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11 October 2016 - 10:49am
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 - 1:52pm
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 - 9:33am
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 - 10:49am
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 - 10:46am
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.
13 September 2016 - 12:00am
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 - 1:20pm
“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 - 10:31am
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 - 11:30am
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 - 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.
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.
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