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23 October 2012 - 3:01pm
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.
17 September 2012 - 4:55pm
New guidance on shared use routes
Shared use routes for cycling - new guidance from the DfT
A new guidance note from the Department for Transport on shared use routes for pedestrians and cyclists has been published. CTC and other user groups had previously submitted comments. Although it improves the situation a little, major problems remain, particularly around ensuring route quality.
23 August 2012 - 2:52pm
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.
6 July 2012 - 9:22am
Respond to the Government's consultation English rights-of-way legislation
This footpath is a metalled road, but the bridleway is a muddy trail!
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' consultation on the processes for recording, diverting and extinguishing public rights of way (England) is a chance to suggest ways to make it easier for cyclists to engage with the system and help open more of the countryside for cycling.
11 June 2012 - 10:07am
Calais to Cannes (A diary account)
CTC Member Geoffrey Lewis has very kindly submitted a comprehensive set of diary notes from a trip he and some friends undertook from Calais to Cannes over 14 days in 2011.
30 May 2012 - 1:35pm
New Vision for Cycling: Doubling the Benefits
Over a third of Copenhageners cycle to work - can we achieve the same?
CTC's 'New Vision for Cycling' sets out the benefits which doubling cycling (and halving the risks of cycling) would have.
22 May 2012 - 9:47am
Investigating the potential health benefits of the Cycling City and Towns
Promotional interventions need to be carefully targeted to have greatest effect
A new report concludes that health impacts can only be generated from the 19% of the population who might take up cycling and who are currently not getting enough exercise to benefit their health. The remaining 81% either are already physically active enough, or say they would never take up cycling.
8 May 2012 - 4:24pm
Promoting cycling in the health sector
Cyclists
Nowadays most people know how important it is to encourage active lifestyles rather than heap precious resources on treating disease caused by inactivity. The NHS has a vital role here - not just as a health provider, but as a huge employer.
30 April 2012 - 8:56pm
Early-season sun
Cyclist in Greece
Enjoy summer cycling conditions now! Benji Haworth and Ed Oxley went to Greece with mountain bikes, while Dave Barter heads to Majorca with his road bike. Read the full article from CTC's Cycle Magazine.
30 April 2012 - 11:01am
Family cycling adventures
Happy child out cycling
Going for a family bike ride with your children can be a real pleasure - and planning it well could make all the difference between success and disappointment.
27 April 2012 - 2:37pm
Cyclists Welcome - CTC's cycle friendly accommodation listings
Cycle Friendly Accomodation in the UK
Looking for cycle friendly accommodation? See the list we've compiled on our Cyclists Welcome accommodation pages.
27 April 2012 - 11:05am
The off-road End to End
Ralph Hughes's bike at sunset
Cycling from Lands' End to John o'Groats on road is a challenge, but riding it off-road, even more so! The longest off-road route in the UK's a tough ride, but perfectly doable given sufficient training/planning.
26 April 2012 - 12:38pm
Chilterns Cycleway
Chilterns Cycleway
This cycleway offers a 173 mile circuit of the Chilterns, signposted all the way for easy navigation; beautiful countryside; and the opportunity to spot one or two red kites!
26 April 2012 - 11:17am
Be a part of Cycle magazine
Cycle magazine is read by 70,000 CTC members and passed on to even more of their cycling friends. Find out how you can be part of one of the largest cycling magazines in the UK.
24 April 2012 - 1:42pm
Barriers on cycle paths
A chicane barrier on a path legally accessible to cyclists
On road and off-road, there are a number of ways that cyclists can be discouraged from using a particular route. There may be natural challenges on some routes, but far more frustrating are those that have been designed in, making access for all difficult or in some cases impossible.
20 April 2012 - 4:11pm
Cycle helmets: An overview of the evidence
Cyclist
What is the evidence for opposing moves to make cycle helmets compulsory in law? And why aren't promotional campaigns a good idea either?
19 April 2012 - 3:29pm
Off-road cycling code of conduct
With mountain biking now an extremely popular past time for many thousands of cyclists, it's important for us all to remember and respect all other users of the countryside whilst enjoying our vast network of trails. Here we highlight a few key points to remember when you are out and about.
18 April 2012 - 3:29pm
Where can I cycle off-road?
Public Bridleway Sign
Here in the UK we have a comprehensive network of routes and trails available to cyclists to get you out into the countryside. Here we clarrify where you can legally ride off-road.
16 April 2012 - 2:28pm
Paralympic cyclists
Every four years, cyclists join other sportspeople in the quest for Olympic and Paralympic glory. In cycling, team GB are poised to fulfil their medal winning dreams, both Paralympians and Olympians alike.
13 April 2012 - 9:32am
Roads to Ruin (Cycle magazine, CTC Dec/Jan 2011/12)
Reporting a road defect to CTC's www.fillthathole.org.uk
Unless our potholes are properly fixed, next summer’s Olympic road race could have echoes of Paris-Roubaix’s pavé. CTC Campaigns and Policy Coordinator Chris Peck explains why UK roads are so bad.

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