News Archives - Cycling

Chris Boardman on road danger

Chris Boardman is an exceptional ambassador for active travel. Charged by Manchester to transform the city into one of the greenest in Europe, Boardman is helping to plan and build a huge connected network of cycleways, but it’s when when he presents the case for active travel to the unconverted that he impresses the most. On Question Time this week…

EAVan: A pedal powered van to transform deliveries

A new design of pedal-powered van aims to radically transform the way deliveries are made in towns and cities. Driven in large part by the British enthusiasm for online shopping, the number of vans on our roads has increased by 59% since 2000 – double the growth rate for cars. No other country in Europe has our appetite for buying goods…

Win a winter jacket for your bicycle

Autumn is nature’s signal to cyclists that it’s time to dig out base layers, hats, gloves and extra lights. But what about protecting your bicycle from the ravages of winter? Keeping a bicycle under cover protects it from wet weather and prying eyes, but with urban areas short on garages and sheds, for many it’s easier said than done. When…

Road danger film premiere

We’ve done it. Thanks to the generosity of over 200 supporters who helped raise £10,000, we’ve made a documentary about road danger. Stop Killing our Children examines how road danger damages us all, whatever our age and however we travel, and questions our collective blindness to both its cause and remedy. The 40-minute, crowdfunded film is narrated by the BBC’s…

Lycra shorts for cyclists who don’t like Lycra

Endura describe their Humvee cycling shorts as mountain bike gear, but we think their appeal is broader. The shorts feature an adjustable belted waist and Velcro leg adjustment that allows a custom fit, but best of all, they boast a detachable, padded six-panel Lycra liner. On top of that, the Hummvee features two large map pockets, two front zipped pockets, a side…