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  • What’s legal - and what’s not - on your bike?

    Riding two abreast, in the middle of the lane, with or without lights, reflectors and hi-viz - what does the law say, what does the Highway Code advise, and what are just urban myths? Cycling UK's Senior Road Safety and
  • How to encourage your family and friends to start cycling

    You love your family and friends but you also love cycling. Is there any way you can get them to share your passion so you can cycle together? Cycling UK's Julie Rand explains the ways you can encourage your nearest
  • Super-fit seniors ride End to End to help Sunflower bloom

    New Cycling UK members Mark Mathews and Clive Lindley-Jones have always practised what they preach as keen advocates of a natural, healthy lifestyle.
  • Drivers advised to keep a safe distance when overtaking cyclists on North Yorkshire roads

    North Yorkshire Police has today (Tuesday 16 May 2017) launched their close pass campaign, to educate drivers in regard to the amount of room they should allow when overtaking a cyclist.
  • Alaina chases the sun south on an amazing Arctic to Adriatic adventure

    Alaina Beacall sets off on a 4,000-mile bike ride from the Arctic to the Adriatic at the end of the month – not a bad challenge for someone who has only just discovered the delights of cycle touring!
  • The Giro, and changing people's lives with bicycles

    As the battle for the pink jumper heats up in the Giro d'Italia, Cycling UK's Duncan Dollimore explains what one team is doing to change people's lives in Africa and how, through a summer of cycling and the Big Bike
  • Why I learnt basic bike and trail side maintenance

    Problems with a puncture? Snapped chain? Sticky brakes? Or gears out of sync? Common cycling issues, with easy solutions if you have a little know-how. Cycling UK's campaigner Sam Jones went to learn first hand how to cope with the
  • Our Lawless Roads

    'Our Lawless Roads' is the detailed report the national road victims' charity RoadPeace published yesterday which calls for a reversal in the cuts to traffic police numbers. With falling prosecutions, increased numbers of drivers failing to stop after collisions, and
  • A guide to clipless pedals and cleats

    If you’re using standard pedals, or traditional toeclips, then switching to clipless pedals could make it a lot less effort. Cycling journalists Rob Ainsley and Simon Howarth explain why you might want to choose clip-in pedals and cleats.
  • What will each Metro Mayor do for cycling?

    In the lead up to the England's first Metro Mayor elections, Cycling UK teamed up with local groups to ask each set of candidates to support a set of local-specific pledges. As the results stream in, Cycling UK's Space for