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15 September 2014 - 3:48pm
Caroline's time to shine (again!)
Following her introduction to cycling some five years ago, CTC member Caroline Waugh has beome a champion for inclusive cycling in South Yorkshire and beyond. She was recently nominated for a Service to Disability Sport award.
12 September 2014 - 8:32am
Dazzling bike lights
Beam pattern of Exposure Strada
Time was, when the suggestion that a bike lamp could be too bright would have been laughable. How times change. CTC's Chris Juden explains that thanks to developments in LEDs and rechargeable batteries, our dim and unreliable ‘bobby dodgers’ have become bobby dazzlers!
10 September 2014 - 2:53pm
Biking without boundaries
Lovely blue tricycle
Cycling is an activity which, as a rule, relies on you being able to see where you're going, as such, you might think that having a visual impairment would rule you out of taking part. Then we all know that rules are there to be broken and with a bit of help, pretty much anyone can take part
4 September 2014 - 7:57pm
Backing for Boris's 'Crossrail for Bikes'
Parliament Square: TfL image of planned cycle route
Boris Johnson's plans for two iconic cycle routes through Central London may not be perfect, but their sheer boldness deserves our overall support.
2 September 2014 - 4:54pm
Lorry driver sentenced but spotlight needed on operators
Lorries are involved in 18% of cyclists' deaths per year in Great Britain
If ever there was a case that demonstrated the need to impose immediate interim driving bans on drivers that kill cyclists, this is it. CTC's Road Safety Campaigner Rhia Weston examines the evidence.
28 August 2014 - 4:26pm
Closed roads bring cyclists together
Northshore at Leicester's Sky Ride
Bringing a section of Northshore to Ride Leicester’s Sky Ride was a fun way to link up two aspects of the CTC at a great city festival. Five miles of closed roads and the chance to ride through the football stadium attracted families from across the region.
21 August 2014 - 2:59pm
CTC helps out at Watchtree Wheelers
CTC hand cycle in action at the watchtree wheelers grand opening
The CTC inclusive cycling officer for the North West has been busy helping out at Watchtree Wheeler's opening event for their new tarmac circuit; Ryan, the manager of the Watchtree Wheelers, arranged for the track to be opened by para-Olympian cyclist Karen Darke.
21 August 2014 - 1:02pm
Why our roads are in such a bad state
Potholes due to lack of maintenance
Just 0.9% of the minor road network is resurfaced or strengthened each year, and a further 3.1% is surface dressing, down from double that figure 20 years ago. The failure to maintain the roads has led to the growth in potholes reported by local authorities over recent years.
19 August 2014 - 4:08pm
AirBag Enjoyment - Leicester
The atmosphere was sparkling at the Ride Leicester and City Festivals. As the CTC’s contribution to the event, we wanted to bring something new to Leicester. The AirBag was perfect – fun, a little scary, a great spectacle.
13 August 2014 - 12:17pm
London's draft Cycle Safety Plan and Design Guide: pretty darn good - by UK standards!
TfL's draft London Cycling Design Standards aims to normalise cycling for all
Transport for London's draft Cycle Safety Plan and Design Guide are a huge improvement any previous official UK cycle planning and safety guidelines. That's not to say they couldn't be better though.
11 August 2014 - 9:34am
RideLondon - Surrey 100, aka 86 miles of rain and wind
Ex-Hurricane Bertha was best performer at RideLondon
The route was shortened to leave out the hills, but 86 miles of cycling in the remnants of a hurricane still proved an exhilarating challenge.
8 August 2014 - 5:37pm
Order your Space for Cycling t-shirt
Space for Cycling t-shirts
Show your support for Space for Cycling by wearing one of our Space for Cycling t-shirts!
19 July 2014 - 1:54pm
Barriers to cycling - it shouldn't be just for the fit and the brave
A barrier to cycling on the canal path
Since she’s been been back on her bike, CTC’s Suzanne Forup has noticed more barriers to cycling - and to just getting out of the house - than she ever did in her carefree/child-free days..
18 July 2014 - 3:59pm
The amazing Cyclopaedia comes to Nuneaton
The Cyclopaedia
On Saturday 5 July, Lady Godiva came to Nuneaton for one day to set off a fantastic celebration: 'Nuneaton Lives'. Anne Taylor of Nuneaton CTC took part in the event.
11 July 2014 - 11:14am
The three days you really need to see of TdF 2014
Tour de France
We all love watching the Tour de France, but lets face it, some stages are just more memorable than others. Nothing is more disappointing than when you take a late lunch or even the day off to watch the action and there isn’t any. Here are our top picks for days you really ought to consider
10 July 2014 - 10:57am
Stevenage & N. Herts CTC's cunning plan to ride to Le Tour
Riders from Stevenage and N. Herts
When ride leader Jim Brown hatched a plan to combine a 60-mile ride from Hertfordshire to Essex to watch the Tour de France on Monday 7 July, he wasn't sure if it would come together. Happily it did - and very successfully, with a peloton of 20 riders and Jim acting as their 'super domestique'.
9 July 2014 - 3:12pm
Architectural design competition for Parkwood Springs
VeloCity Architecture
Parkwood Springs, the beautifully succesful mountain bike trail that CTC's Dan Cook has been instrumental in putting in place in Sheffield is running a visitor centre design competition, called VeloCity.
7 July 2014 - 4:43pm
Le Tour - a spectator's view
Kittel wins Stage 1 Tour de France.
What was it like in the crowd watching the Tour de France? Rhia Weston was in Yorkshire to watch the greatest cycling race in the world whizz by llkley and she didn't take a 'selfie'!
3 July 2014 - 12:05pm
My first ride to work at CTC
Specialized FSR XC Pro, my first ride to work
It took me two months to find the opportunity to cycle to work at CTC National Office in Guildford but I’m glad I did…
1 July 2014 - 12:23pm
Ghost riding with CTC Devon
Riders giving the thumbs up
On a spectacular June evening, a group of cyclists had a strange encounter with a ghostly figure, who appeared out of the shadows and into the moonlight...

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