Family and Leisure

Pascal Harris on his MTB
I'm a long-time Cycling UK member so when my 42-year-old son Pascal suddenly took up cycling after many years and also joined, I was delighted. But when he announced how he was going to train for his forthcoming 300-mile ride, I wasn't so sure...

 
 
St Pauls and Dr Bike
London is set to have biking bonanza of a weekend, as three-day cycling festival Prudential RideLondon returns to the capital. Cycling UK will be there and spreading the gift of cycling to all through a range of activities.

 
 
Mountain Biker in woodlands Flickr CC, Grant Doig
Lyme disease - what you need to know - 27 Jul 2016 - Article
Lyme Disease, you may have heard of it, but what do you know of it? Is it relevant to cyclists? “Yes, most definitely.” as Cycling UK is told by Lyme Disease Action (LDA), the national charity set up to provide accurate information about ticks and Lyme disease.

 
 
Josie Dew with two of her children
The summer holidays are here so Josie Dew is off on another cycling adventure with her three young children. In this guide to cycling holidays with kids Cycling UK's Vice President shares her advice, tips and the cycling equipment she chooses when she cycles with her children.

 
 
Big Bike Revival Summer of Cycling TV advert
This week Cycling UK has launched its first ever TV ad campaign, promoting the Big Bike Revival to millions of viewers on the box and online.

 
 
Get Gorge-ous Cycle Challenge, Cheddar Gorge
They came, they climbed, they conquered – and the elated look on their faces said it all. Nearly 50 Cycling UK members were left with a gorgeous feeling after pedalling up Cheddar Gorge on their way to completing the toughest bike ride of their lives on Saturday (2 July).

 
 
Cheddar Gorge  (Picture: http://www.cheddargorge.co.uk/)
Nearly 80 Cycling UK members from the Bristol area will be putting months of tough training to the test when they pedal up Cheddar Gorge on the 50-mile Get Gorge-ous Cycle Challenge tomorrow (Saturday 2 July).

 
 
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.

 
 
The Clines family get ready to board a train
All aboard: a family cycling holiday by train - 28 Jun 2016 - Cycle Magazine
Family cyclists face hurdles when travelling by train, but with preparation and patience it’s feasible to take young children, bikes, trailers, seats and luggage with you. Cycling UK members Jeremy and Louise Clines explain how their family travels with their bikes by train.

 
 
Cyclists in Rye
Review: Men's bib shorts - 20 Jun 2016 - Article
Cycling UK has been busy testing men's bib shorts throughout the spring months. We've explicitly sought out shorts largely in the mid-price range, looking for a combination of quality with hopefully affordable prices, and below are our three favourites.

 
 
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