All the latest cycling news from Cycling UK

22 September 2017 - 12:06pm
Outdoor groups form alliance to make “Wales world class destination for those who love the outdoors”
Mountain bikers and horse riders getting along
The representative bodies for walkers, disabled ramblers, cyclists, equestrians, mountaineers, cavers and those who enjoy recreational activities in, on or beside water have for the first time decided to work together as the alliance, Outdoor Access Wales, in order to respond to the Welsh Government’s proposals to improve public access to the countryside.
22 September 2017 - 11:21am
London step closer to driving unsafe lorries off its roads
Direct vision lorries in London
Transport for London (TfL) has released the interim direct vision star ratings of Euro VI Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) as part of the development of its proposed Direct Vision Standard (DVS).
21 September 2017 - 5:11pm
Government launches “urgent review” into cycling offences
Palace of Westminster
The Department for Transport today (Thursday, 21 September) announced that it will be conducting an “urgent review” into new offences relating causing death by careless or dangerous cycling.
21 September 2017 - 11:55am
#TooCloseForComfort Close Pass mat meets Exeter
Too Close For Comfort mat in Exeter
On Wednesday 20 September, the Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police Alliance roads policing team carried out the first deployment of Operation Close Pass in Exeter, with the support of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Devon County Council and local and national cycling groups.
18 September 2017 - 1:18pm
Cycling UK reaction to Alliston sentencing
Scales of Justice
Cycling UK reacts to the sentencing of former courier Charlie Alliston, who collided with mother-of-two, Kim Briggs while riding an illegal fixed wheel bicycle without a front brake. Alliston has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 18 months.
18 September 2017 - 1:00pm
Get involved with the Big Bike Revival's Celebration Rides this October
Father and child riding on a cargo bike
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival, a national campaign in Scotland and England designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for everyday journeys, is supporting a programme of led cycle rides this October as part of celebrating the Big Bike Revival project.
11 September 2017 - 7:00am
Cycling UK calls for greater public awareness of 'car dooring'
Footage from a hemet camera of a door opening in the path of a cyclist
Cycling UK today (Monday, 11 September) called for wider awareness to be made about the dangers of car dooring and how to prevent it through a public awareness campaign.
9 September 2017 - 11:37am
Manon Carpenter backs Trails for Wales
Manon Carpenter
Ahead of the UCI MTB World Championships in Cairns, Australia, now retired Welsh world mountain bike champion Manon Carpenter has added her support to Cycling UK’s Trails for Wales campaign in a short video.
5 September 2017 - 6:43pm
Scotland doubles annual funding for cycling and walking to £80m
Big Bike Revival event, fixing a bike
Cycling UK today (Tuesday, 05 September) welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement to double the annual level of funding for active travel (cycling and walking), by £40m, bringing the total to £80m.
23 August 2017 - 8:03pm
Charlie Alliston case
Here is Cycling UK's response in full to the case of Charlie Alliston, 20, a cyclist who knocked over Kim Briggs resulting in her death in east London last year. Alliston was cleared of her manslaughter, but he was found guilty of causing bodily harm by "wanton or furious driving".
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.
22 August 2017 - 3:04pm
Community Cycling Clubs going from strength to strength
Volunteers, partners and charities are coming together with Cycling UK to form an incredible network of Community Cycling Clubs. We recently met with groups in Birmingham and Manchester to share ideas and look at our next steps.
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
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