Tag Archives: Cycling UK

Councils urged to make space for cyclists during lockdown

Councils in England, Scotland and Wales are being urged to follow the examples of Brighton, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow and install measures to make cycling and walking safer. Cycling UK has written to council leaders in Great Britain providing a guide on how councils can put in place measures during …

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Temporary cycling and walking infrastructure “needed urgently”, MP told

An open letter calling on temporary infrastructure for cycling and walking has been sent to Chris Heaton-Harris MP, the minister of state responsible for cycling and walking. It is a co-signed letter led by Brompton and supported by Barts Health NHS Trust. It is also supported by senior executives from Cycling …

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Cycling UK launches fundraising campaign to keep key health and social care workers cycling

Cycling UK is launching a fundraising appeal to keep health and social care key workers cycling through the COVID-19 crisis. More than 1,000 NHS frontline workers have already signed up for free Cycling UK membership when it was launched at the beginning of April, providing them with third-party insurance cover …

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Government’s pledge to reduce car traffic is encouraging but “words are not enough”

Cycling UK is calling on cycling groups, the media and campaigners to get involved in shaping the Government’s transport decarbonisation policy, which was outlined recently. In a document published by the Department for Transport on 27th March: Decarbonising Transport: Setting the Challenge, the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, pledged to “set …

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NHS staff offered free Cycling UK membership

NHS workers are being offered free Cycling UK membership, including third-party insurance and legal advice. Membership is accessed via the charity’s website and will last for the next three months. “[Last Thursday], along with the rest of the nation, I cheered and clapped for our NHS heroes from my doorstep,” said …

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2020 Women’s Cycling Awards winners announced

The London Bike Show and Cycling UK have announced the winners of the inaugural Women’s Cycling Awards. Originally scheduled to take place on the opening day of the postponed London Bike Show, the awards were announced via the event’s social media channels. Consisting of a total of 12 categories, 11 …

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Cycling UK calls on Government to “rapidly” introduce temporary cycle facilities

Cycling UK is calling on the Government actively to promote cycling and walking as a means of transport over buses, trains and tubes for essential short journeys for people who are symptom-free of COVID-19. The charity is also calling for the UK to follow steps taken in cities such as …

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Women’s Cycling Awards winners to be announced online

The Women’s Cycling Awards will now be presented online at 16:00 GMT on 27th March. The winners of all 12 awards will now be announced via the London Bike Show’s social media channels at the time they were originally planned for before the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 …

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Cycling UK updates advice for families continuing to ride during COVID-19 outbreak

Cycling UK has updated its advice to families continuing to ride during the COVID-19 outbreak, following the Government’s advice on the closure of schools. Last week, Cycling UK advised all cycling groups and clubs to cancel planned events and rides to avoid unnecessary travel and social contact, including visits to …

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Nine out of ten councils ‘failing to fix potholes on time’

Only one in ten local authorities are meeting their own target times to fix potholes and road defects, research published today by Cycling UK has revealed. The charity, which runs pothole reporting app, Fill That Hole, has said riders are at risk across the UK from hundreds of thousands of …

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