Tag Archives: Cycling UK

BikeBiz January edition is now available

The digital edition of BikeBiz January is now available online. Our first edition of 2021 hears from the winners of last month’s BikeBiz Awards, talks ambition, advocacy and evolving communities with new Cycling UK CEO Sarah Mitchell, and reflects on gender equality in cycling. This month’s sector guides are energy …

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Cycling UK urges councils to ‘be brave’ over cycle lanes

Cycling UK has published a report for councils urging them to ‘be brave in the face of a vocal minority of opposition’ to new cycle lanes. The Active Travel Funding report has taken evidence from four national opinion polls carried out in 2020 which show widespread support for more cycle …

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Cycling UK announces winners of 2020 Cyclist Café of the Year Awards

Cycling UK has announced the winners of the 2020 Cyclist Café of the Year Awards. A shortlist was drawn up from more than 2,000 nominations by cyclists across the UK, and one winner from each of the four nations, along with a Lifetime Achievement Award, was selected by a panel …

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Cycling UK to seek legal advice on ‘unreasonable’ removal of bike lanes

Cycling UK is seeking ‘urgent’ legal advice, through its Cyclists’ Defence Fund, about whether councils’ decisions to remove schemes designed to promote walking and cycling are ‘unreasonable’. This action follows in the wake of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s removal of a cycle lane on High Street Kensington …

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Congestion increase could cost UK economy £15 billion per year, Cycling UK warns

Cycling UK has warned that an increase in private car use could lead to ‘crippling’ congestion and cost the economy over £15 billion per year, unless more is done to make it easier for people to walk and cycle shorter distances. The charity has raised its concerns as England emerges …

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Sport Aberdeen provides free bike maintenance with Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme funding

Sport Aberdeen has provided free maintenance to bikes belonging to a local children’s care home, free of charge, thanks to funding secured through the Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme. A total of five bikes from Barnardo’s Linksfield Residential Service, a childcare service in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, were taken to …

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What does the Spending Review mean for cycling?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled 2020’s Spending Review, with £257 million announced for cycling and walking in 2021/22 in order to encourage more active travel. However, according to Cycling UK, the Government is ‘failing’ to meet its own commitments and objectives for funding cycling and walking in England, with the …

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Public overestimates opposition to new bike lanes by 50%, research shows

The public sees the benefits of more bike lanes in the UK but overestimates opposition by more than 50%, research commissioned by Cycling UK has shown. The charity said it is concerned this ‘incorrect perception’ of public opinion is preventing councils from having the confidence to roll out new cycle …

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Government releases £175 million for cycling and walking infrastructure across England

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today given councils across England £175 million to create safe space for cycling and walking, as surveys and independent polls show strong public support for high-quality schemes. The money, part of the £2 billion announced for cycling and walking in May, will fund measures including …

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