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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...
16 May 2013 - 4:21pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader Award course in India Day 7
Sunset over Kochi
The course concludes with some Exodus-specific training and a lot of photocopying for me!
16 May 2013 - 4:02pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India Day 6
Figure of 8 group riding
Riding skills and double dosa orders at breakfast made a great combination.
16 May 2013 - 2:26pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader in India Days 4 and 5
Chinese fishing nets in Kochi.
Starting with loads of examples of leading, managing the group and dealing with incidents out on the road set the group up to practise these options and get feedback. All great fun and really positive learning.
15 May 2013 - 5:53pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India Day 2
A group of trainee tour leaders in India
Hot hot hot! Preparation for the CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India, meeting the trainees and the course starts, all in 36 degrees and 95% humidity.
15 May 2013 - 5:24pm
Letter delivered to Lord Advocate supporting sentence appeal
Letter delivered to the Lord Advocate supporting an appeal of the sentence
On 14 May CTC’s Chief Executive, Gordon Seabright, CTC Scotland’s Councillor, Peter Hayman, and CTC’s Road Safety campaigner, Rhia Weston, met with relatives of Gary McCourt’s two victims; Audrey Fyfe and George Dalgity at the Crown Office in Edinburgh.
15 May 2013 - 5:07pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India Day 3
Trailside maintenance training and discussion
It's time to meet the team and start the learning on the Bike Tour Leader course. With 14 on the course, the trainers, Olly and I, were keen to find out about the experiences and desires of the trainees.
15 May 2013 - 2:09pm
Reasons to be cheerful… Part 1
Team CTC
Redbridge Cycling Centre, Hainault in Essex - the weather sunny with the odd snow flurry, temperature 2 degrees (feels like minus 2 degrees), the first race outing for Team CTC...
15 May 2013 - 12:16pm
CTC's Bike Tour Leader course in India
Riders on the course in India
Working with partners Exodus Travels, CTC recently delivered a course for fourteen tour guides. Dan Cook describes his experiences of the trip.
7 May 2013 - 10:35am
Small town cycling: where Britain falls far behind
Everyday cycling in Binasco, a small town near Milan
Whereas cycling is slowly increasing in London and other cities, it is continuing to fall - fast - in places where historically it was much higher, such as the towns and villages of eastern England. On a recent trip to Italy I saw how the bike can still be the default mode of transport
26 April 2013 - 10:02am
2001 to 2011 - cyclist numbers change significantly
Hull's cycling culture is gradually declining, despite some improvements
The number of people cycling to work has gone up in England and Wales by 17% from 2001 to 2011. In some areas, cycling is booming, but in others it is declining.
15 April 2013 - 1:41pm
PCCs respond to the 'Prioritise this' campaign
Cyclists' safety should be prioritised by police
In February CTC set up the ‘Prioritise this!’ campaign, which asked cyclists to email their newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and call on them to prioritise road safety in their imminent Police and Crime Plans for 2013-2016. Thank you to all 521 of you who took action.
11 April 2013 - 11:24am
Exploring the Chilterns countryside
Chilterns Heritage routes - Milton signage
For beautiful cycling in the countryside, all less than an hour by train from London, the Chilterns is the place to go!
22 March 2013 - 11:12am
Careless driving charge contested by the Cycling Lawyer
Lorry driver overtaking dangerously close
The Crown Prosecution Service has a penchant for reducing motoring offences from dangerous to careless. The bureaucratic loops one must jump through to challenge this decision put most people off pursuing a complaint, but a prominent barrister has done just that.
12 March 2013 - 12:00pm
Another cold winter training ride
Fed up with freezing finger tips and scraping salt of her bike, Astrid gets on her bike for another training ride in the cold - this time taking part in the popular Hell of the Ashdown.
7 March 2013 - 9:44am
What's happened to cycle commuting in England and Wales?
The 2011 Census shows that - since 2001 - cycle commuting barely increased its share of all transport across the country, however, this overall figure conceals huge variations.

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