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8 June 2016 - 11:12am
Government must listen to MPs' and Lords' call for funding for cycling
Riders at the Albert Memorial in London
Cycling UK praised the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s (APPCG) report of their inquiry into the Government’s draft Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) published today (Wednesday, 08 June). The report was launched at Cycling UK’s annual Parliamentary Bike Ride, as part of the preparations for Bike Week 2016.
7 June 2016 - 9:50pm
Over half a million kick-start the summer of cycling as Bike Week launches at the Dutch Embassy
The MPs' annual bike ride marks the start of Bike Week 2016
Bike Week 2016 launched today at the Dutch Embassy in London, as Cycling UK, formerly CTC the national cycling charity, confirmed that over 500,000 people are set to take part in the biggest cycling event in the UK this summer. Bike Week runs from 11 – 19 June.
3 June 2016 - 4:24pm
Guide to adapted cycles for inclusive cycling
Side by side tandem
Adapted cycles make cycling accessible to all, whatever your personal challenges. There are a wide range of disability cycles that suit people with a variety of learning and physical disabilities, as well as health issues. Here is a brief overview of what bikes are available.
2 June 2016 - 1:13pm
10 cycling superfoods to give you energy for your ride
Chocolate Milk
In their quest for the ultimate performance nutrition, cyclists and sports scientists will turn their tastebuds to anything from a cousin of cannabis to the afterburn effects of a curry. With help from our friends at BikeRadar, who are supporting Bike Week, we take a look at the secret superfoods you should be eating – and why…
31 May 2016 - 1:31pm
Cycle to work with a colleague
Heather cycling to work
When cycling to work, two’s company! With ride to work as the theme of Bike Week 2016, now’s a good time to convince that colleague who has always wanted to cycle in but still has not quite made the leap. Cycling UK's Sam Jones was bike buddy to his colleague Heather Thorpe, and the changes were immediate...
27 May 2016 - 11:51am
Cyclists pay tribute to the fallen at 95th Meriden service
National Cyclists' War Memorial at Meriden
Around 200 people attended the 95th Cyclists’ Memorial Service last Sunday on Meriden Green – site of the National Cyclists’ Memorial.
26 May 2016 - 11:02am
A guide to blogs by cycle campaigners
Cyclist and a bus
Cycling UK member Sally Hinchcliffe reads as many cycling blogs as she can, here are her top cycle campaigning blogs from across the UK and the Netherlands.
26 May 2016 - 9:05am
How to stop female saddle soreness
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For some women, saddle soreness is the pain that dares not speak its name. Journalist Thomas Henry wonders why more isn't being done to address it.
26 May 2016 - 8:33am
My favourite ride: Jurassic Coast, Devon
Image from Bikepacking
Cycling journalist Laurence McJannet has embarked on an off-road adventure to bike and wild camp his way along 30 of Britain’s most beautiful off-road trails and ancient trackways. In this exclusive extract from his book 'Bikepacking' he shares a roller coaster of a route along the Jurassic Coast in Devon, close to his family home in Sidmouth where his children first saw the Tour of Great Britain.
25 May 2016 - 4:39pm
Two grandads and an alien are on the write road from Hungary!
Paul Greenhalgh, Mike Newton and John Harrison
They cycled more than 1,450 miles, took in the sights and sounds of seven countries, slogged up and down the Alps, and had to cope with temperatures which soared to 38°C – a sizzling 100°F in ‘old money’. As bike rides go, it wasn’t a bad effort for two grandads and an alien!
25 May 2016 - 4:34pm
LEJOG ride helps Michael ‘reconstruct his world’
Michael Nelson and Nick Dennis at John O'Groats
Michael Nelson feels as though he has “reconstructed his world” after riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats following treatment for a rare form of cancer.
25 May 2016 - 7:33am
Three reasons to get involved in Bike Week - save cash, burn calories and cut carbon!
Bike Week 2016
We all know that cycling is a great way to keep fit but what could it mean for you in terms of saving money and the planet? We've brought together some key facts about the benefits of cycling as part of Bike Week 2016, which runs from 11-19 June.
24 May 2016 - 2:10pm
Bike Week set to be biggest mass-participation cycling event
Bike Week 2016 Credit Joolze Dymond
The UK’s biggest mass-participation cycling event is set to kick-start a summer of cycling this June for over half a million people. Bike Week 2016 (11–19 June) aims to substantially boost the numbers of people cycling to work which currently stands at around 800,000.
23 May 2016 - 10:39am
Sign of The Times as MPs back Cycling UK's CWIS stance
#morethanmilk logo
As the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) holds its inquiry into England’s first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) today, Cycling UK’s #morethanmilk action scores a result with over 50 MPs writing to The Times backing our five key milestones.
18 May 2016 - 9:02am
Driver training & testing reforms: small steps, but no strides towards cyclists' safety
Busy road
The Department for Transport’s (DfT) new plans for reforming the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) and DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) make a few promising commitments to protect cyclists better, but still fall far short of Cycling UK’s recommendations.
13 May 2016 - 1:59pm
Stevenage cyclists have a real spring in their step
Stevenage CTC cyclists
Spring is in the air for Stevenage and North Herts CTC – with at least one ride being held every day for the next ten days.
12 May 2016 - 9:46am
Winged Wheels restored to former glory on The Squirrel and The Wirral
Winged Wheel on Squirrel Inn, Wellington
Two magnificent Winged Wheel signs have been restored to their former glory and unveiled for public view – one on The Squirrel, the other on The Wirral. Cycling UK’s Communications and Media Officer Tony Upfold reveals how they were found, donated and lovingly renovated.
11 May 2016 - 10:34am
Scotland's biggest celebration of cycling culture
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling is returning to Scotland's capital from 9 - 19 June. It will be the biggest celebration of cycling in Scotland and Cycling UK will be hosting events and activities to showcase just how cycling can and is changing people's lives.
11 May 2016 - 10:00am
Sky’s the limit as pilot Vince swaps wings for wheels
Vince Bowshall is cycling from Brighton to Sicily
Airline pilot Vince Bowshall could fly to Sicily in three hours – but he’s decided to spend two weeks cycling there instead.
10 May 2016 - 1:30pm
It is Bike Week 2016 - be part of it!
We want to get half-a-million more people cycling during Bike Week from 11-19 Ju
It’s Bike Week time again – and we want to make the nation’s annual celebration of cycling bigger and better than ever in 2016!
 
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