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27 July 2017 - 11:48am
Bike test: Elephant Bike
Elephant Bike urban city bicycle
Cycle Editor Dan Joyce summons his inner postie to ride a reconditioned Royal Mail Elephant Bike
19 July 2017 - 5:35pm
Bike test: Compact folding bikes Birdy vs Brompton
Bromton S2L vs Birdy World Sport
When it collapses to the size of a suitcase, you need never be without your bike. Dan Joyce tests a budget Birdy and a 2-speed Brompton
23 May 2017 - 12:48pm
What’s legal - and what’s not - on your bike?
Road cyclists riding side by side
Riding two abreast, in the middle of the lane, with or without lights, reflectors and hi-viz - what does the law say, what does the Highway Code advise, and what are just urban myths? Cycling UK's Senior Road Safety and Legal Campaigner Duncan Dollimore explains what's legal on your bike.
6 May 2017 - 11:20am
Bike test: BMC Alpenchallenge AC02 Nexus
BMC Alpenchallenge AC02 Nexus
Technical Editor Richard Hallett reviews the hub-geared version of this Swiss city hybrid
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.
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.
1 November 2016 - 6:32pm
Woking Station chooses 250 bikes over 2 cars
Cycle Minister Andrew Jones MP opens Woking Station's new cycle hub
Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP opens Woking Station’s expanded cycle hub, taking their capacity up to 520 spaces for bikes.
25 October 2016 - 2:28pm
Q. When is mandatory not mandatory? A. When travelling with a bike on GWR
Intercity 125 at Bristol Temple Meads
In spring this year Great Western Railways (GWR) announced that all bikes on their high speed trains would require mandatory booking from May. Understandably there was public outcry and confusion. In October, Cycling UK and Ben Bradshaw, MP for Exeter and keen cyclist, met with Great Western Railways (GWR) to discuss current and future cycle rail policy.
27 September 2016 - 3:12pm
Review: women's cycling short sleeved jerseys
Womens cycling jerseys 2016
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.
1 September 2016 - 9:10pm
How to cycle to work — or school — with confidence
Commuter cyclist in Leeds
With another British win at the Tour de France and Team GB ruling the cycling roost at the Rio Olympics, many people will have been bitten by the cycling bug this summer. But how can we continue regularly riding our bike once we’ve returned to our normal school or work routine? The answer is: very easily. Here, cycling journalist Matt Lamy explains how to keep safe on the daily cycle commute.
10 August 2016 - 11:24am
Tax incentives
A cycle commuter on his way to work
Cycle commuting is a convenient way of fitting exercise into the daily routine. Also, work-related travel by cycle helps ease congestion and is good for the economy and the environment. To help, the Government has introduced a range of cycle-friendly tax incentives for employers and employees.
10 August 2016 - 11:23am
Becoming a cycle-friendly employer
Commuter
Becoming a cycle-friendly employer makes sense. Encouraging cycling helps tackle the business costs of congestion, reduces an organisation's impact on the local and wider environment and even attracts some tax incentives. What's more, it's likely that levels of absenteeism will drop.
10 August 2016 - 11:11am
Bicycle User Groups (BUGs)
Two cyclists in Richmond Park
If you want to encourage more people to commute by cycle to your workplace, or use cycles for business travel, setting up a Bicycle User Group is a step in the right direction. This guide tells you how to go about it, and what the BUG can do once it gets going.
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.
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.
14 June 2016 - 5:42pm
Overcoming the barriers to riding to work
A commuter cycles to work near Leeds station
Many people would like to cycle to work but talk themselves out of it. Cycling UK's Julie Rand takes a look at the reasons why many people don't go to work by bike and what they can do about it.
14 June 2016 - 10:19am
Cycling tips: 24 essential pieces of riding advice for beginners
Three road cyclists climbing up a hill
With help from our friends at BikeRadar, who are supporting Bike Week here's a guide to the basics of cycling kit, clothing, technique and more. These cycling tips are aimed at the beginners, those of you who’ve just started out on their great two-wheeled adventure. Think of us as your helpful riding buddy who wants to save you some time and some trouble.
11 June 2016 - 12:18am
Six ways to get ready for Bike Week 2016
Bike Week 2016 Credit Joolze Dymond
Bike Week 2016 has now officially started (11-19 June) and so we've brought together some handy hints to help you to make the most of this kick start to your summer of cycling.
10 June 2016 - 10:50am
Debbie and Steve are bitten by the ride to work BUG
Debbie Greenfield of Harwell
Senior engineer Debbie Greenfield and former Fire Service commander Steve Wollen hope more people will follow their lead by cycling to work during Bike Week 2016.
 
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