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26 April 2016 - 9:14am
Video: How to teach your child to ride a balance bike
2 year old girl on a balance bike
A balance bike is a great way to get a toddler cycling. Our video shows in simple steps how and why a pedal-less bike is an ideal introduction to cycling. Learning to cycle the Cycling UK way is easy and fun and teaches skills that will last a lifetime.
22 April 2016 - 11:11am
A guide to cycling magazines
Cycling magazine section at WH Smith
Read all about it! The editor of Cycle magazine Dan Joyce offers an honest appraisal of UK cycling magazines.
22 April 2016 - 9:27am
Strong support for cycling investment from Northern Ireland Assembly candidates
Cyclists on their way to Stormont
A third of candidates running for the Stormont Assembly election have endorsed a call for long-term funding for cycling and active travel in Northern Ireland.
20 April 2016 - 5:05pm
How to prepare for a charity cycling challenge
Preparing for a charity ride
Charity cycling challenges are a fun way to fundraise in support of the causes that matter most to you. If you are planning to take part in a cycling challenge, but don't cycle regularly in a group, here's the advice Parkinson's UK give to the hundreds of people cycling in support of their work every year.
20 April 2016 - 10:26am
Video: How to teach an adult to ride a bike in simple steps
Julie Rand teaching Kay to ride a bike
With patience, persistence, encouragement – and the right technique – nearly every adult can learn to ride a bike, whatever their age. This video will show you how to get them started.
18 April 2016 - 11:19am
Assembly Member candidates urged to support Active Travel
Cycling UK President and Channel 4 newscaster, Jon Snow, has written to Assembly Member candidates asking them to pledge their support towards improving investment and leisure access for cycling, should they be successful on 5 May.
18 April 2016 - 10:19am
It’s a Gorge-ous way to discover the joys of cycling
Get Gorge-ous training ride at Bristol, April 2016
Francoise Grimshaw will dedicate the toughest bike ride of her life to the memory of her late sister when she pedals up Cheddar Gorge as part of a 50-mile cycling challenge in July. For 75-year-old Jane Hopkins, taking part in the event is more a case of proving that age is no barrier to cycling.
15 April 2016 - 11:19am
Cycling legend to get John Radford Memorial Ride underway
Brian Robinson photographed by Chris Auld for http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk
Legendary cyclist Brian Robinson will set the riders on their way when hundreds of people take to their bikes and trikes for the John Radford Mixed Ability Memorial Ride and Cycling Festival in West Yorkshire.
15 April 2016 - 10:54am
Suspended sentence for driver who couldn't see a cyclist
Glasses by Ben Jeffery via Flickr Creative Commons
80-year-old George Barrett was sentenced today to a suspended prison term, having been convicted of causing the death of cyclist and Cycling UK member Ian Jobson by careless driving. It raises the question of how we deal with the mobility of an ageing population and the tests needed to ensure that both elderly drivers and others with impairment are still fit, and safe, to drive.
11 April 2016 - 11:04am
Longbridge Ladies look for new recruits to go further together
Longbridge Ladies Cycling Club members
An old African proverb states: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” That is the ethos displayed loud and clear on the Longbridge Ladies Cycling Club website – and if it suits your cycling philosophy, then they would love to hear from you!
8 April 2016 - 5:23pm
Cycling UK says pothole funding is ‘sticking plaster to fix a broken leg’
Bike wheel in pothole
Cycling UK believes the Government’s £50million-a-year fund for repairing potholes is the equivalent of using a sticking plaster to fix a broken leg.
8 April 2016 - 12:17pm
Our top 10 cycling films
Still image from Bicycle the film
The bicycle and the theme of cycling are perfect inspirations for filmmakers. There’s the drama, the glory and the heartbreak of professional cycle sport. There’s the freedom, the joy, and the universality of leisure cycling. And there’s the passion, the beauty and the technological interest of bikes themselves. Here are Cycling UK member Matt Lamy's favourite 10 classic movies.
6 April 2016 - 1:45pm
Late summertime start suits Stevenage as hundreds clock on
Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Howard Burrell, with riders at Fairlands Vall
Hundreds of cyclists turned out on Sunday (3 April) for Stevenage & North Herts CTC’s Start of Summertime Specials – and no doubt felt grateful that the challenge rides took place a week after the clocks actually went forward.
5 April 2016 - 4:11pm
Local Campaign Group actions in the lead up to May
Vote Bike logo
On 5 May 2016, millions of people in the UK will be casting votes for their regional representatives, Councillors, Mayors and Police & Crime Commissioners. Campaign groups across the country are therefore seizing the opportunity to up the profile of cycling and to demand safer and more effective cycling provision.
5 April 2016 - 11:58am
We are Cycling UK
CTC is rebranding to Cycling UK
The cyclists' champion
5 April 2016 - 12:00am
Will you Vote Bike this May?
Want to see if your candidates support cycling? Then Vote Bike could have the an
In exactly a month’s time on 5 May across the UK, voters will head to the ballot boxes and through Cycling UK’s Vote Bike we’re helping them to identify their pro-cycling candidates.
4 April 2016 - 9:02am
Update from Cycling UK's Chief Executive
CTC has now rebranded to Cycling UK
As CTC rebrands to Cycling UK, Chief Executive Paul Tuohy sets out what this means for Britain's oldest transport organisation.
1 April 2016 - 8:39am
Proof is in the pudding for CTC’s miracle pothole filler
Custard pothole filler
CTC today unveiled a revolutionary plan to fix potholes across the UK which will benefit cyclists and save the Government millions of pounds in road maintenance costs.
29 March 2016 - 11:25am
Cycling UK’s bike workshop gives Olly new skills
Gosport bike maintenance workshop
Olly Coulson suffered brain damage when he was hit by a car at the age of eight – but this friendly, determined cyclist has become a dab hand at bike maintenance.
27 March 2016 - 1:43am
Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy worthless without meaningful funding, say cycling groups
Dutch trunk road with 'Space for Cycling' (photo Steven Vance, CC licence)
The government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy “won’t be worth the paper it’s written on” unless backed by sustained funding, said CTC, the national cycling charity, and British Cycling in their initial response to its draft proposals.
 
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