Cycling UK Case Studies

23 August 2017 - 1:58pm
Big Bike Revival gets Devanshi cycling to work
Devanshi has learned to fix a puncture
Devanshi Vyas used to cycle to work but stopped when she moved to Edinburgh, but a visit to the Big Bike Revival event in West Lothian has given her inspiration, guidance and confidence to get back into a cycling commute. We caught up with her to learn more about her story, the barriers she faces to cycling and her future plans.
14 August 2017 - 3:40pm
Hundreds of free bikes given away to asylum seekers as part of The Big Bike Revival in Bradford
Adel with Dave Robison in Bradford at the Big Bike Revival
Bradford’s Community Bike Centre ‘Capital of Cycling’ really is a bike paradise. This summer as part of Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival they’ve been fixing up and giving away dozens of bikes to asylum seekers in Bradford.
11 August 2017 - 2:19pm
Trike ride to work is a convenient commute for Lynette
Cycling UK member Lynette Mantle on her bright orange tricycle
What would your reaction be if you saw a 68-year-old cycling along a busy ‘A’ road on a bright orange tricycle? If you travel around the Tewkesbury area in Gloucester, this could be a familiar sight!
8 August 2017 - 1:11pm
How a single Big Bike Revival ride inspired Bageshri to learn to cycle
Bageshri has learned to cycle because of the Big Bike Revival
Bageshri Hasabnis hadn’t been on a bike since she was a child and has spent almost all her adult life off a bike. That all changed last autumn when the Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) took part in Cycling UK’s first Big Bike Revival in Scotland.
26 July 2017 - 10:17am
The road to recovery, from alcoholism to ride leader: how cycling helped break the 'cycle' of addiction
Matt Kenny with Ashley Christopher, team leader for Saints4Sport
Matt Kenny used his enjoyment of cycling to inspire others to ride and to help him break his spiralling drink addiction.
18 July 2017 - 12:25pm
After two decades off a bike, Sam is pedalling forward thanks to the Big Bike Revival
Sam and her son on a Big Bike Revival led ride
The Big Bike Revival is a project working across Scotland that has partnered up with grassroots community groups to offer cycling activities and sessions, with a particular focus on new or returning cyclists. Sam is a returning rider with limited access to a bike but the Big Bike Revival activities have helped on her cycling journey:
30 June 2017 - 2:54pm
Real impact with Reading Cycling Challenge
CTC cycling Case Study
We caught up with Reading CTC to find out more about The Reading Cycle Challenge, which is all about getting people to try cycling.
30 June 2017 - 2:50pm
Rasmik goes from Zero to Sixty as he racks up the miles on his bike
Cycling UK Case Study
Thanks to Bradford Bikery who took part in Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival event, Rasmik Parmar was able to fix up his bike and discover long cycle rides.
20 June 2017 - 3:44pm
It's festival season - and we're celebrating women in cycling
Women on bikes cycling through park
With our Women's Festival of Cycling starting on 1 July 2017, we look at why it's important to raise the profile of women's cycling and those who inspire other women to cycle with their passion for pedal power.
20 June 2017 - 11:01am
Rachel and her local church fundraise £1,000 for the Edinburgh All-Ability Bike Club
Keith and Rachel Wilson, with Church members and Cycling UK staff
Rachel Wilson, aged 28, has been coming to the Edinburgh All-Ability Bike Club since it opened and is one of the project’s very first participants. Two years’ later, while she is still a regular rider with the ABC, we’ve since discovered that she has been on an impressive fundraising journey with her local church based in the south of Edinburgh, the Reid Memorial Church.
16 June 2017 - 2:12pm
Dedicated Dads deliver an impressive summer of cycling in Salford
Dads and kids on their bikes
Cycling UK is celebrating the efforts of local social business, Unlimited Potential, as it inspires local dads and their children to get on their bikes during Bike Week (10-18 June 2017)
2 June 2017 - 12:06pm
The Big Bike Revival visits Cantray in the Scottish Highlands
The Big Bike Revival visits the Highland Cycle Ability Centre
This summer Cycling UK is working with 100 groups and centres in Scotland to get even more people back on their bike for everyday journeys. The Highland Cycle Ability Centre held a Big Bike Revival event and they were inundated with people wanting to learn more about inclusive cycling.
20 April 2017 - 1:27pm
Lady Pedal empowers Hannah and her friends
CTC cycling Case Study - Lady Pedal, Manchester
Hannah Milton feels empowered and capable of inspiring people to get out cycling after discovering Lady Pedal.
16 March 2017 - 11:28am
Cycling lights up life for former smoker Mohammed
Mohammed Ali, Manchester
Mohammed Ali was a chainsmoker with a poor diet whose attempts to start a new exercise regime always seemed to end in failure.
2 March 2017 - 10:21am
Vicki's story: From nervous cyclist to community cycle club leader
Vicki Jackson and her community cycle club
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
Advice from Chester Fabulous Ladies on starting a cycling group for women
CTC cycling Case Study
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
Rehana has embraced cycling thanks to the Big Bike Revival
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
LHYCA Big Bike Revival
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.
14 December 2016 - 4:09pm
Edinburgh ABC helps Michael get cycling again
Cycling UK cycling Case Study
Michael, a 37 year-old disabled man from Stenhouse in Edinburgh has only been visiting the ABC for a few months but is already hooked on cycling.
7 December 2016 - 4:17pm
Chhaya explores the Scottish countryside thanks to Big Bike Revival
Chhaya and the Big Bike Revival in Scotland
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.
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