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19 April 2012 - 10:58am
Alcohol and the law - which road users are worst?
A police officer carries out roadside checks but probably not on cyclists
Drunken cycling is an offence and a very bad idea. But is it much of a road safety problem? Police enforce some traffic laws, but seldom drunk cycling. CTC examined data for 5 years to see how many fatalities involve alcohol and cycling in this country.
17 April 2012 - 7:15pm
Islington Community Rides Bike Club launches
Children set off on the Islington Community Rides launch
Islington's first Bike Club launched on 13 April 2012. The London Borough Of Islington Community Rides Bike Club aims to provide family-friendly opportunities and training to a diverse range of people new to cycling.
16 April 2012 - 2:12pm
Sorry mate, I didn't see you...recording near misses while cycling
CTC's Stop SMIDSY campaign is gathering examples of where and when crashes occur between road users and will document the reactions of the criminal justice system, ranging from the police to prosecutors and the courts. But there are hundreds of 'near misses' that occur for each actual crash.
10 April 2012 - 4:29pm
Who's to blame in crashes between cyclists and motorists?
A graph showing who is to blame - cyclist or driver?
Columnists in the tabloids - and sometimes the quality press as well - often blame cyclists for crashes with motor vehicles. Figures obtained from the Department for Transport reveal that cyclists - especially adults - generally aren't to blame and, in fact, more often the driver is.
22 March 2012 - 1:05pm
Cycling with a bump - is it safe to ride whilst pregnant?
A pregnant cyclist
CTC's Victoria Hazael cycled when she was expecting a baby last year, here's her experience of cycling with an ever increasing bump.
20 March 2012 - 2:11pm
Every day is different - why I ride to work all year round
Why I like cycle commuting.
8 March 2012 - 4:57pm
CTC and the 7Stanes Mountain Bike Display Team
What do you get when you cross some (slightly crazy) trials riders and one (very brave) downhill expert with lots of large boxes, ramps and beams in an arena?
8 March 2012 - 2:24pm
Belles on Bikes – Looking for Female Volunteers
Bike Club is launching a series of leadership courses for women in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Providing female cyclists with the training required to encourage and support more women into cycling, the Belles on Bike course is perfect for anyone looking to learn something new and pass on their passion.
7 March 2012 - 4:57pm
Has the Minister misled Parliament over longer lorries?
25m long lorry in Sweden (proposed British ones are shorter than this!)
Mike Penning MP, the Road Safety Minister, suggested to Parliament that the risks to cyclists from longer lorries had been assessed. There is no evidence from any published document that it has.
28 February 2012 - 4:31pm
On your head be it? Bicycle helmets and recent legal cases.
Many cyclists were seriously concerned when a High Court Judge recently remarked that un-helmeted cyclists who suffer head injuries may not be entitled to full compensation if it can be shown that a helmet would have reduced or prevented their injuries.
21 February 2012 - 11:04am
Ride to the Pies
This Sunday 26th will see me riding my first sportive of 2012. Lets hope my legs are ready!
20 February 2012 - 11:12am
It's definitely getting lighter in the mornings
It's definitely getting lighter in the mornings
I will now save both weight and batteries by removing the lights from my bike.
17 February 2012 - 12:02pm
London town centres: cyclists and pedestrians are more important than car users
Cycle parking inside a shopping centre in the Netherlands
Research conducted by Transport for London has revealed that although cyclists and pedestrians spend less per visit than car users, they visit more often and therefore tend to spend more per week.
9 February 2012 - 4:09pm
'Cities fit for cycling' - a bit of a backlash?
Cities fit for cycling logo
The Times' campaign to improve safety was widely welcomed and many have come out in support, but criticism of the aims and execution was inevitable. CTC's main concern is that the campaign doesn't acknowledge the health benefits of cycling.
15 June 2007 - 11:33am
Why CTC challenged the latest version of the Highway Code
Bad cycle facility
We all know of examples of where cycle facilities end dangerously, throwing you out into heavy traffic. So when new wording for the Highway Code suggested that cyclists should always use such facilities, we - along with thousands of CTC members - were up in arms.


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