Latest press releases from Cycling UK

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24 August 2016 - 5:49pm
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 - 12:35pm
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.
10 August 2016 - 11:53am
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.
8 August 2016 - 12:30pm
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 - 9:20am
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 - 12:38pm
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.
9 June 2016 - 3:18pm
Colin Jackson reveals ‘Cycling is as popular as football’ as Bike Week 2016 launches
Colin Jackson with bike
Former world athletics champion and Olympic silver medallist Colin Jackson helped launch Bike Week 2016 today – and revealed figures that show cycling is as popular as football.
8 June 2016 - 12:12pm
Government must listen to MPs' and Lords' call for funding for cycling
Riders at the Albert Memorial in London
Cycling UK praised the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s (APPCG) report of their inquiry into the Government’s draft Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) published today (Wednesday, 08 June). The report was launched at Cycling UK’s annual Parliamentary Bike Ride, as part of the preparations for Bike Week 2016.
24 May 2016 - 3:10pm
Bike Week set to be biggest mass-participation cycling event
Bike Week 2016 Credit Joolze Dymond
The UK’s biggest mass-participation cycling event is set to kick-start a summer of cycling this June for over half a million people. Bike Week 2016 (11–19 June) aims to substantially boost the numbers of people cycling to work which currently stands at around 800,000.
22 April 2016 - 9:27am
Strong support for cycling investment from Northern Ireland Assembly candidates
Cyclists on their way to Stormont
A third of candidates running for the Stormont Assembly election have endorsed a call for long-term funding for cycling and active travel in Northern Ireland.
18 April 2016 - 11:19am
Assembly Member candidates urged to support Active Travel
Cycling UK President and Channel 4 newscaster, Jon Snow, has written to Assembly Member candidates asking them to pledge their support towards improving investment and leisure access for cycling, should they be successful on 5 May.
27 March 2016 - 1:43am
Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy worthless without meaningful funding, say cycling groups
Dutch trunk road with 'Space for Cycling' (photo Steven Vance, CC licence)
The government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy “won’t be worth the paper it’s written on” unless backed by sustained funding, said CTC, the national cycling charity, and British Cycling in their initial response to its draft proposals.
14 March 2016 - 7:51pm
Cycling UK urges Government to implement MPs’ road laws report
While total police numbers are down 3.5%, roads police officers are down by 37%
Cycling UK, the national cycling charity, has urged the Government to say it will fully implement the recommendations of a Commons Committee report on “Road traffic law enforcement”, saying this could have huge benefits for the safety of everyone who uses our roads, particularly the most vulnerable.
9 March 2016 - 3:16pm
Near miss driver acquitted in private prosecution
Courts of Justice, London
Camera and expert evidence of speeding and close overtaking rejected by jury as driver acquitted of all charges.
24 February 2016 - 10:53am
DfT announces funding for Cycling UK 's programme to get Britain cycling
Cycling Minister announces £500,000 for Cycling UK's Big Bike Revival
Today Cycling UK, revealed the high impact results of its Big Bike Revival project at the Design Museum’s Cycling Revolution Exhibition in London.
22 February 2016 - 12:50pm
Active Travel Act needs at least £10 a head to match ambition
Campaigners in Cardiff
CTC, the national cycling charity, backs Welsh Assembly’s Enterprise and Business Committee’s report
17 February 2016 - 4:01pm
Ban unsafe lorries from London if standards not met
View from a Mercedes Benz direct vision cab
CTC urges cyclists to support its call for a ban on lorries that do not meet direct vision standard by 2025. This plan could be extended to other parts of the UK too.
21 January 2016 - 2:15pm
CTC overwhelmed by bike donations after Reading theft
Palmer Park, Reading
CTC, the national cycling charity, has been overwhelmed by the public response to its appeal for children’s bikes following the theft of 12 cycles used for popular after-school sessions in Reading.
23 December 2015 - 1:56pm
CTC in bike donation appeal after 'callous' theft
Reading cycle training for children
CTC is appealing for people to donate children’s bikes after heartless thieves stole 12 cycles used for popular after-school sessions in Reading. The bikes were taken during a break-in at Palmer Park Sports Stadium during the early hours of Tuesday 15 December.
22 December 2015 - 2:25pm
Government letting unsafe drivers “off the hook”
Fatal Collision sign
CTC, the national cycling charity, expressed concern that the Government’s new Road Safety Statement issued yesterday (21 December) effectively lets unsafe drivers “off the hook”.
 
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