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9 May 2017 - 5:11pm
A guide to clipless pedals and cleats
One pair each of two-bolt and three-bolt-system SPD shoes, with the pedals they
If you’re using standard pedals, or traditional toeclips, then switching to clipless pedals could make it a lot less effort. Cycling journalists Rob Ainsley and Simon Howarth explain why you might want to choose clip-in pedals and cleats.
6 May 2017 - 11:20am
Bike test: BMC Alpenchallenge AC02 Nexus
BMC Alpenchallenge AC02 Nexus
Technical Editor Richard Hallett reviews the hub-geared version of this Swiss city hybrid
4 May 2017 - 3:01pm
200 women get Onna Bike to celebrate cycling and the Tour de Yorkshire
Onna Bike women's ride in Bradford
Cycling UK Community Cycle Club Onna Bike celebrated the Tour de Yorkshire by putting on a hugely successful short ride for women in Bradford.
4 May 2017 - 11:46am
Bike test: Cube Hyde Race
Cube Hyde Race bike
Technical Editor Richard Hallett reviews a German city hybrid with belt drive and an Alfine hub but no mudguards
2 May 2017 - 9:12am
“Road safety agenda for next Government set by Parliamentary report” says Cycling UK
Staged shot of a distracted driver on their mobile
Cycling UK today (Tuesday, 02 May) welcomes the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group report ‘Cycling and the Justice System’ which identifies the loophole which every year allows over 8,500 drivers with 12 points or more on their licences to continue driving and calls for it to be closed.
28 April 2017 - 3:54pm
Great Rides: Kyrgyzstan and Pamir mountains
Panmir mountains by Ed Shoote
Roads over 4,000 metres above sea level wind through the Pamir Mountains. In the past they carried silk; more recently, cyclists Ed Shoote and wife Marion.
28 April 2017 - 10:38am
Cycling UK announces funding to get thousands of people in Scotland cycling with the Big Bike Revival
Big Bike Revival in Edinburgh. A mechanic fixes a bike.
The Big Bike Revival is an award-winning programme developed by Cycling UK designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for every day journeys. Now in its second year in Scotland, the Big Bike Revival will help even more people to bring their bikes back into use by providing bike health checks, sharing maintenance know-how and giving people more confidence in the saddle.
27 April 2017 - 9:48pm
Cycling UK launches the Big Bike Revival in England and Scotland
Big Bike Revival in Edinburgh. A mechanic fixes a bike wheel.
Cycling UK is pleased to announce the launch of the Big Bike Revival in England and Scotland. The Big Bike Revival is an award-winning programme developed by Cycling UK designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for leisure and every day journeys. Now in its second year in Scotland and its fourth in England, the Big Bike Revival helps people to bring their bikes back into use by providing bike health checks, sharing maintenance knowhow and giving people more confidence in the saddle.
27 April 2017 - 4:46pm
The Bowland Populaire part of our Challenge Ride Series
Riders in Wray at the start of the Bowland Populaire
Cycling UK's Challenge Ride Series 2017 takes you to some of the loveliest parts of the country for a grand day out on the bike. Lancaster and South Lakes CTC's Bowland Populaire on Sunday 23 April proved to be exactly that, with 45 riders completing the 100km route, which included over 1,600m of climbing. Lancaster Secretary Mike Hutchinson describes the day.
27 April 2017 - 3:26pm
Cycling UK launches the Big Bike Revival to get thousands of people cycling
A Big Bike Revival mechanic fixes a wheel
A national campaign is being launched across England on Friday 28 April to help encourage thousands of people to start cycling again, for leisure or for their everyday journeys.
27 April 2017 - 12:05pm
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough candidates all pledge to improve cycling across Combined Authority region
Cambridge is well known for its world-class cycle infrastructure (Credit: Camcyc
All of the main candidates for Metro Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough have now responded to our Vote Bike action.
27 April 2017 - 11:26am
Greater Manchester Metro Mayor candidates pledge to deliver Space for Cycling if elected
Space for Cycling ride in Manchester (Credit: GMCC)
As the Metro Mayoral elections get closer, Greater Manchester is the third area to attract widespread support for Space for Cycling among the candidates.
25 April 2017 - 12:50pm
Direct vision standards for lorries one step closer in London
Direct vision lorry
There are vision standards for what lorry drivers can see in their mirrors, but not what they can see directly from their cab. Little surprise, then, that we hear about blind spots whenever lorry left hooks and cyclists are mentioned. It has been slow progress, but direct vision standards are now one step closer following the latest Transport for London consultation, with a plan to keep off-road lorries where they were designed to be - off-road, not in the city centre.
24 April 2017 - 5:13pm
Travellers' Tales: Cycling to catch the ferry to France
Felicity Frost and partner Steve took a hilly route to catch their ferry to France
24 April 2017 - 3:37pm
Travellers' Tales: Cycling in Brittany and Normandy
A Petit Tour de Manche
Geoff Searle and his wife enjoyed a Petit Tour de Manche, despite mixed weather.
24 April 2017 - 3:06pm
Travellers' Tales: Biking the Suffolk Trudge
Biking the Suffolk Trudge
David Ramsden built a Victorian replica bicycle and rode it 500 miles for a veteran-cycle event
24 April 2017 - 10:32am
5.7 million Brits cycling more by 2020
Cycling UK Halfords Partnership set to get millions cycling more
Cycling UK and Halfords have launched a new three-year partnership aimed at helping to get millions in Britain cycling more.
21 April 2017 - 11:58am
“Cycle strategy vision welcome, now the hard work begins”, says Cycling UK
Big Ben
Cycling UK has welcomed the vision set out in the Department for Transport’s (DfT) announcement today (Friday, 21 April) of a £1.2 billion long-term plan to make cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys in England.
20 April 2017 - 6:47pm
Government drops plans to deny road victims justice
Sledgehammer cracking a nut
Cycling UK celebrated a campaign win today (Thursday, 20 April) as the Government abandoned its attempts to prevent cyclists and other vulnerable road users from being fully compensated in the event of an injury.
20 April 2017 - 12:33pm
Travellers' Tales: A six year old rides 50km
A six year old rides 50km
Jo Whitehead describes how her six year old son Samuel rode 50km alongside his dad, Paul
 
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