12 January 2017 - 11:29am
A guide to child trailers
Bike trailers for cycling with children can be one of the most useful cycling accessories available. Cycle trailers offer a huge amount of extra carrying capacity, both as a comfortable place to put children while you pedal them around and as a way to transport impressive amounts of less precious cargo, too. Cycling journalist Matt Lamy explains all.
6 January 2017 - 5:46pm
Continental Top Contact Winter Tyre review
The Continental Top Contact Winter tyre is a foldable tyre with a micro-grip for when it gets cold and slippy. Cycling UK's Ian Taylor has been testing it for a few months to see how it performs as an alternative to studded tyres on a touring bike.
22 November 2016 - 1:25pm
What cycle clothing to wear when it's cold
Don't get cold when you are riding this winter. Cycling journalist and Cycling UK member Matt Lamy explains how to layer up and how to choose the right winter cycle clothing.
16 November 2016 - 5:40pm
How to help drivers see you when you are cycling
At this time of year, many websites and magazine articles are full of advice about how to be seen while cycling. They mostly discuss hi-viz, reflective clothing, and lights, but very rarely do they mention road positioning. Cycling UK's cycle instructor Julie Rand explains how where you cycle on the road helps drivers to see you.
29 September 2016 - 10:43am
How to pack a bike ready for shipping in 10 steps
Sending a bike by courier means you don't have to travel with your bike, but how do you ship a bike safely without it getting damaged on the way? This simple guide from Parcel Hero details how to do it, including the materials you need and the best techniques for dismantling your bike.
27 September 2016 - 2:12pm
Review: women's cycling short sleeved jerseys
Over summer and into autumn, Cycling UK has been busy testing women's cycling jerseys. We've deliberately sought out jerseys in the mid-price range, with the ultimate goal of finding quality and affordable prices. Below are our three favourites from Cycling UK's Project Manager Cycling Development, Hannah Chivers.
11 August 2016 - 3:31pm
Learn and Lead - free one-day Ride Leader workshop
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.
24 July 2016 - 9:09pm
Josie Dew's guide to cycle touring with 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.
4 July 2016 - 11:03am
Hundreds of cyclists take on the Tri-Vets century ride challenge
The Tri-Vets cycle series, which started on 4 June and concludes this Sunday 10 July, has seen Cycling UK members aged 50+ from all over the country complete a 100-mile or 100-km road ride in under 12 hours. The series takes place every three years and is a sociable and fun activity which dates back to early in the last century.
21 June 2016 - 3:37pm
Bike review: the Pilgrim Northdown tourer
A customisable touring bike at a reasonable price from touring specialist Pilgrim Cycles. Julie Rand used the bike to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats.
25 May 2016 - 4:39pm
Two grandads and an alien are on the write road from Hungary!
They cycled more than 1,450 miles, took in the sights and sounds of seven countries, slogged up and down the Alps, and had to cope with temperatures which soared to 38°C – a sizzling 100°F in ‘old money’. As bike rides go, it wasn’t a bad effort for two grandads and an alien!
12 May 2016 - 9:46am
Winged Wheels restored to former glory on The Squirrel and The Wirral
Two magnificent Winged Wheel signs have been restored to their former glory and unveiled for public view – one on The Squirrel, the other on The Wirral. Cycling UK’s Communications and Media Officer Tony Upfold reveals how they were found, donated and lovingly renovated.