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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.
23 May 2013 - 11:08am
A gentle ride through rolling Chilterns countryside
Bluebell riding in the Chilterns
Sara Randle, Senior Development Officer for the Cycle Chilterns project, takes us through a quiet little 13 mile circular route in the Chiltern Hills, suitable for a wide range of abilities.
22 May 2013 - 2:27pm
Bespoked 2013
View of Bespoked Show through frame of Condor Fratello bike
The UK Handmade Bicycle Show has quickly grown to become a fixture on Britain's cycling calendar, so I thought it was time I took a look at it.
22 May 2013 - 10:33am
A10 cycle ride points out room for improvement
Cyclists on off-road track
The A10 ride took place on May 13, a perfect spring day. It was organised by Mike Stapleton, and was a huge success - far exceeding expectations. He writes about how it achieved its aim, to show the need for better off-road paths and crossing points.
20 May 2013 - 4:12pm
Thousands Pedal on Parliament in Scotland
CTC's Ian Richardson and Graeme Obree
Around 4,000 cyclists gathered in Edinburgh on Sunday 19 May and rode to Holyrood to deliver an 8-point manifesto calling for more investment in cycling, slower speeds, and better facilities for cyclists on Scotland’s roads. Peter Hayman, CTC councillor for Scotland, pedalled with them...

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