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12 January 2017 - 12:29pm
A guide to child trailers
Thule trailer (photo with permission from Thule)
Bike trailers for cycling with children can be one of the most useful cycling accessories available. Cycle trailers offer a huge amount of extra carrying capacity, both as a comfortable place to put children while you pedal them around and as a way to transport impressive amounts of less precious cargo, too. Cycling journalist Matt Lamy explains all.
11 January 2017 - 5:22pm
Pull the udder one … police find our stolen Cycling Moo Kay!
Surrey police after recovering the stolen Cycling Moo Kay
Here’s the moos-flash we never thought we’d hear. Cycling Moo Kay has been found alive and well, five months after being stolen from the top of Box Hill!
11 January 2017 - 12:27pm
6,000 say don't make innocent victims pay
Road victims are real victims
Ask yourself, "Who is cheating who?" Is it the pedestrian or cyclist who just wants fair compensation when they're hit by a careless driver, or is someone trying to cheat them out of what's right, and fair? 6,000 of you agreed with us, and have told the government that road victims are real victims who shouldn't have their pockets picked to profit insurers.
10 January 2017 - 10:57am
Choose the best baggy shorts - group test
Don’t fancy lycra for mountain biking, touring or commuting? Journalist Guy Kesteven and daughter Honor review four baggy alternatives.
6 January 2017 - 6:46pm
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 - 12:47pm
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 - 5:31pm
Women's Festival of Cycling
Women cyclists
Throughout July 2017 Cycling UK will be celebrating the women who cycle and helping those who need extra encouragement to take up cycling. Whether you cycle 5 miles or 500, on or off-road be part of the Women's Festival of Cycling by registering a ride.
5 January 2017 - 5:26pm
Challenge Ride Series 2017 - a grand day out is guaranteed!
Two riders in the countryside
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 - 1:39pm
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 - 6:57pm
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 - 6:38pm
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 - 2:11pm
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 - 6:30pm
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 - 1:00am
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 - 1:16pm
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 - 1:41am
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 - 2:38pm
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 - 12:48pm
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 - 11:07am
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 - 10:06am
Great rides: Behind the silence
For the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, Paul Lloyd reflects on his tour of the Western Front.
 
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