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28 November 2014 - 10:47am
Cameron's 'Cycling Revolution': one pedal-stroke forward but a long way still to go!
Deputy PM Nick Clegg on the CTC stand
Clegg's announcement of 'Funding4Cycling' is welcome but the Delivery Plan will need to do a lot more if we are to even start catching up with German, Danish or Dutch levels of cycle use.
19 November 2014 - 10:29am
Sharpen up your campaign skills
CTC-Cyclenation 2014
The CTC-Cyclenation annual conference takes place on Saturday 22 November, and this year it’s hosted by London Cycling Campaign. Rosie Downes, LCC’s Campaigns Manager, explains what it’s all about.
11 November 2014 - 11:16am
What a difference a mayor makes!
Leicester cycle campaigners
It’s so great to be involved with a good, confident campaign group, says Leicester campaigner Elizabeth Barner.
15 September 2014 - 2:48pm
Caroline's time to shine (again!)
Caroline Waugh's Disability Sports award
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.
6 May 2014 - 6:16am
Making Space for Cycling: a conference of campaigners
Campaigners from around the country met in Leeds to discuss Space for Cycling
Over 70 campaigners from around the country met up in Leeds for the first Space for Cycling campaigners conference on 3 May.
30 April 2014 - 8:50am
Space for Cycling guide sets out what Councillors need to do
Front cover of the Space for Cycling guide
To help explain what Space for Cycling means in practice, CTC, with help from our campaign group partners, has produced this guide for local decision makers.
26 April 2014 - 8:27pm
We came, we saw, we pedalled on Parliament
Pedal on Parliament
On 26 April 2014, thousands of people from across Scotland (and further afield!) descended upon the Scottish Parliament to show politicians that more investment is needed for cycling and active travel.
10 March 2014 - 10:55am
Barcelona by bike - a campaigner's guide
Bicycle paths in Barcelona
CTC member and academic Robin Lovelace describes the Catalonian city, with numerous photos to illustrate cycle paths of Barcelona's urban centre, the scale of the city's bicycle rental scheme and provides an insight into what it's like to cycle in the city.
4 March 2014 - 1:54pm
Brazil calling – a conversation with the World Bike Forum
World Bike Forum poster (photo by Charlotte Fagan)
The World Bike Forum was in Brazil in February. Bikes not Bombs organised a video discussion between Charlotte Fagan in Curitiba and the Youth Bike Summit in New York. We asked: are cyclists facing the same issues across continents? YES! But the details are certainly different.
18 February 2014 - 4:29pm
Cycling in London - 30 years ago
The GLC's film shows how little has changed since the 1980s
A film produced by the Greater London Council in 1984, shows how many of the core network of cycle facilities were built through funds from a short lived Cycling Unit.
23 January 2014 - 2:22pm
Why models matter: CTC meets with the DfT's modelling team
What would Britain look like if we reached Dutch levels of cycling?
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.
3 January 2014 - 11:52am
Pie in the SkyCycle?
Norman Foster & Partners image of a 'SkyCycle' route
Sir Norman Foster's architects' firm has hit the headlines with plans for aerial SkyCycle routes following rail lines in London. Should we take them seriously or is this simply a publicity stunt on a post-Xmas quiet news day?
30 December 2013 - 8:19pm
From road safety posters to teenage cycling instructor - my journey to the CTC
Jonathan holding a poster of himself as a child
Now volunteering as CTC's Communications Officer in Reading and offering cycle training to my fellow students at Reading University, I would like to share the story of my journey to being part of CTC.
25 September 2014 - 4:42pm
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.
8 November 2013 - 8:58pm
Jon Snow, CTC President and newscaster, chairs Cycling Scotland Conference
Jon Snow CTC President & Chris Oliver CTC Scotland Chairman
The ninth Cycling Scotland Conference was held at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow. The conference bought together active travel professionals, campaigners, volunteers, national and local politicians to learn from each other and to network.
5 November 2013 - 2:06pm
Government predicts cycling will FALL by 2040
Cyclists crossing a road
While the Get Britain Cycling report calls on Government to aim for 10% of trips by 2025 and 25% of trips by 2050, in the bowels of the Department for Transport, technicians working on the National Transport Model are forecasting that cycling will fall for decades to come.
25 October 2013 - 9:07am
CTC in 3-day talks on delivering PM's "Cycling Revolution"
CTC has had three days of discussions with DfT
CTC has had 3 days of discussions with the Department for Transport's cycling policy team about what both they and we hope will be a genuinely "ambitious" Cycling Delivery Plan. But we face clear challenges too.
10 October 2013 - 9:48am
What is CTC up to in Scotland
Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC) Scotland
CTC is a UK wide organisation, but at the same time it has a distinctive CTC Scotland 'region' which represents and deals, as best it can, with all the specifically Scottish issues.
8 August 2013 - 1:43pm
CTC's Top 10 for Number 10 to Get Britain Cycling
Will No 10 find the funding to make Cycletopia a reality?
With a government announcement on cycling reportedly imminent, here are CTC's priorities for what we'd like it to say.
25 July 2013 - 9:58am
Velo-City 2013 - the 5 best presentations
Cycle infrastructure in Vienna is well marked, but often shared with pedestrians
CTC's Chris Peck attended and spoke at the biggest cycling advocacy conference in Vienna in June 2013. Here is his own presentation, and the pick of the crop from other sessions.

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