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Vote Bike: West Midlands Blog
Friday, 24 March, 2017 - 18:21
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On 4 May, the West Midlands will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Bike West Midlands Network are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks. More...
Vote Bike: Tees Valley Blog
Friday, 24 March, 2017 - 18:20
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On 4 May, the Tees Valley will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Tees Valley Cycling Campaign are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks. More...
Vote Bike: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Blog
Friday, 24 March, 2017 - 18:17
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On 4 May, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Camcycle are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks. More...
Vote Bike: Greater Manchester Blog
Friday, 24 March, 2017 - 17:50
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On 4 May, Greater Manchester will go to the polls to elect a new 'Metro Mayor'. Cycling UK and the Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign are calling on all candidates to support a set of three asks. More...
Vote Bike: English and Welsh councils Blog
Friday, 24 March, 2017 - 17:47
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On 04 May, local council elections will take place across Britain. Cycling UK have teamed up with Democracy Club to quiz as many candidates on their views on cycling as possible. More...
Great Rides: Battling the Birken in Norway Cycle Magazine
Friday, 24 March, 2017 - 09:02
Norwegian wood
Each August in Norway, 20,000 mountain bikers ride up to 122km with a figurative royal baby on their backs. Journalist Pat Kinsella joined them. Henry Iddon took photos. More...
Exchanging places Blog
Thursday, 23 March, 2017 - 11:07
Lorry driver on a cycle training course
The next best thing after safer direct vision lorries, is driver training. That's what Cycling UK volunteer and cycle instructor Glen Blake is doing when he's not helping us out: teaching roadcraft from a cycling perspective to lorry drivers. More...
Cycling UK's new Challenge Ride Series starts as clocks go forward Press Release
Friday, 17 March, 2017 - 15:07
Please credit GridIron100 and Cycling UK
Cycling UK has announced a new Challenge Ride Series of sportives for 2017 – which gets underway with Cycling Stevenage’s ‘Start of Summertime’ on Sunday, 26 March. More...
Make cycling "as easy as possible" in Greater Manchester, says Lib Dem mayoral candidate Blog
Thursday, 16 March, 2017 - 12:31
Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrat candidate for mayor of Greater Manchester, told Cycling UK about her plans for cycling. More...
Cheshire East Council officially backs Space for Cycling Press Release
Wednesday, 15 March, 2017 - 15:25
Cheshire East council passed a motion to support Space for Cycling
Cheshire East Council has become the first local authority to formally pass a motion supporting our Space for Cycling campaign. More...
We've done it! Too Close For Comfort meets target in first 48hrs Press Release
Friday, 10 March, 2017 - 19:33
TooCloseForComfort mat close-up
Cycling UK ‘Too Close For Comfort’ Kickstarter campaign smashes its fundraising target in less than 48 hours. More...
Greater Manchester needs a "world class transport system" says Conservative candidate Article
Friday, 10 March, 2017 - 13:20
Sean Anstee, the Conservative candidate running for mayor of Greater Manchester, tells us his plans for cycling should he be elected on 4 May. More...
Crowdsourced funding campaign will make "roads safer" News
Thursday, 9 March, 2017 - 11:38
Paul Tuohy on a close pass mat
Cycling UK launches ‘Too Close For Comfort’ Kickstarter campaign to make great work by West Midlands Police go nationwide. More...
Roland's grand day out at CTC South West London's Hilly 50 News
Wednesday, 8 March, 2017 - 16:48
Steve Winder with Hilly 50 organiser Mike Morley
A total of 71 riders – most of them Cycling UK members – tackled 3,000 feet of climbing in CTC South West London’s popular Hilly 50 on Saturday (4 March). More...
Why don't more women cycle? Article
Wednesday, 8 March, 2017 - 16:27
Ayrshire Ladies ride
Men do nearly three times as many cycling journeys as women, and travel more than four times as far. What makes the UK so hostile towards women on bikes? Why are we lagging so far behind our European neighbours in gender parity? Cycling UK member Alix Stredwick, who has worked on cycling issues since 2001, explains why – and what can be done about it. More...
Cycling UK’s Women’s Festival of Cycling throughout July 2017 Press Release
Wednesday, 8 March, 2017 - 12:14
Cycling UK’s Women’s Festival of Cycling takes place in July
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. More...
Roads policing protecting cyclists - with half the budget? Blog
Wednesday, 8 March, 2017 - 11:22
Police officers cycling
The Government has been told that traffic law enforcement needs specialist traffic officers and visible roads policing, but the numbers keep falling alongside the decline in detection of traffic offences. Whilst political will and more resources are needed, does the West Midland's close pass scheme show how, whilst we're waiting, clever enforcement can mean getting more for less? More...
100 Women in Cycling Article
Friday, 3 March, 2017 - 18:34
We will be celebrating female cycling by profiling the many women riders and supporters of cycling, both within and outside of Cycling UK. The 100 Women in Cycling will be women who inspire others to take up the activity but who may not be well-known by the world at large. More...
'Car dooring' as an offence must be taken more seriously Press Release
Friday, 3 March, 2017 - 14:00
Justice
Today Friday 3 March, defendants Ms Mandy Chapple (56) and Mr Farook Yusuf Bhikhu (56) were both summoned to Leicester Magistrates Court for the offence of opening a car door, or causing or permitting it to be opened, so as to cause injury, an action which resulted in the death of Leicester schoolteacher Sam Boulton. More...
Renovating an old bike Cycle Magazine
Wednesday, 1 March, 2017 - 17:15
Renovating an old bike can be hugely rewarding, whether it’s a simple respray or a full rebuild. Technical editor of Cycle magazine Richard Hallett explains. More...
 
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