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17 March 2016 - 3:11pm
Teenager Tourer
Emily Edwards with her touring bike
Teenagers aren’t often seen as a target market for touring bikes, but a tourer was just what Cycling UK member Emily Edwards wanted.
17 March 2016 - 3:05pm
Solitude in Scotland: Stranraer to Edinburgh
Rob Ainsley and friends on South Upland Way
Journalist Rob Ainsley and two friends spent four days riding empty tracks and roads from the Rhins of Galloway to the Firth of Forth in Scotland Britain, crowded? Not in Galloway. We cycled for hours along roads without seeing a car, even a sheep, the only sound the chirping of spring birds, or perhaps of Mark’s rear wheel.
17 March 2016 - 12:30pm
Josie Dew's North Sea Cycle Route
Josie Dew's family
The North Sea Cycle Route with noisy offspring: that was Cycling UK Vice President Josie Dew’s back-of-an-envelope plan for the summer holidays
17 March 2016 - 12:14pm
Mark Beaumont's Africa Solo
Mark Beamont
Cycling UK member Mark Beaumont set a new record for cycling from Cairo to Cape Town: 6,750 miles in 41 days. His book Africa Solo is out in May.
17 March 2016 - 10:33am
Handcycling in the Dales
Photo by Maureen Jackson
Handcyclist Alan Grace created a two-day tour in North Yorkshire to celebrate the life of handcycling friend Gary Jackson.
16 March 2016 - 4:15pm
Cycling UK concern over Chancellor’s road-building Budget
Chancellor George Osborne and Budget case
Cycling UK has reacted with dismay to today’s Budget as Chancellor George Osborne announced more road-building plans and another freeze on fuel duty. Cycling UK Policy Director, Roger Geffen MBE, declared: “We want to get more people cycling, not driving.”
15 March 2016 - 11:00pm
A two-week cycle tour of Cuba
Old cars are everywhere in Cuba. Their drivers are considerate around cyclists.
Alice Gore took a two-week tour of the Caribbean island, soaking up the scenery, the history, and the Cuban capacity for improvisation.
14 March 2016 - 6:51pm
Cycling UK urges Government to implement MPs’ road laws report
While total police numbers are down 3.5%, roads police officers are down by 37%
Cycling UK, the national cycling charity, has urged the Government to say it will fully implement the recommendations of a Commons Committee report on “Road traffic law enforcement”, saying this could have huge benefits for the safety of everyone who uses our roads, particularly the most vulnerable.
14 March 2016 - 8:52am
Sian signs up to Cycling UK’s direct vision roadmap
Picture of Sian Berry, Green Party Mayoral Candidate addressing a crowd.
Green Party Mayoral candidate for London Sian Berry has now joined Liberal Democrat hopeful Caroline Pidgeon in supporting Cycling UK's proposed 'roadmap' to direct vision safer lorries. With Labour candidate Sadiq Khan pledging in his manifesto to promote direct vision lorries, only Zac Goldsmith from the four main parties has yet to commit. What's the Conservative position on lorry safety, Zac?
9 March 2016 - 2:16pm
Near miss driver acquitted in private prosecution
Courts of Justice, London
Camera and expert evidence of speeding and close overtaking rejected by jury as driver acquitted of all charges.
5 March 2016 - 5:14pm
Mum’s the word as Eve and Glynis lead Suffragette Ride
Eve Holt, Glynis Francis and family
Eve Holt and Glynis Francis will be celebrating Mother’s Day, International Women’s Day and the suffragette movement all rolled into one on a bike ride with a difference today.
4 March 2016 - 2:00pm
CTC cycling sessions help asylum seekers
CTC's Eve Holt and asylum seeker Rowa
CTC is supporting a group of ten asylum seekers by holding cycling sessions in Alexandra Park, Manchester – and helping to change their lives for the better. You only have to listen to their reaction to realise how learning to cycle has given them new-found feelings of freedom and confidence.
3 March 2016 - 5:07pm
CTC's ‘Bike Tweak’ gets you geared up for cycling!
Farnham bike maintenance workshop
When it comes to changing an inner tube, adjusting a front brake or tweaking the gears, dozens of cyclists in Surrey and Hampshire will now be fixing it themselves…rather than being left in a fix. And that’s all thanks to the bike maintenance sessions organised by CTC Cycling Development Officer Susan Keywood.
3 March 2016 - 10:21am
Mayoral candidate supports CTC's safer lorry roadmap
Photo of direct vision Mercedes lorry
Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor, Caroline Pidgeon, has confirmed her support for CTC's call for a ban on all lorries that do not meet direct vision standard by 2025, and our proposed 'roadmap' to direct vision safer lorries.
2 March 2016 - 10:44am
How to organise a charity bike ride or sportive
Sportive riders
Planning is the most important thing when organising a charity cycle ride, particularly as novices often take part. The success of the whole day will depend on your organisation and this information aims to direct your attention to the important things you need to think about before you even get started.
26 February 2016 - 12:29pm
Sad passing of commentator and CTC supporter David Duffield
David Duffield on a ride in his beloved home county of Wiltshire
Commentator and former cycling industry exec David Duffield sadly passed away this week, aged 84. David was a staunch supporter of CTC, lending his name and support to our David Duffield challenge rides, which acted as a great fundraiser in support of work to create well designed space for cycling.
25 February 2016 - 1:42pm
Family cycling holiday to France by train
Neil Hammond in France
Neil, Amy and Alice Hammond took a series of trains from Inverness to the Massif Central in France, then headed south on a Pino tandem and a Dawes tourer
25 February 2016 - 12:00am
Two years on and still waiting for justice for Michael Mason
Mick Mason
Today (25 February) is the tragic two-year anniversary of the incident that consequently robbed London teacher Michael Mason (70) of his life, when he was hit from behind by a Nissan on London’s Regent Street.
24 February 2016 - 9:53am
DfT announces funding for Cycling UK 's programme to get Britain cycling
Cycling Minister announces £500,000 for Cycling UK's Big Bike Revival
Today Cycling UK, revealed the high impact results of its Big Bike Revival project at the Design Museum’s Cycling Revolution Exhibition in London.
24 February 2016 - 9:48am
Daniel's family donate to Road Justice
Daniel Squire
Daniel Squire, 18, was killed by a van, whose driver had failed to see him cycling along a straight road on a clear day. Yet a jury cleared the driver of all charges, even though he had been texting continuously until seconds before the collision. Daniel's devastated family want to stop distracted driving and are now donating monies raised through fundraising to CTC's Road Justice campaign.
 
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