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26 September 2012 - 10:30am
Cycletopia - what can't be seen is just as important
Strong leadership is required to implement schemes
Our Cycletopia project shows 15 things that can be done to make towns better for cycling. Most of these are infrastructure related: slower speeds, better road design, cycle parking at destinations. But some are less tangible. Strong leadership and policy directions are ultimately what is required.
21 September 2012 - 3:17pm
Queens Park Forum Bike Club Launch in the Sunshine
Queens Park Forum Bike Club's Dr Bike, Fabian and a family enjoying the festival
Queens Park Forum Bike Club is community based and offers weekly bike maintenance lessons, an earn a bike scheme and a drop in Dr Bike service for local people. Cycling Development Officer for London Frances Chaloner went along to the launch in Westminster.
11 September 2012 - 4:51pm
MTB Bike Racing and BMX take off at the Trax
Impressive bike handling skills get this rider no 33 airborn
A great day of MTB bike racing on Lordship Loop, grass racing and the new BMX Club session took place recently at the home of the Trax Bike Club in London.
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.
31 August 2012 - 1:55pm
At the velodrome with Nick Clegg
Nick Clegg and Caroline Waugh
CTC Cycling Development Officer in Sheffield Steve Marsden and Caroline Waugh were invited by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to watch Paralympic cyclist Sarah Storey win Britain's first gold medal.
30 August 2012 - 1:48pm
Blooming success at Southport Flower Show
Sefton & West Lancs VISIT Project promotion at Southport Flower Show
Providing information and collecting tourists' views on cycling in Sefton and West Lancashire.
28 August 2012 - 2:51pm
I'm inspired by the Paralympic cyclists
John Thraves
John Thraves had the lower part of his leg amputated two years ago, because of complications from diabetes. After the operation he was determined to cycle again, which he has - the two wheels have been replaced by a trike. He's also just become a qualified Bikeability instructor.
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.
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.

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