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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?
20 February 2014 - 10:42am
The Cycle Safety Fund and the Bedford 'turbo' roundabout: some facts
Bedford's turbo roundabout has proved controversial
Criticism of Bedford's design for a 'turbo' roundabout on a major junction needs to be placed in context. Here Chris Peck explains why the project was cleared by a panel involving CTC.
18 February 2014 - 4:29pm
Cycling in London - 30 years ago
The GLC's film shows how little has changed since the 1980s
A film produced by the Greater London Council in 1984, shows how many of the core network of cycle facilities were built through funds from a short lived Cycling Unit.
7 February 2014 - 4:48pm
Boy stuff: cycling, the prostate and erectile dysfunction
A comfortable saddle is the key
Riding a bicycle can aggravate the prostate and cause other health problems in men. The design of the standard bicycle seat can rub against the prostate during the pedalling process. A comforatble saddle is key.
7 February 2014 - 2:19pm
What are your cycling ambitions? Creating a cycling bucket list
Cares Gorge by Edwin Jones
Having turned 40 I reflect that I’ve spent half my time cycling - the rest of the time was wasted…
6 February 2014 - 12:37pm
Birthday boy donates to CDF
Alan with his custom built Girostorino bike frame
Cycle North Wales member Alan Belton raised £470 for the Cyclists' Defence Fund at his 65th birthday celebration dinner.
31 January 2014 - 3:03pm
Front child seats
Family cycling in the Netherlands
Some fans of front child seats are indignant that CTC apparently damns their choice with faint praise. So here's my explanation of why we're not against front seats, but would encourage parents to consider a rear seat first.
30 January 2014 - 8:30pm
Now send us your 'irresponsible' walking-down-the-street adverts!
How many TV adverts breach Highway Code rule 3?
Although the ASA has provisionally withdrawn its ruling against Cycling Scotland's TV advert, the fight isn't over yet. Please send us videos showing how a ban on helmet-free cycling in TV ads would be like refusing to show people on the streets at night without reflective clothing.
29 January 2014 - 11:54am
Which car ads show breaches of the Highway Code?
A car ad involving driving around with flares was accepted by the ASA
The ASA ruling that outlaws cyclists not wearing helmets and riding outside 'secondary position' is a very hazy interpretation of the Highway Code and cycle training expertise. If you've got examples of car ads that show Highway Code infringements by drivers, let us know and we'll collect them here.
29 January 2014 - 9:54am
Which ads are now banned? Your examples wanted
Unhelmeted hipsters riding all over a promenade. Tsk tsk.
The ASA's bizarre ruling (under appeal by Cycling Scotland) that all cyclists must now be helmeted and cyclists must adopt dangerous road positioning has caused anger amongst the cycling community. If you've got examples of ads that would now be banned, please send them here.
27 January 2014 - 4:14pm
Low level lights for cyclists activated
Bow Roundabout in east London, one of London's most dangerous roundabouts, now has low-level traffic lights for cyclists.
23 January 2014 - 2:22pm
Why models matter: CTC meets with the DfT's modelling team
What would Britain look like if we reached Dutch levels of cycling?
Yesterday (22nd January), CTC met with officials from the Department for Transport to discuss how the National Transport Model deals with cycling. Chris Peck explains why the model matters, and what CTC wants to see changed.
19 January 2014 - 3:20pm
Cake-loving lady cyclists wanted in Scotland…!
Four women on bikes
After a rainy day in the saddle with the fledgling Edinburgh Belles on Bikes, CTC Cycling Development Officer for Scotland Suzanne Forup needs some help getting more women on their bikes...
8 January 2014 - 12:08pm
Becoming a cyclist – a New Year’s resolution
Cynthia ready to ride
The glory of mastering the bike, the road and a ‘clumsy’ childhood. Read this story directly from one of the trainees on the Leicester Cycle Champions programme.
6 January 2014 - 1:23pm
Cycling through the floods
The River Wey and towpath - normally a cycle route
The last few weeks of flooding have brought challenges and dangers, and shows how fragile our cycling infrastructure is. Chris Peck examines some of the problems the flooded conditions have brought - and asks for your experiences.
3 January 2014 - 11:52am
Pie in the SkyCycle?
Norman Foster & Partners image of a 'SkyCycle' route
Sir Norman Foster's architects' firm has hit the headlines with plans for aerial SkyCycle routes following rail lines in London. Should we take them seriously or is this simply a publicity stunt on a post-Xmas quiet news day?
30 December 2013 - 8:19pm
From road safety posters to teenage cycling instructor - my journey to the CTC
Jonathan holding a poster of himself as a child
Now volunteering as CTC's Communications Officer in Reading and offering cycle training to my fellow students at Reading University, I would like to share the story of my journey to being part of CTC.
19 December 2013 - 3:59pm
T'was the night before Christmas...
JOHN WHATMORE, in a festive fantasy, tells of a wartime encounter in the desert and how it brought together two strange companions
10 December 2013 - 8:08pm
Why should cyclists use Twitter?
Twitter logo
Some say Twitter is a waste of time. It is, however, the world’s largest global conversation and is a very effective way for cyclists to network, campaign and communicate.
4 December 2013 - 2:36pm
CTC and CTC Scotland urge Scottish Transport Minister to take action on lorry danger
Lorries pose a disproportionate threat to cyclists and pedestrians
The tragedies of recent weeks have focused attention on the safety of cyclists and pedestrians in London. However, CTC campaigns for safer roads across the UK, and we have been working on behalf of cyclists to make sure that the issue of dangerous HGVs is tackled everywhere.

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