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22 February 2013 - 2:14pm
RoadHawk Ride HD Bullet Camera review
Review of the RoadHawk Ride Bullet HD Camera
The RoadHawk Ride seems to have something of a cult following amongst cyclists, especially after extensive use in the BBC’s documentary, the 'War on Britain’s Roads'. After two weeks’ use, this is what I thought...
8 January 2013 - 2:53pm
Insurance for cycle commuters - how CTC can help
Three cycle commuters
If you are a cycle commuter, or thinking about becoming one, you might be worried about insurance – for yourself and for your bike. And you might also wonder what happens if someone else is injured by your actions, for example a pedestrian stepping into your path.
8 January 2013 - 12:58pm
So you want to start cycle commuting - but are afraid of the traffic?
A cyclist indicates to turn right
So you fancy saving money, getting fit and beating the traffic jams by cycling to work – but you're put off by the thought of the risks involved? Well, rest assured, the risks of cycling are about the same as walking per mile travelled – and the greater danger to your health is inactivity.
29 November 2012 - 11:30am
A guide to buying the best cycling presents
CTC Cycling Santa by Joe Burt
What Christmas present do you buy for the cyclist who has almost everything? Editor of CTC's magazine 'Cycle' Dan Joyce has some suggestions for amazing cycling gifts.
25 October 2012 - 10:27am
Where there's a wheel, there's a way - planning a cycle route to work
A woman riding to work looking at the view
Cycling to work is growing in popularity in the UK. You'll save time, money and stress when you free yourself from the daily grind of parking penalties and petrol prices. But how can you find a suitable route?
24 October 2012 - 1:11pm
Cycle to Work schemes – save money on buying a bike and gear
A male and female rider commuting to work in London
If your journey to work is less than about 20 miles each way, you have probably thought about getting there by bike. Not only will the journey keep you fit and healthy, you’ll probably save a fortune in fuel and fares. But of course, you’ll need a fairly robust bicycle and some equipment first.
23 October 2012 - 2:01pm
Top ten tips for cycling in traffic
A cycle commuter keeps an eye on overtaking traffic
In today's busy road conditions, what you may have learned years ago in the playground for your Cycling Proficiency badge just doesn't cut it. Update your cycling skills with our top ten tips.
23 August 2012 - 1:52pm
Cycle Logistics
Cyclist tranporting shopping
Is it really possible and practical to transport freight by cycle? CTC is involved in a european project to encourage more businesses to deliver by bike and trike.
28 March 2012 - 1:15pm
Cycling to Work Resource (2003)
Cycle commuter
In 2003, the Department for Transport funded the production of an informative, online resource on cycling to work. It was based on the findings of CTC's Benchmarking programme, which identified a number of local authority initiatives that were setting the 'benchmark' in this field.
27 March 2012 - 11:15am
Drive less, cycle more
People riding bikes in normal clothing
It’s all too easy to depend on the car for transport, especially if you have a family. Ben Searle suggests ways to cycle more instead
27 March 2012 - 11:01am
Push Bikes to Work
You know the benefits of cycling to work. But how do you convince your colleagues? Rob Ainsley has some suggestions.
22 March 2012 - 3:00pm
How to stay safe when riding to work
Lady riding round around about indicating right
Many people are put off cycling to work because they think it's dangerous. Actually, it isn't any more dangerous, statistically, than walking and daily exercise is what most of us need to live longer. Following CTC's guide will help you feel safer on your regular cycling journeys.
21 March 2012 - 3:28pm
Bicycle User Groups (BUGs)
If you want to encourage more people to commute by cycle to your workplace, or use cycles for business travel, setting up a Bicycle User Group is a step in the right direction. This guide tells you how to go about it, and what the BUG can do once it gets going.
21 March 2012 - 12:50pm
Becoming a cycle-friendly employer
Commuter
Becoming a cycle-friendly employer makes sense. Encouraging cycling helps tackle the business costs of congestion, reduces an organisation's impact on the local and wider environment and even attracts some tax incentives. What's more, it's likely that levels of absenteeism will drop.
20 March 2012 - 3:20pm
How to look smart when cycling to work
Cycling in London
It's one of the most common excuses not to ride to work but it is possible to cycle and look smart in the office. Our top tips for cycle commuters will help you make the grade.
16 March 2012 - 4:19pm
Smartphone Cycle Apps
Smartphone
Whether you want to plan journeys or report potholes, there’s an app for that. Alec McCalden picks ten of the most popular.
15 March 2012 - 11:14am
Tax incentives
A cycle commuter on his way to work
Cycle commuting is a convenient way for people to fit exercise into the daily routine, and work-related travel by cycle helps ease congestion and is good for the economy and the environment. To help, the Government has introduced a range of cycle-friendly tax incentives for employers and employees.
12 March 2012 - 2:51pm
Support Your Local Bike Shop
LBS
Here at CTC, we love supportive and friendly local bike shops. When things go wrong or when you need a bit of advice, local knowledgeable staff are invaluable. See which shops our CTC supporters recommend.
7 March 2012 - 11:27am
Streets Ahead - CTC's Cycle Commuting Guide
Cycling to work serves many purposes, it's good for your health, the environment and you'll be guarenteed to arrive at work, college or school at the same time, every time! Read accounts of regular cycle commuters and gain valuable information to ease you into the world of cycle commuting!
14 July 2014 - 10:16am
Going to uni by bike - top tips from student cyclists
Jesse on the Dunwich Dynamo
School is just out, but it's not long before 650,000 new students head off for uni this autumn. CTC caught up with two experienced cycling students Stef and Jesse to hear why they go by bike.

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