All the latest cycling news from Cycling UK

26 October 2016 - 1:35pm
Plaque remembers much-missed cycle campaigner Gordon Selway
Gordon Selway
A plaque will be unveiled at Bromsgrove railway station this Friday (28 October) to commemorate the extraordinary life of Gordon Selway – much-loved cycle and rail campaigner, barrister, intellectual, musician, district councillor, multi-charity volunteer and larger-than-life character.
25 October 2016 - 2:28pm
Q. When is mandatory not mandatory? A. When travelling with a bike on GWR
Intercity 125 at Bristol Temple Meads
In spring this year Great Western Railways (GWR) announced that all bikes on their high speed trains would require mandatory booking from May. Understandably there was public outcry and confusion. In October, Cycling UK and Ben Bradshaw, MP for Exeter and keen cyclist, met with Great Western Railways (GWR) to discuss current and future cycle rail policy.
17 October 2016 - 3:24pm
What do the latest road casualty statistics for 2015 mean for cyclists?
A cyclist in Leeds
While road users in general can take at least some comfort from the latest published figures for reported road casualties in Great Britain, there’s a distinct lack of reassuring news for cyclists. Cycling UK's Cherry Allan examines and explains the numbers.
14 October 2016 - 12:41pm
Community cycling groups Onna high after sharing award!
Whalley Range on Wheels and Onna Bike receive their awards
The quality of entries for our Best Community Project award was so high that it ended up being shared between two extremely worthy and hard-working groups – Whalley Range on Wheels and Onna Bike. Both are Cycling UK Community Clubs, both have been heavily involved in our Big Bike Revival – and both have been helping people to cycle, with fantastic benefits to their respective communities.
14 October 2016 - 12:30pm
Jeremy on the right trail to earn Best Campaign accolade
Caroline Russell with Jeremy Gartside
Jeremy Gartside has metaphorically moved heaven and literally moved earth to make the North Dorset Trailway a more attractive and usable cycle route in his community.
14 October 2016 - 12:12pm
Space for Cycling guide for local decision makers published by Cycling UK
Cycling UK's Chief Exec Paul Tuohy, Green GLA Member and Islington Councillor, C
Cycling UK has updated its Space for Cycling guide for local decision makers. The guide clearly sets out the many benefits that Space for Cycling can bring to communities and gives practical steps for making it a reality.
14 October 2016 - 11:56am
Streetbikes take the plaudits after John Radford Memorial Ride
Streetbikes receive Cycling UK award
Streetbikes has won a prestigious Cycling UK award for organising the John Radford Memorial Ride and for its work promoting cycling for all ages and abilities in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire.
14 October 2016 - 11:25am
Sheila wins Cycling UK award after 20 years as CTC Grampian secretary
Isla Rowntree (left) presents the Best Volunteer Achievement award to Sheila Tuc
Sheila Tuckwood, who steps down after 20 years as secretary of CTC Grampian later this month, won the award for Best Volunteer Achievement at Cycling UK’s Annual Members’ Get Together in Manchester on Saturday (8 October).
14 October 2016 - 9:08am
Watch and Hang Back before UNTHINKING
doublethink photo by duncan C
We asked THINK to stop digging a hole with their 'Hang Back' campaign. They're still holding the shovels, as the Minister explains that the film is not about blaming victims...
13 October 2016 - 11:23am
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 - 12:10pm
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 - 10:49am
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 - 11:05am
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 - 12:35pm
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 - 8:46am
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 - 12:47pm
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 - 1:52pm
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 - 6:03pm
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 - 3:37pm
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 - 11:05am
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.
  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cycling UK is a trading name of Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) a company limited by guarantee, registered in England no: 25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales charity no: 1147607 and in Scotland charity no: SC042541. Registered office: Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 9JX.

Copyright © CTC 2016

Terms and Conditions