27 January 2015 - 2:14pm
Richard's tips on getting cycling this summer in Essex
With spring around the corner, our thoughts drift to lazy cycle rides in the sun. It’s easier than you think, says Richard Monk from CTC, the national cycling charity. Here are his key tips for re-discovering the pleasure of cycling:
15 January 2015 - 1:40pm
What is inclusive cycling?
Inclusive cycling is about making cycling available to everyone. It's about creating awareness of cycling as a great way to get about and to keep fit, no matter what age you are, your cycling ability or other personal challenges you face.
27 November 2014 - 3:39pm
Construction company raises cycle safety standards
CTC’s Road Safety Campaigner, Rhia Weston, reports on her day at a quarry site operated by CEMEX, a global provider of building and construction materials, learning about the steps the company is taking to improve cycle safety.
20 November 2014 - 3:58pm
Bike Test: Budget City Bikes
Transport cycling can be affordable even when it requires a new bike. Dan Joyce tests the Revolution Courier Race and Vitus Vee 27, both under £400. This review was written by Dan Joyce and first published in Cycle Magazine in August 2014.
6 November 2014 - 2:18pm
Presentations from North Wales campaigns training - Llandudno
CTC's North Wales Campaigners Training in Llandudno brought together cyclists from Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Llanberis, Flintshire, Wrexham as well as Cheshire, the Wirral and beyond. The day looked at the Active Travel (Wales) Act as well as the Space for Cycling and Road Justice campaigns.
9 September 2014 - 2:39pm
Watts, Lumens, Candles and Lux
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 - 2:13pm
How to encourage cycling at schools with anti-cycling policies
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.
14 July 2014 - 10:16am
Going to uni by bike - top tips from student cyclists
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.
17 April 2014 - 10:14am
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 - 9:31am
Space for Cycling: the background
A better standard of design for cycle facilities. Proper provision for cyclists on the busiest roads. Those are the aims of CTC’s Space for Cycling campaign, which is being run in conjunction with local campaign groups around the country.
21 March 2014 - 3:16pm
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.