All the latest cycling news from Cycling UK

28 March 2017 - 12:13pm
Metro Mayor candidates told to “Vote Bike” in 2017 elections
Vote Bike 2017 allows voters to contact candidates in their Metro Mayoral electi
On 4 May 2017, millions of people across England will have the opportunity to elect a new Metro Mayor. Elections are taking place in six key combined authority conurbations: Greater Manchester, the West Midlands, Liverpool City Region, the West of England, the Tees Valley, and Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.
27 March 2017 - 2:47pm
Mums get on their bike to launch Scotland local election campaign We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote
Cycling families launch the Walk Cycle Vote campaign
While most mothers enjoyed flowers, chocolate and breakfast in bed this Mothers’ Day, some cycling mums ditched the pampering to campaign instead for better walking and cycling provision for families across Scotland. On Sunday they took to the paths of Edinburgh to launch the local election campaign We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote.
27 March 2017 - 9:32am
Driver's trial in the Michael Mason case has started
Mick Mason with his daughter Anna
Three years after 70 year old teacher Michael Mason was hit from behind as he cycled along Regent Street, the private prosecution of the driver involved has finally begun at the Old Bailey.
24 March 2017 - 12:23pm
How cycling helps heart attack victims rebuild their lives
Alton Cardiac Rehab group
Cycling has helped Mike Hutchinson rebuild his life after he suffered a heart attack seven years ago. Mike is a member of the Alton Cardiac Rehab cycling group in Hampshire, which celebrates its first birthday next month. Tony Upfold, Cycling UK’s Communications and Media Officer, joined the group’s first ride of 2017 to find out more about the vital role it plays in the local community.
17 March 2017 - 3:07pm
Cycling UK's new Challenge Ride Series starts as clocks go forward
Please credit GridIron100 and Cycling UK
Cycling UK has announced a new Challenge Ride Series of sportives for 2017 – which gets underway with Cycling Stevenage’s ‘Start of Summertime’ on Sunday, 26 March.
15 March 2017 - 3:25pm
Cheshire East Council officially backs Space for Cycling
Cheshire East council passed a motion to support Space for Cycling
Cheshire East Council has become the first local authority to formally pass a motion supporting our Space for Cycling campaign.
10 March 2017 - 7:33pm
We've done it! Too Close For Comfort meets target in first 48hrs
TooCloseForComfort mat close-up
Cycling UK ‘Too Close For Comfort’ Kickstarter campaign smashes its fundraising target in less than 48 hours.
9 March 2017 - 11:38am
Crowdsourced funding campaign will make "roads safer"
Paul Tuohy on a close pass mat
Cycling UK launches ‘Too Close For Comfort’ Kickstarter campaign to make great work by West Midlands Police go nationwide.
8 March 2017 - 4:48pm
Roland's grand day out at CTC South West London's Hilly 50
Steve Winder with Hilly 50 organiser Mike Morley
A total of 71 riders – most of them Cycling UK members – tackled 3,000 feet of climbing in CTC South West London’s popular Hilly 50 on Saturday (4 March).
8 March 2017 - 12:14pm
Cycling UK’s Women’s Festival of Cycling throughout July 2017
Cycling UK’s Women’s Festival of Cycling takes place in July
To mark International Women’s Day today (8 March), Cycling UK is launching its Women’s Festival of Cycling. The festival will take place in July and will be a celebration of female-friendly leisure cycling, both on and off-road.
3 March 2017 - 2:00pm
'Car dooring' as an offence must be taken more seriously
Justice
Today Friday 3 March, defendants Ms Mandy Chapple (56) and Mr Farook Yusuf Bhikhu (56) were both summoned to Leicester Magistrates Court for the offence of opening a car door, or causing or permitting it to be opened, so as to cause injury, an action which resulted in the death of Leicester schoolteacher Sam Boulton.
28 February 2017 - 3:28pm
Space for cycling will improve rush hour traffic flow
space for cycling reduces traffic
Cycling UK's parliamentary evidence to Transport Committee inquiry on urban congestion explains how better cycling provision will allow more people to travel safely and quickly.
24 February 2017 - 9:24am
Three years on and still waiting for justice for Michael Mason
The scales of justice: Photo Flckr CC; credit James Cridland
Tomorrow (25 February) will be the third anniversary of the tragic collision which led to the death of 70 year old teacher Michael Mason, who was hit from behind as he cycled along London's Regent Street. Three years of waiting and fighting, but in five weeks time his family will finally get to hear the evidence about what happened, as the private prosecution finally comes to trial at the Old Bailey.
23 February 2017 - 4:26pm
Birmingham cyclists learn maintenance skills from blind bike mechanic
Blind bike mechanic Mike Willis at iCycle in Birmingham
A blind bike mechanic is teaching the skills of his trade to members of Cycling UK’s Community Cycle Clubs in Birmingham.
23 February 2017 - 11:37am
Can we do it again in Northern Ireland?
Cyclists pedalling down to Stormont
On 2 March, Northern Ireland heads to the polls again as the populace votes for their new Members of the Legislative Assembly. As we did in April and May 2016, Cycling UK has teamed up with local campaigns Northern Ireland Greenways and Bikefast, to ask candidates whether they will back cycling again. Cycling UK's Sam Jones reports on the latest developments.
16 February 2017 - 11:37pm
We’ve won! Cycling UK scoops prestigious BikeBiz award
Cycling UK wins BikeBiz award at London Bike Show 2017
The cycling industry's annual awards ceremony was hosted at the ExCeL last night as part of the London Bike Show 2017 – and Cycling UK won one of the prestigious BikeBiz awards.
16 February 2017 - 1:00am
First off-road cycling report gives unique insight into UK scene
Four cyclists enjoying some riding off-road
Cycling UK today (Thursday, 16 February) launched its report “Rides of Way: Cycling UK’s Off-Road Report 2017” at the London Bike Show hosted at the ExCeL centre in London.
15 February 2017 - 6:26pm
Going Frome strength to strength on 40th birthday
CTC Frome members
CTC Frome celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special birthday ride which retraced the route of the club’s very first outing in 1977.
14 February 2017 - 12:29pm
Fletchers Solicitors and Cycling UK stand up for vulnerable road users amidst latest whiplash consultation
Justice
Fletchers Solicitors, specialists in motorcycle accident claims, and Cycling UK have joined forces to stand up for the rights of vulnerable road users, following the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on reforming the ‘whiplash’ claims process.
3 February 2017 - 3:37pm
Pevensey cyclists celebrate as lorries barred from country lane
Rickney Lane, East Sussex
Cycling UK action results in regular HGV movements blocked on national cycle network and walking route.
 
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