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20 October 2014 - 10:00am
New evidence highlights the value of cycling to health
Space 4 Cycling
Robin Lovelace (Leeds Uni), together with James Woodcock (Cambridge Uni), at the request of CTC, put together a report demonstrating the value of cycling in health terms alone. Here he explains the importance for such research.
16 October 2014 - 8:43pm
Belles on Bikes: cycling, cake and confidence!
Belles on Bikes
Suzanne Forup, CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland, packed her panniers and headed to the beautiful Perthshire town of Pitlochry for the first Belles on Bikes leader training weekend.
14 October 2014 - 11:52am
What if…?
Cycling in Copenhagen
CTC’s Sam Jones considers what a day in the life of a cyclist might be like by 2020 - IF the Government had committed to Funding4Cycling in 2014, AND had been investing at least £10 per head annually for the previous five years.
3 October 2014 - 11:04am
A bicycle made for two!
Cyclists on a tandem
There are many wonderful projects in our Inclusive Cycling Network that have adapted bikes that people with disabilities or additional needs can ride, but Charlotte's Tandems is different.
30 September 2014 - 4:32pm
Birmingham councillors backing cycling
Robert Goodwill MP and Labour councillors unite for cycling
As the Conservative Party Conference winds to a close Birmingham councillors came out in force to demonstrate their support for cycling.
26 September 2014 - 10:20pm
The risk of serious cycle injuries is increasing: Space for Cycling needed
With the Government's long-overdue 'Cycling and Walking Delivery Plan' still awaited, new Government figures show that, however you measure it, the risk of serious cycle injuries is increasing. The Government must act urgently to reverse this trend.
26 September 2014 - 8:33am
10 must see things at the Cycle Show 2014
Sir Bradley Wiggin's ToB bike
If you're heading to Birmhingham this weekend for the Cycle Show there's certainly a lot to see. Here are our suggestions of some of things you really should check out while you're there.
25 September 2014 - 5:42pm
Is UK cycling at a turning point?
Riders at Manchester Mass Bike ride
CTC's newly-appointed Campaigns and Communications co-ordinator Sam Jones considers whether attitudes to cycling are changing.
18 September 2014 - 10:02am
Inspired by Space for Cycling
Emma Metcalfe and her Space for Cycling bike
Emma Metcalfe was a relatively new cyclist when she got involved with Space for Cycling, a campaign co-ordinated by CTC. She attended the training day and is spear-heading an inspiring campaign in Sheffield.
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,so you might think that having a visual impairment would rule you out of taking part. But we all know that rules are there to be broken and, with a bit of help, pretty much anyone can cycle.
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.

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