Promotion and Encouragement

Blind bike mechanic Mike Willis at iCycle in Birmingham
A blind bike mechanic is teaching the skills of his trade to members of Cycling UK’s Community Cycle Clubs in Birmingham.

 
 
Cyclists pedalling down to Stormont
On 2 March, Northern Ireland heads to the polls again as the populace votes for their new Members of the Legislative Assembly. As we did in April and May 2016, Cycling UK has teamed up with local campaigns Northern Ireland Greenways and Bikefast, to ask candidates whether they will back cycling again. Cycling UK's Sam Jones reports on the latest developments.

 
 
Cycle commuters arriving at work
Doing everything possible to encourage employees to commute by cycle and to cycle for work purposes helps improve the health and productivity of a workforce, lowers the cost of business transport and eases congestion at peak time.

 
 
Cycle-friendly schools and colleges (Cycling UK views) - 17 Jan 2017 - Campaigning Views
Schools and colleges should encourage cycling because it's good both for children and for the local and wider environment.

 
 
Southampton Xmas cargo bikes ride
Southampton Cargo Bikes got into the seasonal spirit this week with Christmas-themed fancy dress and decorated bikes for a festive ride into the centre of Southampton, supported by Cycling UK and My Journey Southampton, the travel awareness campaign by Southampton City Council.

 
 
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.

 
 
Alice Holt Inclusive Cycling volunteers
Cycling UK has made a £200 donation to Alice Holt Inclusive Cycling as a thank you for helping over 300 people try out adapted cycles at RideLondon 2016.

 
 
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.

 
 
After realising there was no mention of gender issues in the APPCG's 'Get Britain Cycling' report, the group decided to invite a selection of speakers, including Cycling UK's Hannah Chivers, along to a meeting to highlight some of the issues specific to encouraging more women to cycle and ways that some of the barriers are being overcome.

 
 
Cycling UK cycling Case Study - Josh Allen
Josh Allen is a keen cyclist and community worker who has volunteered at Monty’s Community Hub since August 2015.

 
 
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