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24 July 2016 - 4:18pm
Ace Cafe Ride Report - 24th July 2016
Photo of the group that cycled from the View Tube along the Regent's Canal and Grand Union Canal to the Ace Cafe today.
20 July 2016 - 1:15pm
A summer of cycling through the Big Bike Revival is here!
Big Bike Revival Summer of Cycling TV advert
Cycling UK has teamed up with national media partners ITV to promote the Big Bike Revival to millions of prospective cyclists this summer. A 30 second animated video, developed by creative...
17 July 2016 - 12:16pm
Dunwich Dynamo 2016 - Ride Report
None of the people who I ride with regularly would ever even consider doing a 120 mile overnight ride from Hackney to Dunwich. One would be hard pushed to get them to do a ride longer than 30 miles....
15 July 2016 - 12:01pm
MPs discover wheels can lead to wellbeing as Herne Hill hosts disabled cycling day
Isabelle Clement, Director of Wheels for Wellbeing
Several disabled cyclists attended, among them Alan Mendelsohn, who sustained a serious back injury in action with the Army in Lebanon 33 years ago and then suffered from post-traumatic stress...
11 July 2016 - 10:23pm
Polesden Lacey Ride Report - 10th July 2016
This is Bruce Goode's ride report of Sunday's ride from Dulwich to Poleden Lacey: Thank you Nigel & Mick for leading and "back-markering" this challenging yet thoroughly...
7 July 2016 - 4:12pm
Nick rides to Iran in search of father he has never seen
Nick Shields who is cycling to Iran
The 56-year-old Cycling UK member was adopted as a baby and is English through and through, but the land of his real father’s birth is proving a magnet he can no longer resist. Nick is a larger...
6 July 2016 - 9:46am
Greenford cyclist Frank Cubis dies following Ealing collision
Cyclists in Richmond Park
“Thank you for giving Frank a purpose and passionate hobby for all of these years,” was the message from Frank's son-in-law Colin Bottomley yesterday after 75-year-old Frank...
5 July 2016 - 6:07pm
Elated riders hit the heights as they Gorge themselves on Cheddar!
Get Gorge-ous Cycle Challenge, Cheddar Gorge
On the day the Tour de France got underway in Normandy, these cyclists were staging their own Grand Départ from a village just outside Bristol as they tackled the Get Gorge-ous Cycle Challenge. There...
5 July 2016 - 12:08am
Cyclists in Lambeth
Cyclists in Lambeth on a ride led by Bruce Goode. Disclaimer: Not all the riders were necessarily residents of the London borough of Lambeth. Your browser does not support the video tag.
4 July 2016 - 12:03pm
Hundreds of cyclists take on the Tri-Vets century ride challenge
West Kent Tri-Vets blue group
With events in many parts of Britain, including Stirling, Swansea, Coventry, Teesside, Tyneside, Bristol, Oxford, Chester and North Wales, Alfreton, Surrey, Cumbria, Essex, Oxfordshire,...
2 July 2016 - 10:25pm
Race to give our rides more publicity steps up a gear - 2nd July 2015
Thirteen of us met up at the Burgess Park cafe on a bright Saturday morning, including what is now a strong contingent from north London. We then set off to meet quite a few cyclists from south East...
30 June 2016 - 5:28pm
Cycling UK members won’t be cheesed off by Cheddar!
Cheddar Gorge  (Picture:
The popular event is organised by Cycle Bristol CTC and participants have been increasing their strength, skill and stamina on a series of led training rides since early February, gradually...
30 June 2016 - 12:45pm
Mayor promises autumn plan for safer lorries
Picture of a Mercedes direct vision lorry
A typical London cycling death  Earlier this year Cycling UK asked members to take action for safer lorries and support our calls for a ban on unsafe lorries that do not meet direct vision...
22 June 2016 - 5:12pm
Would you heifer believe it - Cycling Moo Kay's grazing on Box Hill!
Cycling Moo Kay painted cow on Box Hill
Guildford cyclist Doug has acquired a steak – sorry, stake – in a massive public art event called the Surrey Hills CowParade. He bought a life-sized, fibre-glass cow in Cycling UK’s...
21 June 2016 - 10:11am
Midsummer Madness Ride Report - 21st June 2016
It was with great trepidation that I cycled through central London at 3am. Would any be there at Bar Italia? No one had told me that they were coming and only a few people had signed up on the...
15 June 2016 - 3:43pm
Seven-year-old Archie meets Wills and Harry as Cycling UK celebrates Queen’s 90th birthday
Archie Forse with Prince Harry at the Patron's Lunch
Archie and his mum Shona were among the dozen people who sat at Cycling UK’s table on Sunday (12 June) as The Mall hosted its largest-ever street party to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s...
10 June 2016 - 10:50am
Debbie and Steve are bitten by the ride to work BUG
Debbie Greenfield of Harwell
Debbie and Steve both enjoy the benefits of fitness and fresh air by using pedal power for their daily commute to the Harwell campus in Oxfordshire’s ‘Science Vale’.  They are...
7 June 2016 - 10:50pm
Over half a million kick-start the summer of cycling as Bike Week launches at the Dutch Embassy
The MPs' annual bike ride marks the start of Bike Week 2016
From buddy rides to bike breakfasts, Bike Week brings together a host of simple ideas to help make cycle commuting an accessible and attractive proposition for many people who might just need a...
5 June 2016 - 6:38am
Copped Hall Ride Report - 29th May 2016
Twelve of us met up at the View Tube, including several people who had travelled from south London. Although we had to do some cycling along the Dunwich Dynamo route, which uses quite a busy road,...
31 May 2016 - 2:31pm
Cycle to work with a colleague
Heather cycling to work
With nearly half of all working people living within five miles of their employment, it’s a wonder that only 800,000 in the UK cycle in for their commute on a daily basis. If you’re...
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