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25 March 2015 - 10:07am
We need road crash victims' rights
Roger Geffen at Michael Mason vigil. Photo by Joe Dunckley
The insensitive treatment of Michael Mason's grieving family by the Metropolitan Police is representative of the experience of many road crash victims. CTC's Rhia Weston explains the need for the Victims Bill to enshrine the rights of those victimised by road crime.
18 March 2015 - 9:27am
80 years of 30 mph – time for a change
Sign for 20 mph
As the 30 mph speed limit celebrates its 80th birthday, CTC Campaigns and Communications Coordinator Sam Jones makes the case for change.
9 March 2015 - 11:14am
Should children cycle on the pavement?
A four-year old girl cycling in the park
A police officer in Lincolnshire reportedly threatened to confiscate a four-year-old girl's bicycle because she was cycling on the pavement. CTC's Victoria Hazael explains where the law stands on children cycling on the pavement.
24 February 2015 - 3:21pm
The benefits of local campaigning
East Sussex CTC and 1066 Cycle Club writing to councillors
We take a brief look at what local campaigners can do to boost political support for cycling in their area.
23 February 2015 - 1:53pm
Is too much technology a bad thing?
Red smart pedal
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
5 December 2014 - 12:03pm
Fund-raising Santa Ride for Fylde Bike It
Pictures from FBI and the santa ride poster
Buoyed by getting a permanent home at Park View in Lytham, in a container provided through ICC funding, the Fylde Bike It community group has arranged a fund-raising Santa Ride. So if you live on the Fylde Coast, pop and along and join the fun on 20 December at 11am.
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.
7 November 2014 - 1:10pm
The BBC – cycling’s friend or foe?
Chris Boardman
This week, BBC Breakfast ran its series 'Cycling - The Road Ahead'. CTC questions its worth and whether more harm than good was done.
6 November 2014 - 1:11pm
Fairness, and everyday cycling for people with additional needs
Elderly lady enjoying riding a trike in the park
Thanks to Katja Leyendecker, I recently became aware of the 2011 report produced by the Sustainable Development Commission and what is has to say on the subject of children, older people and those with additional needs with regard to access to cycling,
31 October 2014 - 5:52pm
Should the Prime Minister Get Britain Cycling?
David Cameron with racing bike
CTC's campaigns and communications co-ordinator Sam Jones discusses whether the latest Governmental response on cycling is further evidence of cycling's need for strong political leadership
20 October 2014 - 9:00am
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.
14 October 2014 - 10:52am
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.
30 September 2014 - 3:32pm
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 - 9:20pm
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.
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.
18 September 2014 - 9:02am
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.
4 September 2014 - 6:57pm
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 - 3:54pm
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.

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