Campaigning News

British Cycling and Leigh Day call for end to “hazardous leniency” towards road offenders

British Cycling and legal partner Leigh Day have today called for changes to the justice system to clamp down on repeat road offenders, and bring an end to what they describe as “hazardous leniency” which allows some offenders to escape driving bans or being held accountable for their actions.

Published on: 11/09/2023

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Persistent underfunding leaves Government active travel targets “in tatters”

A National Audit Office (NAO) report released today (7th June) has revealed that statutory targets to get more people walking and cycling are “in tatters”, after years of stop-start funding.

Published on: 07/06/2023

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Response to the Government's Transport Update

The Walking and Cycling Alliance (Bicycle Association, Bikeability, British Cycling, Cycling UK, Living Streets, Ramblers and Sustrans) and Women in Transport have today responded to the Government's Transport Update, published on 9 March, 2023.

Published on: 10/03/2023

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Road Safety Week

The assessment of danger and risk go hand in hand with cycling on the road even on those blissful occasions when the roads are empty, and the heart rate never rises other than through effort.

Published on: 16/11/2022

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British Cycling joins partners to call for better access for everyone to the outdoors

We recently joined with a diverse range of partners to call on the Westminster Government to make equitable access to the outdoors a fundamental part of its environment policy. The document ‘The Outdoors for all’ was sent to the Prime Minister and the Secretaries of State for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport.

Published on: 20/10/2022

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Cycling Incident Statistics for October 2022

Over the last few weeks, there have been two releases of official Westminster Government statistics - the English National Travel Survey for 2021 and the British incident statistics for reported road casualties . These numbers are important for understanding where future campaigns, in support of anyone who cycles even occasionally on the road, should be focussed.

Published on: 05/10/2022

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British Cycling launches Crowdfunding campaign in support of Ukraine

British Cycling can announce today the launch of a Crowdfunding campaign to support the people of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Cycling Federation and the nation’s leading cyclists, in response to the ongoing invasion and humanitarian crisis.

Published on: 14/04/2022

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Highway Code: Close passing

This week, our Policy Manager Nick Chamberlin tackles the issue of close passing.

Published on: 10/02/2022

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