Tag Archives: Cycling UK

Raleigh awarded Gold Cycle Friendly Employer accreditation by Cycling UK

Raleigh has recently awarded the Cycle Friendly Employer scheme certification achieving a Gold award. The Cycle Friendly Employer Scheme (CEF-UK) is an international standard for workplace cycling which allows companies to compare against others through a holistic evaluation of workplace cycling facilities, culture and incentives. As part of the evaluation …

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Former London Sport CEO appointed as Cycling UK’s interim chief executive

Former chief executive of London Sport Pete Fitzboydon has been appointed as Cycling UK’s interim chief executive. He takes on the role from Paul Tuohy who announced he is stepping down from the charity. Fitzboydon will be in post until the autumn while Cycling UK appoints to the permanent position. …

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Councils urged to make space for cyclists during lockdown

Councils in England, Scotland and Wales are being urged to follow the examples of Brighton, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow and install measures to make cycling and walking safer. Cycling UK has written to council leaders in Great Britain providing a guide on how councils can put in place measures during …

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Temporary cycling and walking infrastructure “needed urgently”, MP told

An open letter calling on temporary infrastructure for cycling and walking has been sent to Chris Heaton-Harris MP, the minister of state responsible for cycling and walking. It is a co-signed letter led by Brompton and supported by Barts Health NHS Trust. It is also supported by senior executives from Cycling …

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Cycling UK launches fundraising campaign to keep key health and social care workers cycling

Cycling UK is launching a fundraising appeal to keep health and social care key workers cycling through the COVID-19 crisis. More than 1,000 NHS frontline workers have already signed up for free Cycling UK membership when it was launched at the beginning of April, providing them with third-party insurance cover …

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Government’s pledge to reduce car traffic is encouraging but “words are not enough”

Cycling UK is calling on cycling groups, the media and campaigners to get involved in shaping the Government’s transport decarbonisation policy, which was outlined recently. In a document published by the Department for Transport on 27th March: Decarbonising Transport: Setting the Challenge, the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, pledged to “set …

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NHS staff offered free Cycling UK membership

NHS workers are being offered free Cycling UK membership, including third-party insurance and legal advice. Membership is accessed via the charity’s website and will last for the next three months. “[Last Thursday], along with the rest of the nation, I cheered and clapped for our NHS heroes from my doorstep,” said …

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2020 Women’s Cycling Awards winners announced

The London Bike Show and Cycling UK have announced the winners of the inaugural Women’s Cycling Awards. Originally scheduled to take place on the opening day of the postponed London Bike Show, the awards were announced via the event’s social media channels. Consisting of a total of 12 categories, 11 …

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Cycling UK calls on Government to “rapidly” introduce temporary cycle facilities

Cycling UK is calling on the Government actively to promote cycling and walking as a means of transport over buses, trains and tubes for essential short journeys for people who are symptom-free of COVID-19. The charity is also calling for the UK to follow steps taken in cities such as …

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Women’s Cycling Awards winners to be announced online

The Women’s Cycling Awards will now be presented online at 16:00 GMT on 27th March. The winners of all 12 awards will now be announced via the London Bike Show’s social media channels at the time they were originally planned for before the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 …

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