Cycling UK (CTC) News


  • Bike test: Bombtrack Beyond 1

    January 15, 2019 Mountain biker Julie Rand tests a drop-bar expedition bike on the Dorset Gravel Dash – and beyond…
  • Why a Clean Air Strategy needs active travel investment

    January 15, 2019 Air pollution is a health emergency, and cycling or walking short journeys helps cut air pollution and helps our own health, reducing the burden on the NHS. They can see the problem, and the answer, so why won't the Government
  • Take part in the first in depth survey of e-bikes in the UK

    January 11, 2019 Electric bike sales in the UK are increasing, so the University of the West of England is conducting a survey to find out more about the growing interest in e-bikes. They want to hear from people who ride e-bikes and
  • Why John Parkin is 'Designing for Cycle Traffic'

    January 11, 2019 ​Meet the ‘professor of cycle infrastructure’ John Parkin, of Bristol UWE’s traffic engineering department. His new book provides all the evidence for things campaigners know and feel but sometimes can’t prove – well, now we can. Rob Ainsley visits him
  • Why would you ride an e-bike?

    January 10, 2019 Electric bikes are gaining in popularity, but why do people choose an electric bike and how does an e-bike help them? Cycling UK's e-bikes expert Richard Peace meets cyclists who all have very different reasons for choosing to ride an
  • Neil completes all 402 points of British Cycle Quest

    January 09, 2019 Cycling UK member Neil Hemingway finally completed an adventure he started back in 2010, when he got hooked on the idea of getting on his bike and completing Cycling UK's British Cycle Quest. BCQ sends riders out to explore every
  • Why and how do roads need to be better maintained for cyclists?

    January 08, 2019 This article explains why Cycling UK believes road maintenance must be better resourced and refocused to ensure that all parts of the highway are accessible and safe, and that greater priority is given to active travel routes. 
  • NICE advice! Make cycling safer says public health body

    January 04, 2019 The UK’s health watchdog has said walking, cycling and public transport should be given priority over cars when roads are built or upgraded, a move applauded by Cycling UK.
  • Great Rides: Cycling in Snowdonia

    January 04, 2019 Skirting the base of the Snowdon Horseshoe, this road ride has an amazing array of views from the seaside to stunning dramatic peaks. Patrick Trainor calls his route one of the best climbs in North Wales if not the UK.
  • What did Cycling UK's campaigns achieve in 2018?

    January 03, 2019 As 2019 begins ramping up, Cycling UK’s Senior Campaigns and Communications officer, Sam Jones, looks back on a busy 2018 and everything the charity’s campaigning achieved over the past 12 months.