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.
7 November 2012 - 11:39am
Anna tours Bath on vintage bikes and grabs designer cycle bargains!
Jole Rider (pronounced Jolly Rider) is a charity that targets Africa to improve education and wellbeing in young people. This is mainly done by fixing up donated bikes and shipping them to Africa for kids to use for cycling to school. So to find out more, I met their lead mechanic for a bike ride.
10 August 2012 - 9:01am
The Olympics and me
Just a few seconds into watching the Olympics and I can’t help rewinding to sports and games at school, but before I tell you whether my mind finds any pleasure in these reflections, I must state that I’m all for physical activity as part of school-life and wish it well.
25 July 2012 - 10:14am
Mixed messages for cycle safety in London
Transport for London's announcement of plans to complete 50 cycle-friendly junction improvements by the end of 2013 (including ten by the end of 2012) is very welcome. However, the Mayor's draft road safety strategy, launched the same day, is itself very much in need of a "cycle-friendly redesign".
20 July 2012 - 1:05pm
BMA calls for health to drive transport policy
The British Medical Association's hard-hitting new report on Transport and Health calls for traffic restraint, challenging walking and cycling targets, improved provision for walking and cycling, 20mph speed limits, and health sector action to promote active travel. Will the Government take note?
28 May 2012 - 1:51pm
Why won't cyclists take the lane?
The middle of the carriageway is often the safest position for a cyclist to be in on a minor or quiet road, or where the road bends sharply. But why do so many cyclists insist on keeping in to the kerb?
22 May 2012 - 1:29pm
Riding to work - does it really save time?
The theory goes that cycling can be faster than driving for shortish urban journeys of around five miles - a perfect commuting distance. But is it true when cycling provides so many opportunities for distraction?