All the latest cycling news from Cycling UK

18 April 2016 - 11:19am
Assembly Member candidates urged to support Active Travel
Cycling UK President and Channel 4 newscaster, Jon Snow, has written to Assembly Member candidates asking them to pledge their support towards improving investment and leisure access for cycling, should they be successful on 5 May.
18 April 2016 - 10:19am
It’s a Gorge-ous way to discover the joys of cycling
Get Gorge-ous training ride at Bristol, April 2016
Francoise Grimshaw will dedicate the toughest bike ride of her life to the memory of her late sister when she pedals up Cheddar Gorge as part of a 50-mile cycling challenge in July. For 75-year-old Jane Hopkins, taking part in the event is more a case of proving that age is no barrier to cycling.
15 April 2016 - 11:19am
Cycling legend to get John Radford Memorial Ride underway
Brian Robinson photographed by Chris Auld for http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk
Legendary cyclist Brian Robinson will set the riders on their way when hundreds of people take to their bikes and trikes for the John Radford Mixed Ability Memorial Ride and Cycling Festival in West Yorkshire.
15 April 2016 - 10:54am
Suspended sentence for driver who couldn't see a cyclist
Glasses by Ben Jeffery via Flickr Creative Commons
80-year-old George Barrett was sentenced today to a suspended prison term, having been convicted of causing the death of cyclist and Cycling UK member Ian Jobson by careless driving. It raises the question of how we deal with the mobility of an ageing population and the tests needed to ensure that both elderly drivers and others with impairment are still fit, and safe, to drive.
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!
8 April 2016 - 5:23pm
Cycling UK says pothole funding is ‘sticking plaster to fix a broken leg’
Bike wheel in pothole
Cycling UK believes the Government’s £50million-a-year fund for repairing potholes is the equivalent of using a sticking plaster to fix a broken leg.
6 April 2016 - 1:45pm
Late summertime start suits Stevenage as hundreds clock on
Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Howard Burrell, with riders at Fairlands Vall
Hundreds of cyclists turned out on Sunday (3 April) for Stevenage & North Herts CTC’s Start of Summertime Specials – and no doubt felt grateful that the challenge rides took place a week after the clocks actually went forward.
5 April 2016 - 4:11pm
Local Campaign Group actions in the lead up to May
Vote Bike logo
On 5 May 2016, millions of people in the UK will be casting votes for their regional representatives, Councillors, Mayors and Police & Crime Commissioners. Campaign groups across the country are therefore seizing the opportunity to up the profile of cycling and to demand safer and more effective cycling provision.
5 April 2016 - 12:00am
Will you Vote Bike this May?
Want to see if your candidates support cycling? Then Vote Bike could have the an
In exactly a month’s time on 5 May across the UK, voters will head to the ballot boxes and through Cycling UK’s Vote Bike we’re helping them to identify their pro-cycling candidates.
4 April 2016 - 9:02am
Update from Cycling UK's Chief Executive
CTC has now rebranded to Cycling UK
As CTC rebrands to Cycling UK, Chief Executive Paul Tuohy sets out what this means for Britain's oldest transport organisation.
1 April 2016 - 8:39am
Proof is in the pudding for CTC’s miracle pothole filler
Custard pothole filler
CTC today unveiled a revolutionary plan to fix potholes across the UK which will benefit cyclists and save the Government millions of pounds in road maintenance costs.
29 March 2016 - 11:25am
Cycling UK’s bike workshop gives Olly new skills
Gosport bike maintenance workshop
Olly Coulson suffered brain damage when he was hit by a car at the age of eight – but this friendly, determined cyclist has become a dab hand at bike maintenance.
27 March 2016 - 1:43am
Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy worthless without meaningful funding, say cycling groups
Dutch trunk road with 'Space for Cycling' (photo Steven Vance, CC licence)
The government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy “won’t be worth the paper it’s written on” unless backed by sustained funding, said CTC, the national cycling charity, and British Cycling in their initial response to its draft proposals.
24 March 2016 - 11:57am
It’s a vet ride with a difference for author Julian
Julian Earl
Para-cyclist and long-time CTC member Julian Earl has written a warm and witty memoir of his experiences as a vet – less than four years after a road race crash which almost claimed his life.
18 March 2016 - 1:20pm
Hundreds of kids benefit from Cycling UK balance bikes donation
Children with new balance bikes at Alton, Hants
Cycling UK is ensuring that more than 300 youngsters will discover the gift of cycling this year after donating 41 balance bikes to schools in the Alton area of Hampshire.
16 March 2016 - 5:15pm
Cycling UK concern over Chancellor’s road-building Budget
Chancellor George Osborne and Budget case
Cycling UK has reacted with dismay to today’s Budget as Chancellor George Osborne announced more road-building plans and another freeze on fuel duty. Cycling UK Policy Director, Roger Geffen MBE, declared: “We want to get more people cycling, not driving.”
14 March 2016 - 7:51pm
Cycling UK urges Government to implement MPs’ road laws report
While total police numbers are down 3.5%, roads police officers are down by 37%
Cycling UK, the national cycling charity, has urged the Government to say it will fully implement the recommendations of a Commons Committee report on “Road traffic law enforcement”, saying this could have huge benefits for the safety of everyone who uses our roads, particularly the most vulnerable.
14 March 2016 - 9:52am
Sian signs up to Cycling UK’s direct vision roadmap
Picture of Sian Berry, Green Party Mayoral Candidate addressing a crowd.
Green Party Mayoral candidate for London Sian Berry has now joined Liberal Democrat hopeful Caroline Pidgeon in supporting Cycling UK's proposed 'roadmap' to direct vision safer lorries. With Labour candidate Sadiq Khan pledging in his manifesto to promote direct vision lorries, only Zac Goldsmith from the four main parties has yet to commit. What's the Conservative position on lorry safety, Zac?
9 March 2016 - 3:16pm
Near miss driver acquitted in private prosecution
Courts of Justice, London
Camera and expert evidence of speeding and close overtaking rejected by jury as driver acquitted of all charges.
5 March 2016 - 6:14pm
Mum’s the word as Eve and Glynis lead Suffragette Ride
Eve Holt, Glynis Francis and family
Eve Holt and Glynis Francis will be celebrating Mother’s Day, International Women’s Day and the suffragette movement all rolled into one on a bike ride with a difference today.
 
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