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21 October 2014 - 4:00pm
Presentations from North West Campaigns Training Day in Manchester
North West Campaigns Training Day
Thanks to Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign and Love Your Bike MCR for their contributions to our Space for Cycling and Road Justice training day on Saturday 18th October.
18 September 2014 - 7:52pm
Presentations from Newcastle Campaigns Training Day
Newcastle Road Justice and Space for Cycling training day
Carlton Reid from Bike Biz, John Thompson from Road Peace and Katja Leyendecker from Newcycling were all contributors at this Space for Cycling and Road Justice training day.
17 September 2014 - 5:08pm
Presentations from CTC Campaign Training Day - Sheffield
Sheffield Campaigns Training Day
All presentations on Space for Cycling, Local Authorities and Road Justice are now available for download.
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.
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.
7 May 2014 - 9:16am
Presentations from Space for Cycling campaigners' conference
Supporters at the Space for Cycling conference in Leeds on Saturday 3rd May 2014
Over 70 people attended CTC's Space for Cycling campaigners' conference in Leeds on Saturday 3 May 2014. Here below are the presentations and workshop notes from the different sessions.
17 April 2014 - 11:14am
What do we mean by Space for Cycling?
How do we create Space for Cycling? A range of solutions is needed, for major and minor roads or junctions, in urban and rural areas alike.
1 April 2014 - 2:32pm
Cycling levels in European countries
How does the UK's level of cycling compare with that of other European countries?
21 March 2014 - 4:16pm
Mudguard Safety
Image of mudguard-damaged bike
You wouldn’t think that such inoffensive accessories could be dangerous, but a front mudguard (or ‘fender’ in America), incorrectly fitted, could possibly kill! There have certainly been serious injuries. Here’s how to prevent them.
19 March 2014 - 5:27pm
Is cycling on a footpath a trespass?
What's the legal status of cycling on footpaths?
What is the legal status of riding a cycle on a footpath? If cycling is considered a 'reasonable' behaviour, perhaps it could be allowed on footpaths, argues John Sugden, who has worked as a senior official in local authorities and as an independent consultant for many years.
25 February 2014 - 12:19pm
Rights of Way: an incoherent network?
Footpath left; bridleway right
In England and Wales, some footpaths are much better for cycling on than bridleways, but currently it's only permissible to cycle on the latter. CTC believes that the Rights of Way network needs to be far more consistent, coherent and welcoming for cyclists.
3 February 2014 - 1:07pm
Inquest opens into teenage cyclist’s death
Hope Fennell's ghost bike on Kings Heath Hight Street
The inquest into the death of 13-year-old Hope Fennell, who was killed in collision with a lorry as she pushed her bike across a pedestrian crossing, has opened today at Birmingham Coroners Court.
15 October 2013 - 11:57am
Cycling in Colchester
Cyclists using a cycle path in Colchester
Stuck for things to do in Colchester? There are lots of cycle rides, cycling groups and much more going on in Essex.
10 October 2013 - 12:41pm
Parent and Child Cycle Training in Reading
Learn to cycle as a family on those short journeys
In order to encourage parents and children to cycle together, CTC and Reading Borough Council are offering parent and child cycle training to improve their cycling confidence.
21 August 2013 - 9:54am
Family cycling at Ashridge Estate
Family cycling on Ashridge Estate
For a fun outing for all the family, explore the beautiful Ashridge Estate in the Chilterns.
25 July 2013 - 3:33pm
How to take your bike on holiday to France by rail
Man with bike boarding French train
Ed Lancaster of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) looks at opportunities to take your own bike with you if you travel for a cycle holiday in France by rail.
22 July 2013 - 5:53pm
Families with special needs children cycle together at Avon Tyrrell
Inclusive cycling at Avon Tyrrell
Having bikes suitable for children with special needs means the whole family can ride together.
17 July 2013 - 5:34pm
Put your unwanted bikes and bits to good use
Restoring a bike
The bike or spares you no longer have a use for could be helping to fuel a local community project that restores bikes, salvages spares and provides a valuable training opportunity.

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