All the latest cycling news from Cycling UK

4 December 2016 - 11:14pm
Government’s motoring offences review falls short of what’s needed to truly tackle driving standards
Ministry of Justice Motoring Offences and Sentencing Review
Cycling UK expresses both relief and dismay at the Government’s long-awaited review of road traffic offences and penalties.
30 November 2016 - 3:15pm
From dangle boards to M25 rides – popular cycle campaigners win awards
John Metcalf Julian Daly, award winner Tom Spaven and Roger Geffen
St Albans cycle campaigners Tom Spaven and Doug Nevell have been rewarded for their outstanding work with Cycling UK Certificates of Merit.
29 November 2016 - 10:24pm
Distracted texting drivers must be targeted say the AA and Cycling UK
TextDriving Credit LordJim Flickr CC
Driving disqualifications must be made the norm for new drivers and repeat offenders to end the mobile madness, say The AA and Cycling UK ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on road safety.
28 November 2016 - 5:01pm
Cycling UK Grand Draw 2016
2016 grand draw prizes
The 2016 Cycling UK Grand Draw drawn on 28th November attracted 1,000s of entries and raised £1,000s - were you a winner?
25 November 2016 - 1:28pm
Transport Secretary shows the importance of cycle-rail in Ewell West
Transport Secretary Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP opens Ewell West cycle hub
Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling who is also the local MP for Epsom and Ewell, took the opportunity this Friday (25 November) to officially open Ewell West station’s latest cycle hub.
25 November 2016 - 11:39am
Why we are backing the AA's latest drive for motorists to #NeverTextDrive
#NeverTextDrive
A powerful new short film and social media campaign produced by the AA Charitable Trust and a young London-based musician is gaining a lot of attention and support.
24 November 2016 - 6:22pm
Worst of the worst … your shocking cycle lane stories
Barriers across High Wycombe cycle lane
A big thank you to all those who sent in contributions following our appeal for examples of shocking cycle lanes – the standard of entries really was appalling!
23 November 2016 - 6:13pm
Dominic is the prize guy in our off-road survey
York's Dominic Littler with iPad Mini after winning off-road survey prize draw
York’s Dominic Littler has won an iPad Mini after taking part in the first national survey of off-road cycling activity in England and Wales.
23 November 2016 - 1:19pm
Autumn Statement: “Use local road funds to make Space for Cycling at same time”
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement in Westminster
Chancellor Philip Hammond announced £1.1bn to upgrade local roads in his Autumn Statement today – prompting an immediate response from Cycling UK urging local authorities to use this opportunity to incorporate high-quality cycle facilities at the same time.
22 November 2016 - 1:01pm
Jake's bereaved parents seek justice with CDF help
Photo of 12 year old Jake Mitchell
Twelve year old Jake was with his mates cycling to the local water park, looking over his shoulder at the tractor behind him. Three drivers saw the boys and decided it was unsafe to overtake. Maurice King didn't want to wait, so he overtook the queue at 60mph, hitting Jake after passing the tractor. Jake's parents' fight for justice continues following the Coroner's criticism of King's driving.
18 November 2016 - 10:49am
Cycling Moo Kay moves to new pastures for £4,500
Cycling Moo Kay in the regal setting of Hampton Court Palace
Cycling Moo Kay proved a real cash cow last night at a Gala Auction in the magnificent surroundings of Hampton Court Palace.
18 November 2016 - 9:30am
Rights of Way not fit for purpose finds Off-Road cycling survey
Photo: Flickr CC shirokazan
Cycling UK and Open MTB today (Friday 17 November) issued the preliminary results from their Off-Road survey which found 74% of the participants consider the current rights of way unsuitable for off-road cycling.
16 November 2016 - 3:02pm
Moo Kay joins the star-grazers at Hampton Court auction
Charles Rowbotham and Cycling Moo Kay II
Hampton Court Palace hosts a cattle auction with a difference tomorrow evening (Thursday) – and the ‘steaks’ will be high for Cycling UK!
15 November 2016 - 9:32am
Groundhog day as Gard the texting driver pleads for leniency - again
MInistry of Justice London
Caught eight times for using his mobile whilst driving, Christopher Gard convinced the Magistrates he wouldn't do it again, and that banning him would cause him hardship. Cyclist Lee Martin paid the price six weeks later when Gard drove into and killed him, whilst texting his mate about walking his dog. Nine chances for Gard before he took a life. Now he wants to appeal his sentence.
11 November 2016 - 10:45am
Lest we forget – remembering the cyclists who died in battle for their country
Cyclists taking part in the Ride to the Somme 2016 event arrive at The Memorial
“Cycling for pleasure and cycling with the Army cyclist’s full equipment are two very different matters. Indeed, there is a wide gulf between the two. If you don’t believe it get into khaki at once and join a cyclist battalion!”
7 November 2016 - 4:45pm
Big Bike Revival celebrates over 500 events in Scotland
Bicycle Jumble Sale, Bike Station Glasgow
The Big Bike Revival, a national campaign designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for everyday journeys, celebrated a milestone this week with over 500 events across Scotland
3 November 2016 - 4:14pm
Beer and brownies bring Birmingham’s Big Bike Revival to a close
Members of Handsworth Beat the Street Community Cycle Club with Cycling UK’s
From beer and brownies to pond-dipping and fund-raising, dozens of Birmingham cyclists went on rides with a difference to celebrate the end of a fantastic summer of cycling with the Big Bike Revival.
2 November 2016 - 11:11am
ClientEarth win means Government must rebalance roads investment towards cycling
Cars on A3
Cycling UK today (Wednesday, 02 November 2016) celebrated ClientEarth’s victory in the High Court against the Government over its failure to tackle illegal air pollution across the UK, and called on Government to rebalance its investment in roads towards cycling and walking.
1 November 2016 - 5:32pm
Woking Station chooses 250 bikes over 2 cars
Cycle Minister Andrew Jones MP opens Woking Station's new cycle hub
Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP opens Woking Station’s expanded cycle hub, taking their capacity up to 520 spaces for bikes.
31 October 2016 - 12:03pm
Emitremmus was an event not to be mist!
Riders at the start of Steveanage CTC's Emitremmus 2016
Hundreds of cyclists celebrated the end of summertime by clocking in for Stevenage & North Herts CTC’s famous Emitremmus rides on Sunday (30 October).
 
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