Tag Archives: Cycling UK

Cycling UK launches volunteer ‘Pumped Up Crews’ to support cyclists

Cycling UK has launched the first of its ‘Pumped Up Crews’ in Manchester, in response to the increase in new cyclists since lockdown. The crews are all volunteers who are either experienced cyclists or work in the cycling industry. They can help with everyday cycling challenges including road safety, maintenance, …

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#BikeIsBest pens letter to PM on safeguarding the “golden age of cycling”

The #BikeIsBest campaign has written a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on safeguarding the “golden age of cycling”. It relates to the ‘worrying increase in bikelash’ and the need to better equip local authorities to deliver a cycling ‘revolution’. It also calls for a clear timetable on Active Travel …

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Cycling UK unveils new 350km off-road bike route in southern England

Cycling UK has launched a new off-road adventure route, King Alfred’s Way, running for 350 kilometres. The charity has spent three years working on the route, which connects four of England’s National Trails: North Downs Way, South Downs Way, Ridgeway and Thames Path. The route was developed by upgrading certain sections …

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Cycling UK rolls out scheme to help cyclists get their bikes repaired

Bike shops, cycle mechanics and community centres in more than 150 locations across the country will be part of Cycling UK’s free pop-up bike-fixing services, aiming to fix thousands of damaged or forgotten bikes. The charity has estimated that there are more than 16 million unused bikes in the UK. …

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Sport Aberdeen signs up to free bike maintenance scheme

A local charity has become the first in Aberdeen to sign up to the Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme. Adventure Aberdeen, part of charity Sport Aberdeen, recently launched its new in-house bike maintenance service and will now be offering limited free places, alongside its full offering, to those who may not …

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Cycling UK appoints Sarah Mitchell as chief executive

Cycling UK has appointed Sarah Mitchell as its new chief executive. She is due to take over from interim chief executive, Pete Fitzboydon, in October. Fitzboydon was appointed in April after the departure of Paul Tuohy, who’d been at the helm with Cycling UK for five years. “I am thrilled …

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Cycle Repair Scheme launched to keep Scotland pedalling

The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme has now opened to the public. It is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered through Cycling UK and participating retailers to provide free bike repair and maintenance work up to a value of £50. This will encourage old bikes out of storage and back …

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Cycling UK launches campaign to support proposed Highway Code changes

Cycling UK is calling on Britain’s cyclists to support ten key changes to the code to make cycling safer, following the Government’s new consultation on the Highway Code launched earlier this week. The ten changes include clearer guidance on overtaking cyclists (Rule 163), advice on the use of the Dutch …

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PJA to hold webinar on £2 billion cycling and walking ‘revolution’

PJA is to hold a webinar tomorrow, 31st July, on the £2 billion cycling and walking ‘revolution’ announced earlier this week. PJA’s chairman Phil Jones and Adrian Lord were key advisors on the plans launched this week by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The active travel experts advised the Department of …

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Pop-up bike mechanics to assist Government voucher scheme with cycle ‘triage’

Cycling UK has said it’s on ‘stand-by’ to assist in fixing England’s bikes, following the Prime Minister’s announcement to ‘overhaul’ cycling and walking. The charity estimates there are 16.5 million bikes sitting in the hallways and sheds of England, unused and neglected. James Scott, Cycling UK’s director of behaviour change …

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