Family and Leisure

If you’re heading to the London Bike Show this weekend, then you’re in for a bit of a treat. Held at the ExCeL centre in East London, there’s something for cyclists in all shapes and forms. Cycling UK’s Sam Jones writes up his highlights…

 
 
Ode to a Bicycle - 14 Feb 2017 - Blog
It's Valentine's Day and what better way is there to celebrate your faithful steed than through a poem in praise of your bike?

 
 
How can you prepare a child for the demands of cycling on a road? Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce and Cycling UK's cycle instructor Julie Rand share their advice to help parents to cycle alongside their children safely on a road.

 
 
Play on Pedals has reached the end of its People's Postcode Lottery funding and has a produced an evaluation report to highlight the project’s achievements over the last two and a half years.

 
 
They say you never forget how to ride a bike, but what about people who never learned in the first place? The Big Bike Revival in Glasgow helped Rehana, who is now in her forties, to learn to cycle and she's not looked back.

 
 
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.

 
 
A guide to child trailers - 12 Jan 2017 - Article
Bike trailers for cycling with children can be one of the most useful cycling accessories available. Cycle trailers offer a huge amount of extra carrying capacity, both as a comfortable place to put children while you pedal them around and as a way to transport impressive amounts of less precious cargo, too. Cycling journalist Matt Lamy explains all.

 
 
Women's festival of cycling - 5 Jan 2017 - Article
Many women need extra encouragement to take up cycling. Cycling UK's celebration of female-friendly cycling aims to inspire more of them to do so.

 
 
Cycling UK re-imagines the classic poem of Father Christmas delivering his gifts...but this time by trike.

 
 
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.

 
 
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