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22 June 2016 - 5:12pm
Would you heifer believe it - Cycling Moo Kay's grazing on Box Hill!
Cycling Moo Kay painted cow on Box Hill
Have you herd? Doug Clare has come up with an udderly brilliant way to raise funds for Cycling UK – and it’s moosic to our ears!
21 June 2016 - 4:37pm
Bike review: the Pilgrim Northdown tourer
Pilgrim Cycles Northdown bicycle
A customisable touring bike at a reasonable price from touring specialist Pilgrim Cycles. Julie Rand used the bike to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats.
20 June 2016 - 9:39am
Review: Men's short sleeved cycling tops
Cyclists on the Great Tour 2015
It's the season for short sleeved cycle tops, and Cycling UK has been busy testing a range of men's versions throughout the spring months. We've explicitly sought out tops which sit largely in the mid-price range, looking for a combination of quality with hopefully affordable prices.
20 June 2016 - 9:38am
Review: Men's bib shorts
Cyclists in Rye
Cycling UK has been busy testing men's bib shorts throughout the spring months. We've explicitly sought out shorts largely in the mid-price range, looking for a combination of quality with hopefully affordable prices, and below are our three favourites.
19 June 2016 - 2:00pm
Video: How to fix a puncture on a road bike and mountain bike
Fixing a puncture
Everyone who cycles will at some point have to fix a flat tyre. With help from our friends at BikeRadar, who are supporting Bike Week, we've got a video and step-by-step guide to patching an inner tube on your bike. It's a quick and easy way to fix a puncture.
15 June 2016 - 3:43pm
Seven-year-old Archie meets Wills and Harry as Cycling UK celebrates Queen’s 90th birthday
Archie Forse with Prince Harry at the Patron's Lunch
Seven-year-old cyclist Archie Forse had the thrill of his life when he met Princes William and Harry as a guest of Cycling UK at the Patron’s Lunch to celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday.
14 June 2016 - 5:42pm
Overcoming the barriers to riding to work
A commuter cycles to work near Leeds station
Many people would like to cycle to work but talk themselves out of it. Cycling UK's Julie Rand takes a look at the reasons why many people don't go to work by bike and what they can do about it.
14 June 2016 - 4:09pm
Cycling to Glastonbury
Photo of a solar cyclonator at Glastonbury 2008
Heading to Glastonbury or another music festival this summer? You can avoid the inevitable gridlock by taking to two wheels, as Paul Maunder reveals.
14 June 2016 - 12:38pm
Funding boost for Big Bike Revival in Scotland
Cycle instructor helping adult learn to ride
Cycling UK is delighted to have been awarded £450,000 by the Scottish Government, through Transport Scotland, to run Big Bike Revival in Scotland.
14 June 2016 - 10:19am
Cycling tips: 24 essential pieces of riding advice for beginners
Three road cyclists climbing up a hill
With help from our friends at BikeRadar, who are supporting Bike Week here's a guide to the basics of cycling kit, clothing, technique and more. These cycling tips are aimed at the beginners, those of you who’ve just started out on their great two-wheeled adventure. Think of us as your helpful riding buddy who wants to save you some time and some trouble.
11 June 2016 - 12:18am
Six ways to get ready for Bike Week 2016
Bike Week 2016 Credit Joolze Dymond
Bike Week 2016 has now officially started (11-19 June) and so we've brought together some handy hints to help you to make the most of this kick start to your summer of cycling.
10 June 2016 - 10:50am
Debbie and Steve are bitten by the ride to work BUG
Debbie Greenfield of Harwell
Senior engineer Debbie Greenfield and former Fire Service commander Steve Wollen hope more people will follow their lead by cycling to work during Bike Week 2016.
9 June 2016 - 3:18pm
Colin Jackson reveals ‘Cycling is as popular as football’ as Bike Week 2016 launches
Colin Jackson with bike
Former world athletics champion and Olympic silver medallist Colin Jackson helped launch Bike Week 2016 today – and revealed figures that show cycling is as popular as football.
8 June 2016 - 12:12pm
Government must listen to MPs' and Lords' call for funding for cycling
Riders at the Albert Memorial in London
Cycling UK praised the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s (APPCG) report of their inquiry into the Government’s draft Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) published today (Wednesday, 08 June). The report was launched at Cycling UK’s annual Parliamentary Bike Ride, as part of the preparations for Bike Week 2016.
7 June 2016 - 10:50pm
Over half a million kick-start the summer of cycling as Bike Week launches at the Dutch Embassy
The MPs' annual bike ride marks the start of Bike Week 2016
Bike Week 2016 launched today at the Dutch Embassy in London, as Cycling UK, formerly CTC the national cycling charity, confirmed that over 500,000 people are set to take part in the biggest cycling event in the UK this summer. Bike Week runs from 11 – 19 June.
3 June 2016 - 5:24pm
Guide to adapted cycles for inclusive cycling
Side by side tandem
Adapted cycles make cycling accessible to all, whatever your personal challenges. There are a wide range of disability cycles that suit people with a variety of learning and physical disabilities, as well as health issues. Here is a brief overview of what bikes are available.
2 June 2016 - 2:13pm
10 cycling superfoods to give you energy for your ride
Chocolate Milk
In their quest for the ultimate performance nutrition, cyclists and sports scientists will turn their tastebuds to anything from a cousin of cannabis to the afterburn effects of a curry. With help from our friends at BikeRadar, who are supporting Bike Week, we take a look at the secret superfoods you should be eating – and why…
31 May 2016 - 2:31pm
Cycle to work with a colleague
Heather cycling to work
When cycling to work, two’s company! With ride to work as the theme of Bike Week 2016, now’s a good time to convince that colleague who has always wanted to cycle in but still has not quite made the leap. Cycling UK's Sam Jones was bike buddy to his colleague Heather Thorpe, and the changes were immediate...
27 May 2016 - 12:51pm
Cyclists pay tribute to the fallen at 95th Meriden service
National Cyclists' War Memorial at Meriden
Around 200 people attended the 95th Cyclists’ Memorial Service last Sunday on Meriden Green – site of the National Cyclists’ Memorial.
26 May 2016 - 12:02pm
A guide to blogs by cycle campaigners
Cyclist and a bus
Cycling UK member Sally Hinchcliffe reads as many cycling blogs as she can, here are her top cycle campaigning blogs from across the UK and the Netherlands.
 
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