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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 June 2017 - 4:13pm
More Welsh local authorities consult on future cycle routes
Family walking and cycling in Wales
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.
23 June 2017 - 3:08pm
'We ride, so they can ride' Help Cycling UK provide the joy of cycling to people with disabilities
We ride, so they can ride. We need your help for Team ‘We Ride So They Can Ride’ to reach their target and provide vital support to cyclists with disabilities across the country. Please donate today by TEXTING TCUK17 £5 to 70070.
22 June 2017 - 5:57pm
Increased Welsh footpath access for cycling “landmark step” says Cycling UK
Trails for Wales rally outside the Senedd, Cardiff in 2015
Cycling UK today (Thursday, 22 June) welcomed the opportunities presented by the Welsh Government’s consultation "Taking forward Wales’ sustainable management of natural resources" calling them “a landmark step towards increasing the opportunities for cycling, health and rural tourism.”
21 June 2017 - 4:47pm
Cycling UK's reaction to the Queen’s Speech
Big Ben
Following the official opening of this extended Parliament of two years with the Queen’s Speech in House of Lords today (Wednesday 21 June), Cycling UK has given its overall reaction to the proposed Bills and measures which will have a direct impact on cycling.
20 June 2017 - 12:26pm
How Big Bike Revival and Bike Week have helped a cycle project in Stockport
Volunteer providing bike repairs in workshop
With Bike Week over for another year, Cycling UK caught up with CeraCycloan, based in Stockport, about the benefits they experienced getting on board and celebrating cycling through our nationwide campaign, The Big Bike Revival.
16 June 2017 - 11:38am
Encouraging the next generation to love cycling
A grandfather and grandson cycling together
Eric's love of cycling came later in life once he retired, and his passion has been passed on through the generations to his four year old grandson Robert. Cycling UK caught up with Eric about the inspiration cycling brings.
11 June 2017 - 11:00pm
Colin Jackson: "Let's rekindle our love of cycling this Bike Week and get active"
Cycling UK's Bike Week Ambassador Colin Jackson
Former Olympic champion hurdler and Bike Week Ambassador, Colin Jackson, calls on all Brits to get on their bikes this Bike Week, in his bid to help the nation get more active through cycling.
5 June 2017 - 2:00pm
Taxi driver convicted in ‘car-dooring’ incident which caused cyclist death
Loughborough Courthouse
Farook Yusuf Bhikhu convicted in a case relating to the death of Leicester teacher Sam Boulton
2 June 2017 - 10:37am
West Country police crack-down on drivers putting cyclists at risk
Cycling child being overtaken too closely
Tri Force Road Policing, in partnership with Road Safety and Local Policing Teams, together with other agencies will be carrying out roadside checks at a pre-selected locations to intercept drivers who have passed a cyclist too close. The operation will run for the next two months in the Wiltshire, Avon & Somerset and Gloucestershire.
1 June 2017 - 2:01pm
How to clean your bike
How to wash your bike
We’d never claim that cleaning a bike is as much fun as actually riding it. However, there is something therapeutic about the process and something rewarding about seeing a gleaming machine at the end of it. More importantly from a practical standpoint, clean bikes work better and don’t wear out as fast, so you’re extending the life of your cycle and saving money, too. Cycling journalist Matt Lamy explains how to return your bike to tip-top condition.
30 May 2017 - 2:17pm
Local cycling hero: Sue Booth founder of Chester Fabulous Ladies
Sue Booth
Nine years ago, Cycling UK member Sue Booth set up an informal Member Group called the Chester Fabulous Ladies, which now has around 300 members
30 May 2017 - 1:36pm
Discover the summer of cycling
A Big Bike Revival mechanic at work
Cycling UK has a range of events this summer to entice you and others to get out riding. Cycling UK's Julie Rand describes some of the biggest and the best.
25 May 2017 - 3:49pm
Taking your bike on Eurostar
A bike on Eurostar. Photo: Sara Lincoln
Eurostar’s cycle carriage policy was revamped in the wake of Cycling UK’s successful 2015 campaign. Sam Jones gets a ticket to ride
25 May 2017 - 1:07pm
Great rides: What's a Challenge Ride really like?
Riders start at Fairlands Valley Park
Cycling UK’s new Challenge Ride Series kicked off in Stevenage in the late March sunshine. Tony Upfold was there
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.
 
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