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26 March 2016 - 11:46am
Easter eggs, cycling and burning calories
Hot Cross Buns by Gerry Knight
Cycling is great exercise and an excellent way to burn off any extra calories you may consume over the Easter weekend. But how long will you have to cycle for? Take a look at our handy guide to cycling off your Easter treats.
24 March 2016 - 2:27pm
Women's Osloh Jeans
Women's Osloh Bicycle Jeans
When you cycle regularly but don't want to always look like you do, what can you wear and stay comfortable? It's a challenge for many of us but more and more companies are developing products to satisfy the demand of everyday cyclists for clothing that looks good but is functional on a bike as well. One of those companies is an American brand called Osloh.
24 March 2016 - 11:57am
It’s a vet ride with a difference for author Julian
Julian Earl
Para-cyclist and long-time CTC member Julian Earl has written a warm and witty memoir of his experiences as a vet – less than four years after a road race crash which almost claimed his life.
22 March 2016 - 11:19am
Since 1878 – our journey from the Bicycle Touring Club to Cycling UK
As CTC becomes Cycling UK, Tony Upfold compares the club's historical aims and activities with today's.
18 March 2016 - 1:20pm
Hundreds of kids benefit from Cycling UK balance bikes donation
Children with new balance bikes at Alton, Hants
Cycling UK is ensuring that more than 300 youngsters will discover the gift of cycling this year after donating 41 balance bikes to schools in the Alton area of Hampshire.
17 March 2016 - 4:11pm
Teenager Tourer
Emily Edwards with her touring bike
Teenagers aren’t often seen as a target market for touring bikes, but a tourer was just what Cycling UK member Emily Edwards wanted.
17 March 2016 - 4:05pm
Solitude in Scotland: Stranraer to Edinburgh
Rob Ainsley and friends on South Upland Way
Journalist Rob Ainsley and two friends spent four days riding empty tracks and roads from the Rhins of Galloway to the Firth of Forth in Scotland Britain, crowded? Not in Galloway. We cycled for hours along roads without seeing a car, even a sheep, the only sound the chirping of spring birds, or perhaps of Mark’s rear wheel.
17 March 2016 - 1:30pm
Josie Dew's North Sea Cycle Route
Josie Dew's family
The North Sea Cycle Route with noisy offspring: that was Cycling UK Vice President Josie Dew’s back-of-an-envelope plan for the summer holidays
17 March 2016 - 1:14pm
Mark Beaumont's Africa Solo
Mark Beamont
Cycling UK member Mark Beaumont set a new record for cycling from Cairo to Cape Town: 6,750 miles in 41 days. His book Africa Solo is out in May.
17 March 2016 - 11:33am
Handcycling in the Dales
Photo by Maureen Jackson
Handcyclist Alan Grace created a two-day tour in North Yorkshire to celebrate the life of handcycling friend Gary Jackson.
16 March 2016 - 5:15pm
Cycling UK concern over Chancellor’s road-building Budget
Chancellor George Osborne and Budget case
Cycling UK has reacted with dismay to today’s Budget as Chancellor George Osborne announced more road-building plans and another freeze on fuel duty. Cycling UK Policy Director, Roger Geffen MBE, declared: “We want to get more people cycling, not driving.”
16 March 2016 - 12:00am
A two-week cycle tour of Cuba
Old cars are everywhere in Cuba. Their drivers are considerate around cyclists.
Alice Gore took a two-week tour of the Caribbean island, soaking up the scenery, the history, and the Cuban capacity for improvisation.
14 March 2016 - 7:51pm
Cycling UK urges Government to implement MPs’ road laws report
While total police numbers are down 3.5%, roads police officers are down by 37%
Cycling UK, the national cycling charity, has urged the Government to say it will fully implement the recommendations of a Commons Committee report on “Road traffic law enforcement”, saying this could have huge benefits for the safety of everyone who uses our roads, particularly the most vulnerable.
14 March 2016 - 9:52am
Sian signs up to Cycling UK’s direct vision roadmap
Picture of Sian Berry, Green Party Mayoral Candidate addressing a crowd.
Green Party Mayoral candidate for London Sian Berry has now joined Liberal Democrat hopeful Caroline Pidgeon in supporting Cycling UK's proposed 'roadmap' to direct vision safer lorries. With Labour candidate Sadiq Khan pledging in his manifesto to promote direct vision lorries, only Zac Goldsmith from the four main parties has yet to commit. What's the Conservative position on lorry safety, Zac?
9 March 2016 - 3:16pm
Near miss driver acquitted in private prosecution
Courts of Justice, London
Camera and expert evidence of speeding and close overtaking rejected by jury as driver acquitted of all charges.
5 March 2016 - 6:14pm
Mum’s the word as Eve and Glynis lead Suffragette Ride
Eve Holt, Glynis Francis and family
Eve Holt and Glynis Francis will be celebrating Mother’s Day, International Women’s Day and the suffragette movement all rolled into one on a bike ride with a difference today.
4 March 2016 - 3:00pm
CTC cycling sessions help asylum seekers
CTC's Eve Holt and asylum seeker Rowa
CTC is supporting a group of ten asylum seekers by holding cycling sessions in Alexandra Park, Manchester – and helping to change their lives for the better. You only have to listen to their reaction to realise how learning to cycle has given them new-found feelings of freedom and confidence.
3 March 2016 - 6:07pm
CTC's ‘Bike Tweak’ gets you geared up for cycling!
Farnham bike maintenance workshop
When it comes to changing an inner tube, adjusting a front brake or tweaking the gears, dozens of cyclists in Surrey and Hampshire will now be fixing it themselves…rather than being left in a fix. And that’s all thanks to the bike maintenance sessions organised by CTC Cycling Development Officer Susan Keywood.
3 March 2016 - 11:21am
Mayoral candidate supports CTC's safer lorry roadmap
Photo of direct vision Mercedes lorry
Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor, Caroline Pidgeon, has confirmed her support for CTC's call for a ban on all lorries that do not meet direct vision standard by 2025, and our proposed 'roadmap' to direct vision safer lorries.
2 March 2016 - 11:44am
How to organise a charity bike ride or sportive
Sportive riders
Planning is the most important thing when organising a charity cycle ride, particularly as novices often take part. The success of the whole day will depend on your organisation and this information aims to direct your attention to the important things you need to think about before you even get started.
 
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