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Cycling UK’s new CEO starts, vows to “keep Britain cycling”

Cycling UK’s new chief executive Sarah Mitchell, who started work at the charity yesterday, 19th October, has vowed to “keep Britain cycling”, maintaining the increased levels of everyday cycling witnessed during the pandemic. Since lockdown began, record numbers of people have turned to cycling throughout the UK. This has been …

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Cycling UK receives £1 million funding boost from DfT to extend Big Bike Revival

Cycling UK has been awarded an extra £1 million of funding from the Department of Transport to extend the Big Bike Revival into schools in England for the first time. The funding will enable pop-up bike mechanic stations to set up in schools to help fix bikes for around 10,000 …

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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 sees record number of bike shops and customers across UK

This year’s Local Bike Shop Day was the “most successful date yet”, with a record number of bike shops and customers celebrating across the UK, organisers have said. The number of bike shops registered on the Local Bike Shop Day website rose by 77%. During the day, the hashtag #supportyourlocalbikeshop had …

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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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