All the latest cycling news from Cycling UK

13 October 2016 - 10:23am
A cycling journey from homelessness to happiness
Cerecycloan's Brian Pendlebury with Volunteer of the Year Tom Hibbs
Tom Hibbs was homeless and feeling at rock-bottom little more than a year ago. Now he has a roof over his head, a job he loves and is the proud owner of the Arthur Moss Medallion as Cycling UK’s Volunteer of the Year.
12 October 2016 - 11:10am
Young Cycling UK award winners point the way to a bright future at our Annual Members’ Get Together
Will Hsu, Charles Stevens and Tom Hibbs with Welna Bowden
Young cyclists Tom Hibbs, Charles Stevens and Will Hsu took centre stage at Cycling UK’s hugely successful Annual Members’ Get Together in Manchester. Tom, Charles and Will have very different cycling stories, but they had one thing in common on Saturday (8 October) – they were all winners of our top annual award.
11 October 2016 - 9:49am
Trial date set in crowdsourced private prosecution of driver accused of causing cyclist’s death
Michaal Mason and his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, today (11 October) appeared at the Old Bailey for the second hearing into the offence of causing death by careless driving contrary to section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
9 October 2016 - 10:05am
Hit and run - it's only a cyclist!
Rainbow over a football field as children play football
Does it take the tragic death of a 15-year-old schoolboy for Lancashire Police to finally take hit-and-run collisions with cyclists seriously, or will they continue to say "there's only so much we can do"? Is it because it's only a cyclist, or just that road crime isn't treated as real crime in Preston, and is nowhere on their list of priorities as traffic officer numbers are slashed again?
4 October 2016 - 11:35am
Surprise cycling trip opens up a world of joy for Bob
Brothers Bob and John Blackman at Alice Holt Inclusive Cycling
A 70-year-old Surrey man who has been registered blind since birth realised a lifetime’s dream when he went cycling for the first time – thanks to a surprise trip organised by his elder brother.
4 October 2016 - 7:46am
No turning back for THINK campaign which just keeps digging
Opening shot of "Hang Back" campaign
DfT's 'hang back messaging' in its latest Think campaign video was flawed from the outset, says the UK's national cycling charity. So now it's time to take action and fill those inboxes with a call to drop the campaign. Maybe we can help them fill that hole that they keep on digging?
3 October 2016 - 11:47am
Consultation on motoring offences review to start before Christmas
Ministry of Justice
After two years where nothing has happened, with the Government’s long awaited motoring offences and penalties review stalled in first gear, we might at last have some answers about what it will look at, and a date for its publication.
30 September 2016 - 12:52pm
London Mayor “to ensure the most dangerous zero star-rated lorries are removed from our road"
Direct vision lorry
Cycling UK has today (Friday, 30 September 2016) announced its delight at London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s promise “to ensure the most dangerous zero star-rated lorries are removed from our road”.
29 September 2016 - 5:03pm
Chief Exec Paul takes to his tandem to discover the cycling treasures of Cheshire
Chester and North Wales CTC's President's Rides
Cycling UK Chief Executive Paul Tuohy and his wife Wendy took to their tandem as guests of Chester and North Wales CTC for the member group’s annual President’s Rides and Lunch last Sunday (25 September).
28 September 2016 - 2:37pm
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival scoops top award
Big Bike Revival wins award
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival has won a prestigious award after inspiring thousands of people across England to improve their health and wellbeing by getting back on their bikes.
26 September 2016 - 10:05am
THINK before you blame the victim
Still from THINK campaign "Hang Back"
'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 - 8:33am
Mansfield District Council taken to court for town centre cycle ban
Local Mansfield cyclist
Cycling UK, via its Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF), is now supporting six local cyclists in a legal challenge of Mansfield District Council’s (MDC) town centre cycle ban.
19 September 2016 - 9:49am
Big Bike Revival to get thousands of people in Scotland cycling for every day journeys
Big Bike Revival in Scotland launch Michelle McManus and Humza Yousaf MSP
A national campaign designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for every day journeys launched today (Monday, 19 September) in Stirling.
16 September 2016 - 3:44pm
Cycling UK volunteers provide golden cycling moments for Jonathan and Simon
Support worker David Chedgey pedals alongside Jonathan Bone at Alice Holt
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.
16 September 2016 - 9:46am
Cycling UK hails West Midlands Police for “best cyclist road safety initiative ever”
Car overtaking cyclist
Cycling UK is delighted to support a ground-breaking initiative by West Midlands Police to proactively target drivers who ignore Highway Code rules on passing distances when overtaking cyclists.
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.
13 September 2016 - 9:26am
Driver pleads not guilty to causing death of Mick Mason by careless driving in landmark CDF case
Mick Mason and his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, today (13 September) appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court for the first hearing into the offence of causing death by careless driving contrary to section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988. This case was brought to court as a private prosecution by Cycling UK’s Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF).
12 September 2016 - 11:00pm
Death by careless driving prosecution begun in case of cyclist Mick Mason
Michael Mason with his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
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.
12 September 2016 - 12:51pm
Mark keeps track of progress as ParalympicsGB make it eight cycling golds
Mark Colbourne MBE in Rio
The Great Britain team rounded off their Paralympics track cycling programme in style last night by claiming an eighth gold medal – watched by Cycling UK ambassador and London 2012 star Mark Colbourne MBE.
9 September 2016 - 10:08am
Stunt star Matti has fans in a spin at Big Bike Revival event
BMX stunt rider Matti Hemmings
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.
 
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