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11 February 2013 - 12:01pm
Shopping by bike in Oz
A fully loaded cargo bike
Australia is not known for being a hotbed of utility cycling, but Mike Rubbo, a filmmaker based in Sydney, is trying to change the way Australians shop and CTC's Gavin Wood approves.
8 February 2013 - 11:21am
Taking my bike on a plane
Anna Cipullo in Teide Tenerife
What is the best way to transport your bike on a plane? CTC's Anna Cipullo discovers what happens when you take one bike in a sturdy bike box and another in a CTC plastic bag
7 February 2013 - 12:02pm
Cycling to work whatever the weather
Greg Woodford cycling to work
Whatever the weather or the season, CTC Senior Cycle Training Officer Greg Woodford commutes by bike 25 miles each way from Reading to Guildford.
5 February 2013 - 4:38pm
The London Bike Show
Post-race CTCers recover from the IG Nocturne at London Bike Show
CTC's Anna Cipullo took a trip to the London Bike Show and spent the weekend admiring the newest bikes and bits. She also raced against Match of the Day's Colin Murray!
28 January 2013 - 3:48pm
A newbie to CTC
Dan Callow
Dan Callow from Sheffield has gone from occasionally going for a spin on his road bike to becoming a regular cyclist.
19 January 2013 - 1:24pm
Helen McKay recalls meeting the team and navigating potholes
Helen with team mates outside a Hackney cafe
I can't say that doing a photo-shoot is something that I do often, or feel completely at ease doing (you may find it hard to believe, but none of us are catwalk models) so on the morning of the shoot I was feeling doubly nervous.
15 January 2013 - 2:46pm
From turkey to training again
Anna Cipullo at the National Cyclo-cross Champs, for Hargroves Cycles
CTC Cycling Development Officer for the South of England Anna Cipullo says goodbye to Christmas and hello to cyclo-cross and cross-country training.
15 January 2013 - 12:52pm
Teaching people to cycle
Teenage girls cycling in Leicester
About once a month, CTC's cycling development officer in Leicester Elizabeth Barner sees someone out on a bike who she taught to ride.
14 January 2013 - 4:43pm
Sue Booth talks cycling and fabulous ladies
Sue Booth rides with the Chester Fabulous Ladies
Sue Booth runs Chester Fabulous Ladies - a ladies only cycling club - and here she talks about her experiences in getting ladies out on two wheels.
28 December 2012 - 5:51pm
Was 2012 the year when we finally started to 'Get Britain Cycling'?
Has there been progress for cycling in 2012?
In a final blog posting for 2012, CTC’s Campaigns Director Roger Geffen reviews year’s highlights and looks forward to 2013 with a level of optimism which seemed unthinkable a year ago.
21 December 2012 - 11:07am
Crushing a cyclist with a lorry while on a mobile - is that really "careless" driving?
The Ministry of Justice
After a week in which we learnt of two disturbing acquittals for alleged driving offences, Roger Geffen reflects on a meeting with Justice Minister Helen Grant MP, and looks forward hopefully to action to address the legal system's compacent response to bad driving in 2013.
21 December 2012 - 10:51am
Young people are driving less
Fewer young people are learning to drive
The number of driving licence holders in Britain has fallen for the first time in decades, according to the National Travel Survey. The biggest changes, however, are in the different age groups. Fewer young people are obtaining licences, but the number of older people with licences is growing.
18 December 2012 - 2:08pm
Lenient sentencing is just the tip of the iceberg
Stop SMIDSY campaign
As the Mary Bowers’ case demonstrates careless driving charges and small fines do not reflect the severity of crimes committed by bad drivers. Sentences, therefore, need to be harsher, but we must also be aware of the large number of collisions that do not even make it to court in the first place.
11 December 2012 - 1:55pm
The Lords debate cycling... and it doesn't descend into abuse!
Lord Berkeley is Secretary to the APPCG and Vice-President of CTC
Normally, each time the House of Lords holds a short debate on cycling, up get a troop of seasoned peers to condemn the behaviour of cyclists. But yesterday's debate was refreshingly light on anti-cyclist drivel and strong on good policy.
6 December 2012 - 11:28am
The BBC’s 'War on Britain’s Roads': how should we respond?
The BBC's 'War on Britain's Roads' programme
Now that the programme has been broadcast - with some important edits compared with the preview version - Roger Geffen advises against simply venting anger and instead suggests some positive outcomes.
2 December 2012 - 8:47pm
War on Britain’s roads: myth or reality?
The BBC's 'War on Britain's Roads'
Ahead of BBC1's documentary 'The War on Britain's Roads', CTC's Roger Geffen previews the programme and urges cyclists to provide feedback. He asks you to listen out for the claim that "reported incidents [..are..] on the rise", and tell us what "incidents" you think they are referring to.
28 November 2012 - 5:58pm
Funding for cycling: are these crumbs from the table or a turning point?
Sustained funding and political will can create better cycling conditions
£20m more for cycling, and new guidance from NICE, but will these have much of an effect? Experience from Europe suggests political will needs to be combined with sustained investment over decades to grow cycling. Chris Peck examines the recent history of funding for cycling.
22 November 2012 - 3:19pm
Can you see me in the dark?
Cycling in winter
All cyclists can sometimes feel invisible on the road and in winter. So how can they be more visible to drivers? CTC's Victoria Hazael shares her thoughts on lights and hi-viz clothing.
20 November 2012 - 2:49pm
CTC Essex Member Groups
CTC attracts new cyclists to longer group rides
A tale of dedicated people who help people cycle together
16 November 2012 - 7:13pm
Bike maintenance in Essex
CTC helping people learn about their own bikes
Weekly bike maintenance sessions have up and running throughout November in Colchester and they are proving extremely popular. CTC's Cycling Development Officer Richard Monk explains why he set up the project how it will expand.

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