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30 August 2016 - 9:31am
Bromford hits top gear thanks to Big Bike Revival
Youngsters at the Big Bike Revival in Bromford Park, Birmingham
Bromford residents young and old are fully geared up for cycling this summer – thanks to the Big Bike Revival and the Gear Up cycle repair shop.
25 August 2016 - 1:52pm
Space for Cycling is taking to the roads – hopefully they are cycle friendly!
Families demonstrating for Space for Cycling, photo: Jim Killock CC
Space for Cycling is taking to the road throughout this autumn and winter. Ten events will take place across the country to engage with local campaign groups and galvanise support. Whether a veteran campaigner or tentative cyclist, please check out our list of events, register your interest and come along!
25 August 2016 - 10:30am
Big Bike Revival proves a solid-gold success
Children on bikes
The Big Bike Revival, a nationwide scheme to get people young and old cycling this summer, has proved a solid-gold success this Olympic year – with over 30,000 people inspired and encouraged to discover the joys of cycling.
24 August 2016 - 4:49pm
State of the nation off-road cycling survey launched
Cyclists off-road on Isle of Wight
Cycling UK and OpenMTB are today (Wednesday, 24 August) launching the first national survey of off-road cycling activity in England and Wales.
23 August 2016 - 5:57pm
GB star Hannah inspires a new cycling generation through the Big Bike Revival
GB mountain biker and Big Bike Revival supporter Hannah Escott
One of the world’s top mountain bikers is teaching hundreds of children in the West Midlands how to discover the joys of cycling as part of this summer’s Big Bike Revival.
19 August 2016 - 11:35am
Cycling Moo Kay the fund-raising cow rustled from top of Box Hill
Cycling Moo Kay on top of Box Hill
Cycling UK, the national cycling charity based in Guildford, was devastated today to learn its fund-raising, fibre-glass cow ‘Cycling Moo Kay’ was stolen from the top of Box Hill overnight.
16 August 2016 - 12:11pm
Keirin king Kenny joins Hoy on six Olympic golds
Rio 2006 Olympics logo
Britain’s golden couple, Jason Kenny and Laura Trott, celebrated yet more stunning Olympic success on a nerve-shredding night in the Rio Velodrome. Cycling UK’s Tony Upfold brings his latest Rio 2016 round-up as Team GB finished their track cycling campaign with a magnificent haul of 11 medals – six gold, four silver and one bronze.
15 August 2016 - 11:50am
Jak leads rides for homeless as Big Bike Revival sparks a summer of cycling
Kallum Thomas and Jak Davies at Ceracycloan in Stockport
Jak Davies is helping his fellow homeless in Stockport discover the huge health benefits of cycling – with help from local bike recycling and repair centre Ceracycloan and Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival.
11 August 2016 - 3:31pm
Learn and Lead - free one-day Ride Leader workshop
A group ride
Cycling with others is lots of fun and you can lead the way by attending one of our free on-road Ride Leader workshops. We offer a comprehensive classroom-based workshop to teach you the theory of how to lead a ride, with additional provision to support you so you can lead your very own ride, in your own area, for your type of cycling.
10 August 2016 - 10:24am
Tax incentives
A cycle commuter on his way to work
Cycle commuting is a convenient way of fitting exercise into the daily routine. Also, work-related travel by cycle helps ease congestion and is good for the economy and the environment. To help, the Government has introduced a range of cycle-friendly tax incentives for employers and employees.
10 August 2016 - 10:23am
Becoming a cycle-friendly employer
Commuter
Becoming a cycle-friendly employer makes sense. Encouraging cycling helps tackle the business costs of congestion, reduces an organisation's impact on the local and wider environment and even attracts some tax incentives. What's more, it's likely that levels of absenteeism will drop.
10 August 2016 - 10:11am
Bicycle User Groups (BUGs)
Two cyclists in Richmond Park
If you want to encourage more people to commute by cycle to your workplace, or use cycles for business travel, setting up a Bicycle User Group is a step in the right direction. This guide tells you how to go about it, and what the BUG can do once it gets going.
10 August 2016 - 10:10am
How to encourage cycling at schools with anti-cycling policies
Children cycling to school
Is your child's school trying to ban or discourage cycling? Here's a guide designed to help tackle the sort of barriers that keep cropping up. It's mainly for parents, but we hope it'll also be useful for teachers, heads, governors, councils, after-school programmes and, of course, children.
10 August 2016 - 9:01am
Cyclists' Defence Fund prosecutes driver in Mason case
Michael Mason with his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Cycling UK's Cyclists' Defence Fund has issued proceedings against Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, the driver involved in the collision which led to the death of London teacher Michael Mason two years ago. The private prosecution for causing death by careless driving follows months of fundraising by supporters after the Metropolitan Police declined to prosecute Ms Purcell.
8 August 2016 - 11:30am
Welsh Minister to call for public to get involved in shaping their communities
Cycling UK at launch event
Rebecca Evans AM, the Welsh Government Minister with responsibility for Active Travel, will be using today's (Monday 8 August) launch of a new campaign by Wales’ leading walking and cycling organisations to urge people to have their say on how their communities could be better designed for getting around on foot and by bike.
5 August 2016 - 9:49am
Happy Birthday Cycling UK: Celebrating 138 years of cycling history
Cyclists' Touring Club in history books
On the anniversary of the first meeting in August 1878, Cycling UK's historian Sheila Hanlon looks back at the early history of 'The Bicycle Touring Club' and explains how it became Cycling UK.
3 August 2016 - 6:18pm
Cycling comedian John is on to a real grinner with his life story!
Comedian and cyclist John Dowie
As a former professional stand-up comedian, John Dowie should have impeccable timing. So why did he quit comedy just when it was about to become the new rock ’n' roll and end up cycling around the country with a tent?
28 July 2016 - 11:32am
Training for a 100 mile cycle ride
Laura Laker on a Boardman bike
Cycling your first century is a milestone for anyone. So cycling your third should be easy, right? Cycling journalist Laura Laker gives her views on how best to prepare for a long distance ride
24 July 2016 - 9:09pm
Josie Dew's guide to cycle touring with children
Josie Dew with two of her children
The summer holidays are here so Josie Dew is off on another cycling adventure with her three young children. In this guide to cycling holidays with kids Cycling UK's Vice President shares her advice, tips and the cycling equipment she chooses when she cycles with her children.
21 July 2016 - 10:47am
A complete guide to car-mounted cycle carriers
Roof mounted bike rack (image from Thule)
Do you need to transport your bike by car? What is the best way to transport your bike with your car? Cycling journalist and Cycling UK member Matt Lamy explains all the options in this simple guide to car-mounted cycle carriers.
 
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