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23 November 2015 - 1:37pm
Cyclism - the Coroner's Chronicles
An Orwellian version of coroners' rules for cyclists
Two weeks ago one Coroner claimed a lorry driver would not have expected to see a cyclist on a trunk road. Last week another speculated that a driver's failure to see the cyclist in daylight 'may have been compounded by his clothing'. CTC's Duncan Dollimore asks do the Coroners understand cycling - or perhaps more importantly, the Highway Code?
19 November 2015 - 8:59am
Why should cyclists support Road Safety Week 2015?
Family Cycling in Paris. Picture flckr L.Urquiza
As Road Safety Week goes green with a 'drive less, live more' theme for 2015, CTC's Duncan Dollimore asks is it time to take a broader approach to cycling and road safety campaigning with a cycle to improve safety message?
12 November 2015 - 10:20am
Helmets, excuses, irrelevant facts and blame deflection
Group of leisure cyclists some with helmets and some not
CTC's Duncan Dollimore examines why a cyclist not wearing a helmet and other excuses are used to deflect blame in motoring offences, and why so many people, including judges, are unduly empathetic to road crime offenders.
9 November 2015 - 3:44pm
Further torture from Treasury on Transport
Chancellor outside No 11 Downing St
As HM Treasury proudly announces that the Department for Transport has agreed to make cuts of more than 30% over the next four years, CTC campaigner Sam Jones wonders what this might mean for cycling.
4 November 2015 - 10:04am
Why 'turn left on red' is not 'running red lights'
Line of Vélib hire bikes outside a Paris store.
Reflections by Duncan Dollimore on headlines about proposals allowing cyclists to jump red lights, and how a similar plans introduced in Paris have met apparent success.
3 November 2015 - 2:40pm
My experience as a CTC Conference first-timer
Space for cycling
CTC and Cyclenation hosted their 34th annual cycle campaigners’ conference in Liverpool last month and as a new volunteer for CTC, I was keen to go along to see for myself the important work they do, as well as the many challenges they face.
27 October 2015 - 2:09pm
Show up, speak up and get involved!
The second Women's Cycle Forum in Edinburgh
It might be turning cold in Scotland but Suzanne Forup, CTC's Assistant Head of Development, has a whole load of opportunities for you to get hot under the collar! You might even be able to get things off your chest and get involved in shaping cycling in Scotland too...
22 October 2015 - 12:09pm
Why do people think they can say what they like about cyclists?
A cyclist in front of a car
Anti-cycling rants in newspapers, on the TV or radio are nothing new, so why do people think they can say what they like about cyclists? CTC's Victoria Hazael looks at why personal anecdotes seem to win the emotional argument over facts and evidence.
8 October 2015 - 2:29pm
Does your ride count if it is not on Strava?
Strava Insights page for London
Ride-logging website Strava launched its Insights pages this week, summarising 136 billion data points from 12 different cities. CTC’s Victoria Hazael takes a look at what it tells us about cycling levels in London and beyond.
6 October 2015 - 8:42am
The Near Miss Project is back!
Cyclists among traffic
The Near Miss Project returns this month for a second year, studying cycling near misses and other non-injury incidents. Senior Lecturer in Transport at the University of Westminster Dr Rachel Aldred, who leads on the project, writes why it is important for cyclists to take part.
5 October 2015 - 11:16am
Trails for Wales - where next?
Supporters for Trails for Wales gather outside the Senedd, Cardiff (Photo: Nigel
Throughout September CTC and Open MTB’s ran the joint campaign, Trails for Wales, and galvanised support of over 4,000 from the off road community and wider cycling industry into what could be a game changer for off road access.
4 October 2015 - 10:15am
Two inspirational events about women, wheels and adventure
The Great Divide
CTC's Suzanne Forup is chairing two events in Edinburgh with inspirational adventure cyclists at the end of October, celebrating the joy, freedom and sense of achievement that cycling can generate.
27 September 2015 - 6:44pm
We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote in Scotland
We Walk We Cycle We Vote
CTC is co-leading 'We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote', a collaborative campaign for the Scottish elections in May 2016. The campaign focuses on three areas that we believe will deliver lasting, positive change for Scotland: Investment, Infrastructure and Safety.
25 September 2015 - 11:37am
Top 14 quirky things at the Cycle Show
This Stringbike means no more greasy hands
The Cycle Show 2015 is set to be another great show. We've brought together our favourite highlights to help you make the most of your visit (we had picked our top 12 things to start with but couldn't stop there, so you get 14 for the price of 12!)
25 September 2015 - 10:44am
Promoting cycling at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton
Brighton beach
The Labour Party Conference starts in a few days’ time in Brighton. Local campaigner, Becky Reynolds, has been working with Bricycles and CTC to put on a ride to promote Space for Cycling to delegates on 30 September. Read Becky's blog below for more, and if you're around in Brighton, do come along!
11 September 2015 - 12:38pm
Why Trails for Wales?
Cyclist enjoying the option of going off road
While the supporter base for CTC and Open MTB’s Trails for Wales campaign keeps on growing, some campaigners have questioned why CTC would support such a campaign. Sam Jones, CTC Communications and Campaigns Coordinator explains why.
3 September 2015 - 12:00am
Cycle to Work Day: what a difference a shower makes!
Woodland trail in mist
As cyclists across the UK take to their wheels for Cycle to Work Day, cyclist Sam Mugford relates how a cycle friendly employer has enabled him to continue pedaling no matter the conditions!
1 September 2015 - 1:07pm
My Ride to Work: Jonathan Sharpe
Cycle to Work Day 2015
Thinking of taking a longer cycling commute? Cycle To Work Day Coordinator Jonathan Sharpe shares his top tips for getting yourself ready for the challenge.
26 August 2015 - 10:41am
My Ride to Work: Ian Taylor
Cycle To Work Day 3 September 2015
Our Cycle To Work Day series continues with Ian Taylor (our IT guru) reflecting on his rides to and from work.
24 August 2015 - 1:01pm
My Ride to Work: Sam Jones
Cycle To Work Day 2015 takes place on 3 September
As CTC prepares for Cycle to Work day, campaigner Sam Jones blogs on how he started cycling to work 8 years ago and the delights of his ride today.




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