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Northern Ireland draft Bicycle Strategy: fine words, but targets and funding still needed
The Strategy aims to make cycling "accessible, attractive, safe and desirable"
The aims of the draft Northern Ireland Bicycle Strategy are generally admirable. However it will need to be followed by a Delivery Plan which sets challenging but achievable targets, and provides...
Cycle to Work Day
Female cycle commuter cycling away from the camera
CTC is proud to support Cycle to Work Day, a national event championed by multi-gold medal winning Paralympic cyclist, Dame Sarah Storey. It aims to encourage everyone to cycle to work for at least...
Campaigners propose new law for funding cycling and walking
The new law would require Government to prepare plans for cycling expenditure
Six campaigning groups, including CTC, have come together to back amendments to the Infrastructure Bill which would force the Government to plan for greater investment in cycling and walking.

Blogs archive

ElizabethBarner
Closed roads bring cyclists together
Bringing a section of Northshore to Ride Leicester’s Sky Ride was a fun way to link up two aspects of the CTC at a great city festival. Five miles of closed roads and the chance to ride through the football stadium attracted families from across the region.
jayne.rodgers
CTC helps out at Watchtree Wheelers
The CTC inclusive cycling officer for the North West has been busy helping out at Watchtree Wheeler's opening event for their new tarmac circuit; Ryan, the manager of the Watchtree Wheelers, arranged for the track to be opened by para-Olympian cyclist Karen Darke.
Chris Peck
Why our roads are in such a bad state
Just 0.9% of the minor road network is resurfaced or strengthened each year, and a further 3.1% is surface dressing, down from double that figure 20 years ago. The failure to maintain the roads has led to the growth in potholes reported by local authorities over recent years.

Case studies archive

The transforming power of cycling
Cyclist at sunset
Children of all ages and abilities are offered the chance to ride all-ability cycles through Alice Holt Forest in Hampshire. CTC's Kay Lakin went along for a session to see the huge smiles on their faces.
Petitioning for a green route to Heysham
Proposed Heysham - Lancaster route
Lancashire cycle campaign group Dynamo has been successfully drumming up public support for a proposed green cycle route to connect Lancaster to Heysham.
Removing barriers to cycling in Chelmsford, Essex
Two bollards to Chelmsford where once were ugly barriers
Something interesting has been happening quietly in the town in the last few months. Bit by bit, a long-established part of the transport network has been dismantled.

Publications archive

40 years of New Forest Week; The beach ball; Common good; Take to the hills; Articulate your thoughts on lorry design; Brompton World Championships; Taking a snap; Win a copy of Life Cycles; NEC...
Happy Birthday to us; RideLondon; Memories of war; Women on wheels; Win a Space for Cycling T-shirt; Shed loads of trouble; French collections; Children's survey; Reggie rides again; Cycle Show...
Pumping up for Prudential RideLondon
CTC's monthly round-up of cycle campaign news - all in one place ...

Articles archive

1 September 2014 - 3:13pm
How to encourage cycling at schools with anti-cycling policies
Children cycling to school
Is your child's school trying to ban or discourage cycling? Here's a guide designed to help tackle the sort of barriers that keep cropping up. It's mainly for parents, but we hope it'll also be useful for teachers, heads, governors, councils, after-school programmes and, of course, children.
17 June 2014 - 3:25pm
Presentations from CTC Campaign Training - Birmingham
David Cox at the Campaigns Training Day in Birmingham
Thanks to everyone who made the Campaigns Training Day on Saturday 14 June 2014 at the Priory Rooms in Birmingham.
28 May 2014 - 11:48am
How to prepare for your first charity cycle ride
Guildford Challenge Ride
If you have signed up for a charity bike ride and are worried about what lies ahead, here's a handy guide to help you achieve your goal.

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