Latest press releases from Cycling UK

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25 January 2017 - 12:38pm
Play on Pedals celebrates end of project, having enabled 7,148 children in Glasgow to ride a bike
The Play on Pedals Partnership celebrates the project's success
Play on Pedals, a project funded to enable every pre-school child in Glasgow to learn to ride a bike, marked the end of its current funding on Thursday at a celebratory event at the Glasgow Bike Station.
21 December 2016 - 2:11pm
Sunday Times told: apologise for "inflammatory and dangerous" anti-cycling article
Cyclist following a car dooring incident in London (October 2016)
Cycling UK demands retraction after columnist Rod Liddle supports ‘car dooring’
20 December 2016 - 1:00am
Play on Pedals enables over 7,000 pre-school children in Glasgow to ride a bike
Child learning to ride a bike
Play on Pedals, a project that is enabling every pre-school child in Glasgow to learn to ride a bike, celebrated a milestone this week by reaching over 7,000 children with this important life skill.
16 December 2016 - 1:16pm
Cycling UK statement on Transport Secretary "car dooring" of cyclist
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling after a car dooring incident with a cyclist
Cycling UK's today (Friday 16 December) reacted to the news of the car dooring incident involving Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling MP and cyclist Jaiqi Liu, touching upon the criminal and civil legal implications of the incident, and how it highlights the need for national design standards to create Space for Cycling.
14 December 2016 - 12:55pm
"Use Clean Air Zones to fund sustainable travel" says Cycling UK
London smog
Cycling UK calls for the Government’s Clean Air Zones to pay for the promotion and development of sustainable and active travel
5 December 2016 - 6:04pm
Whiplash claim plans cause backlash from cycling community
Credit Caroline FlickrCC
Plans to reform the claims process used by motorists seeking compensation for whiplash injuries are set to leave cyclists and pedestrians with legal bills if they need to make a claim that’s under £5,000.
5 December 2016 - 12:14am
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 - 11:24pm
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 - 2:19pm
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 - 10:30am
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 - 5:45pm
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 - 12:11pm
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 - 10:49am
Trial date set in crowdsourced private prosecution of driver accused of causing cyclist’s death
Michael 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.
 
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