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24 May 2016 - 3:10pm
Bike Week set to be biggest mass-participation cycling event
Bike Week 2016 Credit Joolze Dymond
The UK’s biggest mass-participation cycling event is set to kick-start a summer of cycling this June for over half a million people. Bike Week 2016 (11–19 June) aims to substantially boost the numbers of people cycling to work which currently stands at around 800,000.
23 May 2016 - 11:39am
Sign of The Times as MPs back Cycling UK's CWIS stance
#morethanmilk logo
As the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) holds its inquiry into England’s first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) today, Cycling UK’s #morethanmilk action scores a result with over 50 MPs writing to The Times backing our five key milestones.
18 May 2016 - 10:02am
Driver training & testing reforms: small steps, but no strides towards cyclists' safety
Busy road
The Department for Transport’s (DfT) new plans for reforming the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) and DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) make a few promising commitments to protect cyclists better, but still fall far short of Cycling UK’s recommendations.
13 May 2016 - 2:59pm
Stevenage cyclists have a real spring in their step
Stevenage CTC cyclists
Spring is in the air for Stevenage and North Herts CTC – with at least one ride being held every day for the next ten days.
12 May 2016 - 10:46am
Winged Wheels restored to former glory on The Squirrel and The Wirral
Winged Wheel on Squirrel Inn, Wellington
Two magnificent Winged Wheel signs have been restored to their former glory and unveiled for public view – one on The Squirrel, the other on The Wirral. Cycling UK’s Communications and Media Officer Tony Upfold reveals how they were found, donated and lovingly renovated.
11 May 2016 - 11:34am
Scotland's biggest celebration of cycling culture
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling is returning to Scotland's capital from 9 - 19 June. It will be the biggest celebration of cycling in Scotland and Cycling UK will be hosting events and activities to showcase just how cycling can and is changing people's lives.
11 May 2016 - 11:00am
Sky’s the limit as pilot Vince swaps wings for wheels
Vince Bowshall is cycling from Brighton to Sicily
Airline pilot Vince Bowshall could fly to Sicily in three hours – but he’s decided to spend two weeks cycling there instead.
10 May 2016 - 2:30pm
It is Bike Week 2016 - be part of it!
We want to get half-a-million more people cycling during Bike Week from 11-19 Ju
It’s Bike Week time again – and we want to make the nation’s annual celebration of cycling bigger and better than ever in 2016!
10 May 2016 - 12:16pm
‘Biking Bishop’ attends 90th Coxwold Memorial Service
Coxwold 90th Cyclists' Memorial Service
The ‘Biking Bishop’ appropriately gave the address at the 90th annual Cyclists’ Service of Remembrance in the North Yorkshire village of Coxwold on Sunday (8 May).
5 May 2016 - 5:28pm
Teenagers aim to be youngest to cycle 10,000km Silk Road
Charles Stevens and Will Hsu to ride Silk Road route
Teenaged Cycling UK members Charles Stevens and Will Hsu fly out to Beijing today – aiming to become the youngest people ever to complete the world’s longest, hardest, hottest and coldest cycling challenge.
3 May 2016 - 10:03am
Road Crime is Real Crime - in Wales
Polling Station with bicycle outside
With less than two days to go before the polls open, it's the Welsh Police and Crime Commissioner candidates who are pledging to treat Road Crime as Real Crime and committing to increase road traffic police funding and numbers, and the English candidates who need to be pressed to commit
29 April 2016 - 10:35am
Lucy and her 75-year-old dad hail their C2C success
Lucy Armour and her dad David Greenwood hav e cycled C2C
Lucy Armour, who is partially sighted due to albinism, and her 75-year-old dad David Greenwood braved the late-April freeze to successfully complete their Coast to Coast cycling adventure.
27 April 2016 - 6:05pm
MPs call to clean up every urban pollution hot-spot
Low emission zone sign
House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) calls for urgent Government action to prevent the 50,000 people who are dying in each year from air pollution related illnesses.
22 April 2016 - 9:27am
Strong support for cycling investment from Northern Ireland Assembly candidates
Cyclists on their way to Stormont
A third of candidates running for the Stormont Assembly election have endorsed a call for long-term funding for cycling and active travel in Northern Ireland.
18 April 2016 - 11:19am
Assembly Member candidates urged to support Active Travel
Cycling UK President and Channel 4 newscaster, Jon Snow, has written to Assembly Member candidates asking them to pledge their support towards improving investment and leisure access for cycling, should they be successful on 5 May.
18 April 2016 - 10:19am
It’s a Gorge-ous way to discover the joys of cycling
Get Gorge-ous training ride at Bristol, April 2016
Francoise Grimshaw will dedicate the toughest bike ride of her life to the memory of her late sister when she pedals up Cheddar Gorge as part of a 50-mile cycling challenge in July. For 75-year-old Jane Hopkins, taking part in the event is more a case of proving that age is no barrier to cycling.
15 April 2016 - 11:19am
Cycling legend to get John Radford Memorial Ride underway
Brian Robinson photographed by Chris Auld for http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk
Legendary cyclist Brian Robinson will set the riders on their way when hundreds of people take to their bikes and trikes for the John Radford Mixed Ability Memorial Ride and Cycling Festival in West Yorkshire.
15 April 2016 - 10:54am
Suspended sentence for driver who couldn't see a cyclist
Glasses by Ben Jeffery via Flickr Creative Commons
80-year-old George Barrett was sentenced today to a suspended prison term, having been convicted of causing the death of cyclist and Cycling UK member Ian Jobson by careless driving. It raises the question of how we deal with the mobility of an ageing population and the tests needed to ensure that both elderly drivers and others with impairment are still fit, and safe, to drive.
11 April 2016 - 11:04am
Longbridge Ladies look for new recruits to go further together
Longbridge Ladies Cycling Club members
An old African proverb states: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” That is the ethos displayed loud and clear on the Longbridge Ladies Cycling Club website – and if it suits your cycling philosophy, then they would love to hear from you!
8 April 2016 - 5:23pm
Cycling UK says pothole funding is ‘sticking plaster to fix a broken leg’
Bike wheel in pothole
Cycling UK believes the Government’s £50million-a-year fund for repairing potholes is the equivalent of using a sticking plaster to fix a broken leg.
 
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