All the latest cycling news from Cycling UK

28 September 2016 - 2:37pm
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival scoops top award
Big Bike Revival wins award
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival has won a prestigious award after inspiring thousands of people across England to improve their health and wellbeing by getting back on their bikes.
26 September 2016 - 10:05am
THINK before you blame the victim
Still from THINK campaign "Hang Back"
'Hang Back' from lorries is this morning's message from the DfT to cyclists. No mention on safer direct vision lorries, better infrastructure, driver responsibility or lorry restrictions. Just a message to cyclists about what they need to do to avoid being killed. Oh dear - perhaps the DfT should have looked and listened first.
21 September 2016 - 8:33am
Mansfield District Council taken to court for town centre cycle ban
Local Mansfield cyclist
Cycling UK, via its Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF), is now supporting six local cyclists in a legal challenge of Mansfield District Council’s (MDC) town centre cycle ban.
19 September 2016 - 9:49am
Big Bike Revival to get thousands of people in Scotland cycling for every day journeys
Big Bike Revival in Scotland launch Michelle McManus and Humza Yousaf MSP
A national campaign designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for every day journeys launched today (Monday, 19 September) in Stirling.
16 September 2016 - 3:44pm
Cycling UK volunteers provide golden cycling moments for Jonathan and Simon
Support worker David Chedgey pedals alongside Jonathan Bone at Alice Holt
Great Britain’s Paralympians have performed medal-laden heroics in Rio – with their cyclists leading the way. But you don’t have to travel halfway around the world for inspirational stories about inclusive cycling, as our Communications and Media Officer Tony Upfold discovered on Cycling UK’s doorstep this week.
16 September 2016 - 9:46am
Cycling UK hails West Midlands Police for “best cyclist road safety initiative ever”
Car overtaking cyclist
Cycling UK is delighted to support a ground-breaking initiative by West Midlands Police to proactively target drivers who ignore Highway Code rules on passing distances when overtaking cyclists.
14 September 2016 - 10:33am
England's travel habits: was 2015 déjà vu for cycling?
People in England made fewer trips on average than ever recorded in 2015, according to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) annual travel habit survey, but it’s largely déjà vu for cycling.
13 September 2016 - 9:26am
Driver pleads not guilty to causing death of Mick Mason by careless driving in landmark CDF case
Mick Mason and his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, today (13 September) appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court for the first hearing into the offence of causing death by careless driving contrary to section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988. This case was brought to court as a private prosecution by Cycling UK’s Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF).
12 September 2016 - 11:00pm
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 - 12:51pm
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 - 10:08am
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 - 12:20pm
“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 - 8:39am
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 - 3:07pm
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 - 11:41am
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 - 4:32pm
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 - 12:53pm
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 - 9:31am
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 - 10:30am
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 - 4:49pm
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.
 
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