6 March 2017 - 4:15pm
Cycle Ayrshire, part of Cycling UK - how to appeal to female cyclists
Cycle Ayrshire is one of many groups of Cycling UK which have been successful in encouraging more women to take up and enjoy cycling. The group's Secretary Pat Standen gives her tips for making sure women feel welcome on group rides, which can eventually lead to them to ride in mixed groups and tack longer distances.
2 March 2017 - 10:21am
Vicki's story: From nervous cyclist to community cycle club leader
Like many people, Vicki Jackson had always loved cycling but a fear of traffic and lack of confidence in her fitness meant that she was restricted to short distances and off-road routes. That all changed when Vicki went along to a Dr Bike session organised by Cycling UK and Hampshire County Council's sustainable travel programme back in 2015.
24 February 2017 - 6:24pm
Chester Fabulous Ladies - getting women cycling
Cycling UK's Five Miles to Fabulous project from 2007 to 2008 was the genesis of several groups that exist today and which successfully encourage women to get out on their bikes for relaxation, fresh air and fun. Fabulous volunteer Sue Booth explains what makes the group so successful.
1 February 2017 - 7:33pm
Rehana's story: learning to ride a bike in your forties
They say you never forget how to ride a bike, but what about people who never learned in the first place? The Big Bike Revival in Glasgow helped Rehana, who is now in her forties, to get her cycling confidence and she's not looked back since.
11 January 2017 - 3:23pm
The Big Bike Revival visits the Outer Hebrides
Since autumn 2016, the Big Bike Revival has been working across the whole of Scotland to encourage people to dust their bikes down and get cycling. Since the very beginning of the project, the Big Bike Revival was keen to make sure that lots of different communities in Scotland were given the opportunity to embrace cycling, especially in rural and more isolated areas like the Western Isles.
7 December 2016 - 4:17pm
Chhaya explores the Scottish countryside thanks to Big Bike Revival
Before hearing about the Big Bike Revival in Scotland, the last time Chhaya had been on a bike was over 20 years ago. After attending two led rides offered by Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC), she now can't get enough of cycling.
21 October 2016 - 4:12pm
It’s all about the Joy of cycling … literally!
Joy Anibaba hasn’t looked back since getting into cycling in a big way – and now she’s helping others do the same. Joy, who lives in Olton in the West Midlands, has been a key figure in the growth of the Edgbaston Reservoir Ladies cycling group, which has now become a Cycling UK Community Cycle Club.
20 October 2016 - 4:35pm
Sam proves you’re never too old to start cycling
Sam Sahdra reckons cycling with the Handsworth Ladies is like being part of one big, happy family. Not that Sam got off to the greatest of starts when she first considered taking up cycling. She saw her grandchildren riding their bikes, asked them if they would help her to cycle – and they said she was too old!
3 May 2016 - 9:28am
How sessions at Edinburgh ABC have helped Alex
Alex Cullis is a 19 year old who has been attending Edinburgh ABC bike sessions regularly since October 2015. Alex has autism and learning disabilities and has made great progress using the side-by-side trike.
22 March 2016 - 3:44pm
Mandy’s on a two-wheeled road to recovery
Back in the dark days, Mandy Coxon had to make a determined effort to remain standing behind the safety line on the station platform as her train came in after work. She would often sit in a corner and cry when she got home, just thankful to have made it through another day.
8 February 2016 - 4:44pm
Happy Hannah laps up Cycling UK cycle sessions
Hannah Pool smiles excitedly as she puts on her cycle helmet and elbow pads. “Just getting kitted out,” she says before getting on her bike to take to the track at the Palmer Park Sports Stadium in Reading.
20 January 2016 - 1:31pm
Play on Pedals rains supreme for Senga!
Play on Pedals has gone down a storm with Senga Laurie...literally! Heavy rain left her drenched when she attended the Play on Pedals Instructor training on behalf of her nursery Langa Street, in the Maryhill/Cadder area of Glasgow.