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13 September 2016 - 10:26am
Driver pleads not guilty to causing death of Mick Mason by careless driving in landmark CDF case
Mick Mason and his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, today (13 September) appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court for the first hearing into the offence of causing death by careless driving contrary to section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988. This case was brought to court as a private prosecution by Cycling UK’s Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF).
13 September 2016 - 12:00am
Death by careless driving prosecution begun in case of cyclist Mick Mason
Michael Mason with his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, the driver involved in the death of cyclist Mick Mason, received a summons on Saturday (6 August) to attend Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 6 September 2016 for the offence of causing death by careless driving contrary to section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988. This case was brought forward as a private prosecution by Cycling UK’s CDF.
12 September 2016 - 1:51pm
Mark keeps track of progress as ParalympicsGB make it eight cycling golds
Mark Colbourne MBE in Rio
The Great Britain team rounded off their Paralympics track cycling programme in style last night by claiming an eighth gold medal – watched by Cycling UK ambassador and London 2012 star Mark Colbourne MBE.
9 September 2016 - 11:08am
Stunt star Matti has fans in a spin at Big Bike Revival event
BMX stunt rider Matti Hemmings
Professional BMX flatland rider and Guinness World Record holder Matti Hemmings wowed spectators with a special demonstration of his bike stunt skills in Sholing, Southampton, as part of Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival.
9 September 2016 - 12:02am
11 essential things to pack when cycle touring
11 essential bits of kit for your cycle touring
What’s in your bag? Here are Cycling UK’s top 11 things you don't want to leave at home without.
8 September 2016 - 2:39pm
A big Welsh adventure with the BBC
Extreme Wales with Richard Parks
On 12 September, the BBC Wales will broadcast a mountain bike ride from the Brecon Beacons to Snowdon. Cycling UK member and tour leader Paul Rogers was the route guide.
7 September 2016 - 1:20pm
“Copy Scotland” to benefit rural economy
No cycling signin royal park
Cycling UK today reiterated its call for increased access and rights of way to the English countryside. The national cycling charity, in its response to the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee inquiry “Rural Tourism in England”, explained rural tourism, currently valued at £17bn a year, would benefit significantly as a result.
6 September 2016 - 9:39am
Magistrates allowed texting driver to keep his licence - and Lee lost his life
Texting driver
Caught eight times for driving a mobile phone, but allowed by a court to carry on driving lest the loss of his licence might cause his family hardship. Six weeks later Christopher Gard was texting as he drove into and killed cyclist Lee Martin. Which did the Magistrates think was more important, Gard's need to drive or the safety of other road users?
5 September 2016 - 4:07pm
Asylum seekers learn new skills through Salvation Army and Big Bike Revival
Salvation Army bike maintenance course
The Salvation Army are helping to transform the lives of asylum seekers and refugees in Swindon through Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival.
5 September 2016 - 12:41pm
It’s a good moos day for Cycling UK – we’ve got anudder cow!
Charles Rowbotham, Doug Clare and photo of Cycling Moo Kay
Cycling UK felt deeply moooved today after being told that Surrey Hills CowParade organisers will provide the charity with a replacement fund-raising cow following the theft of Cycling Moo Kay.
2 September 2016 - 5:32pm
Big Bike Revival gets Birmingham back in the saddle
Big Bike Revival at Urban Cycles in Birmingham
Birmingham has caught the cycling bug this summer thanks to Urban Cycles and the Big Bike Revival.
1 September 2016 - 9:10pm
How to cycle to work — or school — with confidence
Commuter cyclist in Leeds
With another British win at the Tour de France and Team GB ruling the cycling roost at the Rio Olympics, many people will have been bitten by the cycling bug this summer. But how can we continue regularly riding our bike once we’ve returned to our normal school or work routine? The answer is: very easily. Here, cycling journalist Matt Lamy explains how to keep safe on the daily cycle commute.
30 August 2016 - 4:36pm
Mark Beaumont's North Coast 500
Mark Beaumont cycled 500 miles around the North Highland coast
This 500-mile loop around the North Highland coast is perfect cycling country. Unless, like adventurer, broadcaster and Cycling UK member Mark Beaumont, you do it in 38 hours.
30 August 2016 - 1:53pm
Watch out Wiggo! Bradley gladly embraces cycling with a little help from the Big Bike Revival
Sarah Harrington and Bradley Wicks at BBR event in West Clacton
Like his famous knighted namesake Bradley Wiggins, 14-year-old Bradley Wicks just loves cycling. And, with a little help from the Big Bike Revival, it is helping to transform his life.
30 August 2016 - 12:23pm
A guide to cargobikes
Christiania trike carrying four kids
Bikes aren’t famous for carrying bulky loads – but cargobikes can. Cycling UK member and founder of CarryMe Bikes Alix Stredwick looks at the options available in the UK.
30 August 2016 - 10:31am
Bromford hits top gear thanks to Big Bike Revival
Youngsters at the Big Bike Revival in Bromford Park, Birmingham
Bromford residents young and old are fully geared up for cycling this summer – thanks to the Big Bike Revival and the Gear Up cycle repair shop.
25 August 2016 - 2:52pm
Space for Cycling is taking to the roads – hopefully they are cycle friendly!
Families demonstrating for Space for Cycling, photo: Jim Killock CC
Space for Cycling is taking to the road throughout this autumn and winter. Ten events will take place across the country to engage with local campaign groups and galvanise support. Whether a veteran campaigner or tentative cyclist, please check out our list of events, register your interest and come along!
25 August 2016 - 11:30am
Big Bike Revival proves a solid-gold success
Children on bikes
The Big Bike Revival, a nationwide scheme to get people young and old cycling this summer, has proved a solid-gold success this Olympic year – with over 30,000 people inspired and encouraged to discover the joys of cycling.
24 August 2016 - 5:49pm
State of the nation off-road cycling survey launched
Cyclists off-road on Isle of Wight
Cycling UK and OpenMTB are today (Wednesday, 24 August) launching the first national survey of off-road cycling activity in England and Wales.
23 August 2016 - 6:57pm
GB star Hannah inspires a new cycling generation through the Big Bike Revival
GB mountain biker and Big Bike Revival supporter Hannah Escott
One of the world’s top mountain bikers is teaching hundreds of children in the West Midlands how to discover the joys of cycling as part of this summer’s Big Bike Revival.
 
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