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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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Cycling UK launches campaign to support proposed Highway Code changes

Cycling UK is calling on Britain’s cyclists to support ten key changes to the code to make cycling safer, following the Government’s new consultation on the Highway Code launched earlier this week. The ten changes include clearer guidance on overtaking cyclists (Rule 163), advice on the use of the Dutch …

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PJA to hold webinar on £2 billion cycling and walking ‘revolution’

PJA is to hold a webinar tomorrow, 31st July, on the £2 billion cycling and walking ‘revolution’ announced earlier this week. PJA’s chairman Phil Jones and Adrian Lord were key advisors on the plans launched this week by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The active travel experts advised the Department of …

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Pop-up bike mechanics to assist Government voucher scheme with cycle ‘triage’

Cycling UK has said it’s on ‘stand-by’ to assist in fixing England’s bikes, following the Prime Minister’s announcement to ‘overhaul’ cycling and walking. The charity estimates there are 16.5 million bikes sitting in the hallways and sheds of England, unused and neglected. James Scott, Cycling UK’s director of behaviour change …

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COVID-19: A life-changing moment

Rebecca Morley explores how COVID-19 will impact the way we travel in the UK In just a matter of months, COVID-19 has changed a decade’s worth of habits, even our most entrenched ones. More and more people are turning to cycling for their commutes and exercise, prompting local authorities to …

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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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