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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.
16 November 2016 - 3:02pm
Moo Kay joins the star-grazers at Hampton Court auction
Charles Rowbotham and Cycling Moo Kay II
Hampton Court Palace hosts a cattle auction with a difference tomorrow evening (Thursday) – and the ‘steaks’ will be high for Cycling UK!
15 November 2016 - 9:32am
Groundhog day as Gard the texting driver pleads for leniency - again
MInistry of Justice London
Caught eight times for using his mobile whilst driving, Christopher Gard convinced the Magistrates he wouldn't do it again, and that banning him would cause him hardship. Cyclist Lee Martin paid the price six weeks later when Gard drove into and killed him, whilst texting his mate about walking his dog. Nine chances for Gard before he took a life. Now he wants to appeal his sentence.
11 November 2016 - 10:45am
Lest we forget – remembering the cyclists who died in battle for their country
Cyclists taking part in the Ride to the Somme 2016 event arrive at The Memorial
“Cycling for pleasure and cycling with the Army cyclist’s full equipment are two very different matters. Indeed, there is a wide gulf between the two. If you don’t believe it get into khaki at once and join a cyclist battalion!”
7 November 2016 - 4:45pm
Big Bike Revival celebrates over 500 events in Scotland
Bicycle Jumble Sale, Bike Station Glasgow
The Big Bike Revival, a national campaign designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for everyday journeys, celebrated a milestone this week with over 500 events across Scotland
7 November 2016 - 10:10am
Choose the best Saddlebag - group test
Carradice Barley Saddlebag
Technical Editor of Cycle magazine Richard Hallett reviews four medium-sized bags suitable for day rides, commuting, and credit card touring
3 November 2016 - 4:14pm
Beer and brownies bring Birmingham’s Big Bike Revival to a close
Members of Handsworth Beat the Street Community Cycle Club with Cycling UK’s
From beer and brownies to pond-dipping and fund-raising, dozens of Birmingham cyclists went on rides with a difference to celebrate the end of a fantastic summer of cycling with the Big Bike Revival.
3 November 2016 - 8:44am
Choose the best cycling multitool - group test
Lezyne multitool
A multitool puts a number of your roadside and trailside essentials into one compact package. Editor of Cycle magazine Dan Joyce tests four multitools and gives advice on buying the most useful multitool for your bike.
2 November 2016 - 11:11am
ClientEarth win means Government must rebalance roads investment towards cycling
Cars on A3
Cycling UK today (Wednesday, 02 November 2016) celebrated ClientEarth’s victory in the High Court against the Government over its failure to tackle illegal air pollution across the UK, and called on Government to rebalance its investment in roads towards cycling and walking.
1 November 2016 - 5:32pm
Woking Station chooses 250 bikes over 2 cars
Cycle Minister Andrew Jones MP opens Woking Station's new cycle hub
Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP opens Woking Station’s expanded cycle hub, taking their capacity up to 520 spaces for bikes.
31 October 2016 - 12:03pm
Emitremmus was an event not to be mist!
Riders at the start of Steveanage CTC's Emitremmus 2016
Hundreds of cyclists celebrated the end of summertime by clocking in for Stevenage & North Herts CTC’s famous Emitremmus rides on Sunday (30 October).
27 October 2016 - 3:32pm
Surrey artist’s new fund-raising cow is great mooos for Cycling UK
Charles Rowbotham and Cycling Moo Kay II
Dorking artist Charles Rowbotham is rustling up a new Cycling Moo Kay to raise funds for Cycling UK. Charles started painting a new fibre-glass cow this week after the original Cycling Moo Kay was stolen overnight from its grazing spot on top of Surrey’s Box Hill in August.
27 October 2016 - 3:17pm
Cycling UK asks drivers to be aware in autumn
Cyclist commuting at night
Cycling UK has appealed to drivers to be aware of cyclists now the clocks have gone back and the evening rush-hour commute is in darkness.
26 October 2016 - 12:35pm
Plaque remembers much-missed cycle campaigner Gordon Selway
Gordon Selway plaque unveiling
A plaque was unveiled at Bromsgrove railway station last Friday (28 October) to commemorate the extraordinary life of Gordon Selway – much-loved cycle and rail campaigner, barrister, intellectual, musician, district councillor, multi-charity volunteer and larger-than-life character.
25 October 2016 - 1:28pm
Q. When is mandatory not mandatory? A. When travelling with a bike on GWR
Intercity 125 at Bristol Temple Meads
In spring this year Great Western Railways (GWR) announced that all bikes on their high speed trains would require mandatory booking from May. Understandably there was public outcry and confusion. In October, Cycling UK and Ben Bradshaw, MP for Exeter and keen cyclist, met with Great Western Railways (GWR) to discuss current and future cycle rail policy.
24 October 2016 - 4:09pm
Off-road in Norfolk
Dominic Bliss in Norfolk
East Anglia’s long-distance off-road trail isn’t ‘mountain’ biking but the Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Cycleway is a great countryside escape, as cycling journalist Dominic Bliss discovers.
 
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