Latest press releases from Cycling UK

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10 July 2017 - 10:09am
Making roads feel safer and building cycle confidence could see ‘seismic shift’ in the number of women cycling
Cycling UK Womens Festival of Cycling
According to new research from Cycling UK, women who do not cycle on a daily basis are most likely to cite feeling nervous about cycling on the roads because they think it’s dangerous as being a barrier to them cycling more often (44% compared with 26% of men).
5 July 2017 - 3:14pm
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival calls for all to get cycling in Scotland with community cycle clubs
Barrhead Community Cycle Club in action
Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival, a national campaign in Scotland designed to encourage thousands of people to cycle for everyday journeys, is offering support to local community groups and volunteers to get more people riding their bikes.
4 July 2017 - 1:06pm
“Out of date” peers continue to suggest cycle lanes cause pollution
Houses of Parliament
Debate in House of Lords on air quality in London shows cross-party support on need to tackle air pollution
22 June 2017 - 5:57pm
Increased Welsh footpath access for cycling “landmark step” says Cycling UK
Trails for Wales rally outside the Senedd, Cardiff in 2015
Cycling UK today (Thursday, 22 June) welcomed the opportunities presented by the Welsh Government’s consultation "Taking forward Wales’ sustainable management of natural resources" calling them “a landmark step towards increasing the opportunities for cycling, health and rural tourism.”
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.
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
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.
 
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