17 November 2016 - 10:49pm
Motioning us forward - Cycling UK's AGM 2017
This year we would like our AGM to help guide us on our campaigning priorities, how we might best market ourselves to prospective members, and how we develop programmes to help people to make cycling a part of their everyday life.
16 November 2016 - 5:40pm
How to help drivers see you when you are cycling
At this time of year, many websites and magazine articles are full of advice about how to be seen while cycling. They mostly discuss hi-viz, reflective clothing, and lights, but very rarely do they mention road positioning. Cycling UK's cycle instructor Julie Rand explains how where you cycle on the road helps drivers to see you.
15 November 2016 - 9:32am
Groundhog day as Gard the texting driver pleads for leniency - again
Caught eight times for using his mobile whilst driving, Christopher Gard convinced the Magistrates he wouldn't do it again, and that banning him would cause him hardship. Cyclist Lee Martin paid the price six weeks later when Gard drove into and killed him, whilst texting his mate about walking his dog. Nine chances for Gard before he took a life. Now he wants to appeal his sentence.
7 November 2016 - 10:10am
Choose the best Saddlebag - group test
Technical Editor of Cycle magazine Richard Hallett reviews four medium-sized bags suitable for day rides, commuting, and credit card touring
3 November 2016 - 8:44am
Choose the best cycling multitool - group test
A multitool puts a number of your roadside and trailside essentials into one compact package. Editor of Cycle magazine Dan Joyce tests four multitools and gives advice on buying the most useful multitool for your bike.
31 October 2016 - 12:03pm
Emitremmus was an event not to be mist!
Hundreds of cyclists celebrated the end of summertime by clocking in for Stevenage & North Herts CTC’s famous Emitremmus rides on Sunday (30 October).
27 October 2016 - 3:32pm
Surrey artist’s new fund-raising cow is great mooos for Cycling UK
Dorking artist Charles Rowbotham is rustling up a new Cycling Moo Kay to raise funds for Cycling UK. Charles started painting a new fibre-glass cow this week after the original Cycling Moo Kay was stolen overnight from its grazing spot on top of Surrey’s Box Hill in August.
26 October 2016 - 12:35pm
Plaque remembers much-missed cycle campaigner Gordon Selway
A plaque was unveiled at Bromsgrove railway station last Friday (28 October) to commemorate the extraordinary life of Gordon Selway – much-loved cycle and rail campaigner, barrister, intellectual, musician, district councillor, multi-charity volunteer and larger-than-life character.
25 October 2016 - 1:28pm
Q. When is mandatory not mandatory? A. When travelling with a bike on GWR
In spring this year Great Western Railways (GWR) announced that all bikes on their high speed trains would require mandatory booking from May. Understandably there was public outcry and confusion. In October, Cycling UK and Ben Bradshaw, MP for Exeter and keen cyclist, met with Great Western Railways (GWR) to discuss current and future cycle rail policy.
24 October 2016 - 4:09pm
Off-road in Norfolk
East Anglia’s long-distance off-road trail isn’t ‘mountain’ biking but the Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Cycleway is a great countryside escape, as cycling journalist Dominic Bliss discovers.
24 October 2016 - 1:42pm
What's the best cycle tyre pressure?
Like many racing bike standards, narrow, high-pressure tyres don’t make sense for the rest of us. Technical Editor of Cycle magazine Richard Hallett explains why tyre pressure is important.
20 October 2016 - 9:37am
How to choose the right size bike for a child
All children like cycling. On a lighter-weight bike that fits properly, they'll love it. Cycle magazine editor and father of three Dan Joyce gives some guidelines to help you pick the right bike for your child.