Tag Archives: Cycling UK

Government urged “not to lose momentum” in delivering on active travel

Cycling UK has written to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to urge the Government “not to lose momentum” in delivering on its promises to support active travel. With less than a week until Parliament rises for its summer recess on 22nd July, Roger Geffen, Cycling UK’s policy director, said he was …

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Laura Kenny CBE and Nicole Cooke MBE lead Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling

TV presenter and personality Gail Porter, four-time Olympic gold medal winner Laura Kenny CBE and Olympic gold medallist Nicole Cooke MBE are among 100 women named in Cycling UK’s Women in Cycling awards. The women have all been recognised in celebration of the work they have done to inspire other …

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Cycling UK launches Women’s Festival of Cycling

Cycling UK has launched its annual Women’s Festival of Cycling aimed at encouraging more women to cycle. Although the number of women cycling has increased during lockdown, men are still cycling nearly twice as much as women, and fears that cycling can be dangerous are often cited as a factor …

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HYPE Merseyside loans 186 bikes to NHS workers

HYPE Merseyside has loaned 186 bikes to NHS workers supporting the fight against COVID-19, following the launch of its #BikesForNHS campaign in April. The organisation, which focuses on getting people involved in cycling, has also seen 67 unwanted bikes donated by the public and is still appealing for more so …

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Local roads: what are the priorities?

Rebecca Morley listens in to a Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum policy conference where speakers met virtually to discuss the funding of local roads, maintenance and preparing for future challenges

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Cycling industry unites to launch new campaign

Leading voices from the cycle industry have joined forces to show that #BikeIsBest in a new multi-format campaign. In the UK, two thirds (68%) of all journeys are under five miles, a distance that can be easily cycled by most people. Believing that #BikeIsBest, many of the cycling industry’s biggest …

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New laws to help councils keep cyclists safe

Cyclists will have safer journeys thanks to new laws coming into force from 22nd June, cycling minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced today. Local authorities in England will have new powers to use CCTV to issue penalty charge notices to drivers who park or load illegally in mandatory cycle lanes, putting …

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Scotland continues to see ‘significant’ increase in cycling during lockdown

Parts of Scotland are continuing to see a significant increase in people cycling during lockdown. According to statistics released yesterday by Cycling Scotland, a counter in Denny recorded an increase of 318% in May, with Livingston seeing a 249% uplift, compared to May 2019.Cycling Scotland has a network of automatic …

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Insync backs Bike Week as UK sees cycling boom during pandemic

Insync Bikes is urging people to saddle up and get riding as it supports Cycling UK’s Bike Week. The UK-wide event, from 6th to 14th June, will celebrate the increasingly important role of cycling in the health of the nation with online events themed around the health and wellbeing benefits …

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