shouldn’t be missed.
4 November 2016 - 12:40pm
High Court ruling on clean air means we need Space for Cycling now
Government must tackle poor air quality. George Tsiagalakis, Wikimedia Commons
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
Bracken van Ryssen of Solihull Bicycle Campaign discusses how to form and run a
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.
28 October 2016 - 4:20pm
People don't like cyclists - says impartial Magistrate!
Picture of City of London Magstrates Court
Why bother with facts when you can rely on prejudice and teach that behaviour to others? This week's lesson from a London Magistrate is that people don't like cyclists, your held in low esteem, and you really must do something to repair your reputation. Good to hear there's no bicycle bias on the Bench!
28 October 2016 - 12:10pm
A glorious time at the Golden Beeches Weekend 2016
A group in the beechwoods
South Bucks CTC has been organising this event for the last 40 years. A small rally, it is one of the last of the season but, as the name suggests, makes the most of the glorious autumn colours of the changing beechwoods in the Chiltern Hills.
25 October 2016 - 12:06pm
The Space for Cycling roadshow hits Cambridge!
Julian Huppert, Daniel Zeichner MP and Tom Guha kick the day off
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.
19 October 2016 - 5:45pm
Intimidation: why our roads need to change
Picture from WMP on near misses
In this blog, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) and MP Brentford and Isleworth, Ruth Cadbury, shares her concerns about intimidatory behaviour on our roads, and what the APPCG plans to do about it.
8 October 2016 - 10:21pm
Will a new mayor in Manchester encourage cycling?
Caroline Russell in Blackfriars
Caroline Russell is a cycle campaigner and London Assembly Member. She hopes that Manchester's elected mayor will prioritise cycling in the city.
 
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