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18 May 2017 - 4:14pm
How to encourage your family and friends to start cycling
Cyclists on a cycle route
You love your family and friends but you also love cycling. Is there any way you can get them to share your passion so you can cycle together? Cycling UK's Julie Rand explains the ways you can encourage your nearest and dearest to start cycling with you.
9 May 2017 - 5:11pm
A guide to clipless pedals and cleats
One pair each of two-bolt and three-bolt-system SPD shoes, with the pedals they
If you’re using standard pedals, or traditional toeclips, then switching to clipless pedals could make it a lot less effort. Cycling journalists Rob Ainsley and Simon Howarth explain why you might want to choose clip-in pedals and cleats.
25 April 2017 - 12:50pm
Direct vision standards for lorries one step closer in London
Direct vision lorry
There are vision standards for what lorry drivers can see in their mirrors, but not what they can see directly from their cab. Little surprise, then, that we hear about blind spots whenever lorry left hooks and cyclists are mentioned. It has been slow progress, but direct vision standards are now one step closer following the latest Transport for London consultation, with a plan to keep off-road lorries where they were designed to be - off-road, not in the city centre.
18 April 2017 - 1:35pm
Challenge Ride Series: Event number 15 the Gridiron 100
Cyclists on the Gridiron 100
Every October, there’s a 100km randonée along the lanes of the New Forest: the Gridiron 100. Cycling UK’s Julie Rand rode it with her husband Roland. The ride will form part of our Challenge Ride Series 2017 and is the 15th event in the series of 16 handpicked rides. This year, it will take place on Sunday 8 October.
9 March 2017 - 11:38am
Crowdsourced funding campaign will make "roads safer"
Paul Tuohy on a close pass mat
Cycling UK launches ‘Too Close For Comfort’ Kickstarter campaign to make great work by West Midlands Police go nationwide.
8 March 2017 - 4:48pm
Roland's grand day out at CTC South West London's Hilly 50
Steve Winder with Hilly 50 organiser Mike Morley
A total of 71 riders – most of them Cycling UK members – tackled 3,000 feet of climbing in CTC South West London’s popular Hilly 50 on Saturday (4 March).
5 January 2017 - 5:26pm
Challenge Ride Series 2017 - a grand day out is guaranteed!
Two riders in the countryside
Cycling UK is delighted to announce a new Challenge Ride series throughout the country for 2017. Start adding them to your ride calendar now.
15 December 2016 - 11:07am
Cheating victims - a sledgehammer to cyclists' compensation
Cyclist knocked off their bike by a car
Hit by a car whilst cycling or crossing the road - snapped collarbone - forget fair compensation - the Ministry of Injustice thinks you're a whiplash fraudster! Cycling UK, RoadPeace and Living Streets value road crash victims - and that's why we've launched our "Road victims are real victims" action today. Take part now!
24 November 2016 - 3:07pm
How to help drivers see you while cycling at roundabouts, traffic lights, right turns and bends
A cyclist on a roundbout
How can you be more visible to other road users? Adjusting your position on the carriageway can help you see and be seen more easily. Cycling UK's cycle instructor Julie Rand explains how it can make riding your bike in traffic a much more enjoyable experience.
22 November 2016 - 2:25pm
What cycle clothing to wear when it's cold
Cyclists going over a bridge in winter
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.
22 November 2016 - 2:01pm
Jake's bereaved parents seek justice with CDF help
Photo of 12 year old Jake Mitchell
Twelve year old Jake was with his mates cycling to the local water park, looking over his shoulder at the tractor behind him. Three drivers saw the boys and decided it was unsafe to overtake. Maurice King didn't want to wait, so he overtook the queue at 60mph, hitting Jake after passing the tractor. Jake's parents' fight for justice continues following the Coroner's criticism of King's driving.
16 November 2016 - 6:40pm
How to help drivers see you when you are cycling
Cyclist riding away from parked cars
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.
31 October 2016 - 1:03pm
Emitremmus was an event not to be mist!
Riders at the start of Steveanage CTC's Emitremmus 2016
Hundreds of cyclists celebrated the end of summertime by clocking in for Stevenage & North Herts CTC’s famous Emitremmus rides on Sunday (30 October).
3 October 2016 - 12:47pm
Consultation on motoring offences review to start before Christmas
Ministry of Justice
After two years where nothing has happened, with the Government’s long awaited motoring offences and penalties review stalled in first gear, we might at last have some answers about what it will look at, and a date for its publication.
29 September 2016 - 11:43am
How to pack a bike ready for shipping in 10 steps
A bike ready for shipping
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.
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.
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!
18 February 2016 - 4:46pm
Ride reliably with Essex CTC for 75 miles
SEG's 75
A popular annual cycling event, the 'SEG's 75' takes place in February. It is used by some of the Essex racing community as one of the first 'warm-up' rides of the year, and frequently attracts over 130 riders – despite the weather, which is usually very cold and windy! The ride, organised by Essex CTC, takes place on Sunday 28 February.
15 January 2016 - 2:55pm
CTC and AA say: Stay safe on icy roads
Ice-cycle by daryl_mitchell
CTC and the AA have joined forces to issue a list of winter guidelines to ensure drivers and cyclists share the road safely during the current cold snap.
6 January 2016 - 2:37pm
A Liddle means a lot for Northumberland cyclists
Corbridge ACLs
A testing stretch of the Hadrian’s Cycleway in Northumberland is now safer and more user-friendly thanks to CTC campaigner Ted Liddle.
 
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