Off-road and Mountain Biking

Women are disproportionately under represented in cycling, and even more so in mountain biking and off-road riding. But, they have much more to gain from participating in riding in terms of the health, social and well-being benefits cycling can bring. Julie Rand explains why improving access to the countryside is particularly important to women.

 
 
York’s Dominic Littler has won an iPad Mini after taking part in the first national survey of off-road cycling activity in England and Wales.

 
 
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.

 
 
South Bucks CTC has been organising this event for the last 40 years. A small rally, it is one of the last of the season but, as the name suggests, makes the most of the glorious autumn colours of the changing beechwoods in the Chiltern Hills.

 
 
From Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September the cycling industry has descended upon the NEC in Birmingham to bring you the latest and best of cycling kit. Cycling UK's Sam Jones has trawled through hundreds of exhibitors to bring you his favourite finds...

 
 
What’s in your bag? Here are Cycling UK’s top 11 things you don't want to leave at home without.

 
 
“Copy Scotland” to benefit rural economy - 7 Sep 2016 - Press Release
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.

 
 
Cycling UK and OpenMTB are today (Wednesday, 24 August) launching the first national survey of off-road cycling activity in England and Wales.

 
 
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.

 
 
Mountain biking has been around in some form since the earliest days of cycling. 'Mountain Biking - the untold British story' tells the story of the emergence and rising popularity of mountain biking in the UK, starting with the Rough Stuff Fellowship's early touring bike adventures and finishing with Martyn Ashton's descent of the World Cup course. Cycling UK's Julie Rand went to the premiere.

 
 
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