Cycling UK in Scotland

Several years ago Cycling UK member Linda Edge had the idea of cycling on her own to Italy from Scotland. When she first mentioned her dream to family and friends it was met with disbelief and laughter. Linda recalls "I was unfit, my knowledge of bike mechanics was negligible as were my map reading skills and I have a poor sense of direction." But after completing a 10-mile ride with her local Cycling UK group in Ayrshire, she found the confidence to go for it....

 
 
With over 50 organisations involved in the campaign, We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote is working with partners across Scotland to take the campaign pledges to every local election candidate before the 4 May

 
 
In 2016, the Big Bike Revival worked with 81 community groups and over 7,000 people across Scotland to encourage more everyday cycling. We've captured some of these events and activities with a compendium of case studies, bringing groups' and individuals' stories from across Scotland together in one handy document.

 
 
While most mothers enjoyed flowers, chocolate and breakfast in bed this Mothers’ Day, some cycling mums ditched the pampering to campaign instead for better walking and cycling provision for families across Scotland. On Sunday they took to the paths of Edinburgh to launch the local election campaign We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote.

 
 
Cycling UK ‘Too Close For Comfort’ Kickstarter campaign smashes its fundraising target in less than 48 hours.

 
 
Cycling UK launches ‘Too Close For Comfort’ Kickstarter campaign to make great work by West Midlands Police go nationwide.

 
 
#TooCloseForComfort - 8 Mar 2017 - Campaign
Ever feel overtaking cars are too close for comfort? Cycling UK is looking to raise £12,000 to put an end to close passes on UK roads!

 
 
The Government has been told that traffic law enforcement needs specialist traffic officers and visible roads policing, but the numbers keep falling alongside the decline in detection of traffic offences. Whilst political will and more resources are needed, does the West Midland's close pass scheme show how, whilst we're waiting, clever enforcement can mean getting more for less?

 
 
Cycle Ayrshire is one of many groups of Cycling UK which have been successful in encouraging more women to take up and enjoy cycling. The group's Secretary Pat Standen gives her tips for making sure women feel welcome on group rides, which can eventually lead to them to ride in mixed groups and tack longer distances.

 
 
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