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Encouraging cycling

Getting more people on two wheels takes soft measures as well as hard infrastructure. Our professional support team can advise on a range of measures to encourage cycling. Find out more

Press and News

Every month Cycling England showcases a different cycling scheme, and an interesting personality – click here for more details and our latest news. Find out more


Cycling England’s flagship cycle training scheme Bikeability is now available in half the local authorities in England. Bikeability gives young people the skills and confidence to cycle safely. Find out more

Cycling City, Cycling Towns

England's first Cycling City and eleven new Cycling Towns are set to receive the largest investment in cycling the country has ever seen.

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Cycling England's flagship award scheme, teaching children to cycle safely and responsibly.

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Latest News

Personality of the Month - Lord Andrew Adonis, Secretary of State for Transport


What is your job or other main activity that involves cycling?
Secretary of State for Transport – but I also cycle for leisure.

How long have you done that?

Secretary of State for five months; leisure cycling since I was a child.

Where do you live?


Scheme of the Month - Beauty and the Bike, Darlington

Beauty and the Bike

Young cyclists in the North-East are taking to the big screen as part of an innovative scheme to get more girls riding bikes.

A media group in Darlington decided to tackle the issue of why the UK has the lowest number of young women cycling anywhere in Europe, and the result is the 40-minute documentary film, Beauty and the Bike.

The film, being premiered this month,


Analysis and synthesis of evidence on the effects of investment in six Cycling Demonstration Towns

This paper provides a summary of evidence on changes in cycling and physical activity in six towns following the first phase of the Cycling England / Department for Transport Cycling Demonstration Town investment programme between October 2005 and March 2009.

It draws on two separately published volumes of evidence: Cycling Demonstration Towns: Monitoring project report 2006 to 2009 and Cycling Demonstration Towns: Surveys of cycling and physical activity 2006 to 2009.


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