Latest press releases from Cycling UK

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4 December 2016 - 11:14pm
Government’s motoring offences review falls short of what’s needed to truly tackle driving standards
Ministry of Justice Motoring Offences and Sentencing Review
Cycling UK expresses both relief and dismay at the Government’s long-awaited review of road traffic offences and penalties.
29 November 2016 - 10:24pm
Distracted texting drivers must be targeted say the AA and Cycling UK
TextDriving Credit LordJim Flickr CC
Driving disqualifications must be made the norm for new drivers and repeat offenders to end the mobile madness, say The AA and Cycling UK ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on road safety.
23 November 2016 - 1:19pm
Autumn Statement: “Use local road funds to make Space for Cycling at same time”
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement in Westminster
Chancellor Philip Hammond announced £1.1bn to upgrade local roads in his Autumn Statement today – prompting an immediate response from Cycling UK urging local authorities to use this opportunity to incorporate high-quality cycle facilities at the same time.
18 November 2016 - 9:30am
Rights of Way not fit for purpose finds Off-Road cycling survey
Photo: Flickr CC shirokazan
Cycling UK and Open MTB today (Friday 17 November) issued the preliminary results from their Off-Road survey which found 74% of the participants consider the current rights of way unsuitable for off-road cycling.
7 November 2016 - 4:45pm
Big Bike Revival celebrates over 500 events in Scotland
Bicycle Jumble Sale, Bike Station Glasgow
The Big Bike Revival, a national campaign designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for everyday journeys, celebrated a milestone this week with over 500 events across Scotland
2 November 2016 - 11:11am
ClientEarth win means Government must rebalance roads investment towards cycling
Cars on A3
Cycling UK today (Wednesday, 02 November 2016) celebrated ClientEarth’s victory in the High Court against the Government over its failure to tackle illegal air pollution across the UK, and called on Government to rebalance its investment in roads towards cycling and walking.
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.
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”.
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 - 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.
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.
7 September 2016 - 12:20pm
“Copy Scotland” to benefit rural economy
No cycling signin royal park
Cycling UK today reiterated its call for increased access and rights of way to the English countryside. The national cycling charity, in its response to the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee inquiry “Rural Tourism in England”, explained rural tourism, currently valued at £17bn a year, would benefit significantly as a result.
30 August 2016 - 9:31am
Bromford hits top gear thanks to Big Bike Revival
Youngsters at the Big Bike Revival in Bromford Park, Birmingham
Bromford residents young and old are fully geared up for cycling this summer – thanks to the Big Bike Revival and the Gear Up cycle repair shop.
25 August 2016 - 10:30am
Big Bike Revival proves a solid-gold success
Children on bikes
The Big Bike Revival, a nationwide scheme to get people young and old cycling this summer, has proved a solid-gold success this Olympic year – with over 30,000 people inspired and encouraged to discover the joys of cycling.
24 August 2016 - 4:49pm
State of the nation off-road cycling survey launched
Cyclists off-road on Isle of Wight
Cycling UK and OpenMTB are today (Wednesday, 24 August) launching the first national survey of off-road cycling activity in England and Wales.
19 August 2016 - 11:35am
Cycling Moo Kay the fund-raising cow rustled from top of Box Hill
Cycling Moo Kay on top of Box Hill
Cycling UK, the national cycling charity based in Guildford, was devastated today to learn its fund-raising, fibre-glass cow ‘Cycling Moo Kay’ was stolen from the top of Box Hill overnight.
8 August 2016 - 11:30am
Welsh Minister to call for public to get involved in shaping their communities
Cycling UK at launch event
Rebecca Evans AM, the Welsh Government Minister with responsibility for Active Travel, will be using today's (Monday 8 August) launch of a new campaign by Wales’ leading walking and cycling organisations to urge people to have their say on how their communities could be better designed for getting around on foot and by bike.
29 June 2016 - 8:20am
Big Bike Revival set to bring thousands of bikes back into use this summer
Big Bike Revival mechanic fixing a bike
A national campaign designed to bring bicycles back into use in their thousands, launches today in Stockport. The Big Bike Revival, an award winning programme developed by Cycling UK, formerly CTC the national cycling charity, 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.
14 June 2016 - 11:38am
Funding boost for Big Bike Revival in Scotland
Cycle instructor helping adult learn to ride
Cycling UK is delighted to have been awarded £450,000 by the Scottish Government, through Transport Scotland, to run Big Bike Revival in Scotland.
 
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