8 April 2015 - 9:14am
Inhabiting Infrastructure: explaining cycling's complexity
This guest blog post was written by Alan Latham and Peter Wood, researchers from the Departments of Geography at University College London and The Open University. Could their publication 'Inhabiting Infrastructure' influence campaigners’ attempts to explain the need for Space for Cycling?
23 February 2015 - 2:53pm
Is too much technology a bad thing?
New gear for bikes is coming out all the time but is this smart technology good for cycling wonders CTC Communications volunteer Margaret-Anne Orgill
11 December 2014 - 11:10am
What drivers need to know about cyclists...
Let's get one thing straight: I am a car driver, I love driving my car, but because I am a cyclist too, there are some things I'd love to explain to all drivers to stop them beeping, shouting, revving behind me and overtaking too close when I am on my bike.
14 October 2014 - 11:52am
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 July 2014 - 12:05pm
My first ride to work at CTC
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…
7 February 2014 - 5:48pm
Boy stuff: cycling, the prostate and erectile dysfunction
Riding a bicycle can aggravate the prostate and cause other health problems in men. The design of the standard bicycle seat can rub against the prostate during the pedalling process. A comforatble saddle is key.
23 January 2014 - 3:22pm
Why models matter: CTC meets with the DfT's modelling team
Yesterday (22nd January), CTC met with officials from the Department for Transport to discuss how the National Transport Model deals with cycling. Chris Peck explains why the model matters, and what CTC wants to see changed.
10 December 2013 - 9:08pm
Why should cyclists use Twitter?
Some say Twitter is a waste of time. It is, however, the world’s largest global conversation and is a very effective way for cyclists to network, campaign and communicate.
25 October 2013 - 3:54pm
Lots of brilliant lights, but still illegal!
It’s that time of year again, when the bikeshop window fills with bright and shiny twinkly winky things and the cyclist protection racket (“Buy one of these kid, or you’ll be sorry!”) goes into overdrive!
18 February 2013 - 5:03pm
An Electric Bike Network for the Chilterns
The Chilterns are soon to be the latest tourist area to host an Electric Bike Network so, as a local, I decided to give their electric bicycles a spin.
11 February 2013 - 12:01pm
Shopping by bike in Oz
Australia is not known for being a hotbed of utility cycling, but Mike Rubbo, a filmmaker based in Sydney, is trying to change the way Australians shop and CTC's Gavin Wood approves.
7 February 2013 - 12:02pm
Cycling to work whatever the weather
Whatever the weather or the season, CTC Senior Cycle Training Officer Greg Woodford commutes by bike 25 miles each way from Reading to Guildford.
15 January 2013 - 12:52pm
Teaching people to cycle
About once a month, CTC's cycling development officer in Leicester Elizabeth Barner sees someone out on a bike who she taught to ride.
2 December 2012 - 8:47pm
War on Britain’s roads: myth or reality?
Ahead of BBC1's documentary 'The War on Britain's Roads', CTC's Roger Geffen previews the programme and urges cyclists to provide feedback. He asks you to listen out for the claim that "reported incidents [..are..] on the rise", and tell us what "incidents" you think they are referring to.
22 November 2012 - 3:19pm
Can you see me in the dark?
All cyclists can sometimes feel invisible on the road and in winter. So how can they be more visible to drivers? CTC's Victoria Hazael shares her thoughts on lights and hi-viz clothing.
16 November 2012 - 7:13pm
Bike maintenance in Essex
Weekly bike maintenance sessions have up and running throughout November in Colchester and they are proving extremely popular. CTC's Cycling Development Officer Richard Monk explains why he set up the project how it will expand.
16 November 2012 - 6:05pm
Essex Police call CTC’s cycling officer in for questioning
Essex Police called unexpectedly on me this week. Thinking that they must have taken a dislike to my rather shall we say assertive style of cycling to all my meetings and activities, I awaited in trepidation for the expected words of advice.