Tag Archives: Cycling UK

Cycling UK asks women to share ‘bicycle face’ photos

Cycling UK is turning a Victorian health scare on its head by calling on female cyclists to post pictures of their ‘bicycle face’ to encourage more women to take up cycling. During the Victorian era, ‘bicycle face’ and other scare tactics were deployed to prevent women from cycling. At the …

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Cycling UK looking for instructors for Cycle for Health scheme in West Yorkshire

Cycling UK is looking for instructors and ride leaders who can help deliver training and lead rides for adults as part of the West Yorkshire Cycle for Health scheme. Cycle for Health is a programme of training and led rides, funded by West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme and delivered …

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Big Bike Revival launches to give England’s cyclists “free MOT and service”

Cycling UK has today launched its Big Bike Revival in England, which aims to fix would-be cyclists’ bikes and get the country cycling. The Big Bike Revival will support new and returning cyclists in communities across England as it runs events across more than 300 centres, where people can turn …

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Evans celebrates 100 years by recreating model share from ‘golden age of cycling’

Evans Cycles recreated cycling’s ‘highest ever’ modal share on Sunday 30th May, with cyclists making up 41% of all road users near Blackfriars Bridge, London. Wishing to emulate the ‘golden age of cycling’ during its 100-year history where in 1949 cyclists made up 37% of all road users, the retailer …

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MPs and Peers backing Bike Week 2021

Members of Parliament and Peers, including the Prime Minister, have thrown their support behind Cycling UK’s Bike Week 2021 by sharing pictures and videos of their favourite bikes, rides, and cycling memories. Collated by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW), a celebratory video can be found here. …

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Cycling UK launches Shift project to help Scots choose cycling for short journeys

Cycling UK is launching a new project, Shift, to get more people in Scotland cycling. The charity will provide funding and expert support to organisations so that they can deliver cycling activities that will help people jump on a bike instead of into their car. Scotland has seen a surge …

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Cycle Orbital network launches to keep Londoners riding during Bike Week

London’s newest cycle network Cycle Orbital has been launched to coincide with Bike Week, bringing recreational countryside cycling to Londoners and the South East with assistance from the rail network. Cycle Orbital is an integrated network of cycleways: 12 spokes start from rail stations marking the limit of TfL’s Oyster …

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Cycling UK’s Bike Week kicks off this Sunday

Cycling UK is preparing for the launch of Bike Week, the annual celebration of all things bike-related. The event, which has been running since 1923, will run from 30th May to 5th June and focuses on how cycling boosts our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The past year has seen …

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Cycling UK calls on public to get pedalling in ‘World’s Biggest Bike Ride’

Cycling UK is calling on the British public to celebrate the joy of cycling in the World’s Biggest Bike Ride on 30th May. Supported by Evans Cycles, the event launches Bike Week, the annual celebration of cycling. In its first year in 2020, the World’s Biggest Bike Ride saw thousands of …

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Cycling UK, OS Maps launch bikepacking challenge

Cycling UK and OS Maps are teaming up to help more people discover and enjoy the outdoors which exists ‘right on their doorstep’, launching a year-long outdoor challenge. With the #12nightsoutin1year challenge, entrants are encouraged to head out on their bike and experience a night beneath the stars, in a …

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