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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).
27 October 2016 - 3:32pm
Surrey artist’s new fund-raising cow is great mooos for Cycling UK
Charles Rowbotham and Cycling Moo Kay II
Dorking artist Charles Rowbotham is rustling up a new Cycling Moo Kay to raise funds for Cycling UK. Charles started painting a new fibre-glass cow this week after the original Cycling Moo Kay was stolen overnight from its grazing spot on top of Surrey’s Box Hill in August.
27 October 2016 - 3:17pm
Cycling UK asks drivers to be aware in autumn
Cyclist commuting at night
Cycling UK has appealed to drivers to be aware of cyclists now the clocks have gone back and the evening rush-hour commute is in darkness.
26 October 2016 - 12:35pm
Plaque remembers much-missed cycle campaigner Gordon Selway
Gordon Selway plaque unveiling
A plaque was unveiled at Bromsgrove railway station last Friday (28 October) to commemorate the extraordinary life of Gordon Selway – much-loved cycle and rail campaigner, barrister, intellectual, musician, district councillor, multi-charity volunteer and larger-than-life character.
25 October 2016 - 1:28pm
Q. When is mandatory not mandatory? A. When travelling with a bike on GWR
Intercity 125 at Bristol Temple Meads
In spring this year Great Western Railways (GWR) announced that all bikes on their high speed trains would require mandatory booking from May. Understandably there was public outcry and confusion. In October, Cycling UK and Ben Bradshaw, MP for Exeter and keen cyclist, met with Great Western Railways (GWR) to discuss current and future cycle rail policy.
17 October 2016 - 2:24pm
What do the latest road casualty statistics for 2015 mean for cyclists?
A cyclist in Leeds
While road users in general can take at least some comfort from the latest published figures for reported road casualties in Great Britain, there’s a distinct lack of reassuring news for cyclists. Cycling UK's Cherry Allan examines and explains the numbers.
14 October 2016 - 11:41am
Community cycling groups Onna high after sharing award!
Whalley Range on Wheels and Onna Bike receive their awards
The quality of entries for our Best Community Project award was so high that it ended up being shared between two extremely worthy and hard-working groups – Whalley Range on Wheels and Onna Bike. Both are Cycling UK Community Clubs, both have been heavily involved in our Big Bike Revival – and both have been helping people to cycle, with fantastic benefits to their respective communities.
14 October 2016 - 11:30am
Jeremy on the right trail to earn Best Campaign accolade
Caroline Russell with Jeremy Gartside
Jeremy Gartside has metaphorically moved heaven and literally moved earth to make the North Dorset Trailway a more attractive and usable cycle route in his community.
14 October 2016 - 11:12am
Space for Cycling guide for local decision makers published by Cycling UK
Cycling UK's Chief Exec Paul Tuohy, Green GLA Member and Islington Councillor, C
Cycling UK has updated its Space for Cycling guide for local decision makers. The guide clearly sets out the many benefits that Space for Cycling can bring to communities and gives practical steps for making it a reality.
14 October 2016 - 10:56am
Streetbikes take the plaudits after John Radford Memorial Ride
Streetbikes receive Cycling UK award
Streetbikes has won a prestigious Cycling UK award for organising the John Radford Memorial Ride and for its work promoting cycling for all ages and abilities in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire.
14 October 2016 - 10:25am
Sheila wins Cycling UK award after 20 years as CTC Grampian secretary
Isla Rowntree (left) presents the Best Volunteer Achievement award to Sheila Tuc
Sheila Tuckwood, who steps down after 20 years as secretary of CTC Grampian later this month, won the award for Best Volunteer Achievement at Cycling UK’s Annual Members’ Get Together in Manchester on Saturday (8 October).
14 October 2016 - 8:08am
Watch and Hang Back before UNTHINKING
doublethink photo by duncan C
We asked THINK to stop digging a hole with their 'Hang Back' campaign. They're still holding the shovels, as the Minister explains that the film is not about blaming victims...
13 October 2016 - 10:23am
A cycling journey from homelessness to happiness
Cerecycloan's Brian Pendlebury with Volunteer of the Year Tom Hibbs
Tom Hibbs was homeless and feeling at rock-bottom little more than a year ago. Now he has a roof over his head, a job he loves and is the proud owner of the Arthur Moss Medallion as Cycling UK’s Volunteer of the Year.
12 October 2016 - 11:10am
Young Cycling UK award winners point the way to a bright future at our Annual Members’ Get Together
Will Hsu, Charles Stevens and Tom Hibbs with Welna Bowden
Young cyclists Tom Hibbs, Charles Stevens and Will Hsu took centre stage at Cycling UK’s hugely successful Annual Members’ Get Together in Manchester. Tom, Charles and Will have very different cycling stories, but they had one thing in common on Saturday (8 October) – they were all winners of our top annual award.
11 October 2016 - 9:49am
Trial date set in crowdsourced private prosecution of driver accused of causing cyclist’s death
Michaal Mason and his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, today (11 October) appeared at the Old Bailey for the second hearing into the offence of causing death by careless driving contrary to section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
 
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