9 October 2016 - 10:05am
Hit and run - it's only a cyclist!
Does it take the tragic death of a 15-year-old schoolboy for Lancashire Police to finally take hit-and-run collisions with cyclists seriously, or will they continue to say "there's only so much we can do"? Is it because it's only a cyclist, or just that road crime isn't treated as real crime in Preston, and is nowhere on their list of priorities as traffic officer numbers are slashed again?
4 October 2016 - 11:35am
Surprise cycling trip opens up a world of joy for Bob
A 70-year-old Surrey man who has been registered blind since birth realised a lifetime’s dream when he went cycling for the first time – thanks to a surprise trip organised by his elder brother.
4 October 2016 - 7:46am
No turning back for THINK campaign which just keeps digging
DfT's 'hang back messaging' in its latest Think campaign video was flawed from the outset, says the UK's national cycling charity. So now it's time to take action and fill those inboxes with a call to drop the campaign. Maybe we can help them fill that hole that they keep on digging?
28 September 2016 - 2:37pm
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival scoops top award
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival has won a prestigious award after inspiring thousands of people across England to improve their health and wellbeing by getting back on their bikes.
26 September 2016 - 10:05am
THINK before you blame the victim
'Hang Back' from lorries is this morning's message from the DfT to cyclists. No mention on safer direct vision lorries, better infrastructure, driver responsibility or lorry restrictions. Just a message to cyclists about what they need to do to avoid being killed. Oh dear - perhaps the DfT should have looked and listened first.
16 September 2016 - 3:44pm
Cycling UK volunteers provide golden cycling moments for Jonathan and Simon
Great Britain’s Paralympians have performed medal-laden heroics in Rio – with their cyclists leading the way. But you don’t have to travel halfway around the world for inspirational stories about inclusive cycling, as our Communications and Media Officer Tony Upfold discovered on Cycling UK’s doorstep this week.
14 September 2016 - 10:33am
England's travel habits: was 2015 déjà vu for cycling?
People in England made fewer trips on average than ever recorded in 2015, according to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) annual travel habit survey, but it’s largely déjà vu for cycling.
12 September 2016 - 11:00pm
Death by careless driving prosecution begun in case of cyclist Mick Mason
Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, the driver involved in the death of cyclist Mick Mason, received a summons on Saturday (6 August) to attend Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 6 September 2016 for the offence of causing death by careless driving contrary to section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988. This case was brought forward as a private prosecution by Cycling UK’s CDF.
9 September 2016 - 10:08am
Stunt star Matti has fans in a spin at Big Bike Revival event
Professional BMX flatland rider and Guinness World Record holder Matti Hemmings wowed spectators with a special demonstration of his bike stunt skills in Sholing, Southampton, as part of Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival.
7 September 2016 - 12:20pm
“Copy Scotland” to benefit rural economy
Cycling UK today reiterated its call for increased access and rights of way to the English countryside. The national cycling charity, in its response to the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee inquiry “Rural Tourism in England”, explained rural tourism, currently valued at £17bn a year, would benefit significantly as a result.
6 September 2016 - 8:39am
Magistrates allowed texting driver to keep his licence - and Lee lost his life
Caught eight times for driving a mobile phone, but allowed by a court to carry on driving lest the loss of his licence might cause his family hardship. Six weeks later Christopher Gard was texting as he drove into and killed cyclist Lee Martin. Which did the Magistrates think was more important, Gard's need to drive or the safety of other road users?