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7 November 2014 - 2:10pm
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 - 2:11pm
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 - 6:52pm
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 - 10:00am
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 - 11:52am
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 - 4:32pm
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 - 10:20pm
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 - 5:42pm
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 - 10:02am
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 - 7:57pm
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 - 4:54pm
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.
21 August 2014 - 1:02pm
Why our roads are in such a bad state
Potholes due to lack of maintenance
Just 0.9% of the minor road network is resurfaced or strengthened each year, and a further 3.1% is surface dressing, down from double that figure 20 years ago. The failure to maintain the roads has led to the growth in potholes reported by local authorities over recent years.
8 August 2014 - 5:37pm
Order your Space for Cycling t-shirt
Space for Cycling t-shirts
Show your support for Space for Cycling by wearing one of our Space for Cycling t-shirts!
16 June 2014 - 4:10pm
Do judges wilfully misinterpret sentencing guidelines?
Sentencing guidelines for driving offences must be overhauled
Rhia Weston examines whether judges wilfully misinterpret sentencing guidelines when imposing driving bans.
6 May 2014 - 7:16am
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 - 9:50am
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.
27 March 2014 - 5:50pm
The THINK! campaign for bikes is relaunched - CTC assesses its impact
The DfT's THINK! campaign
Running in some of the cities that received money for cycling recently, the THINK! campaign follows the now usual 'give and take' message that equates cyclists and drivers as similar sources of danger, both of which need to 'play their part'. However, the messages it sends out are largely sensible.
19 March 2014 - 4:52pm
Let's give it up for cycling!
Cyclists on a city street
When we asked CycleClips readers if they had given up their cars for Lent, like CTC member the Bishop of Ramsbury, we weren't sure what to expect. However, many of you wrote in to share your experiences. Here's a selection...
3 March 2014 - 3:53pm
Infrastructure and Equity: Discussions from the Youth Bike Summit in NYC
Manhattan bike lane and info form NYC DoT
CTC's Development Officer in Leicester, Elizabeth Barner, is from the US originally. By simple serendipity, she was able to attend a day of the Youth Bike Summit in New York in February and was amazed by the changes she found.
18 February 2014 - 5:29pm
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.

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