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This article focuses on information specific to the United Kingdom. Please see our Cycling, sustainable community action page for a topic overview.


Cities fit for cycling campaign, The Times


Apps for sustainability[edit]

CycleStreets, currently (January 2011) in beta, UK-wide cycle journey planner system, which lets you plan routes from A to B by bike. Designed by cyclists, for cyclists, and caters for the needs of both confident and less confident cyclists. W


CycleStreets, not-for-profit United Kingdom organisation that provides a free-to-use national cycle journey planner for the United Kingdom. The planner uses OpenStreetMap data for routing, Shuttle Radar Topography Mission for height data and official post code data. It was launched in March 2009 and by January 2010 had planned 100,000 journeys. As of August 2015 the site has planned over 45 million itineraries. It was 'Highly Commended' at the 2009 ACT Travelwise awards. It provides worldwide routing using OpenStreetMap data. W


News and comment[edit]


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Mar 12 First ‘Cycleway’ to be built in Cardiff [1]

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Jan 13 Boardman shows path to break cycle of Manchester’s car commuter hell, Tanya Aldred [2]


Cycling keeps your immune system young, study finds, Mar 8 [3]


London news: Here are the six new London cycle routes the mayor has just green lit, Jan 30 [4]


Yorkshire and the Humber: New push to make England's longest cycle tunnel a reality, Jan 1 [5]



London news: Bike lanes don't clog up our roads, they keep London moving, Dec 1 [6]

Bike Life 2017: Protected bike lanes will transform our cities, Nov 16 [7]

Three in four want more spending on cycle lanes in UK cities – survey, Nov 14 [8]

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Waltham Forest: How cargo bikes can help unclog London's congested roads, Nov 10 [9]


Cambridgeshire: The city where children go to school in a plywood box, Oct 14 [10]


London news: oBike, Mobike, Ofo, Urbo: why are so many new cycle hire services launching in London? Sep 5 [11]

How 80 forgotten 1930s cycleways could transform UK cycling, May 9 [12]

The government just announced a gamechanger for cycling in England, Sam Jones, Apr 26 [13]

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Switching short journeys to bike can save Scots up to £2,000 per year, Apr 26 [14]

Cyclists across Scotland turn out to demand better deal, Apr 22 [15]

Cycling to work: major new study suggests health benefits are staggering, Apr 20 [16]

How much could commuter cycling increase in your part of England? Apr 13 [17]


The incredible value of cycling and walking goes beyond economic benefits, Dec 15 [18]

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Lessons from Leicester - how one city is making space for cycling, Nov [19]

Cycle lanes don’t cause traffic jams: they’re part of the solution, Oct 6 [20]


MPs want more spent on cycling, November 19 [21]

Cyclehoop design and install the first on-street Parklet in the UK, August 21 [22]

Cycling routes save Britain's economy £1m a day, Jun 30 [23]


Eliminate urban road congestion for good in the UK for £20bn - An open letter to the Department of Transport, Aug 8 [24]

Copenhagen style celebration of bike life comes to UK, February 20 [25]


Cycling the Coast to Coast: a microadventure, March 5 [26]

Cycling in Britain: government to get serious with all-party inquiry, january 20 [27]

See also[edit]

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Cycling demonstration towns, Cycling in the United Kingdom (category)

External links[edit]

  • Cycling Embassy of Great Britain, Making riding a bike as easy as riding a bike.
  • Cyclists' Touring Club, charitable membership organization supporting cyclists and promoting bicycle use; it is the largest such organisation in the UK. It works at a national and local level to lobby for cyclists' needs and wants, provides services to members, and organises local groups for local activism and those interested in recreational cycling. W
  • Life Cycle UK, charity based in Bristol but runs projects and services in other towns and cities across England

  • Sustrans, charity to promote sustainable transport. The charity is working on projects to encourage people to walk, cycle, and use public transport, to give people the choice of "travelling in ways that benefit their health and the environment". Sustrans' flagship project is the National Cycle Network, which has created over 14,000 miles of signed cycle routes throughout the UK, although about 70% of the network is on previously existing, mostly minor roads where motor traffic will be encountered.
As well as the National Cycle Network, Sustrans is working on Safe Routes to Schools, Safe Routes to Stations, Home Zones (liveable neighbourhoods), and Pont y Werin in Cardiff. Sustrans administers over 1500 volunteer Rangers who monitor over 60% of the National Cycle Network and contribute to the maintenance and promotion of the routes. Sustrans also works to promote cycling both for recreational and utility purposes, for example, by working with local authorities to organise cycling events, and by holding information and merchandise stalls at fairs and festivals. W


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  26. Alastair Humphreys
  27. The Guardian