Cycling UK Latest Posts

What’s legal - and what’s not - on your bike? Article
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 - 12:48
Road cyclists riding side by side
Riding two abreast, in the middle of the lane, with or without lights, reflectors and hi-viz - what does the law say, what does the Highway Code advise, and what are just urban myths? Cycling UK's Senior Road Safety and Legal Campaigner Duncan Dollimore explains what's legal on your bike. More...
Great rides: The West Highland Way Cycle Magazine
Sunday, 21 May, 2017 - 12:56
The West Highland Way
The West Highland Way is a classic mountain bike route. Matthew Wright rode it, plus an off-road coast-to-coast, with CTC Cycling Holidays More...
How to encourage your family and friends to start cycling Article
Thursday, 18 May, 2017 - 16:14
Cyclists on a cycle route
You love your family and friends but you also love cycling. Is there any way you can get them to share your passion so you can cycle together? Cycling UK's Julie Rand explains the ways you can encourage your nearest and dearest to start cycling with you. More...
Super-fit seniors ride End to End to help Sunflower bloom News
Thursday, 18 May, 2017 - 10:39
Cyclist in Oxford
New Cycling UK members Mark Mathews and Clive Lindley-Jones have always practised what they preach as keen advocates of a natural, healthy lifestyle. More...
Drivers advised to keep a safe distance when overtaking cyclists on North Yorkshire roads Press Release
Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 - 12:27
North Yorks Police with Cycling UK and close pass mat
North Yorkshire Police has today (Tuesday 16 May 2017) launched their close pass campaign, to educate drivers in regard to the amount of room they should allow when overtaking a cyclist. More...
Alaina chases the sun south on an amazing Arctic to Adriatic adventure News
Monday, 15 May, 2017 - 09:24
Alaina Beacall
Alaina Beacall sets off on a 4,000-mile bike ride from the Arctic to the Adriatic at the end of the month – not a bad challenge for someone who has only just discovered the delights of cycle touring! More...
The Giro, and changing people's lives with bicycles Blog
Friday, 12 May, 2017 - 10:54
Giro d'Italia podium
As the battle for the pink jumper heats up in the Giro d'Italia, Cycling UK's Duncan Dollimore explains what one team is doing to change people's lives in Africa and how, through a summer of cycling and the Big Bike Revival, we hope to give people the confidence to get back on their bikes. Plus, Duncan reports on how last week's race pundits fared, and new predictions for Sunday's key stage. More...
Why I learnt basic bike and trail side maintenance Blog
Thursday, 11 May, 2017 - 15:12
Problems with a puncture? Snapped chain? Sticky brakes? Or gears out of sync? Common cycling issues, with easy solutions if you have a little know-how. Cycling UK's campaigner Sam Jones went to learn first hand how to cope with the unexpected on our Basic and Trail Side Maintenance course. More...
Our Lawless Roads Blog
Thursday, 11 May, 2017 - 10:01
Picture of the scales of justice
'Our Lawless Roads' is the detailed report the national road victims' charity RoadPeace published yesterday which calls for a reversal in the cuts to traffic police numbers. With falling prosecutions, increased numbers of drivers failing to stop after collisions, and deliberately aggressive driving on the increase, Cycling UK believes we need visible roads policing to ensure offenders fear the consequences if they're caught. Duncan Dollimore looks into Our Lawless Roads. More...
A guide to clipless pedals and cleats Article
Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 - 17:11
One pair each of two-bolt and three-bolt-system SPD shoes, with the pedals they
If you’re using standard pedals, or traditional toeclips, then switching to clipless pedals could make it a lot less effort. Cycling journalists Rob Ainsley and Simon Howarth explain why you might want to choose clip-in pedals and cleats. More...
What will each Metro Mayor do for cycling? Blog
Monday, 8 May, 2017 - 12:11
Cyclists gather in Birmingham to tell Metro Mayor candidates, we need Space for
In the lead up to the England's first Metro Mayor elections, Cycling UK teamed up with local groups to ask each set of candidates to support a set of local-specific pledges. As the results stream in, Cycling UK's Space for Cycling Campaigner, Tom Guha, examines the likely next steps in each region. More...
Who is going to win the Giro d'Italia? Blog
Thursday, 4 May, 2017 - 16:48
Photo of Giro start 2010
As Italy's Giro d'Italia sets off in Sardinia today, with a three-week battle for a pink jumper, Cycling UK's Duncan Dollimore explains why he loves the race and why Big Bike Revival is Eurosport's UK sponsor of the Giro. Plus Cycling UK's pundits predict who will be parading pink in Milan. More...
200 women get Onna Bike to celebrate cycling and the Tour de Yorkshire News
Thursday, 4 May, 2017 - 15:01
Onna Bike women's ride in Bradford
Cycling UK Community Cycle Club Onna Bike celebrated the Tour de Yorkshire by putting on a hugely successful short ride for women in Bradford. More...
Bike test: Cube Hyde Race Cycle Magazine
Thursday, 4 May, 2017 - 11:46
Cube Hyde Race bike
Technical Editor Richard Hallett reviews a German city hybrid with belt drive and an Alfine hub but no mudguards More...
English and Welsh County Council candidates support Space for Cycling Blog
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017 - 12:34
County Councils have responsibility for most of Britain's local road network (cr
Full county council elections will take place across Britain this Thursday (4 May 2017). Cycling UK, with Democracy Club and local voters, has been asking candidates how they will support cycling if elected. More...
“Road safety agenda for next Government set by Parliamentary report” says Cycling UK Press Release
Tuesday, 2 May, 2017 - 09:12
Staged shot of a distracted driver on their mobile
Cycling UK today (Tuesday, 02 May) welcomes the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group report ‘Cycling and the Justice System’ which identifies the loophole which every year allows over 8,500 drivers with 12 points or more on their licences to continue driving and calls for it to be closed. More...
Parliamentary group reports on cycling and the justice system Blog
Tuesday, 2 May, 2017 - 09:07
Picture of the scales of justice
The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's report on cycling and the justice system was published today, with fourteen recommendations to reduce danger and ensure justice. It won't change things overnight, but Duncan Dollimore explains why Cycling UK welcomes the report, and how the recommendations can be used within Road Justice campaigning. More...
Why cycling can be especially beneficial for women Blog
Friday, 28 April, 2017 - 16:13
Many articles, conferences and blogs discuss the barriers to more women cycling but very few stress the reasons WHY it is a particularly good activity for females. More...
Great Rides: Kyrgyzstan and Pamir mountains Cycle Magazine
Friday, 28 April, 2017 - 15:54
Panmir mountains by Ed Shoote
Roads over 4,000 metres above sea level wind through the Pamir Mountains. In the past they carried silk; more recently, cyclists Ed Shoote and wife Marion. More...
Cycling UK announces funding to get thousands of people in Scotland cycling with the Big Bike Revival Press Release
Friday, 28 April, 2017 - 10:38
Big Bike Revival in Edinburgh. A mechanic fixes a bike.
The Big Bike Revival is an award-winning programme developed by Cycling UK designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for every day journeys. Now in its second year in Scotland, the Big Bike Revival will help even more people to bring their bikes back into use by providing bike health checks, sharing maintenance know-how and giving people more confidence in the saddle. More...
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