Promotion and Encouragement

Cycle training - 5 Apr 2017 - Campaigning Views
Cycle training is a very effective way to encourage more people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to cycle. It boosts skills and confidence, particularly in imperfect conditions, and teaches the rules of the road.

 
 
Dylan Jugroop is leading a school outing with a difference this summer – a 140-mile cycle ride for 40 students between the west and east coasts of northern England.

 
 
Cycling has helped Mike Hutchinson rebuild his life after he suffered a heart attack seven years ago. Mike is a member of the Alton Cardiac Rehab cycling group in Hampshire, which celebrates its first birthday next month. Tony Upfold, Cycling UK’s Communications and Media Officer, joined the group’s first ride of 2017 to find out more about the vital role it plays in the local community.

 
 
Mohammed Ali was a chainsmoker with a poor diet whose attempts to start a new exercise regime always seemed to end in failure.

 
 
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.

 
 
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