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Slovenian ladder case leads to e-bike insurance debate Blog
Monday, 24 April, 2017 - 11:30
Three cyclists on e-bikes
A tractor driver knocking a man off a ladder on a Slovenian farm has led to the possible extension of compulsory motor insurance to include e-bikes in the UK. But when is a bike propelled by mechanical power, and when is it merely power assisted? And will the Government do what it promised and exercise common sense with any insurance changes? More...
5.7 million Brits cycling more by 2020 Press Release
Monday, 24 April, 2017 - 10:32
Cycling UK Halfords Partnership set to get millions cycling more
Cycling UK and Halfords have launched a new three-year partnership aimed at helping to get millions in Britain cycling more. More...
“Cycle strategy vision welcome, now the hard work begins”, says Cycling UK Press Release
Friday, 21 April, 2017 - 11:58
Big Ben
Cycling UK has welcomed the vision set out in the Department for Transport’s (DfT) announcement today (Friday, 21 April) of a £1.2 billion long-term plan to make cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys in England. More...
Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy published: now let's get its vision put into practice! Blog
Friday, 21 April, 2017 - 10:25
Huntingdon Road Crossing Cambridge
After 2-years of gestation, the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) has finally appeared, on the last day when the Government could make announcements before the General Election. Whatever else we've said about it previously, its vision is admirable, as is the local cycle network planning process it proposes. We now need to enlist the backing of councils and other partners, and of national as well as local politicians, to ensure this vision gets implemented. More...
Government drops plans to deny road victims justice Press Release
Thursday, 20 April, 2017 - 18:47
Sledgehammer cracking a nut
Cycling UK celebrated a campaign win today (Thursday, 20 April) as the Government abandoned its attempts to prevent cyclists and other vulnerable road users from being fully compensated in the event of an injury. More...
Cycling UK mourns the loss of a "cycling crusader" News
Wednesday, 19 April, 2017 - 18:11
Bryan Stout
Cycling UK's CEO Paul Tuohy pays tribute to Bryan Stout, a fellow club member and "cycling crusader" who was sadly killed last week while out riding his bike in Mallorca. More...
My epic ride from Scotland to Italy Blog
Wednesday, 19 April, 2017 - 15:38
Lady above coastline
Several years ago Cycling UK member Linda Edge had the idea of cycling on her own to Italy from Scotland. When she first mentioned her dream to family and friends it was met with disbelief and laughter. Linda recalls "I was unfit, my knowledge of bike mechanics was negligible as were my map reading skills and I have a poor sense of direction." But after completing a 10-mile ride with her local Cycling UK group in Ayrshire, she found the confidence to go for it.... More...
Join a Space for Cycling ride on 22 April Blog
Wednesday, 19 April, 2017 - 14:23
Space for Cycling rides are taking place all over Britain on 22 April
On 22 April, campaign groups around the country are riding out to mark International Earth Day and to show incoming politicians public support for cycling. See if there is one near you ... More...
Streetbikes in tandem with Karen to help her amazing fundraising feat News
Wednesday, 19 April, 2017 - 10:32
Streetbikes Director Gill Greaves with Karen Brooke
A woman who suffered serious brain injuries after a freak fall is defying the odds to take part in a marathon charity cycling event. Karen Brooke is being helped by Cycling UK award winners Streetbikes as she prepares to raise money for the air ambulance service that saved her life. More...
UK cycling bodies launch Europe-wide Association of Mountain Bike Guides Licence Press Release
Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 14:11
Devil's Staircase near Glencoe by Paul Rogers
Cycling UK has joined forces with two leading mountain bike coaching organisations to boost the MTB guides industry across Europe. More...
Challenge Ride Series: Event number 15 the Gridiron 100 Cycle Magazine
Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 13:35
Cyclists on the Gridiron 100
Every October, there’s a 100km randonée along the lanes of the New Forest: the Gridiron 100. Cycling UK’s Julie Rand rode it with her husband Roland. The ride will form part of our Challenge Ride Series 2017 and is the 15th event in the series of 16 handpicked rides. This year, it will take place on Sunday 8 October. More...
Why CTC Cycling Holidays are different Cycle Magazine
Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 12:06
Diane descends red road to Sihanoukville in Cambodia
CTC Cycling Holidays are among the best kept secrets in cycling. Tour participant turned leader Gary Cummins explains why... More...
Support Space for Cycling with We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote and Pedal on Parliament Blog
Saturday, 15 April, 2017 - 20:40
Walk, Cycle, Vote in Scotland
With over 50 organisations involved in the campaign, We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote is working with partners across Scotland to take the campaign pledges to every local election candidate before the 4 May More...
Easter eggs, cycling and burning calories Article
Thursday, 13 April, 2017 - 16:39
Hot Cross Buns by Gerry Knight
Cycling is great exercise and an excellent way to burn off any extra calories you may consume over the Easter weekend. But how long will you have to cycle for? Take a look at our handy guide to cycling off your Easter treats. More...
The Michael Mason case - why, what happened, and where now? Blog
Thursday, 13 April, 2017 - 13:24
The scales of justice
A private prosecution ended in the driver's acquittal, but why did Cycling UK's Cyclists' Defence Fund bring the case, what was the evidence, and where do we go with Road Justice campaigning from here? It's a long read, but Duncan Dollimore answers those questions here. More...
Read inspiring Big Bike Revival stories from Scotland News
Wednesday, 12 April, 2017 - 12:15
The Big Bike Revival helps bring bikes back into use in Edinburgh
In 2016, the Big Bike Revival worked with 81 community groups and over 7,000 people across Scotland to encourage more everyday cycling. We've captured some of these events and activities with a compendium of case studies, bringing groups' and individuals' stories from across Scotland together in one handy document. More...
Metro Mayor candidates agree to plan a Tees Valley-wide cycle network Press Release
Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 - 11:11
All candidates in the Tees Valley have pledged to plan Tees Valley-wide cycle ne
All candidates in the election for Metro Mayor of the Tees Valley have pledged support to campaign asks devised by Cycling UK and the Tees Valley Cycling Campaign. More...
Born to be wild? Looking for adventure? Head up to the Lake District! Blog
Monday, 10 April, 2017 - 10:30
Two bikepackers
If you’re into bikepacking, or even curious about it and the wider potential for exploring the world both on and off road by bike, then there’s a new festival which just might be of interest – and Cycling UK has free tickets. More...
The best touring bikes at Bespoked 2017 Blog
Saturday, 8 April, 2017 - 21:56
Bespoked 2017
Bespoked, the UK Handmade Bicycle Show, is on this weekend in Bristol. Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce was there as a judge, picking his favourite touring bikes – not an easy task, given the standard of the bikes on display. More...
Welsh local authorities start consulting on future cycle routes News
Friday, 7 April, 2017 - 17:00
Family walking and cycling in Wales
As part of the next phase of the Active Travel (Wales) Act, local authorities across Wales are beginning to map the routes where future cycling and walking routes should be created. Cycling UK reports where it’s happening and how to get involved. More...
 
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