12 September 2014 - 8:32am
Dazzling bike lights
Time was, when the suggestion that a bike lamp could be too bright would have been laughable. How times change. CTC's Chris Juden explains that thanks to developments in LEDs and rechargeable batteries, our dim and unreliable ‘bobby dodgers’ have become bobby dazzlers!
10 September 2014 - 2:53pm
Biking without boundaries
Cycling is an activity which, as a rule, relies on you being able to see where you're going,so you might think that having a visual impairment would rule you out of taking part. But we all know that rules are there to be broken and, with a bit of help, pretty much anyone can cycle.
4 September 2014 - 7:57pm
Backing for Boris's 'Crossrail for Bikes'
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
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.
28 August 2014 - 4:26pm
Closed roads bring cyclists together
Bringing a section of Northshore to Ride Leicester’s Sky Ride was a fun way to link up two aspects of the CTC at a great city festival. Five miles of closed roads and the chance to ride through the football stadium attracted families from across the region.
21 August 2014 - 2:59pm
CTC helps out at Watchtree Wheelers
The CTC inclusive cycling officer for the North West has been busy helping out at Watchtree Wheeler's opening event for their new tarmac circuit; Ryan, the manager of the Watchtree Wheelers, arranged for the track to be opened by para-Olympian cyclist Karen Darke.
21 August 2014 - 1:02pm
Why our roads are in such a bad state
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.
19 August 2014 - 4:08pm
AirBag Enjoyment - Leicester
The atmosphere was sparkling at the Ride Leicester and City Festivals. As the CTC’s contribution to the event, we wanted to bring something new to Leicester. The AirBag was perfect – fun, a little scary, a great spectacle.
18 July 2014 - 3:59pm
The amazing Cyclopaedia comes to Nuneaton
On Saturday 5 July, Lady Godiva came to Nuneaton for one day to set off a fantastic celebration: 'Nuneaton Lives'. Anne Taylor of Nuneaton CTC took part in the event.
11 July 2014 - 11:14am
The three days you really need to see of TdF 2014
We all love watching the Tour de France, but lets face it, some stages are just more memorable than others. Nothing is more disappointing than when you take a late lunch or even the day off to watch the action and there isn’t any. Here are our top picks for days you really ought to consider
10 July 2014 - 10:57am
Stevenage & N. Herts CTC's cunning plan to ride to Le Tour
When ride leader Jim Brown hatched a plan to combine a 60-mile ride from Hertfordshire to Essex to watch the Tour de France on Monday 7 July, he wasn't sure if it would come together. Happily it did - and very successfully, with a peloton of 20 riders and Jim acting as their 'super domestique'.
9 July 2014 - 3:12pm
Architectural design competition for Parkwood Springs
Parkwood Springs, the beautifully succesful mountain bike trail that CTC's Dan Cook has been instrumental in putting in place in Sheffield is running a visitor centre design competition, called VeloCity.
7 July 2014 - 4:43pm
Le Tour - a spectator's view
What was it like in the crowd watching the Tour de France? Rhia Weston was in Yorkshire to watch the greatest cycling race in the world whizz by llkley and she didn't take a 'selfie'!
3 July 2014 - 12:05pm
My first ride to work at CTC
It took me two months to find the opportunity to cycle to work at CTC National Office in Guildford but I’m glad I did…
1 July 2014 - 12:23pm
Ghost riding with CTC Devon
On a spectacular June evening, a group of cyclists had a strange encounter with a ghostly figure, who appeared out of the shadows and into the moonlight...