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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.
12 August 2012 - 9:30am
20 mph casualty figures - another failure to properly evaluate risk
20 mph limits - are they really less safe?
The number of road casualties on streets with 20 mph limits have increased by a quarter in one year. Unfortunately those figures fail to take into account the change in the number of 20 mph streets, which have been increasing steadily, particularly in the last year.
10 August 2012 - 1:59pm
New Forest Cycling Week
The final bonfire
More than 200 people attended the 2012 New Forest Cycling Rally. The event, for cyclists of all ages was at Avon Tyrell, the UK Youth Activity Centre. It is an ideal location in the New Forest, with superb facilities, easy access to delightful forest tracks, country parks and the seaside.
10 August 2012 - 8:52am
Bike Club hits the streets in Islington
Leaving Victoria Park after lunch
The weather forecast was not good, but for those that ventured out on the community ride it was blustery but the sun shone
10 August 2012 - 8:01am
The Olympics and me
Wiggins winning the Olympics Time Trial
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.
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.
25 July 2012 - 11:03am
Photoshoot at Aston Hill
Anna Cipullo at Aston Hill
On Tuesday 24 July, I awoke to a bright and sunny day and could think of no better way to spend it than riding my bike. Thankfully, I had already been asked to ride around Aston Hill for a photoshoot
25 July 2012 - 9:14am
Mixed messages for cycle safety in London
Cyclists have clear priority at this junction in Copenhagen
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 - 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?
18 July 2012 - 10:55am
Government inaction on road safety costing lives
The Government has shown little leadership on 20 mph zones and limits
The Transport Select Committee report into road safety comes just a week after new guidance on setting local speed limits showed feeble leadership from Government. Where local authorities aren't performing, stronger direction is required from central Government to ensure road safety improves.
13 July 2012 - 4:29pm
Health journal highlights ‘inactivity pandemic’
Health journal The Lancet has highlighted a global inactivity “pandemic”, highlighting both the scale of the problem and the evidence of what works to tackle it.
9 July 2012 - 1:50pm
Accessible Cycling Day for children with disabilities
Lauren testing out a wheelchair platform bike
Every year Swindon Borough Council create a day of sport aimed at children with a disability or learning difficulty. The day is called Access Day, and this year it was held at the County Ground Athletics Track on Wednesday 4 July. This was a great opportunity to showcase the CTC’s adaptive bikes.
3 July 2012 - 3:31pm
Collapse in prosecution of bad driving
The Ministry of Justice produces statistics on offences and sentencing
The number of prosecutions for motoring offences in magistrates courts has fallen dramatically in the last ten years in all but three police force areas. Chris Peck looks in more detail at some of the numbers.
2 July 2012 - 10:41am
"16% increase in serious injuries" - so what's happening?
Cycle serious injuries have been rising as fast as cycle use in recent years
A closer analysis of cycle casualty data suggests one possible explanation lies in the weather in 2010. Unfortunately, determining risk without good data on cycle use continues to be problematic.
27 June 2012 - 12:07pm
My day at the Cycletta Wiltshire sportive
Cycletta Wiltshire ladies' sportive
Last weekend I was invited to attend Cycletta - a ladies only sportive or challenge ride - and what a wonderful atmosphere!
22 June 2012 - 10:21am
Talking cycling to Northern Ireland’s politicians, planners and the public
Mike McKillen, Mai-Britt Kristensen and Roger Geffen at Stormont castle
Wednesday was one of the most meeting-packed days I can remember, with 2 Ministers, one parliamentary select committee, a presentation to some traffic planners, a visit to a cycle-friendly school and a public meeting all in one day!
22 June 2012 - 10:12am
Lording it up in Sheffield at the Disability Games
The Lord Mayor of Sheffield tries out an adapted cycle
The annual Duke of Edinburgh Disability Games are held at the Institute of Sport in Sheffield, using the same multi-use indoor track that Olympic hopeful Jessica Ennis uses for training. CTC Cycling Development Officer Steve Marsden describes this year's event.
15 June 2012 - 12:45pm
Deans Community High School pupils meet Nigel Mansell
Deans Community High School pupils with Nigel Mansell
Pupils at Deans Community High School met the former Formula 1 star on 14 June but this time he was on two wheels instead of four. Nigel cycled through Livingston as part of a 1300 mile charity cycle ride from John O'Groats to Paris over 12 days, raising funds for Youth Charity UK Youth.
13 June 2012 - 11:39am
Score Scotland Bike Club launches
Three Girls from Score Scotland along the union canal on their bikes
Score Scotland recently launched their South West Bike Club project in Edinburgh along the Union Canal.
13 June 2012 - 11:21am
Larbert High School S1 Cycle Roadshow
3 female pupils from Larbert High School with their bikes
Three hundred S1 pupils at Larbert High School tried out different cycling activities over three days to encourage more pupils to take up cycling and get involved in cycling activities. They also organised their first ever girls only mountain bike trip.

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