9 October 2016 - 11:05am
Hit and run - it's only a cyclist!
Does it take the tragic death of a 15-year-old schoolboy for Lancashire Police to finally take hit-and-run collisions with cyclists seriously, or will they continue to say "there's only so much we can do"? Is it because it's only a cyclist, or just that road crime isn't treated as real crime in Preston, and is nowhere on their list of priorities as traffic officer numbers are slashed again?
6 October 2016 - 2:04pm
What size bike do I need?
Getting the right size bike seldom requires a professional fitting session. Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce gives some guidelines to help you pick the right size bike.
4 October 2016 - 12:35pm
Surprise cycling trip opens up a world of joy for Bob
A 70-year-old Surrey man who has been registered blind since birth realised a lifetime’s dream when he went cycling for the first time – thanks to a surprise trip organised by his elder brother.
4 October 2016 - 8:46am
No turning back for THINK campaign which just keeps digging
DfT's 'hang back messaging' in its latest Think campaign video was flawed from the outset, says the UK's national cycling charity. So now it's time to take action and fill those inboxes with a call to drop the campaign. Maybe we can help them fill that hole that they keep on digging?
29 September 2016 - 11:43am
How to pack a bike ready for shipping in 10 steps
Sending a bike by courier means you don't have to travel with your bike, but how do you ship a bike safely without it getting damaged on the way? This simple guide from Parcel Hero details how to do it, including the materials you need and the best techniques for dismantling your bike.
28 September 2016 - 3:37pm
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival scoops top award
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival has won a prestigious award after inspiring thousands of people across England to improve their health and wellbeing by getting back on their bikes.
27 September 2016 - 3:12pm
Review: women's cycling shorts
Over summer and into autumn, Cycling UK has been busy testing women's cycling shorts. We've deliberately sought out shorts in the mid-price range, with the ultimate goal of finding quality and affordable prices. Below are the three favourites from Cycling UK's Campaigns and Policy Coordinator, Cherry Allan.
27 September 2016 - 3:12pm
Review: women's cycling short sleeved jerseys
Over summer and into autumn, Cycling UK has been busy testing women's cycling jerseys. We've deliberately sought out jerseys in the mid-price range, with the ultimate goal of finding quality and affordable prices. Below are our three favourites from Cycling UK's Project Manager Cycling Development, Hannah Chivers.
26 September 2016 - 11:05am
THINK before you blame the victim
'Hang Back' from lorries is this morning's message from the DfT to cyclists. No mention on safer direct vision lorries, better infrastructure, driver responsibility or lorry restrictions. Just a message to cyclists about what they need to do to avoid being killed. Oh dear - perhaps the DfT should have looked and listened first.
21 September 2016 - 10:25am
Winter road tyres group test
More durable tyres make sense at any time of year for club riding, commuting, audax riding, or training. Editor of Cycle magazine Dan Joyce tests four pairs
16 September 2016 - 4:44pm
Cycling UK volunteers provide golden cycling moments for Jonathan and Simon
Great Britain’s Paralympians have performed medal-laden heroics in Rio – with their cyclists leading the way. But you don’t have to travel halfway around the world for inspirational stories about inclusive cycling, as our Communications and Media Officer Tony Upfold discovered on Cycling UK’s doorstep this week.
14 September 2016 - 11:33am
England's travel habits: was 2015 déjà vu for cycling?
People in England made fewer trips on average than ever recorded in 2015, according to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) annual travel habit survey, but it’s largely déjà vu for cycling.
14 September 2016 - 10:26am
Jeanie Welford - the first female member of Cycling UK
Cycling UK welcomed Jeanie Welford, the first female member, in 1880. The club, then known as the Bicycle Touring Club, was one of the first cycling organisations to accept women as full members. Sheila Hanlon, Cycling UK's historian, has been looking through the archives to find out more about Jeanie and how cycling shaped her life.