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.
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.
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.
8 January 2015 - 9:49am
Jasuben's story - Learning to ride at 65
Jasuben had been wanting to join her husband on family rides for many years but had never had the opportunity to learn to cycle until she heard of some adult cycle sessions run through Cycling UK's Cycle Champions project in Leicester. Now, she's not only cycling but she's gained lots of confidence too.
11 December 2014 - 4:26pm
Pat's story - Getting back on a bike after 65 years!
Pat Lemon's interest in cycling was sparked when she read about another female cyclist in local newsletter. The problem was, she hadn't cycled in sixty-five years! Now, with the help of Cycling UK cycle training, she is back on her bike.
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.
10 January 2014 - 4:49pm
Donna - from learning to cycle to learning maintenance
Donna has learned to ride on the roads, even tackling her toughest roundabouts and taken a two-week cycle maintenance course. We spoke to her in the autumn, and here are her plans for more cycling, and reflections on what cycling has meant to her thus far.
6 November 2013 - 1:22pm
Teenagers become trainers
Bike Club Scotland has developed a Package for 14-16yr olds to introduce them to the world of cycle leadership. 117 new leaders are now working with their club, group or school to help develop cycling as an activity for more young people to access.
19 April 2013 - 10:40am
Cycling for Health sessions in Reading
Cycling UK, in partnership with Reading Borough Council, run weekly Cycling for Health sessions at the velodrome in Palmer Park.
24 January 2013 - 5:07pm
Getting parents cycling too
Leroy Luke from Leicester wanted more people to enjoy cycling, so when the Cycling UK Cycling Champions project was able to offer cycling sessions to parents he jumped at the chance to be a part of it.
16 October 2012 - 3:50pm
Amanda pedals through the pain of CRPS
Not so long ago, our Swindon Champion, Anna Cipullo, wrote a blog about Amanda Nelson detailing a strong independent women determined to battle through complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in order to continue cycling.
5 October 2012 - 4:29pm
Marlene Julien: Dr Bike
Marlene Julien is a Dr Bike in more ways than one: she is a hospital doctor and is also a keen cyclist who volunteers as a Trax Bike Club leader in her spare time - encouraging women to cycle and learn how to fix their bikes.
30 August 2012 - 2:56pm
Merthyr Tydfil Bike Club video
Young reporters in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales make a video about their Bike Club and why they like cycling.
1 August 2012 - 4:18pm
Dawson Bike Club
Dawson Centre Bike Club in Central Scotland is encouraging families who live in Falkirk to cycle more and learn how to fix up bikes.
22 April 2012 - 8:54pm
Merthyr Tydfil Bike Club
A Transition Bike Club project has been established in Merthyr Tydfil engaging five primary schools as a 'stepping stone' to fully-fledged bike clubs in High School.