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23 July 2013 - 10:28am
Cyclist's letter to the Mayor of London calls for safer infrastructure for cycling
Dutch cycle tracks
A cyclist who witnessed the aftermath of the crash which killed cyclist Alan Neve on the Holborn gyratory has written this letter to the Mayor of London, appealing to him to improve cycling infrastructure in the capital
18 July 2013 - 1:52pm
Giving the gift of cycling
A lady enjoying cycling
Members of the 'Fat Club' cycle group from Fife made quite an impact on the cycling community back in May when they spoke about their experience of cycling at a conference in Edinburgh. Suzanne Forup got to hear more when she took them shopping for bikes...
12 July 2013 - 3:01pm
Team CTC’s Tamina Oliver praises the charity's support for women's cycling
Tamina (left) and team at the starting line
The two-time South of England Cyclo-cross champion chatted to me on the back of her 56th place finish in the Tour De La Feminin in the Czech Republic.
5 July 2013 - 12:31pm
Here come the girls.. ! Belles are on their bikes in Glasgow
The Belles on Bikes Glasgow
The Glasgow Belles on Bikes project held its first summer social this week. CTC's Suzanne Forup went along to meet them and find out how they get so many women cycling..
3 July 2013 - 9:33am
Fewer drivers killed but cycle serious injuries and deaths up in 2012: complacency over road safety?
Newer cars (left) are almost 3 times safer for occupants than older ones
Cycle serious casualties up 5% in 2012 against the previous year, the 8th consecutive year of increase, exceeding the background growth in cycling. Meanwhile pedestrian casualties have also started to rise, while those for car occupants are falling. What's happening?
28 June 2013 - 11:26am
Sun shines on Braintree cycle rides
Having a go at Braintree BMX
The sun certainly shone on the latest Braintree cycle ride. Everybody was raring to come out cycling again and I had to give them a new challenge.
26 June 2013 - 11:27am
An unusual bike is all it takes to convert festival-goers to cyclists
Cyclone Works at Leicester's Riverside Festival, photo by Ian Timings
I’m always looking for ways to introduce people to cycling and gatherings seem like a good place to offer a try to anyone who hasn’t ridden bike in a while. With sun, Cyclone Works and Ebike, Leicester’s Riverside Festival made cycling very popular.
25 June 2013 - 7:36pm
Cycling bonanza at Colchester Young Children’s Festival
Balance bikes give new cyclists a headstart
Hundreds of families turned out in brilliant sunshine for the annual Young Children’s Festival in Castle Park in Colchester and CTC took along a load of bikes to try out.
25 June 2013 - 1:47pm
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling – a right proper festival
Cycling mum Copenhagen style
Edinburgh has just hosted it's first Festival Of Cycling, with activities and events round the clock to demonstrate that it means business in the challenge to create a cycling culture in our capital city.
21 June 2013 - 4:40pm
Don't just fill potholes - start again with streets
A collage of potholes
At a conference on road maintenance this week, Chris Peck explained the dangers faced by cyclists from poor road maintenance, and suggested that savings could be made by doing more to factor in cyclists needs when resurfacing.
18 June 2013 - 1:36pm
On two wheels with my new bike accessory – a toddler
Cycling on NCN Route 76 in Dunbar
As a single, carefree cyclist I had happily weaved through the traffic with few fears. Now I'm a parent it's taken my local CTC-affiliated cycle club to get me back on my bike, with my toddler on board..
17 June 2013 - 10:54am
Cycling in Vienna: lessons from Velo-city 2013
Vienna's huge central Ringstrasse has space for all modes of transport
Chris Peck spent a week in Vienna at Velo-City, the biggest international conference on cycle planning and promotion, alongside 1,400 other delegates from dozens of countries. Here are his first impressions of the city and its plans for cycling.
14 June 2013 - 9:48am
BMA's helmet stance questioned as USA safety authorities drop key helmet claim
London Mayor Boris Johnson wants to "delycrafy" cycling
As American cycle campaigners persuade the US safety authorities to drop a key claim for the effectiveness of helmets, and new evidence suggesting that Canada's helmet laws had no detectable effect, the BMA's stance on helmet laws is questioned by Ben Goldacre of 'Bad Science' fame.
13 June 2013 - 7:47am
Pier 2 Pier Ride
This coming Father's Day, do something different and join the Visit Sefton and West Lancs Team for a led ride and an afternoon of cycle-themed attractions in the heart of West Lancashire.
12 June 2013 - 2:19pm
Bikes out the shed and into the Scottish sunshine!
Mechanics Abbi and Katy with a happy customer
Belles on Bikes - supporting women in Scotland to cycle for leisure, transport and sport
6 June 2013 - 3:57pm
CTC's Greg Woodford rides the Chiltern 100 sportive
Three riders on a climb
Riding as CTC-affiliated Reading Cycling Club, we had entered a team for the sportive on the 2 June 2013. Great scenery and fantastic weather made for a fabulous but hard ride.
4 June 2013 - 10:52am
140 families join the BIG Colchester Tour Series ride
Photography: David Higgleton
Colchester’s BIG ‘Tour Series’ cycle ride was a great opportunity to showcase the quiet cycle routes that Colchester has to offer. With such a great family turn-out, the event was a success, packing the High Street with cyclists all crossing the Tour Series finish line.
29 May 2013 - 2:32pm
Riding The White Horse Challenge
Anna Cipullo tackles Hackpen Hill on the White Horse Challenge
The White Horse Challenge is indeed a challenge with only one route on offer - 90 miles through undulating Wiltshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire countryside - but what a ride it is!
29 May 2013 - 2:12pm
Threat of rain didn't dampen entries for ladies-only race, Stilettos on Wheels
Mountain bike racer
The forecast was for heavy rain, the sky was grey, the umbrellas were on standby…but that didn’t stop more than 60 women lining up on the start line for the first of Stilettos On Wheels mountain bike race of this year.
28 May 2013 - 10:04am
Personal message from acquaintance of Audrey Fyfe and George Dalgity
Audrey Fyfe - the second of McCourt's victims
CTC has been contacted by an acquaintance of both Audrey Fyfe and George Dalgity. He sent in a heartfelt but considered letter, which he gave us permission to share.

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