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20 October 2016 - 10:37am
How to choose the right size bike for a child
Parents and children cycling at Palmer Park in Reading
All children like cycling. On a lighter-weight bike that fits properly, they'll love it. Cycle magazine editor and father of three Dan Joyce gives some guidelines to help you pick the right bike for your child.
19 September 2016 - 10:49am
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.
30 August 2016 - 12:23pm
A guide to cargobikes
Christiania trike carrying four kids
Bikes aren’t famous for carrying bulky loads – but cargobikes can. Cycling UK member and founder of CarryMe Bikes Alix Stredwick looks at the options available in the UK.
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.
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.
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 - 11:10am
How to encourage cycling at schools with anti-cycling policies
Children cycling to school
Is your child's school trying to ban or discourage cycling? Here's a guide designed to help tackle the sort of barriers that keep cropping up. It's mainly for parents, but we hope it'll also be useful for teachers, heads, governors, councils, after-school programmes and, of course, children.
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.
24 July 2016 - 10:09pm
Josie Dew's guide to cycle touring with children
Josie Dew with two of her children
The summer holidays are here so Josie Dew is off on another cycling adventure with her three young children. In this guide to cycling holidays with kids Cycling UK's Vice President shares her advice, tips and the cycling equipment she chooses when she cycles with her children.
20 July 2016 - 1:15pm
A summer of cycling through the Big Bike Revival is here!
Big Bike Revival Summer of Cycling TV advert
This week Cycling UK has launched its first ever TV ad campaign, promoting the Big Bike Revival to millions of viewers on the box and online.
5 July 2016 - 6:07pm
Elated riders hit the heights as they Gorge themselves on Cheddar!
Get Gorge-ous Cycle Challenge, Cheddar Gorge
They came, they climbed, they conquered – and the elated look on their faces said it all. Nearly 50 Cycling UK members were left with a gorgeous feeling after pedalling up Cheddar Gorge on their way to completing the toughest bike ride of their lives on Saturday (2 July).
30 June 2016 - 5:28pm
Cycling UK members won’t be cheesed off by Cheddar!
Cheddar Gorge  (Picture:
Nearly 80 Cycling UK members from the Bristol area will be putting months of tough training to the test when they pedal up Cheddar Gorge on the 50-mile Get Gorge-ous Cycle Challenge tomorrow (Saturday 2 July).
29 June 2016 - 9:20am
Big Bike Revival set to bring thousands of bikes back into use this summer
Big Bike Revival mechanic fixing a bike
A national campaign designed to bring bicycles back into use in their thousands, launches today in Stockport. The Big Bike Revival, an award winning programme developed by Cycling UK, formerly CTC the national cycling charity, helps people to bring their bikes back into use, by providing bike health checks, sharing maintenance knowhow, and giving people more confidence in the saddle.
20 June 2016 - 9:38am
Review: Men's bib shorts
Cyclists in Rye
Cycling UK has been busy testing men's bib shorts throughout the spring months. We've explicitly sought out shorts largely in the mid-price range, looking for a combination of quality with hopefully affordable prices, and below are our three favourites.
15 June 2016 - 3:43pm
Seven-year-old Archie meets Wills and Harry as Cycling UK celebrates Queen’s 90th birthday
Archie Forse with Prince Harry at the Patron's Lunch
Seven-year-old cyclist Archie Forse had the thrill of his life when he met Princes William and Harry as a guest of Cycling UK at the Patron’s Lunch to celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday.
11 May 2016 - 11:34am
Scotland's biggest celebration of cycling culture
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling is returning to Scotland's capital from 9 - 19 June. It will be the biggest celebration of cycling in Scotland and Cycling UK will be hosting events and activities to showcase just how cycling can and is changing people's lives.
26 April 2016 - 9:14am
Video: How to teach your child to ride a balance bike
2 year old girl on a balance bike
A balance bike is a great way to get a toddler cycling. Our video shows in simple steps how and why a pedal-less bike is an ideal introduction to cycling. Learning to cycle the Cycling UK way is easy and fun and teaches skills that will last a lifetime.
20 April 2016 - 5:05pm
How to prepare for a charity cycling challenge
Preparing for a charity ride
Charity cycling challenges are a fun way to fundraise in support of the causes that matter most to you. If you are planning to take part in a cycling challenge, but don't cycle regularly in a group, here's the advice Parkinson's UK give to the hundreds of people cycling in support of their work every year.
20 April 2016 - 10:26am
Video: How to teach an adult to ride a bike in simple steps
Julie Rand teaching Kay to ride a bike
With patience, persistence, encouragement – and the right technique – nearly every adult can learn to ride a bike, whatever their age. This video will show you how to get them started.
11 April 2016 - 11:04am
Longbridge Ladies look for new recruits to go further together
Longbridge Ladies Cycling Club members
An old African proverb states: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” That is the ethos displayed loud and clear on the Longbridge Ladies Cycling Club website – and if it suits your cycling philosophy, then they would love to hear from you!
  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cycling UK is a trading name of Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) a company limited by guarantee, registered in England no: 25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales charity no: 1147607 and in Scotland charity no: SC042541. Registered office: Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 9JX.

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