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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: http://www.cheddargorge.co.uk/)
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.
28 June 2016 - 3:02pm
All aboard: a family cycling holiday by train
The Clines family get ready to board a train
Family cyclists face hurdles when travelling by train, but with preparation and patience it’s feasible to take young children, bikes, trailers, seats and luggage with you. Cycling UK members Jeremy and Louise Clines explain how their family travels with their bikes by train.
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!
17 March 2016 - 1:30pm
Josie Dew's North Sea Cycle Route
Josie Dew's family
The North Sea Cycle Route with noisy offspring: that was Cycling UK Vice President Josie Dew’s back-of-an-envelope plan for the summer holidays
25 February 2016 - 2:42pm
Family cycling holiday to France by train
Neil Hammond in France
Neil, Amy and Alice Hammond took a series of trains from Inverness to the Massif Central in France, then headed south on a Pino tandem and a Dawes tourer
9 February 2016 - 3:30pm
Play on Pedals is the best by smiles!
Play on Pedals training at Drumchapel
Cycling UK is helping thousands of Glasgow four-year-olds to learn to ride a bike through the popular Play on Pedals project – and it’s been fun all the way.
23 December 2015 - 1:56pm
CTC in bike donation appeal after 'callous' theft
Reading cycle training for children
CTC is appealing for people to donate children’s bikes after heartless thieves stole 12 cycles used for popular after-school sessions in Reading. The bikes were taken during a break-in at Palmer Park Sports Stadium during the early hours of Tuesday 15 December.
23 December 2015 - 11:41am
David's top 10 festive cycling tips
Santa loves a cycle at Christmas
We're all feeling a bit too full, sluggish, tired, and cosy indoors as Christmas Day is nearly upon us once more. But what if you want to find some motivation to get outdoors and into the saddle? Here are my top ten tips for cycling over the festive period.
22 December 2015 - 2:02pm
Swale CTC are having a swell Christmas time!
Two riders dressed in festive gear
Swale CTC made the most of the unseasonably weather this week on its annual ​​Christmas Ride yesterday along the north Kent coast. A record 23 riders, many of whom were dressed in festive outfits, attended. Group member Miriam was inspired by the event to write a poem to celebrate.
21 December 2015 - 6:07pm
The year in numbers - what CTC has achieved in 2015 with the help of our volunteers
Stevenage and N. Herts CTC ride by John Crouch
CTC is an independent charity whose activities reflect the commitment of our members, volunteers and partners to make a lasting difference to the lives of individuals and communities by supporting people to cycle and keep cycling. Without the help of our amazing volunteers, we would not be able to achieve this goal. Thank you!
26 October 2015 - 4:28pm
Prize winner Nicky celebrates her own Big Bike Revival
Prize winner with her new Raleigh bike
Just 24 hours after Nicky Hargreaves' tired old bike was stolen, her husband entered The Big Bike Revival prize draw and ended up winning a brand new Raleigh cycle!
 
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