Tag Archives: Cycling UK

Cycle lane removal ‘will hit young people hardest’, Cycling UK warns

The removal of cycle lanes across the UK in the wake of small but vocal pockets of protest will hit young people the hardest, Cycling UK has warned. People under the age of 25 could now also be unfairly penalised if councils do not provide safe and secure cycle routes, …

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Atherton appointment sees Cycling UK led by women for first time in charity’s history

Janet Atherton has taken up the role of chair of trustees at Cycling UK, after being on the board for over four years. With the recent appointment of Sarah Mitchell as chief executive in 2020, this marks the first time in Cycling UK’s history that women hold the top two …

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Great Ormond Street Hospital awarded gold by Cycling UK’s Cycle Friendly Employer Accreditation Scheme

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust has become the first hospital in the UK to be awarded gold by Cycling UK’s Cycle Friendly Employer Accreditation Scheme. The accreditation ranks the efforts of employers to make their business more cycle-friendly. The gold award for GOSH recognises the hospital’s …

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Brompton’s Wheels for Heroes campaign donates 59 bikes to Community Cycle Clubs

Cycling UK has received a donation of 59 folding bikes from the Brompton Wheels for Heroes campaign. The cycles will be used at 12 Community Cycle Clubs (CCCs) in locations including Manchester, Liverpool, London, Bradford, Essex and Norfolk. Cycling UK supports more than 150 CCCs across the country. “This donation …

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Cycling Marketing Board set up to entice new consumers to ride and diversify cycling’s image

Cycling brands, retailers and organisations are collaborating to create the new Cycling Marketing Board, set up with a vision to continue to entice new consumers to cycling, and diversify cycling’s image with Governments and in the media. The Cycling Marketing Board follows the industry-backed #BikeIsBest campaign in 2020, which won …

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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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