Promotion and Encouragement

To mark International Women’s Day today (8 March), Cycling UK is launching its Women’s Festival of Cycling. The festival will take place in July and will be a celebration of female-friendly leisure cycling, both on and off-road.

 
 
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.

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

 
 
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.

 
 
Only around 20% of Cycling UK's members are female and women are hugely underrepresented in cycling as a whole. But they are also the group that have the most to gain from taking part in a fun, healthy and sociable activity. So, as part of our current celebration of women's cycling, we have put together a guide to encourage more women to take up riding a bike, whether they've never ridden before, are returning after a break or are experienced cyclists.

 
 
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 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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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