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6 January 2017 - 5:46pm
Continental Top Contact Winter Tyre review
Continental Top Contact Winter tyre
The Continental Top Contact Winter tyre is a foldable tyre with a micro-grip for when it gets cold and slippy. Cycling UK's Ian Taylor has been testing it for a few months to see how it performs as an alternative to studded tyres on a touring bike.
6 January 2017 - 11:47am
The history of Cycle magazine: 1878-1900
Images of the Gazette from 1878 - 1900
Did you know we've been publishing a version of our popular 'Cycle' magazine since 1878! Cycling UK's Historian Dr Sheila Hanlon takes a look back at the earliest editions of the magazine that was sent to members in the 19th century.
5 January 2017 - 4:31pm
Women's festival of cycling
Women cyclists
Many women need extra encouragement to take up cycling. Cycling UK's celebration of female-friendly cycling aims to inspire more of them to do so.
5 January 2017 - 4:26pm
Challenge Ride Series 2017 - a grand day out is guaranteed!
A man and woman on a climb
Cycling UK is delighted to announce a new Challenge Ride series throughout the country for 2017. Start adding them to your ride calendar now.
5 January 2017 - 12:39pm
Josie Dew's family cycle tour on the Isle of Wight
Josie Dew and her daughter pushing their bikes up a hill on the Isle of Wight
Cycling UK Vice President Josie Dew and her three young children took a ferry across the Solent to go cycle-camping on the Isle of Wight. It was the first time Josie attempted cycle touring with her children alone.
21 December 2016 - 5:57pm
Christmas cargo bikes meet elf and safety standards!
Southampton Xmas cargo bikes ride
Southampton Cargo Bikes got into the seasonal spirit this week with Christmas-themed fancy dress and decorated bikes for a festive ride into the centre of Southampton, supported by Cycling UK and My Journey Southampton, the travel awareness campaign by Southampton City Council.
21 December 2016 - 5:38pm
Cold Christmas proves a real winter warmer
Stevenage CTC at Cold Christmas
Cold Christmas did not quite live up to its name as Stevenage CTC got their festive cycling programme underway at the weekend.
21 December 2016 - 1:11pm
Sunday Times told: apologise for "inflammatory and dangerous" anti-cycling article
Cyclist following a car dooring incident in London (October 2016)
Cycling UK demands retraction after columnist Rod Liddle supports ‘car dooring’
20 December 2016 - 5:30pm
Bike test: Entry-level tourers
Revolution Country 1
Technical Editor Richard Hallett reviews two tourers costing around £500: the Revolution Country 1 and Ridgeback Tour
20 December 2016 - 12:00am
Play on Pedals enables over 7,000 pre-school children in Glasgow to ride a bike
Child learning to ride a bike
Play on Pedals, a project that is enabling every pre-school child in Glasgow to learn to ride a bike, celebrated a milestone this week by reaching over 7,000 children with this important life skill.
16 December 2016 - 12:16pm
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 - 12:41am
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 - 1:38pm
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 - 11:48am
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 - 10:07am
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 - 9:06am
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 - 1:14pm
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 - 11:55am
"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 - 11:46am
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 - 9:00am
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
 
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