26 September 2016 - 10:05am
THINK before you blame the victim
'Hang Back' from lorries is this morning's message from the DfT to cyclists. No mention on safer direct vision lorries, better infrastructure, driver responsibility or lorry restrictions. Just a message to cyclists about what they need to do to avoid being killed. Oh dear - perhaps the DfT should have looked and listened first.
21 September 2016 - 9:25am
Winter road tyres group test
More durable tyres make sense at any time of year for club riding, commuting, audax riding, or training. Editor of Cycle magazine Dan Joyce tests four pairs
16 September 2016 - 3:44pm
Cycling UK volunteers provide golden cycling moments for Jonathan and Simon
Great Britain’s Paralympians have performed medal-laden heroics in Rio – with their cyclists leading the way. But you don’t have to travel halfway around the world for inspirational stories about inclusive cycling, as our Communications and Media Officer Tony Upfold discovered on Cycling UK’s doorstep this week.
14 September 2016 - 10:33am
England's travel habits: was 2015 déjà vu for cycling?
People in England made fewer trips on average than ever recorded in 2015, according to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) annual travel habit survey, but it’s largely déjà vu for cycling.
14 September 2016 - 9:26am
Who was Jeanie Welford?
Cycling UK welcomed Jeanie Welford, the first female member, in 1880. The club, then known as the Bicycle Touring Club, was one of the first cycling organisations to accept women as full members. Sheila Hanlon, Cycling UK's historian, has been looking through the archives to find out more about Jeanie and how cycling shaped her life.
12 September 2016 - 11:00pm
Death by careless driving prosecution begun in case of cyclist Mick Mason
Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, the driver involved in the death of cyclist Mick Mason, received a summons on Saturday (6 August) to attend Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 6 September 2016 for the offence of causing death by careless driving contrary to section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988. This case was brought forward as a private prosecution by Cycling UK’s CDF.
9 September 2016 - 10:08am
Stunt star Matti has fans in a spin at Big Bike Revival event
Professional BMX flatland rider and Guinness World Record holder Matti Hemmings wowed spectators with a special demonstration of his bike stunt skills in Sholing, Southampton, as part of Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival.
8 September 2016 - 1:39pm
A big Welsh adventure with the BBC
On 12 September, the BBC Wales will broadcast a mountain bike ride from the Brecon Beacons to Snowdon. Cycling UK member and tour leader Paul Rogers was the route guide.
7 September 2016 - 12:20pm
“Copy Scotland” to benefit rural economy
Cycling UK today reiterated its call for increased access and rights of way to the English countryside. The national cycling charity, in its response to the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee inquiry “Rural Tourism in England”, explained rural tourism, currently valued at £17bn a year, would benefit significantly as a result.
6 September 2016 - 8:39am
Magistrates allowed texting driver to keep his licence - and Lee lost his life
Caught eight times for driving a mobile phone, but allowed by a court to carry on driving lest the loss of his licence might cause his family hardship. Six weeks later Christopher Gard was texting as he drove into and killed cyclist Lee Martin. Which did the Magistrates think was more important, Gard's need to drive or the safety of other road users?
1 September 2016 - 8:10pm
How to cycle to work — or school — with confidence
With another British win at the Tour de France and Team GB ruling the cycling roost at the Rio Olympics, many people will have been bitten by the cycling bug this summer. But how can we continue regularly riding our bike once we’ve returned to our normal school or work routine? The answer is: very easily. Here, cycling journalist Matt Lamy explains how to keep safe on the daily cycle commute.