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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.
16 November 2012 - 6:05pm
Essex Police call CTC’s cycling officer in for questioning
Essex Police modelling their new Smith and Wesson
Essex Police called unexpectedly on me this week. Thinking that they must have taken a dislike to my rather shall we say assertive style of cycling to all my meetings and activities, I awaited in trepidation for the expected words of advice.
16 November 2012 - 11:37am
Open meeting with CPS on how they prosecute bad driving offences
Crown Prosecution Service
Road crash victims' charity RoadPeace held a timely open meeting on Tuesday (13.11.12) about the Crown Prosecution Service's proposed new guidance on prosecuting bad driving offences. It was a powerful, emotive and well informed panel discussion, which the CPS will hopefully take heed of.
7 November 2012 - 12:39pm
Cyclenation/CTC 2012 conference - a campaigner's reflections
Bristol Cycling Campaign logo
Steve Kinsella, CTC's regional campaigner for the South West, outlines the headline messages from this year's very successful joint conference...
7 November 2012 - 11:39am
Anna tours Bath on vintage bikes and grabs designer cycle bargains!
David with his vintage Raleigh in 'cafe racer' style
Jole Rider (pronounced Jolly Rider) is a charity that targets Africa to improve education and wellbeing in young people. This is mainly done by fixing up donated bikes and shipping them to Africa for kids to use for cycling to school. So to find out more, I met their lead mechanic for a bike ride.
26 October 2012 - 12:43pm
If you go down to the woods today...you may make the front page!
Sunny cycling in High Woods Country Park
CTC’s recent cycle ride in High Woods Country Park has appeared on the front page of the widely-read Elite community magazine in Colchester.
26 October 2012 - 11:46am
Keeping busy in Colchester
Riders on a suburban street in Greenstead
After a busy summer, things have remained hectic into the autumn. CTC Cycling Development Officer Richard Monk tells us what he's been up to.

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