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8 November 2016 - 3:40pm
Steel road bike test: Mason Resolution and Shand Skinnymalinky
Mason
Cycling journalist David Arthur tests the Mason Resolution and Shand Skinnymalinky, steel road bikes designed in and for the UK
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.
21 May 2017 - 12:56pm
Great rides: The West Highland Way
The West Highland Way
The West Highland Way is a classic mountain bike route. Matthew Wright rode it, plus an off-road coast-to-coast, with CTC Cycling Holidays
18 May 2017 - 4:14pm
How to encourage your family and friends to start cycling
Cyclists on a cycle route
You love your family and friends but you also love cycling. Is there any way you can get them to share your passion so you can cycle together? Cycling UK's Julie Rand explains the ways you can encourage your nearest and dearest to start cycling with you.
18 May 2017 - 10:39am
Super-fit seniors ride End to End to help Sunflower bloom
Cyclist in Oxford
New Cycling UK members Mark Mathews and Clive Lindley-Jones have always practised what they preach as keen advocates of a natural, healthy lifestyle.
16 May 2017 - 12:27pm
Drivers advised to keep a safe distance when overtaking cyclists on North Yorkshire roads
North Yorks Police with Cycling UK and close pass mat
North Yorkshire Police has today (Tuesday 16 May 2017) launched their close pass campaign, to educate drivers in regard to the amount of room they should allow when overtaking a cyclist.
15 May 2017 - 9:24am
Alaina chases the sun south on an amazing Arctic to Adriatic adventure
Alaina Beacall
Alaina Beacall sets off on a 4,000-mile bike ride from the Arctic to the Adriatic at the end of the month – not a bad challenge for someone who has only just discovered the delights of cycle touring!
9 May 2017 - 5:11pm
A guide to clipless pedals and cleats
One pair each of two-bolt and three-bolt-system SPD shoes, with the pedals they
If you’re using standard pedals, or traditional toeclips, then switching to clipless pedals could make it a lot less effort. Cycling journalists Rob Ainsley and Simon Howarth explain why you might want to choose clip-in pedals and cleats.
4 May 2017 - 3:01pm
200 women get Onna Bike to celebrate cycling and the Tour de Yorkshire
Onna Bike women's ride in Bradford
Cycling UK Community Cycle Club Onna Bike celebrated the Tour de Yorkshire by putting on a hugely successful short ride for women in Bradford.
4 May 2017 - 11:46am
Bike test: Cube Hyde Race
Cube Hyde Race bike
Technical Editor Richard Hallett reviews a German city hybrid with belt drive and an Alfine hub but no mudguards
2 May 2017 - 9:12am
“Road safety agenda for next Government set by Parliamentary report” says Cycling UK
Staged shot of a distracted driver on their mobile
Cycling UK today (Tuesday, 02 May) welcomes the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group report ‘Cycling and the Justice System’ which identifies the loophole which every year allows over 8,500 drivers with 12 points or more on their licences to continue driving and calls for it to be closed.
28 April 2017 - 3:54pm
Great Rides: Kyrgyzstan and Pamir mountains
Panmir mountains by Ed Shoote
Roads over 4,000 metres above sea level wind through the Pamir Mountains. In the past they carried silk; more recently, cyclists Ed Shoote and wife Marion.
28 April 2017 - 10:38am
Cycling UK announces funding to get thousands of people in Scotland cycling with the Big Bike Revival
Big Bike Revival in Edinburgh. A mechanic fixes a bike.
The Big Bike Revival is an award-winning programme developed by Cycling UK designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for every day journeys. Now in its second year in Scotland, the Big Bike Revival will help even more people to bring their bikes back into use by providing bike health checks, sharing maintenance know-how and giving people more confidence in the saddle.
27 April 2017 - 9:48pm
Cycling UK launches the Big Bike Revival in England and Scotland
Big Bike Revival in Edinburgh. A mechanic fixes a bike wheel.
Cycling UK is pleased to announce the launch of the Big Bike Revival in England and Scotland. The Big Bike Revival is an award-winning programme developed by Cycling UK designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for leisure and every day journeys. Now in its second year in Scotland and its fourth in England, the Big Bike Revival helps people to bring their bikes back into use by providing bike health checks, sharing maintenance knowhow and giving people more confidence in the saddle.
27 April 2017 - 4:46pm
The Bowland Populaire part of our Challenge Ride Series
Riders in Wray at the start of the Bowland Populaire
Cycling UK's Challenge Ride Series 2017 takes you to some of the loveliest parts of the country for a grand day out on the bike. Lancaster and South Lakes CTC's Bowland Populaire on Sunday 23 April proved to be exactly that, with 45 riders completing the 100km route, which included over 1,600m of climbing. Lancaster Secretary Mike Hutchinson describes the day.
27 April 2017 - 3:26pm
Cycling UK launches the Big Bike Revival to get thousands of people cycling
A Big Bike Revival mechanic fixes a wheel
A national campaign is being launched across England on Friday 28 April to help encourage thousands of people to start cycling again, for leisure or for their everyday journeys.
27 April 2017 - 12:05pm
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough candidates all pledge to improve cycling across Combined Authority region
Cambridge is well known for its world-class cycle infrastructure (Credit: Camcyc
All of the main candidates for Metro Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough have now responded to our Vote Bike action.
27 April 2017 - 11:26am
Greater Manchester Metro Mayor candidates pledge to deliver Space for Cycling if elected
Space for Cycling ride in Manchester (Credit: GMCC)
As the Metro Mayoral elections get closer, Greater Manchester is the third area to attract widespread support for Space for Cycling among the candidates.
25 April 2017 - 12:50pm
Direct vision standards for lorries one step closer in London
Direct vision lorry
There are vision standards for what lorry drivers can see in their mirrors, but not what they can see directly from their cab. Little surprise, then, that we hear about blind spots whenever lorry left hooks and cyclists are mentioned. It has been slow progress, but direct vision standards are now one step closer following the latest Transport for London consultation, with a plan to keep off-road lorries where they were designed to be - off-road, not in the city centre.
24 April 2017 - 5:13pm
Travellers' Tales: Cycling to catch the ferry to France
Felicity Frost and partner Steve took a hilly route to catch their ferry to France
 
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