Tag Archives: Cycling UK

Police officers tackle dangerous overtaking on Operation Close Pass Day

Police officers from 39 of the 43 forces in England and Wales and Police Service Northern Ireland were out cycling yesterday, 14th April, on busy roads as part of a national day of action to identify people who drive too closely to cyclists and increase awareness around safe overtaking. Part …

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Cycling UK develops Cycle Friendly Places accreditation scheme

Cycling UK has developed the Cycle Friendly Places accreditation scheme to enable hospitality and accommodation providers in Kent, Norfolk and Cornwall to access resources and knowledge to make their businesses attractive to those looking to combine cycling and holidays. Cycling UK’s experience project manager Jonathan Sparks said: “With self-contained holiday …

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Cycling UK welcomes updated version of Countryside Code

Cycling UK has welcomed the launch of an updated version of the Countryside Code. The charity said it is ‘especially pleased’ to see the updated code incorporate advice to be friendly and courteous to other people in the countryside, following the successful “Be Nice, Say Hi” campaign begun by Ride …

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Cycle route linking all English cathedrals to be launched in Bike Week

A new cycle route linking every English cathedral is set to be launched in Bike Week, thanks to a partnership between the Association of English Cathedrals, the British Pilgrimage Trust, Cycling UK and Sustrans. It will link all 42 Church of England cathedrals in a new initiative to promote greener …

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Open letter calls on Police Scotland to introduce camera footage submission system

A coalition of 33 organisations representing Scotland’s road users has called on Police Scotland to introduce a nationwide camera footage submission system to make Scotland’s roads safer. The organisations – including the AA, the RAC, Cycling UK, road safety charity Brake, British Motorcyclists Federation, British Horse Society Scotland and Living …

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Cycling UK accuses Government of ‘hiding evidence from Parliament’ by suppressing cycle funding report

Cycling UK has accused the Government of ‘hiding evidence from Parliament’ by suppressing a report showing current levels of investment for cycling and walking fall ‘far short’ of what is needed to get England moving again. The charity has called for the publication of the report which it believes will …

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Nominations open for 2021’s 100 Women in Cycling

Cycling UK is calling on the cycling community to share their nominations for 2021’s 100 Women in Cycling. Launched on International Women’s Day, the search for this year’s 100 Women in Cycling seeks to celebrate inspirational women from across the UK’s cycling scene and forms part of Cycling UK’s Women’s …

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Budget ‘airbrushing out any role for cycling’ in plans for post-pandemic recovery, says Cycling UK

Cycling UK has said the Chancellor Rishi Sunak is “airbrushing out any role for cycling in plans for a post-pandemic recovery” in its assessment of his claims that the Government is one “to invest in new infrastructure”. The charity said the lack of cycling and walking in his address to …

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More than half of councils have seen road maintenance budget fall in five years

More than half of local authorities in Britain have seen their budget for road maintenance fall in real terms over the past five years, according to research published today by Cycling UK. Out of 82 local authorities that responded to Cycling UK’s Freedom of Information requests, just six stated that …

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Cycling UK to take legal action against council’s decision to remove cycle lane

Cycling UK has confirmed it will be taking legal action against West Sussex County Council’s decision to remove a cycle lane introduced during lockdown. The UK charity said the removal of the cycle lane along Upper Shoreham Road in Shoreham-by-Sea is “irrational and unlawful”, and yesterday, 24th February, it submitted …

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