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20 June 2014 - 3:39pm
Women's Cycling Forum discusses inclusive cycling
Break-out for discussion a the WCF
The Women's Cycling Forum in Edinburgh met for the first time recently. As CTC's Inclusive Cycling Officer for the North West, Jayne Rodgers was invited to be there to present and facilitate a round table discussion about inclusive cycling.
16 June 2014 - 3:10pm
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.
9 June 2014 - 2:53pm
Glasgow Cycle Festival
Glasgow Cycle Festival logo
CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland loves a festival - the mud, the camping and the avoidance of washing - so this year she’s managed to get involved with organising two. One of them, the Glasgow Cycle Festival, kicks off this Friday with a leisurely bike ride to the WEST brewery!
29 May 2014 - 1:31pm
Play on Pedals in Glasgow
Polly Jarman, CTC Development  Officer, Play on Pedals
Polly Jarman is the new Development Officer for CTC’s Play on Pedals and her mission is to get every 4 year old in Glasgow riding a bike.
22 May 2014 - 2:34pm
Dispatches from Meriden
Cyclists gather at the memorial
An early train from London carried me to Meriden where I was welcomed by John Bennett, one of the weekend’s organisers, and a few other members of CTC’s Heart of England.
10 May 2014 - 6:10pm
The Women's Tour - does racing turn anyone on to cycling?
Children from Barley Croft school getting inside knowledge
On a soggy day I milled in the rain for two hours with cold, soaked kids to watch the Women’s Tour - and to my utter amazement it was worth it!
6 May 2014 - 6:16am
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 - 8:50am
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.
29 April 2014 - 10:13am
Father and son take on LeJog for the record
Robert and Jim Ball on Tandem Tricycle
On 13 June 2014, Kevin Ball and his father Jim will be undertaking the journey from John o'Groats to Lands End by tandem tricycle for an official Guiness Book of World Records attempt.
26 April 2014 - 8:27pm
We came, we saw, we pedalled on Parliament
Pedal on Parliament
On 26 April 2014, thousands of people from across Scotland (and further afield!) descended upon the Scottish Parliament to show politicians that more investment is needed for cycling and active travel.
28 March 2014 - 1:55pm
Leading the CTC way
Image of cycling group http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisjuden/6206413519
I learnt everything I know about leading cycle rides and tours with CTC, but not from any of the training courses recently profiled here and in 'Cycle' magazine. I served an apprenticeship most Sundays since 1972, with several different local CTC groups and on many longer tours at home and abroad.
28 March 2014 - 11:28am
Mountain biking is important in the city too – cycle training for all
Using a city park to teach mountain biking skills
We are sometimes asked why we offer mountain biking skills in a flat city. Doesn’t it just encourage people to drive out of the city to cycle somewhere else – aren't we increasing motor traffic instead of increasing cycling?
27 March 2014 - 4:50pm
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 - 3:52pm
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...
10 March 2014 - 10:55am
Barcelona by bike - a campaigner's guide
Bicycle paths in Barcelona
CTC member and academic Robin Lovelace describes the Catalonian city, with numerous photos to illustrate cycle paths of Barcelona's urban centre, the scale of the city's bicycle rental scheme and provides an insight into what it's like to cycle in the city.
8 March 2014 - 3:39pm
Ride, Cake and Chat!
Cycling ladies
CTC’s Cycling Development Officer in Scotland is a multi-tasker with a mission – to support women to ride, eat cake and chat. For the record, she’s typing this whilst drinking tea and thinking about what to cook for dinner...
4 March 2014 - 1:54pm
Brazil calling – a conversation with the World Bike Forum
World Bike Forum poster (photo by Charlotte Fagan)
The World Bike Forum was in Brazil in February. Bikes not Bombs organised a video discussion between Charlotte Fagan in Curitiba and the Youth Bike Summit in New York. We asked: are cyclists facing the same issues across continents? YES! But the details are certainly different.
3 March 2014 - 2:53pm
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.
3 March 2014 - 2:30pm
Social justice and cycling - notes from the Youth Bike Summit in New York
Group photo from the Youth Bike Summit 2014
As I was in the right city at the right time, I spent a snowy Saturday in February at the Youth Bike Summit in New York. I was delighted by the spark of the conference and by the huge show of projects and people – 484 people from 25 states, apparently.
21 February 2014 - 3:20pm
Halcyon days - three friends explore the Peloponnese
Winter cycling in the Peloponnese mountains
By February, after this most miserable of winters, I’d almost forgotten what a pleasure it can be to ride a bike. What better to rekindle one's cycling enthusiasm and top up the vitamin D than a short cycling tour somewhere sunny and warm – like Greece perhaps?

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