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19 April 2017 - 6:11pm
Cycling UK mourns the loss of a "cycling crusader"
Bryan Stout
Cycling UK's CEO Paul Tuohy pays tribute to Bryan Stout, a fellow club member and "cycling crusader" who was sadly killed last week while out riding his bike in Mallorca.
19 April 2017 - 10:32am
Streetbikes in tandem with Karen to help her amazing fundraising feat
Streetbikes Director Gill Greaves with Karen Brooke
A woman who suffered serious brain injuries after a freak fall is defying the odds to take part in a marathon charity cycling event. Karen Brooke is being helped by Cycling UK award winners Streetbikes as she prepares to raise money for the air ambulance service that saved her life.
18 April 2017 - 2:11pm
UK cycling bodies launch Europe-wide Association of Mountain Bike Guides Licence
Devil's Staircase near Glencoe by Paul Rogers
Cycling UK has joined forces with two leading mountain bike coaching organisations to boost the MTB guides industry across Europe.
18 April 2017 - 1:35pm
Challenge Ride Series: Event number 15 the Gridiron 100
Cyclists on the Gridiron 100
Every October, there’s a 100km randonée along the lanes of the New Forest: the Gridiron 100. Cycling UK’s Julie Rand rode it with her husband Roland. The ride will form part of our Challenge Ride Series 2017 and is the 15th event in the series of 16 handpicked rides. This year, it will take place on Sunday 8 October.
18 April 2017 - 12:06pm
Why CTC Cycling Holidays are different
Diane descends red road to Sihanoukville in Cambodia
CTC Cycling Holidays are among the best kept secrets in cycling. Tour participant turned leader Gary Cummins explains why...
13 April 2017 - 4:39pm
Easter eggs, cycling and burning calories
Hot Cross Buns by Gerry Knight
Cycling is great exercise and an excellent way to burn off any extra calories you may consume over the Easter weekend. But how long will you have to cycle for? Take a look at our handy guide to cycling off your Easter treats.
12 April 2017 - 12:15pm
Read inspiring Big Bike Revival stories from Scotland
The Big Bike Revival helps bring bikes back into use in Edinburgh
In 2016, the Big Bike Revival worked with 81 community groups and over 7,000 people across Scotland to encourage more everyday cycling. We've captured some of these events and activities with a compendium of case studies, bringing groups' and individuals' stories from across Scotland together in one handy document.
11 April 2017 - 11:11am
Metro Mayor candidates agree to plan a Tees Valley-wide cycle network
All candidates in the Tees Valley have pledged to plan Tees Valley-wide cycle ne
All candidates in the election for Metro Mayor of the Tees Valley have pledged support to campaign asks devised by Cycling UK and the Tees Valley Cycling Campaign.
6 April 2017 - 3:10pm
Private prosecution for causing cyclist’s death sees car driver acquitted
Mick with his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Gail Purcell found not guilty by Old Bailey jury for causing the death of cyclist Michael Mason by careless driving.
6 April 2017 - 11:16am
Cycling UK member retraces poet’s 1913 ride In Pursuit Of Spring
Jon Woodcock is riding In Pursuit Of Spring
Jon Woodcock set off In Pursuit Of Spring today – retracing a cycle ride completed over a century ago by one of Britain’s most revered First World War poets. Cycling UK member Jon is following in the footsteps – or tyre treads – of Edward Thomas, who pedalled from his home in Clapham, South London, to Kilve, on the Somerset coast, in 1913.
6 April 2017 - 10:15am
West Midlands Metro Mayor candidates unanimously back improved cycling conditions
In the lead up to the Metro Mayor elections on 4 May, Cycling UK is working with local groups to get candidates to support a set of local specific cycling asks. The West Midlands is the first region where all candidates have responded positively.
4 April 2017 - 1:15pm
School cycle leader Dylan knows his ABC when it comes to C2C
North Halifax Grammar School C2C ride
Dylan Jugroop is leading a school outing with a difference this summer – a 140-mile cycle ride for 40 students between the west and east coasts of northern England.
29 March 2017 - 5:53pm
Sunny Start of Summertime launches our Challenge Ride Series in style
Start of Summertime riders
The Start of Summertime lived up to its name as glorious sunshine greeted the 200 cyclists who launched Cycling UK’s new Challenge Ride Series in Stevenage on Sunday (26 March).
29 March 2017 - 3:37pm
My bike: Michael Bonney's Boma 7
Michael Bonney riding his Boma 7
How do you ride off-road when you’re paralysed from the neck down? Cycle industry veteran Michael Bonney was determined to find out
28 March 2017 - 10:15pm
Bike test: Road-Plus bikes
Hallett 650 Adventure
Fatter tyres on smaller diameter wheels are transforming gravel bikes. Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce tests a Cannondale Slate Apex and a Hallett 650 Adventure
28 March 2017 - 9:39pm
Great rides: Sandstone Way
Jo Gibson and her partner Dave
With new bikepacking kit to try and a few days to spare, Jo Gibson and her partner Dave tackled the Sandstone Way in March.
28 March 2017 - 8:54pm
Choose the best bike bags and boxes - group test
Thule bike bag
Some kind of case is often required when taking your bike abroad. Technical Editor Richard Hallett reviews four
28 March 2017 - 12:13pm
Metro Mayor candidates told to “Vote Bike” in 2017 elections
Vote Bike 2017 allows voters to contact candidates in their Metro Mayoral electi
On 4 May 2017, millions of people across England will have the opportunity to elect a new Metro Mayor. Elections are taking place in six key combined authority conurbations: Greater Manchester, the West Midlands, Liverpool City Region, the West of England, the Tees Valley, and Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.
27 March 2017 - 2:47pm
Mums get on their bike to launch Scotland local election campaign We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote
Cycling families launch the Walk Cycle Vote campaign
While most mothers enjoyed flowers, chocolate and breakfast in bed this Mothers’ Day, some cycling mums ditched the pampering to campaign instead for better walking and cycling provision for families across Scotland. On Sunday they took to the paths of Edinburgh to launch the local election campaign We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote.
27 March 2017 - 9:32am
Driver's trial in the Michael Mason case has started
Mick Mason with his daughter Anna
Three years after 70 year old teacher Michael Mason was hit from behind as he cycled along Regent Street, the private prosecution of the driver involved has finally begun at the Old Bailey.
 
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