Latest press releases from Cycling UK

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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.
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.
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.
18 April 2017 - 2:11pm
UK cycling bodies launch Europe-wide Association of Mountain Bike Guides Licence
Devil's Staircase near Glencoe by Paul Rogers
Cycling UK has joined forces with two leading mountain bike coaching organisations to boost the MTB guides industry across Europe.
11 April 2017 - 11:11am
Metro Mayor candidates agree to plan a Tees Valley-wide cycle network
All candidates in the Tees Valley have pledged to plan Tees Valley-wide cycle ne
All candidates in the election for Metro Mayor of the Tees Valley have pledged support to campaign asks devised by Cycling UK and the Tees Valley Cycling Campaign.
6 April 2017 - 3:10pm
Private prosecution for causing cyclist’s death sees car driver acquitted
Mick with his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Gail Purcell found not guilty by Old Bailey jury for causing the death of cyclist Michael Mason by careless driving.
6 April 2017 - 10:15am
West Midlands Metro Mayor candidates unanimously back improved cycling conditions
In the lead up to the Metro Mayor elections on 4 May, Cycling UK is working with local groups to get candidates to support a set of local specific cycling asks. The West Midlands is the first region where all candidates have responded positively.
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.
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.
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.
 
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