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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.
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.
20 May 2013 - 3:12pm
Thousands Pedal on Parliament in Scotland
CTC's Ian Richardson and Graeme Obree
Around 4,000 cyclists gathered in Edinburgh on Sunday 19 May and rode to Holyrood to deliver an 8-point manifesto calling for more investment in cycling, slower speeds, and better facilities for cyclists on Scotland’s roads. Peter Hayman, CTC councillor for Scotland, pedalled with them...
26 April 2013 - 9:02am
2001 to 2011 - cyclist numbers change significantly
Hull's cycling culture is gradually declining, despite some improvements
The number of people cycling to work has gone up in England and Wales by 17% from 2001 to 2011. In some areas, cycling is booming, but in others it is declining.
28 December 2012 - 4:51pm
Was 2012 the year when we finally started to 'Get Britain Cycling'?
Has there been progress for cycling in 2012?
In a final blog posting for 2012, CTC’s Campaigns Director Roger Geffen reviews year’s highlights and looks forward to 2013 with a level of optimism which seemed unthinkable a year ago.
21 December 2012 - 9:51am
Young people are driving less
Fewer young people are learning to drive
The number of driving licence holders in Britain has fallen for the first time in decades, according to the National Travel Survey. The biggest changes, however, are in the different age groups. Fewer young people are obtaining licences, but the number of older people with licences is growing.
11 December 2012 - 12:55pm
The Lords debate cycling... and it doesn't descend into abuse!
Lord Berkeley is Secretary to the APPCG and Vice-President of CTC
Normally, each time the House of Lords holds a short debate on cycling, up get a troop of seasoned peers to condemn the behaviour of cyclists. But yesterday's debate was refreshingly light on anti-cyclist drivel and strong on good policy.
28 November 2012 - 4:58pm
Funding for cycling: are these crumbs from the table or a turning point?
Sustained funding and political will can create better cycling conditions
£20m more for cycling, and new guidance from NICE, but will these have much of an effect? Experience from Europe suggests political will needs to be combined with sustained investment over decades to grow cycling. Chris Peck examines the recent history of funding for cycling.
28 September 2012 - 11:27am
Notes from the LibDem conference fringe
LibDem logo
Earlier this week I spoke at two fringe events at the LibDem conference. The first was also addressed by Julian Huppert MP, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, the second by cycling minister Norman Baker. Both set out their stall as highly impressive advocates for cycling.
3 September 2012 - 10:53am
EU-wide comparison shows GB has poor cycle use and cyclist safety, but we measure this superbly!
Cycle counter on the Camel Trail, Cornwall (photo CTC, © Dep't for Transport)
A new EU-wide comparison of cyclists' safety shows that Britain is among the top countries for measuring cycling . Now we need to make much better use of this information to substantially boost cycle use and improve cyclists' safety.
21 August 2012 - 11:40am
CTC show off at the Bike Blenheim Palace
CTC Anna at Bike Blenheim Palace 2012
Blenheim Palace is home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and his family, and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This year, it was home to a festival of cycling, and what a display it was!
14 August 2012 - 8:46am
A golden legacy for cycling?
GB Olympic cyclists. (Photo: Julie Anne Images)
There’s a lot of talk at the moment about securing a legacy to follow the inspirational performances of Team GB’s cyclists at the Olympics. CTC is working hard to make sure that Britain seizes the opportunity.
13 August 2012 - 11:27am
Olympic Mountain Biking Display in Swindon
Anna Cipullo takes on the 500m challenge
Saturday 11 August saw the Olympic Cross Country Mountain Bike race shown on the Big Screen in Swindon town centre. The BBC Live Site had displayed all 16 days of the Olympic Games, and when they asked me if I wanted to make “a thing” of mountain biking, of course I jumped at the chance.
2 August 2012 - 12:40pm
Essex 2012 Games Legacy
The long line of cyclists on the Writtle cyclepath
Twenty families and friends enjoyed a fabulous cycle ride on Saturday, organised by CTC Cycle Champions as part of the Essex 2012 Games Legacy programme.
20 July 2012 - 12:05pm
BMA calls for health to drive transport policy
BMA calls for health, not the economy, 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?




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