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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.
17 February 2017 - 4:44pm
London Bike Show 2017: 9 things to look out for
Cycling UK stand at the London Bike Show 2017
If you’re heading to the London Bike Show this weekend, then you’re in for a bit of a treat. Held at the ExCeL centre in East London, there’s something for cyclists in all shapes and forms. Cycling UK’s Sam Jones writes up his highlights…
14 February 2017 - 12:50pm
Ode to a Bicycle
Pashley Guvnor with Roses
It's Valentine's Day and what better way is there to celebrate your faithful steed than through a poem in praise of your bike?
10 February 2017 - 4:08pm
Do you do the Dutch Reach?
Dutch cycling
We all know the Dutch have it pretty sussed when it comes to cycling, but is copying the way they open their car doors going a step too far in our admiration? Campaigns and Communications Coordinator, Sam Jones says not.
9 February 2017 - 3:54pm
Cycling UK's response to the Ministry of Justice consultation on driving offences and penalties
Scales of Justice photo
With over 9000 responses to the Government consultation on driving offences and penalties a clear message has been sent - the system needs an overhaul, and just tinkering with it won't do. Here's what Duncan Dollimore, Cycling UK's senior road safety officer has told them they should start with - we'll see if, as the Prime Minister promised on day one in office, this is a government that will listen.
27 January 2017 - 11:10am
Cycling and the Justice System
The scales of justice
The parliamentary inquiry into cycling and the justice system kicks off next week. Those who would like the justice system to do a better job for cyclists can support the inquiry, and make a noise about it. Those who prefer to just complain can join the naysayers. Senior road safety and legal campaigner Duncan Dollimore explains...+
23 January 2017 - 3:52pm
The Space for Cycling roadshow diary
Families demonstrating for Space for Cycling. Photo: Jim Killock, Flickr CC
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.
13 January 2017 - 1:30pm
Car-free cities are becoming a global trend, will the UK follow suit?
Parisians enjoying a car-free dya, photo credit: Maxime Lathuilière, Commons Wik
Across the globe, political leaders are taking bold steps to tackle lethal air pollution. As Paris announces major plans while London breaches its annual air pollution limit before January's end - how will British leaders follow suit? Our Space for Cycling campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates.
23 December 2016 - 10:11am
24 December: Twas the night before Christmas
Cycling Santa
Cycling UK re-imagines the classic poem of Father Christmas delivering his gifts...but this time by trike.
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.
 
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