All the latest cycling news from Cycling UK

23 August 2017 - 10:27am
“Forward thinking Wales on way to making history” says Cycling UK
Two people cycling on Hope Mountain bridleway
Cycling UK calls on public to endorse Welsh proposals to increase cycling access.
7 August 2017 - 3:04pm
More Welsh local authorities consult 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.
4 August 2017 - 3:09pm
Women show their cycling spirit at the Wirral Celebration Ride
Mayor of Wirral and Ride Leaders gather for Wirral Celebration Ride
As part of the Women's Festival of Cycling, Cycling UK staff and Trustees, partners and supporters all came together to run an impressive road event in Wirral, offering three different ride distances exclusively for women.
3 August 2017 - 5:49pm
Cycling UK's inaugural Women's Festival of Cycling declared a great success!
Riders leaving New Brighton on the Wirral Celebration Rides attended by 80 women
Cycling UK's first Women's Festival of Cycling has finished, with over 70 new female-friendly rides and events taking place throughout the country during July. Festival Coordinator Julie Rand sums up the highlights of what has been an exciting month of cycling activities.
12 July 2017 - 2:45pm
Video: 100 Women in Cycling event
Nominees for 100 Women in Cycling
Around 70 people gathered in Birmingham this week to celebrate the amazing 100 Women in Cycling who were nominated by Cycling UK members, staff and supporters.
10 July 2017 - 10:09am
Making roads feel safer and building cycle confidence could see ‘seismic shift’ in the number of women cycling
Cycling UK Womens Festival of Cycling
According to new research from Cycling UK, women who do not cycle on a daily basis are most likely to cite feeling nervous about cycling on the roads because they think it’s dangerous as being a barrier to them cycling more often (44% compared with 26% of men).
10 July 2017 - 9:34am
Old men on a mad mission - but all in a good cause!
Four men at John O'Groats
If you think cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats is a challenge, try doing it in the hottest weather the UK has seen for 40 years at the age of 70! New Cycling UK members Mark Mathews and Clive Lindley-Jones, both septuagenarians, have just done exactly that.
5 July 2017 - 3:14pm
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival calls for all to get cycling in Scotland with community cycle clubs
Barrhead Community Cycle Club in action
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival, a national campaign in Scotland designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for everyday journeys, is offering support to local community groups and volunteers to get more people riding their bikes.
4 July 2017 - 1:06pm
“Out of date” peers continue to suggest cycle lanes cause pollution
Houses of Parliament
Debate in House of Lords on air quality in London shows cross-party support on need to tackle air pollution
30 June 2017 - 11:00am
Drivers urged to give cyclists space in North East road safety campaign
Close pass mat for RSGB NE
Motorists are being urged to give cyclists more room when overtaking with the launch of a new road safety campaign designed to eradicate ‘close pass’ drivers, as Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) together with police, fire officers, and the Police and Crime Commissioners from both Cleveland and Durham, begin work together on a regional initiative to help safeguard cyclists and educate road-users about safer overtaking.
22 June 2017 - 5:57pm
Increased Welsh footpath access for cycling “landmark step” says Cycling UK
Trails for Wales rally outside the Senedd, Cardiff in 2015
Cycling UK today (Thursday, 22 June) welcomed the opportunities presented by the Welsh Government’s consultation "Taking forward Wales’ sustainable management of natural resources" calling them “a landmark step towards increasing the opportunities for cycling, health and rural tourism.”
21 June 2017 - 4:47pm
Cycling UK's reaction to the Queen’s Speech
Big Ben
Following the official opening of this extended Parliament of two years with the Queen’s Speech in House of Lords today (Wednesday 21 June), Cycling UK has given its overall reaction to the proposed Bills and measures which will have a direct impact on cycling.
20 June 2017 - 12:26pm
How Big Bike Revival and Bike Week have helped a cycle project in Stockport
Volunteer providing bike repairs in workshop
With Bike Week over for another year, Cycling UK caught up with CeraCycloan, based in Stockport, about the benefits they experienced getting on board and celebrating cycling through our nationwide campaign, The Big Bike Revival.
16 June 2017 - 11:38am
Encouraging the next generation to love cycling
A grandfather and grandson cycling together
Eric's love of cycling came later in life once he retired, and his passion has been passed on through the generations to his four year old grandson Robert. Cycling UK caught up with Eric about the inspiration cycling brings.
11 June 2017 - 11:00pm
Colin Jackson: "Let's rekindle our love of cycling this Bike Week and get active"
Cycling UK's Bike Week Ambassador Colin Jackson
Former Olympic champion hurdler and Bike Week Ambassador, Colin Jackson, calls on all Brits to get on their bikes this Bike Week, in his bid to help the nation get more active through cycling.
5 June 2017 - 2:00pm
Taxi driver convicted in ‘car-dooring’ incident which caused cyclist death
Loughborough Courthouse
Farook Yusuf Bhikhu convicted in a case relating to the death of Leicester teacher Sam Boulton
2 June 2017 - 10:37am
West Country police crack-down on drivers putting cyclists at risk
Cycling child being overtaken too closely
Tri Force Road Policing, in partnership with Road Safety and Local Policing Teams, together with other agencies will be carrying out roadside checks at a pre-selected locations to intercept drivers who have passed a cyclist too close. The operation will run for the next two months in the Wiltshire, Avon & Somerset and Gloucestershire.
18 May 2017 - 10:39am
Super-fit seniors ride End to End to help Sunflower bloom
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.
16 May 2017 - 12:27pm
Drivers advised to keep a safe distance when overtaking cyclists on North Yorkshire roads
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.
15 May 2017 - 9:24am
Alaina chases the sun south on an amazing Arctic to Adriatic adventure
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!
 
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