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Cycle Minister sends off Birmingham ride
Conservative and Labour politicans show support for cycling
Conservative Minister rearranges diary to participate in mass ride at Birmingham party conference.
CTC and GMCC ride at Labour Party Conference
Manchester cyclists of all ages take to the roads
Manchester saw 300 cyclists taking to the streets in a peaceful rally promoting the Space for Cycling campaign on Monday 22 September, as one part of CTC campaign activity at the party conference.
Space for Cycling signs up 500th Councillor
Cyclists taking to the streets
Cllr Jerry Evans of Birmingham City Council has signed up as the 500th councillor to the national Space for Cycling campaign.

Blogs archive

SamJones
Birmingham councillors backing cycling
As the Conservative Party Conference winds to a close Birmingham councillors came out in force to demonstrate their support for cycling.
Roger Geffen
The risk of serious cycle injuries is increasing: Space for Cycling needed
With the Government's long-overdue 'Cycling and Walking Delivery Plan' still awaited, new Government figures show that, however you measure it, the risk of serious cycle injuries is increasing. The Government must act urgently to reverse this trend.
JacquiShannon
10 must see things at the Cycle Show 2014
If you're heading to Birmhingham this weekend for the Cycle Show there's certainly a lot to see. Here are our suggestions of some of things you really should check out while you're there.

Case studies archive

Working at Wyre Wheels lifts Angela’s spirits
Girl hold an unbrrella on a bike
Angela’s mental health problems had left her feeling depressed and she shunned social situations. However, volunteering at Wyre Wheels has given Angela her life back; her confidence is up and she enjoys socialising again.
Alicia's story - teaching an adult to ride a bike
CTC cycling Case Study
Is it ever too late to learn to ride a bike? Definitely not, as Alicia recently found out when she asked CTC Cycle Instructor Julie Rand for help. Alicia has wanted to learn to cycle for nearly 30 years.
Lindsay's story
Lindsay with her dog
Lindsay's life was transformed by an accident that left her paralysed from the chest down. Now, with the help of an inclusive cycling centre, her fitness levels have improved so much she has become a personal trainer.

Publications archive

Teaching a child to ride; Party conference rides; Spotlight on lorry operators called for; Ted Baker; Bold Boris; Apple advert; California dreaming; The Cycle Show 2014
Tour of Britain in Chilterns; Roads Were Not Built for Cars; Commons cycling debate; Lindsay's story; Cycle for Guy; Birmingham race storm; CTC Member Group AGMs; What is a watt? Katie's...
Centre line study; Now count to £6,000; Repack riders; Gone Tomorrow - riding in Nepal; Post modernising; Emma Metcalfe; Oxfordshire CTC's 90th Anniversary; Riding to work good for wellbeing;...

Articles archive

9 September 2014 - 3:39pm
Watts, Lumens, Candles and Lux
Illustration of the total luminous flux (lumens) emitted by an incandescent bulb
The marketing of bike lights bamboozles us with watts, lumens, candela and lux, but doesn’t explain what they mean. Even when you do know, it doesn’t help much because they each measure different things. But it helps a bit, and with some simple maths, comparisons are possible.
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.

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