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.
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.
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!
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.
6 November 2014 - 2:36pm
Brenda’s story – learning to ride a bike with Cycling UK
Brenda was keen to join in one of the local led rides; the only problem was, she’d never ridden a bike before! Through the help of Cycling UK’s Ross Adams, she’s now riding a bike and cycling with her family.
23 January 2014 - 11:45am
Boathouse Youth Blackpool
Back in 2009, the Cycling UK community cycling offering was in its infancy and Boathouse Youth (BHY) was just beginning its work in the deprived community of South Shore, Blackpool, an area which is in the worst 1% of most deprived wards in the country.
14 January 2014 - 11:54am
Supporting Healthy Streets
Cycling UK were funded by the Lancashire County Council Gateway programme to deliver Community Cycle Clubs in partnership with "Healthy Streets". Over the first eighteen months 23 community cycling projects were identified and supported through the work of Cycling UK Cycling Development officer Damian Bonsall.
27 November 2013 - 6:10pm
Burnley Active Spaces
The Active Spaces charity in Burnley operates from Townley Park and offers a range of walking and cycling opportunities to improve health for people either responding to an advert or who have been referred by a health professional.
27 November 2013 - 5:49pm
Lancashire Youth Challenge
A number of organisations working with young people in Lancaster came together with Cycling UK to offer a life-changing cycling experience to a group of young people from deprived areas of the city.
21 November 2013 - 6:08pm
Two cycle clubs were developed at the Macrory and Fortwilliam Presbyterian Church sites in Belfast that bridge the Duncairn interface area.