Tag Archives: Cycling UK

Citrus-Lime calls for Government to be ‘more transparent’ about commitment to increase cycling

Citrus-Lime has joined calls for the Government to be more transparent about its commitment to increase the take up of cycling. CEO and founder Neil McQuillan has echoed comments made by Roger Geffen, Cycling UK’s policy director, who has accused the Government of burying its own research. In May last …

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Cycling UK launches insurance partnerships with Yellow Jersey and Pedal Cover

Cycling UK has launched two new insurance partnerships with Yellow Jersey and Pedal Cover. The charity is aiming to provide further benefits for current members and capture the increased demand in cycling post-pandemic to help drive membership growth. Currently, Cycling UK includes up to £10 million third party liability cover …

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How much are local authorities spending on cycling and walking?

Cycling UK has released data revealing a variation in active travel spending by local authorities across the nation, from £34 a year per head of population to just 20p, ahead of 143 councils in England holding elections tomorrow. The figures, obtained by the national cycling charity through Freedom of Information …

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Plans announced for new 150-mile off-road cycling route in Cornwall

Cycling UK is to create a new long distance off-road cycling route in Cornwall, which will be ready for the public to ride from September. Called the West Kernow Way, the 150-mile route will begin and ends in Penzance and is designed to be ridden over three to four days. …

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Poll shows support for ‘record’ cycling and walking spend in Scotland

47% of people in Scotland support allocating at least 10% of the Scottish transport budget to cycling and walking, while just 20% oppose it, a YouGov poll has found. This would represent record spending on cycling and walking and an increase on the 3.5% of the 2021 transport budget allocation, …

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Southern Railway donates bikes abandoned at its stations to Cycling UK

Fifteen young people in South London will learn cycle maintenance skills and earn a renovated bike of their own, thanks to a partnership between Cycling UK and Southern Railway. Southern Railway has donated the bikes, which they had found abandoned and left unclaimed at its stations, to the cycling charity. …

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63% of young people in Wales in favour of higher active travel spend

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of those aged 16-24 support allocating 10% of the Welsh transport budget to cycling and walking, while just 8% oppose it, a YouGov poll has found. In a poll carried out this month by YouGov on behalf of Cycling UK, 1,194 people were asked whether they would …

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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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