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2 December 2016 - 11:26am
Choose the best cantilever brakes - group test
Choose the best cantilever brake
Despite the draw of discs, cantilevers remain popular for touring and cyclocross bikes. Technical Editor Richard Hallett reviews four.
30 November 2016 - 3:15pm
From dangle boards to M25 rides – popular cycle campaigners win awards
John Metcalf Julian Daly, award winner Tom Spaven and Roger Geffen
St Albans cycle campaigners Tom Spaven and Doug Nevell have been rewarded for their outstanding work with Cycling UK Certificates of Merit.
30 November 2016 - 10:27am
Choose the best tubeless tyres - group test
Group test of 4 tubeless cycling tyres
Tubeless tyres for road bikes are becoming increasingly popular. Editor Dan Joyce tests four pairs
29 November 2016 - 10:24pm
Distracted texting drivers must be targeted say the AA and Cycling UK
TextDriving Credit LordJim Flickr CC
Driving disqualifications must be made the norm for new drivers and repeat offenders to end the mobile madness, say The AA and Cycling UK ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on road safety.
28 November 2016 - 5:01pm
Cycling UK Grand Draw 2016
2016 grand draw prizes
The 2016 Cycling UK Grand Draw drawn on 28th November attracted 1,000s of entries and raised £1,000s - were you a winner?
28 November 2016 - 1:47pm
Consultation to our members on our charity's governing documents
Cycling UK Club Run. Credit Joolze Dymond
Our Memorandum and Articles of Association have not been fundamentally reviewed for many years. With our Annual General Meeting (AGM) earlier this year discussing the need for plain English in our governing documents, we are running a consultation ahead of submitting proposed changes at our next AGM in 2017.
25 November 2016 - 1:28pm
Transport Secretary shows the importance of cycle-rail in Ewell West
Transport Secretary Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP opens Ewell West cycle hub
Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling who is also the local MP for Epsom and Ewell, took the opportunity this Friday (25 November) to officially open Ewell West station’s latest cycle hub.
25 November 2016 - 11:39am
Why we are backing the AA's latest drive for motorists to #NeverTextDrive
#NeverTextDrive
A powerful new short film and social media campaign produced by the AA Charitable Trust and a young London-based musician is gaining a lot of attention and support.
24 November 2016 - 6:22pm
Worst of the worst … your shocking cycle lane stories
Barriers across High Wycombe cycle lane
A big thank you to all those who sent in contributions following our appeal for examples of shocking cycle lanes – the standard of entries really was appalling!
24 November 2016 - 2:07pm
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.
23 November 2016 - 6:13pm
Dominic is the prize guy in our off-road survey
York's Dominic Littler with iPad Mini after winning off-road survey prize draw
York’s Dominic Littler has won an iPad Mini after taking part in the first national survey of off-road cycling activity in England and Wales.
23 November 2016 - 1:19pm
Autumn Statement: “Use local road funds to make Space for Cycling at same time”
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement in Westminster
Chancellor Philip Hammond announced £1.1bn to upgrade local roads in his Autumn Statement today – prompting an immediate response from Cycling UK urging local authorities to use this opportunity to incorporate high-quality cycle facilities at the same time.
22 November 2016 - 1:25pm
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 - 1:01pm
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.
21 November 2016 - 1:55pm
Fitbit Surge - a fitness tracker for cyclists
Road cyclist wearing a Fitbit Surge
What is it like using a fitness tracker for cycling? Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael has been testing the Fitbit Surge to see if it inspires her to cycle more.
18 November 2016 - 5:23pm
Group test: bar bags
Bar bags dangling
Cycling UK's Sam Jones reviews five bar bags currently out in the market suitable to provide stand-alone bike luggage or help complement your touring set up.
18 November 2016 - 10:49am
Cycling Moo Kay moves to new pastures for £4,500
Cycling Moo Kay in the regal setting of Hampton Court Palace
Cycling Moo Kay proved a real cash cow last night at a Gala Auction in the magnificent surroundings of Hampton Court Palace.
18 November 2016 - 9:30am
Rights of Way not fit for purpose finds Off-Road cycling survey
Photo: Flickr CC shirokazan
Cycling UK and Open MTB today (Friday 17 November) issued the preliminary results from their Off-Road survey which found 74% of the participants consider the current rights of way unsuitable for off-road cycling.
17 November 2016 - 10:49pm
Motioning us forward - Cycling UK's AGM 2017
Motioning Us Forward
This year we would like our AGM to help guide us on our campaigning priorities, how we might best market ourselves to prospective members, and how we develop programmes to help people to make cycling a part of their everyday life.
16 November 2016 - 5:40pm
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.
 
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