All the latest cycling news from Cycling UK

24 February 2017 - 8:24am
Three years on and still waiting for justice for Michael Mason
The scales of justice: Photo Flckr CC; credit James Cridland
Tomorrow (25 February) will be the third anniversary of the tragic collision which led to the death of 70 year old teacher Michael Mason, who was hit from behind as he cycled along London's Regent Street. Three years of waiting and fighting, but in five weeks time his family will finally get to hear the evidence about what happened, as the private prosecution finally comes to trial at the Old Bailey.
23 February 2017 - 3:26pm
Birmingham cyclists learn maintenance skills from blind bike mechanic
Blind bike mechanic Mike Willis at iCycle in Birmingham
A blind bike mechanic is teaching the skills of his trade to members of Cycling UK’s Community Cycle Clubs in Birmingham.
23 February 2017 - 10:37am
Can we do it again in Northern Ireland?
Cyclists pedalling down to Stormont
On 2 March, Northern Ireland heads to the polls again as the populace votes for their new Members of the Legislative Assembly. As we did in April and May 2016, Cycling UK has teamed up with local campaigns Northern Ireland Greenways and Bikefast, to ask candidates whether they will back cycling again. Cycling UK's Sam Jones reports on the latest developments.
16 February 2017 - 10:37pm
We’ve won! Cycling UK scoops prestigious BikeBiz award
Cycling UK wins BikeBiz award at London Bike Show 2017
The cycling industry's annual awards ceremony was hosted at the ExCeL last night as part of the London Bike Show 2017 – and Cycling UK won one of the prestigious BikeBiz awards.
16 February 2017 - 12:00am
First off-road cycling report gives unique insight into UK scene
Four cyclists enjoying some riding off-road
Cycling UK today (Thursday, 16 February) launched its report “Rides of Way: Cycling UK’s Off-Road Report 2017” at the London Bike Show hosted at the ExCeL centre in London.
15 February 2017 - 5:26pm
Going Frome strength to strength on 40th birthday
CTC Frome members
CTC Frome celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special birthday ride which retraced the route of the club’s very first outing in 1977.
14 February 2017 - 11:29am
Fletchers Solicitors and Cycling UK stand up for vulnerable road users amidst latest whiplash consultation
Justice
Fletchers Solicitors, specialists in motorcycle accident claims, and Cycling UK have joined forces to stand up for the rights of vulnerable road users, following the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on reforming the ‘whiplash’ claims process.
3 February 2017 - 2:37pm
Pevensey cyclists celebrate as lorries barred from country lane
Rickney Lane, East Sussex
Cycling UK action results in regular HGV movements blocked on national cycle network and walking route.
2 February 2017 - 2:57pm
The Play on Pedals evaluation report
Play on Pedals has benefited pre-school children across Glasgow
Play on Pedals has reached the end of its People's Postcode Lottery funding and has a produced an evaluation report to highlight the project’s achievements over the last two and a half years.
31 January 2017 - 10:27am
How to make a 'tube map' cycle network
The Bath cycle tube map
Want to help your council plan for cycling? Make a tube map that illustrates the quality of your current cycle network and use it to ask for better facilities
27 January 2017 - 3:07pm
Unified front shows no conflict in the countryside
Photo from Equibike taken by buba_noi
Cycling UK joined the Ramblers and the British Horse Society to present evidence to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) select committee this week, and shared very much the same message: “Conflict? What conflict?”
27 January 2017 - 10:19am
Mayoral hopeful Andy Burnham makes Manchester cycling pledge
#jonsnowmeets
Labour candidate makes funding commitment to Cycling UK President Jon Snow
25 January 2017 - 11:38am
Play on Pedals celebrates end of project, having enabled 7,148 children in Glasgow to ride a bike
The Play on Pedals Partnership celebrates the project's success
Play on Pedals, a project funded to enable every pre-school child in Glasgow to learn to ride a bike, marked the end of its current funding on Thursday at a celebratory event at the Glasgow Bike Station.
23 January 2017 - 12:40pm
Cycling UK announces its new Chair and Vice Chair
Dan Howard
Cycling UK's Board of 12 Trustees elected Dan Howard as Chair of Cycling UK and Jaki Lowe as Vice Chair, at the Cycling UK Board meeting on Saturday 21 January 2016.
19 January 2017 - 5:20pm
Outlook is Foggy and Grey for David’s charity ride!
World Superbike legend Carl Fogarty and Cycling UK member David Davenport
Cycling UK member David Davenport will have the backing of two sporting legends with very different backgrounds when he embarks on a 1,100-mile charity bike ride in May.
19 January 2017 - 12:05pm
The Cycling Action Plan for Scotland – three wins out of four isn’t bad
Cyclists with child on a bike
As the Scottish Government publishes the third version of the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland this week, Cycling UK sifts through the detail to see what the plans to reach 10% of everyday journeys by cycle within the next four years entails.
11 January 2017 - 4:22pm
Pull the udder one … police find our stolen Cycling Moo Kay!
Surrey police after recovering the stolen Cycling Moo Kay
Here’s the moos-flash we never thought we’d hear. Cycling Moo Kay has been found alive and well, five months after being stolen from the top of Box Hill!
11 January 2017 - 11:27am
6,000 say don't make innocent victims pay
Road victims are real victims
Ask yourself, "Who is cheating who?" Is it the pedestrian or cyclist who just wants fair compensation when they're hit by a careless driver, or is someone trying to cheat them out of what's right, and fair? 6,000 of you agreed with us, and have told the government that road victims are real victims who shouldn't have their pockets picked to profit insurers.
11 January 2017 - 11:14am
Welsh local authorities start consulting on future cycle routes
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.
21 December 2016 - 5:57pm
Christmas cargo bikes meet elf and safety standards!
Southampton Xmas cargo bikes ride
Southampton Cargo Bikes got into the seasonal spirit this week with Christmas-themed fancy dress and decorated bikes for a festive ride into the centre of Southampton, supported by Cycling UK and My Journey Southampton, the travel awareness campaign by Southampton City Council.
 
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