10 May 2016 - 2:30pm
It is Bike Week 2016 - be part of it!
We want to get half-a-million more people cycling during Bike Week from 11-19 Ju
It’s Bike Week time again – and we want to make the nation’s annual celebration of cycling bigger and better than ever in 2016!
10 May 2016 - 12:16pm
‘Biking Bishop’ attends 90th Coxwold Memorial Service
Coxwold 90th Cyclists' Memorial Service
The ‘Biking Bishop’ appropriately gave the address at the 90th annual Cyclists’ Service of Remembrance in the North Yorkshire village of Coxwold on Sunday (8 May).
10 May 2016 - 12:01pm
Top Tube Rust
A cycle mechanic
My 15-year-old Dawes Galaxy has developed tiny blisters along the top of the top tube. When scraped away, and viewed with a hand lens, pinpoints of rust appear to be pushing up the lacquer. Is this terminal or dangerous? Can anything be done to arrest the process – Waxoil/WD40 etc?
10 May 2016 - 11:58am
Quality 8 or 9-speed
A cycle mechanic
I’m building up a Genesis Croix de Fer frameset. Is it still possible to buy decent quality transmission components that are 7/8 or 9-speed compatible, or is only the cheapest Shimano stuff available? I need straight bar pod-shifters, front and rear mechs and a triple chainset. Any ideas?
10 May 2016 - 11:32am
Shouldering the pain
A doctor with a stethoscope
I fell off my bicycle a couple of months ago and injured my shoulder; apparently the acromioclavicular ligaments got stretched. I am now able to cycle again but notice that my shoulder is very uncomfortable afterwards. I wondered if I am delaying the healing process by continuing to cycle, and I also wondered if there were any exercises that might assist with the healing process?
10 May 2016 - 11:29am
Grease is the word
A cycle mechanic
Does unused grease and oil deteriorate or degrade over the years, and is it advisable to renew ball bearings when servicing a wheel?
10 May 2016 - 11:27am
Alfine Oil
A cycle mechanic
I have just bought a Shimano Alfine SG S700 hub gear. The cost of the lubrication oil for routine maintenance is very high. Can you recommend a suitable alternative at a reasonable price?
10 May 2016 - 11:23am
Horse Sense
A Judge's gavel
Could you give me guidance on the following: a cyclist is cycling along a country lane. He/she approaches a horserider from behind, going in the same direction. The cyclist gives no audible warning of his/her approach; the horse shies; and the rider falls and is injured. What is the legal responsibility, if any, of the cyclist?
10 May 2016 - 11:02am
Drivetrain Longevity
A bike mechanic fixing a wheel
What’s the best replacement strategy to maximise the economic life of the chain and the front chainrings and rear cogs? How many miles should a reasonable quality chain last on a bike with derailleur gears, if cleaned and lubricated regularly? If I replace the chain but not the rear cogs, the new chain starts jumping off the most worn gears for a few weeks until it ‘wears in’.
5 May 2016 - 5:28pm
Teenagers aim to be youngest to cycle 10,000km Silk Road
Charles Stevens and Will Hsu to ride Silk Road route
Teenaged Cycling UK members Charles Stevens and Will Hsu fly out to Beijing today – aiming to become the youngest people ever to complete the world’s longest, hardest, hottest and coldest cycling challenge.
3 May 2016 - 10:03am
Road Crime is Real Crime - in Wales
Polling Station with bicycle outside
With less than two days to go before the polls open, it's the Welsh Police and Crime Commissioner candidates who are pledging to treat Road Crime as Real Crime and committing to increase road traffic police funding and numbers, and the English candidates who need to be pressed to commit
29 April 2016 - 10:35am
Lucy and her 75-year-old dad hail their C2C success
Lucy Armour and her dad David Greenwood hav e cycled C2C
Lucy Armour, who is partially sighted due to albinism, and her 75-year-old dad David Greenwood braved the late-April freeze to successfully complete their Coast to Coast cycling adventure.
28 April 2016 - 2:59pm
Pedalling towards equality in cycling?
A woman cycling in the Netherlands
Transport cycling can’t properly grow in the UK while the conditions suit only the young, male, fit and fearless. Dr Rachel Aldred explains
27 April 2016 - 6:05pm
MPs call to clean up every urban pollution hot-spot
Low emission zone sign
House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) calls for urgent Government action to prevent the 50,000 people who are dying in each year from air pollution related illnesses.
26 April 2016 - 9:14am
Video: How to teach your child to ride a balance bike
2 year old girl on a balance bike
A balance bike is a great way to get a toddler cycling. Our video shows in simple steps how and why a pedal-less bike is an ideal introduction to cycling. Learning to cycle the Cycling UK way is easy and fun and teaches skills that will last a lifetime.
22 April 2016 - 11:11am
A guide to cycling magazines
Cycling magazine section at WH Smith
Read all about it! The editor of Cycle magazine Dan Joyce offers an honest appraisal of UK cycling magazines.
22 April 2016 - 9:27am
Strong support for cycling investment from Northern Ireland Assembly candidates
Cyclists on their way to Stormont
A third of candidates running for the Stormont Assembly election have endorsed a call for long-term funding for cycling and active travel in Northern Ireland.
20 April 2016 - 5:05pm
How to prepare for a charity cycling challenge
Preparing for a charity ride
Charity cycling challenges are a fun way to fundraise in support of the causes that matter most to you. If you are planning to take part in a cycling challenge, but don't cycle regularly in a group, here's the advice Parkinson's UK give to the hundreds of people cycling in support of their work every year.
20 April 2016 - 10:26am
Video: How to teach an adult to ride a bike in simple steps
Julie Rand teaching Kay to ride a bike
With patience, persistence, encouragement – and the right technique – nearly every adult can learn to ride a bike, whatever their age. This video will show you how to get them started.
18 April 2016 - 11:19am
Assembly Member candidates urged to support Active Travel
Cycling UK President and Channel 4 newscaster, Jon Snow, has written to Assembly Member candidates asking them to pledge their support towards improving investment and leisure access for cycling, should they be successful on 5 May.
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