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20 May 2016 - 10:56am
Why should cycling and walking receive #morethanmilk?
#Morethan milk logo
As the Government inches towards publishing its first Cycling and Walking Strategy (CWIS) for England, Cycling UK campaigner Sam Jones explains why funding for cycling (and walking) should be #morethanmilk.
10 May 2016 - 9:32am
Josie Dew blogs about beeping drivers
Josie Dew and her children
Cycling UK's Vice President Josie Dew discusses drivers who blast their horns at cyclists.
5 May 2016 - 4:41pm
Did you Vote Bike on 5 May?
Bicycle outside of a polling station
This spring Cycling UK has been contacting candidates throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales ahead of the various elections held today, 5 May. Cycling UK campaigner, Sam Jones, outlines what has happened and what’s next…
5 May 2016 - 4:10pm
Women and Cycling Conference
Just some of the participants and speakers at the 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.
5 May 2016 - 12:26pm
Father and son - bonded by bikes
Cycling journalist and Cycling UK member Matt Lamy explains how he and his father bonded over bikes.
29 April 2016 - 3:08pm
Is Northern Ireland experiencing a cycling surge?
Cyclists in Belfast
The remarkable recent rise in the popularity, profile and rates of cycling in Northern Ireland is being recognised by a political class seemingly undergoing a culture shift. Local campaigner, NI Greenways, gives a bit more background on what is happening this Election Cycle 2016.
28 April 2016 - 11:00pm
Will the Government get their “wriggle on” for cycling?
Surly Disc Trucker with 2 pints of milk
In yesterday’s House of Commons Transport Questions, Shadow Transport Minister Daniel Zeichner MP cited the latest Cycling UK figures which show funding for cycling (and walking) is set to drop dramatically to 72p in 2020/21.
28 April 2016 - 3:06pm
New Cycle Superhighways in London – but what of the rest of the UK?
East-West Cycle Superhighway (CS3) in Poplar.
As Boris Johnson's time in office comes to a close, the last chunks of two new Cycle Superhighways are unveiled. While there is cause for celebration in the capital, what is happening in the rest of the UK? Cycling UK's Space for Cycling campaigner Tom Guha investigates.
22 April 2016 - 12:00pm
Shall I pedal thee on a summer's ride?
Serenading the cycle
It's the anniversary of William Shakespeare's birthday on 23 April, and in honour of the day and the bard, one member of Cycling UK staff has borrowed liberally in his love sonnet to cycling...
21 April 2016 - 12:46pm
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.
19 April 2016 - 9:35am
Tell your PCC candidates road crime is real crime
Bicycle parked outside a polling station
Your Police and Crime Commissioner candidates have been asked by Cycling UK President and Channel 4 newscaster Jon Snow to support roads policing and reverse the decline in traffic officer numbers. Are any of your candidates prepared to Vote Bike and make a funding commitment?
15 April 2016 - 4:18pm
Top 10 things to look out for at Bespoked 2016
Bespoked Handmade Cycle Show 2016
This weekend is the Bespoked Handmade Bicycle Show in Bristol. David Murray has taken a sneak peak. Here are his top 10 things to look out for.
14 April 2016 - 3:56pm
My LEJOG blog - Julie completes her journey
Roland and Julie outside Cycling UK office
I've worked at Cycling UK for nearly 15 years now. For nearly all that time, I've been talking to people about our Land's End to John o'Groats route pack but I've never had the opportunity to actually ride it myself. Until now that is...
14 April 2016 - 11:15am
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.
13 April 2016 - 6:38pm
Stories from the school run
Alas, not the school run in the UK!
A pop up campaign to highlight the challenges parents in getting their children to school on the UK's roads by bike kicks off this week. Our Head of Development Scotland, Suzanne Forup, is contributing her preschool run film to the campaign.
8 April 2016 - 5:11pm
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.
8 April 2016 - 10:03am
My favourite ride: Abergavenny and the Three Peaks
Picture from Lost Lanes Wales by Jack Thurston
Cycling journalist and author Jack Thurston shares one of his favourites from his latest book of great rides: ‘Lost Lanes Wales’. This ride, close to Jack’s home, is a deceptively laid-back circuit from Abergavenny, Wales’s self-proclaimed capital of cycling, with an optional sting in the tail.
7 April 2016 - 5:13pm
World Health Organisation suggests promoting cycling to combat diabetes
Cyclists in Edinburgh
This World Health Day, it is diabetes that has taken the spotlight. As the disease continues to afflict more and more people around the world, the World Health Organisation has recommended cycling as a means to help combat it. Cycling UK's Space for Cycling campaigner Tom Guha takes a closer look.
26 March 2016 - 11:41am
A Cycling and Walking 'Investment' Strategy with woefully little investment
A "Cycle-proofed" motorway in Perth (Creative Commons image via Wikipedia)
The Government's draft strategy's admirable fine words about normalising cycling and walking by 2040 aren't remotely matched by its targets and policies, and particularly the woeful lack of investment, says CTC Policy Director Roger Geffen.
22 March 2016 - 12:02pm
Showcasing Cycling UK Scotland
Suzanne Forup
Suzanne Forup, Cycling UK Head of Development Scotland, is busy campaigning ahead of the Scottish election, supporting the Women's Cycle Forum and speaking at The Women and Cycling Conference, The Cycle Touring Festival and Sit Less, Get Active.
 
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