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.
11 January 2017 - 11:27am
6,000 say don't make innocent victims pay
Ask yourself, "Who is cheating who?" Is it the pedestrian or cyclist who just wants fair compensation when they're hit by a careless driver, or is someone trying to cheat them out of what's right, and fair? 6,000 of you agreed with us, and have told the government that road victims are real victims who shouldn't have their pockets picked to profit insurers.
11 January 2017 - 11:14am
Welsh local authorities start consulting on future cycle routes
As part of the next phase of the Active Travel (Wales) Act, local authorities across Wales are beginning to map the routes where future cycling and walking routes should be created. Cycling UK reports where it’s happening and how to get involved.
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.
6 January 2017 - 11:47am
The history of Cycle magazine: 1878-1900
Did you know we've been publishing a version of our popular 'Cycle' magazine since 1878! Cycling UK's Historian Dr Sheila Hanlon takes a look back at the earliest editions of the magazine that was sent to members in the 19th century.
5 January 2017 - 12:39pm
Josie Dew's family cycle tour on the Isle of Wight
Cycling UK Vice President Josie Dew and her three young children took a ferry across the Solent to go cycle-camping on the Isle of Wight. It was the first time Josie attempted cycle touring with her children alone.
21 December 2016 - 5:57pm
Christmas cargo bikes meet elf and safety standards!
Southampton Cargo Bikes got into the seasonal spirit this week with Christmas-themed fancy dress and decorated bikes for a festive ride into the centre of Southampton, supported by Cycling UK and My Journey Southampton, the travel awareness campaign by Southampton City Council.
20 December 2016 - 5:30pm
Bike test: Entry-level tourers
Technical Editor Richard Hallett reviews two tourers costing around £500: the Revolution Country 1 and Ridgeback Tour
16 December 2016 - 12:16pm
Cycling UK statement on Transport Secretary "car dooring" of cyclist
Cycling UK's today (Friday 16 December) reacted to the news of the car dooring incident involving Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling MP and cyclist Jaiqi Liu, touching upon the criminal and civil legal implications of the incident, and how it highlights the need for national design standards to create Space for Cycling.
15 December 2016 - 1:38pm
A guide to smart-phone cycling apps
Long gone are the days when we had to buy a dedicated cycling computer to tell us how far and fast we were riding — now we can find out all that from our smart-phones. In fact, with new products appearing all the time, it’s incredible just how many different ways of your cycling life can be assisted with the right cycling app. Journalist and Cycling UK member Matt Lamy lists the best ones around.
15 December 2016 - 10:07am
Cheating victims - a sledgehammer to cyclists' compensation
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!