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16 December 2016 - 1:16pm
Cycling UK statement on Transport Secretary "car dooring" of cyclist
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling after a car dooring incident with a cyclist
Cycling UK's today (Friday 16 December) reacted to the news of the car dooring incident involving Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling MP and cyclist Jaiqi Liu, touching upon the criminal and civil legal implications of the incident, and how it highlights the need for national design standards to create Space for Cycling.
16 December 2016 - 1:41am
How to make a Christmas tree out of bike parts
A Christmas tree cog
Take some old bike wheels, a rusty crank, some tinsel and Christmas baubles - and hey presto, you can make a lovely decoration for your home or office!
15 December 2016 - 2:38pm
A guide to smart-phone cycling apps
A cyclist using the Fill That Hole app
Long gone are the days when we had to buy a dedicated cycling computer to tell us how far and fast we were riding — now we can find out all that from our smart-phones. In fact, with new products appearing all the time, it’s incredible just how many different ways of your cycling life can be assisted with the right cycling app. Journalist and Cycling UK member Matt Lamy lists the best ones around.
15 December 2016 - 12:48pm
Child’s mountain bike review: Islabikes Creig Pro
Islabikes Creig Pro
Journalist Guy Kesteven reviews an ultralight performance hardtail for junior riders
15 December 2016 - 11:07am
Cheating victims - a sledgehammer to cyclists' compensation
Cyclist knocked off their bike by a car
Hit by a car whilst cycling or crossing the road - snapped collarbone - forget fair compensation - the Ministry of Injustice thinks you're a whiplash fraudster! Cycling UK, RoadPeace and Living Streets value road crash victims - and that's why we've launched our "Road victims are real victims" action today. Take part now!
15 December 2016 - 10:06am
Great rides: Behind the silence
For the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, Paul Lloyd reflects on his tour of the Western Front.
14 December 2016 - 2:14pm
Bike test: Pinnacle Chromium 2 Mixte - £700
Pinnacle Chromium 2 Mixte
Journalist Jack Thurston and wife Sarah test a 650B hybrid with comfortably wide tyres
14 December 2016 - 12:55pm
"Use Clean Air Zones to fund sustainable travel" says Cycling UK
London smog
Cycling UK calls for the Government’s Clean Air Zones to pay for the promotion and development of sustainable and active travel
14 December 2016 - 12:46pm
Cycling UK helps women from deprived Birmingham communities
Handsworth Beat the Street CCC
Cycling UK has helped dozens of Birmingham women from hard-to-reach communities to become healthier and happier this year by getting on their bikes.
12 December 2016 - 10:00am
Choose the best helmet cams - group test
More and more cyclists are using video cameras. Cycling UK member David Brennan reviews four from around £100 to £400
8 December 2016 - 11:35am
Cycling UK’s thank you to inclusive cycling centre
Alice Holt Inclusive Cycling volunteers
Cycling UK has made a £200 donation to Alice Holt Inclusive Cycling as a thank you for helping over 300 people try out adapted cycles at RideLondon 2016.
8 December 2016 - 11:13am
Choose the best lace-up cycling shoes - group test
Choose the best lace-up cycling shoes
Cycling shoes don’t have to be lurid and fastened by Velcro and ratchets. Technical Editor of Cycle magazine Richard Hallett reviews four alternatives.
5 December 2016 - 6:04pm
Whiplash claim plans cause backlash from cycling community
Credit Caroline FlickrCC
Plans to reform the claims process used by motorists seeking compensation for whiplash injuries are set to leave cyclists and pedestrians with legal bills if they need to make a claim that’s under £5,000.
5 December 2016 - 12:14am
Government’s motoring offences review falls short of what’s needed to truly tackle driving standards
Ministry of Justice Motoring Offences and Sentencing Review
Cycling UK expresses both relief and dismay at the Government’s long-awaited review of road traffic offences and penalties.
2 December 2016 - 12:26pm
Choose the best cantilever brakes - group test
Choose the best cantilever brake
Despite the draw of discs, cantilevers remain popular for touring and cyclocross bikes. Technical Editor Richard Hallett reviews four.
30 November 2016 - 4:15pm
From dangle boards to M25 rides – popular cycle campaigners win awards
John Metcalf Julian Daly, award winner Tom Spaven and Roger Geffen
St Albans cycle campaigners Tom Spaven and Doug Nevell have been rewarded for their outstanding work with Cycling UK Certificates of Merit.
30 November 2016 - 11:27am
Choose the best tubeless tyres - group test
Group test of 4 tubeless cycling tyres
Tubeless tyres for road bikes are becoming increasingly popular. Editor Dan Joyce tests four pairs
29 November 2016 - 11:24pm
Distracted texting drivers must be targeted say the AA and Cycling UK
TextDriving Credit LordJim Flickr CC
Driving disqualifications must be made the norm for new drivers and repeat offenders to end the mobile madness, say The AA and Cycling UK ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on road safety.
28 November 2016 - 6:01pm
Cycling UK Grand Draw 2016
2016 grand draw prizes
The 2016 Cycling UK Grand Draw drawn on 28th November attracted 1,000s of entries and raised £1,000s - were you a winner?
28 November 2016 - 2:47pm
Consultation to our members on our charity's governing documents
Cycling UK Club Run. Credit Joolze Dymond
Our Memorandum and Articles of Association have not been fundamentally reviewed for many years. With our Annual General Meeting (AGM) earlier this year discussing the need for plain English in our governing documents, we are running a consultation ahead of submitting proposed changes at our next AGM in 2017.
 
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