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Cycling UK member Mark Beaumont breaks the world record in 79 days Blog
Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 - 08:52
Mark Beaumont completes around the world record attempt
Inspirational ultra-endurance cyclist and Cycling UK member Mark Beaumont has completed his 80 day round the world tour just 79 days, regaining his world record. More...
Cycling UK reaction to Alliston sentencing Press Release
Monday, 18 September, 2017 - 13:18
Scales of Justice
Cycling UK reacts to the sentencing of former courier Charlie Alliston, who collided with mother-of-two, Kim Briggs while riding an illegal fixed wheel bicycle without a front brake. Alliston has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 18 months. More...
Metro mayor makes record cycling investment commitment in West Midlands Blog
Thursday, 14 September, 2017 - 16:39
Mayor Andy Street has committed to find £10 per head annual funding for cycling
Following campaigning from Cycling UK and local affiliated groups, Mayor Andy Street, the first metro mayor of the West Midlands, has demonstrated his commitment to cycling by announcing plans to spend £10 per head annually on cycling in his ten year strategy, Movement for Growth. How has he done it? And how can other local political leaders follow suit? Our Infrastructure Campaigner, Tom Guha, investigates. More...
How to survive riding in the rain Article
Tuesday, 12 September, 2017 - 13:15
Cyclists in the rain
Do you dread the weather forecast? Are you a fairweather cyclist, only venturing out if the sky is cloud free with a gentle breeze blowing? Is the car or bus your preferred choice when rain threatens? Read Cycling UK's guide to cycling in the rain and it might just change your mind. More...
Getting and demonstrating public support Cycle Magazine
Monday, 11 September, 2017 - 12:08
Being able to demonstrate support for your campaign is essential. Photo: Sam Wak
There are various ways of getting and demonstrating public support for your campaign. The following guide sets out a couple of methods used by local campaign groups. However, the key is to be creative and to More...
Cycling UK calls for greater public awareness of 'car dooring' Press Release
Monday, 11 September, 2017 - 07:00
Footage from a hemet camera of a door opening in the path of a cyclist
Cycling UK today (Monday, 11 September) called for wider awareness to be made about the dangers of car dooring and how to prevent it through a public awareness campaign. More...
Manon Carpenter backs Trails for Wales Press Release
Saturday, 9 September, 2017 - 11:37
Manon Carpenter
Ahead of the UCI MTB World Championships in Cairns, Australia, now retired Welsh world mountain bike champion Manon Carpenter has added her support to Cycling UK’s Trails for Wales campaign in a short video. More...
Form a cycle campaign group Cycle Magazine
Friday, 8 September, 2017 - 17:39
Forming a group may sound daunting – but with Cycling UK’s support, you will be
Having a group serves many purposes. It instantly shows that the support for your campaign goes beyond just one individual. You are also able to share jobs, which means you can get more done, maintain energy and not burn out. More...
Working with the media Cycle Magazine
Friday, 8 September, 2017 - 15:03
Working with the media is an essential way of promoting your message. Photo: Mic
Working with the media is an essential tool for any local cycling campaign group or cycling campaigner. More...
Working with your council to pass a Space for Cycling motion Cycle Magazine
Friday, 8 September, 2017 - 12:37
With your support, your council can create Space for Cycling. Photo: Man vyi
Getting a motion passed can be a highly effective way of getting your council to commit to the plan, invest, build process of Space for Cycling. More...
Scotland doubles annual funding for cycling and walking to £80m Press Release
Tuesday, 5 September, 2017 - 18:43
Big Bike Revival event, fixing a bike
Cycling UK today (Tuesday, 05 September) welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement to double the annual level of funding for active travel (cycling and walking), by £40m, bringing the total to £80m. More...
Communicating with your councillors Cycle Magazine
Thursday, 31 August, 2017 - 17:25
Effective communication with councillors is vital to a campaign.
Communicating with your councillors may sound intimidating but it needn't be. Your councillors are elected to represent you and so should want to hear your views. This is a short guide to help you communicate effectively. More...
Understanding your local authority Cycle Magazine
Wednesday, 30 August, 2017 - 17:07
Getting involved with local politics needn't be intimidating. Photo: Jarry1250
There are various tiers in UK Government and knowing which tier is responsible for what can be confusing at first. This guide sets out which local government organisations are responsible for what and who within those organisations may be able to support you. More...
Space for Cycling draft motion Cycle Magazine
Wednesday, 30 August, 2017 - 12:10
Your council can pass a motion to support Space for Cycling. Photo: Maccoinnich
Getting your council to pass a motion to support Space for Cycling can be a highly effective way of getting some committed funding for cycling and some infrastructure on the ground. More...
Cycling UK backs Liverpool's commonwealth bid alongside professional cyclist Steve Cummings Blog
Thursday, 24 August, 2017 - 14:26
Liverpool Bid for Commonwealth Games in 2020
Professional cyclist and double national champion, Steve Cummings, took time out from his busy schedule to support his local club's time trial and back Liverpool’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games alongside Cycling UK. More...
Charlie Alliston case Press Release
Wednesday, 23 August, 2017 - 20:03
Here is Cycling UK's response in full to the case of Charlie Alliston, 20, a cyclist who knocked over Kim Briggs resulting in her death in east London last year. Alliston was cleared of her manslaughter, but he was found guilty of causing bodily harm by "wanton or furious driving". More...
Lyme disease - what you need to know Article
Wednesday, 23 August, 2017 - 11:17
Mountain Biker in woodlands Flickr CC, Grant Doig
Lyme Disease, you may have heard of it, but what do you know of it? Is it relevant to cyclists? “Yes, most definitely.” as Cycling UK is told by Lyme Disease Action (LDA), the national charity set up to provide accurate information about ticks and Lyme disease. More...
“Forward thinking Wales on way to making history” says Cycling UK Press Release
Wednesday, 23 August, 2017 - 10:27
Two people cycling on Hope Mountain bridleway
Cycling UK calls on public to endorse Welsh proposals to increase cycling access. More...
Making off-road access better in Wales Blog
Wednesday, 23 August, 2017 - 09:51
View from the Watkin Path on the Snowdon horse shoe. Photo: Daria Taddei
Trails for Wales begins to change the access landscape, with more opportunities proposed by the Welsh Government to enjoy recreational cycling from your doorstep. More...
Community Cycling Clubs going from strength to strength News
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017 - 15:04
Volunteers, partners and charities are coming together with Cycling UK to form an incredible network of Community Cycling Clubs. We recently met with groups in Birmingham and Manchester to share ideas and look at our next steps. More...
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