All the latest cycling news from Cycling UK

21 June 2017 - 5:54pm
More Welsh local authorities consult on future cycle routes
Family walking and cycling in Wales
As part of the next phase of the Active Travel (Wales) Act, local authorities across Wales are beginning to map the routes where future cycling and walking routes should be created. Cycling UK reports where it’s happening and how to get involved.
21 June 2017 - 4:47pm
Cycling UK's reaction to the Queen’s Speech
Big Ben
Following the official opening of this extended Parliament of two years with the Queen’s Speech in House of Lords today (Wednesday 21 June), Cycling UK has given its overall reaction to the proposed Bills and measures which will have a direct impact on cycling.
16 June 2017 - 11:38am
Encouraging the next generation to love cycling
A grandfather and grandson cycling together
Eric's love of cycling came later in life once he retired, and his passion has been passed on through the generations to his four year old grandson Robert. Cycling UK caught up with Eric about the inspiration cycling brings.
11 June 2017 - 11:00pm
Colin Jackson: "Let's rekindle our love of cycling this Bike Week and get active"
Cycling UK's Bike Week Ambassador Colin Jackson
Former Olympic champion hurdler and Bike Week Ambassador, Colin Jackson, calls on all Brits to get on their bikes this Bike Week, in his bid to help the nation get more active through cycling.
5 June 2017 - 2:00pm
Taxi driver convicted in ‘car-dooring’ incident which caused cyclist death
Loughborough Courthouse
Farook Yusuf Bhikhu convicted in a case relating to the death of Leicester teacher Sam Boulton
2 June 2017 - 10:37am
West Country police crack-down on drivers putting cyclists at risk
Cycling child being overtaken too closely
Tri Force Road Policing, in partnership with Road Safety and Local Policing Teams, together with other agencies will be carrying out roadside checks at a pre-selected locations to intercept drivers who have passed a cyclist too close. The operation will run for the next two months in the Wiltshire, Avon & Somerset and Gloucestershire.
18 May 2017 - 10:39am
Super-fit seniors ride End to End to help Sunflower bloom
Cyclist in Oxford
New Cycling UK members Mark Mathews and Clive Lindley-Jones have always practised what they preach as keen advocates of a natural, healthy lifestyle.
16 May 2017 - 12:27pm
Drivers advised to keep a safe distance when overtaking cyclists on North Yorkshire roads
North Yorks Police with Cycling UK and close pass mat
North Yorkshire Police has today (Tuesday 16 May 2017) launched their close pass campaign, to educate drivers in regard to the amount of room they should allow when overtaking a cyclist.
15 May 2017 - 9:24am
Alaina chases the sun south on an amazing Arctic to Adriatic adventure
Alaina Beacall
Alaina Beacall sets off on a 4,000-mile bike ride from the Arctic to the Adriatic at the end of the month – not a bad challenge for someone who has only just discovered the delights of cycle touring!
4 May 2017 - 3:01pm
200 women get Onna Bike to celebrate cycling and the Tour de Yorkshire
Onna Bike women's ride in Bradford
Cycling UK Community Cycle Club Onna Bike celebrated the Tour de Yorkshire by putting on a hugely successful short ride for women in Bradford.
2 May 2017 - 9:12am
“Road safety agenda for next Government set by Parliamentary report” says Cycling UK
Staged shot of a distracted driver on their mobile
Cycling UK today (Tuesday, 02 May) welcomes the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group report ‘Cycling and the Justice System’ which identifies the loophole which every year allows over 8,500 drivers with 12 points or more on their licences to continue driving and calls for it to be closed.
28 April 2017 - 10:38am
Cycling UK announces funding to get thousands of people in Scotland cycling with the Big Bike Revival
Big Bike Revival in Edinburgh. A mechanic fixes a bike.
The Big Bike Revival is an award-winning programme developed by Cycling UK designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for every day journeys. Now in its second year in Scotland, the Big Bike Revival will help even more people to bring their bikes back into use by providing bike health checks, sharing maintenance know-how and giving people more confidence in the saddle.
27 April 2017 - 9:48pm
Cycling UK launches the Big Bike Revival in England and Scotland
Big Bike Revival in Edinburgh. A mechanic fixes a bike wheel.
Cycling UK is pleased to announce the launch of the Big Bike Revival in England and Scotland. The Big Bike Revival is an award-winning programme developed by Cycling UK designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for leisure and every day journeys. Now in its second year in Scotland and its fourth in England, the Big Bike Revival helps people to bring their bikes back into use by providing bike health checks, sharing maintenance knowhow and giving people more confidence in the saddle.
27 April 2017 - 3:26pm
Cycling UK launches the Big Bike Revival to get thousands of people cycling
A Big Bike Revival mechanic fixes a wheel
A national campaign is being launched across England on Friday 28 April to help encourage thousands of people to start cycling again, for leisure or for their everyday journeys.
27 April 2017 - 12:05pm
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough candidates all pledge to improve cycling across Combined Authority region
Cambridge is well known for its world-class cycle infrastructure (Credit: Camcyc
All of the main candidates for Metro Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough have now responded to our Vote Bike action.
27 April 2017 - 11:26am
Greater Manchester Metro Mayor candidates pledge to deliver Space for Cycling if elected
Space for Cycling ride in Manchester (Credit: GMCC)
As the Metro Mayoral elections get closer, Greater Manchester is the third area to attract widespread support for Space for Cycling among the candidates.
25 April 2017 - 12:50pm
Direct vision standards for lorries one step closer in London
Direct vision lorry
There are vision standards for what lorry drivers can see in their mirrors, but not what they can see directly from their cab. Little surprise, then, that we hear about blind spots whenever lorry left hooks and cyclists are mentioned. It has been slow progress, but direct vision standards are now one step closer following the latest Transport for London consultation, with a plan to keep off-road lorries where they were designed to be - off-road, not in the city centre.
24 April 2017 - 10:32am
5.7 million Brits cycling more by 2020
Cycling UK Halfords Partnership set to get millions cycling more
Cycling UK and Halfords have launched a new three-year partnership aimed at helping to get millions in Britain cycling more.
21 April 2017 - 11:58am
“Cycle strategy vision welcome, now the hard work begins”, says Cycling UK
Big Ben
Cycling UK has welcomed the vision set out in the Department for Transport’s (DfT) announcement today (Friday, 21 April) of a £1.2 billion long-term plan to make cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys in England.
20 April 2017 - 6:47pm
Government drops plans to deny road victims justice
Sledgehammer cracking a nut
Cycling UK celebrated a campaign win today (Thursday, 20 April) as the Government abandoned its attempts to prevent cyclists and other vulnerable road users from being fully compensated in the event of an injury.
 
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