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23 February 2017 - 11:37am
Can we do it again in Northern Ireland?
Cyclists pedalling down to Stormont
On 2 March, Northern Ireland heads to the polls again as the populace votes for their new Members of the Legislative Assembly. As we did in April and May 2016, Cycling UK has teamed up with local campaigns Northern Ireland Greenways and Bikefast, to ask candidates whether they will back cycling again. Cycling UK's Sam Jones reports on the latest developments.
20 February 2017 - 6:16pm
How and why to put on bike rides aimed at women
Only around 20% of Cycling UK's members are female and women are hugely underrepresented in cycling as a whole. But they are also the group that have the most to gain from taking part in a fun, healthy and sociable activity. So, as part of our current celebration of women's cycling, we have put together a guide to encourage more women to take up riding a bike, whether they've never ridden before, are returning after a break or are experienced cyclists.
16 February 2017 - 11:37pm
We’ve won! Cycling UK scoops prestigious BikeBiz award
Cycling UK wins BikeBiz award at London Bike Show 2017
The cycling industry's annual awards ceremony was hosted at the ExCeL last night as part of the London Bike Show 2017 – and Cycling UK won one of the prestigious BikeBiz awards.
16 February 2017 - 9:21am
Lessons from Leicester
Cycling infrastructure in Leicester
The East Midlands city has made big strides in making everyday cycling accessible to everyone. Rob Ainsley cycled around it to discover how.
16 February 2017 - 1:00am
First off-road cycling report gives unique insight into UK scene
Four cyclists enjoying some riding off-road
Cycling UK today (Thursday, 16 February) launched its report “Rides of Way: Cycling UK’s Off-Road Report 2017” at the London Bike Show hosted at the ExCeL centre in London.
15 February 2017 - 6:26pm
Going Frome strength to strength on 40th birthday
CTC Frome members
CTC Frome celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special birthday ride which retraced the route of the club’s very first outing in 1977.
14 February 2017 - 12:29pm
Fletchers Solicitors and Cycling UK stand up for vulnerable road users amidst latest whiplash consultation
Justice
Fletchers Solicitors, specialists in motorcycle accident claims, and Cycling UK have joined forces to stand up for the rights of vulnerable road users, following the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on reforming the ‘whiplash’ claims process.
10 February 2017 - 1:52pm
A guide to cycling on the road with children
A woman cycling with a boy
How can you prepare a child for the demands of cycling on a road? Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce and Cycling UK's cycle instructor Julie Rand share their advice to help parents to cycle alongside their children safely on a road.
8 February 2017 - 2:40pm
Great Rides: A Ride in the Rockies
The Canadian Rockies
The scenery of the Canadian Rockies was everything Cycling UK member Lewis Smith hoped for. The summer weather wasn't...
7 February 2017 - 3:27pm
Great Rides: South Downs Way
South Downs Way
The 100-mile South Downs Way is an ideal mini-adventure with mountain bikes and backpacks, as Tony Upfold discovered.
5 February 2017 - 12:07pm
A guide to tag-a-longs or trailer bikes and tow bars
Roland Add+bike
If your child too heavy for a bike seat or trailer, but cannot manage a longer ride yet, try a tag-a-long (often known as a trailer bike). It's is essentially a child’s bicycle with the front wheel, fork and headset replaced by a long towbar or boom. It fits to the back of an adult’s bike to form an articulated tandem. Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce and Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael explain the options.
3 February 2017 - 3:37pm
Pevensey cyclists celebrate as lorries barred from country lane
Rickney Lane, East Sussex
Cycling UK action results in regular HGV movements blocked on national cycle network and walking route.
3 February 2017 - 3:05pm
Great rides: Liverpool to Gibraltar
Liverpool to Gibraltar: the hungry riders
Travel writer Steven Primrose-Smith and three companions set off to ride from Liverpool to Gibraltar with a budget of £1 each per day
2 February 2017 - 3:57pm
The Play on Pedals evaluation report
Play on Pedals has benefited pre-school children across Glasgow
Play on Pedals has reached the end of its People's Postcode Lottery funding and has a produced an evaluation report to highlight the project’s achievements over the last two and a half years.
31 January 2017 - 11:27am
How to make a 'tube map' cycle network
The Bath cycle tube map
Want to help your council plan for cycling? Make a tube map that illustrates the quality of your current cycle network and use it to ask for better facilities
27 January 2017 - 4:07pm
Unified front shows no conflict in the countryside
Photo from Equibike taken by buba_noi
Cycling UK joined the Ramblers and the British Horse Society to present evidence to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) select committee this week, and shared very much the same message: “Conflict? What conflict?”
27 January 2017 - 11:19am
Mayoral hopeful Andy Burnham makes Manchester cycling pledge
#jonsnowmeets
Labour candidate makes funding commitment to Cycling UK President Jon Snow
26 January 2017 - 5:27pm
Travellers' Tales: Biking St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay
Biking St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay
Darren Lumbroso & eight CTC Reading club-mates rode from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay
26 January 2017 - 5:22pm
Travellers' Tales: CTC's Great Tour in Brighton
CTC’s Kay Lakin had reservations about riding 52 miles on the Great Tour
26 January 2017 - 5:16pm
Travellers' Tales: A Slice of France
A Slice of France
La Tranche sur Mer in France is fantastic for family cyclists, says Neil Wheadon
 
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