All the latest cycling news from Cycling UK

13 September 2016 - 12:00am
Death by careless driving prosecution begun in case of cyclist Mick Mason
Michael Mason with his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, the driver involved in the death of cyclist Mick Mason, received a summons on Saturday (6 August) to attend Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 6 September 2016 for the offence of causing death by careless driving contrary to section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988. This case was brought forward as a private prosecution by Cycling UK’s CDF.
12 September 2016 - 1:51pm
Mark keeps track of progress as ParalympicsGB make it eight cycling golds
Mark Colbourne MBE in Rio
The Great Britain team rounded off their Paralympics track cycling programme in style last night by claiming an eighth gold medal – watched by Cycling UK ambassador and London 2012 star Mark Colbourne MBE.
9 September 2016 - 11:08am
Stunt star Matti has fans in a spin at Big Bike Revival event
BMX stunt rider Matti Hemmings
Professional BMX flatland rider and Guinness World Record holder Matti Hemmings wowed spectators with a special demonstration of his bike stunt skills in Sholing, Southampton, as part of Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival.
7 September 2016 - 1:20pm
“Copy Scotland” to benefit rural economy
No cycling signin royal park
Cycling UK today reiterated its call for increased access and rights of way to the English countryside. The national cycling charity, in its response to the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee inquiry “Rural Tourism in England”, explained rural tourism, currently valued at £17bn a year, would benefit significantly as a result.
6 September 2016 - 9:39am
Magistrates allowed texting driver to keep his licence - and Lee lost his life
Texting driver
Caught eight times for driving a mobile phone, but allowed by a court to carry on driving lest the loss of his licence might cause his family hardship. Six weeks later Christopher Gard was texting as he drove into and killed cyclist Lee Martin. Which did the Magistrates think was more important, Gard's need to drive or the safety of other road users?
5 September 2016 - 4:07pm
Asylum seekers learn new skills through Salvation Army and Big Bike Revival
Salvation Army bike maintenance course
The Salvation Army are helping to transform the lives of asylum seekers and refugees in Swindon through Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival.
5 September 2016 - 12:41pm
It’s a good moos day for Cycling UK – we’ve got anudder cow!
Charles Rowbotham, Doug Clare and photo of Cycling Moo Kay
Cycling UK felt deeply moooved today after being told that Surrey Hills CowParade organisers will provide the charity with a replacement fund-raising cow following the theft of Cycling Moo Kay.
2 September 2016 - 5:32pm
Big Bike Revival gets Birmingham back in the saddle
Big Bike Revival at Urban Cycles in Birmingham
Birmingham has caught the cycling bug this summer thanks to Urban Cycles and the Big Bike Revival.
30 August 2016 - 1:53pm
Watch out Wiggo! Bradley gladly embraces cycling with a little help from the Big Bike Revival
Sarah Harrington and Bradley Wicks at BBR event in West Clacton
Like his famous knighted namesake Bradley Wiggins, 14-year-old Bradley Wicks just loves cycling. And, with a little help from the Big Bike Revival, it is helping to transform his life.
30 August 2016 - 10:31am
Bromford hits top gear thanks to Big Bike Revival
Youngsters at the Big Bike Revival in Bromford Park, Birmingham
Bromford residents young and old are fully geared up for cycling this summer – thanks to the Big Bike Revival and the Gear Up cycle repair shop.
25 August 2016 - 11:30am
Big Bike Revival proves a solid-gold success
Children on bikes
The Big Bike Revival, a nationwide scheme to get people young and old cycling this summer, has proved a solid-gold success this Olympic year – with over 30,000 people inspired and encouraged to discover the joys of cycling.
24 August 2016 - 5:49pm
State of the nation off-road cycling survey launched
Cyclists off-road on Isle of Wight
Cycling UK and OpenMTB are today (Wednesday, 24 August) launching the first national survey of off-road cycling activity in England and Wales.
23 August 2016 - 6:57pm
GB star Hannah inspires a new cycling generation through the Big Bike Revival
GB mountain biker and Big Bike Revival supporter Hannah Escott
One of the world’s top mountain bikers is teaching hundreds of children in the West Midlands how to discover the joys of cycling as part of this summer’s Big Bike Revival.
19 August 2016 - 12:35pm
Cycling Moo Kay the fund-raising cow rustled from top of Box Hill
Cycling Moo Kay on top of Box Hill
Cycling UK, the national cycling charity based in Guildford, was devastated today to learn its fund-raising, fibre-glass cow ‘Cycling Moo Kay’ was stolen from the top of Box Hill overnight.
16 August 2016 - 1:11pm
Keirin king Kenny joins Hoy on six Olympic golds
Rio 2006 Olympics logo
Britain’s golden couple, Jason Kenny and Laura Trott, celebrated yet more stunning Olympic success on a nerve-shredding night in the Rio Velodrome. Cycling UK’s Tony Upfold brings his latest Rio 2016 round-up as Team GB finished their track cycling campaign with a magnificent haul of 11 medals – six gold, four silver and one bronze.
15 August 2016 - 12:50pm
Jak leads rides for homeless as Big Bike Revival sparks a summer of cycling
Kallum Thomas and Jak Davies at Ceracycloan in Stockport
Jak Davies is helping his fellow homeless in Stockport discover the huge health benefits of cycling – with help from local bike recycling and repair centre Ceracycloan and Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival.
11 August 2016 - 4:31pm
Learn and Lead - free one-day Ride Leader workshop
A group ride
Cycling with others is lots of fun and you can lead the way by attending one of our free on-road Ride Leader workshops. We offer a comprehensive classroom-based workshop to teach you the theory of how to lead a ride, with additional provision to support you so you can lead your very own ride, in your own area, for your type of cycling.
10 August 2016 - 10:01am
Cyclists' Defence Fund prosecutes driver in Mason case
Michael Mason with his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Cycling UK's Cyclists' Defence Fund has issued proceedings against Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, the driver involved in the collision which led to the death of London teacher Michael Mason two years ago. The private prosecution for causing death by careless driving follows months of fundraising by supporters after the Metropolitan Police declined to prosecute Ms Purcell.
8 August 2016 - 12:30pm
Welsh Minister to call for public to get involved in shaping their communities
Cycling UK at launch event
Rebecca Evans AM, the Welsh Government Minister with responsibility for Active Travel, will be using today's (Monday 8 August) launch of a new campaign by Wales’ leading walking and cycling organisations to urge people to have their say on how their communities could be better designed for getting around on foot and by bike.
3 August 2016 - 7:18pm
Cycling comedian John is on to a real grinner with his life story!
Comedian and cyclist John Dowie
As a former professional stand-up comedian, John Dowie should have impeccable timing. So why did he quit comedy just when it was about to become the new rock ’n' roll and end up cycling around the country with a tent?
 
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