16 November 2012 - 6:05pm
Essex Police call CTC’s cycling officer in for questioning
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
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 - 11:39am
Anna tours Bath on vintage bikes and grabs designer cycle bargains!
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 - 11:46am
Keeping busy in Colchester
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.
25 October 2012 - 12:58pm
Bristol Cycling Campaign Autumn Conference 2012
New strategies, new words and new tools were the topics at this year's local campaigners conference. Speakers unveiled new webtools and strategies and called for further coordination between campaign groups to help address cycling issues.
24 October 2012 - 3:02pm
The 7stanes Mountain Bike Display Team 2012 Round Up
The CTC Insured 7stanes Display Team had another busy year in 2102. Over the six months from March to September, the team showed off their trials riding skills at 15 venues the length and breadth of Scotland - and even found time for a quick foray into Cumbria.
11 October 2012 - 6:49pm
From the archive - The Times, 1st August 1934
In 1934 the Times published a statement from the Cyclists' Touring Club on road safety. Many of the issues raised still resonate - while in other areas the suggestions appear ludicrous in the modern day.
10 October 2012 - 5:38pm
People Empowering People Bike Club
It was a cold evening session at Leyton Square in Southwark, for People Empowering People Bike Club, but no one seemed to mind. The maintenance session was inundated with keen young people who wanted to fix their bikes or earn a bike for themselves by working on one donated by the local police.
8 October 2012 - 2:40pm
'Ban bikes from A-roads' suggests judge
Staffordshire Crown Court Resident Judge Simon Tonking has stirred up controversy by writing to The Times arguing that cyclists be banned from dualled roads. His comments are repugnant in part because he presided over the case of Pat Kenny, whose killer was given a community sentence in April 2012.
5 October 2012 - 6:15pm
Breezing along with Trax
Trax is a Bike Club operating in a very disadvantaged area of London, near Boadwater Farm. Trax offer a wide range of cycling activities for everyone to enjoy. CTC's Frances Chaloner went to a Trax Breeze Ride for women on a bright autumnal morning.
3 October 2012 - 1:40pm
Anna tackles the Three Peaks Cyclocross race in Yorkshire
It's the largest mass-start cycling race in England, and probably one of the toughest too. This year it celebrated 50 years of existence and our local development officer, Anna Cipullo, went out to see what it was all about.
1 October 2012 - 11:05am
Cycletopia in Lancaster?
As one of the original Cycle Demonstration Towns (CDT) Lancaster has been trying to move towards the cycling nirvana depicted in CTC’s Cycletopia. So after all the effort and increased spending what have we achieved? Matt Hodges, CTC's representative in Lancaster, gives his views.
28 September 2012 - 12:27pm
Notes from the LibDem conference fringe
Earlier this week I spoke at two fringe events at the LibDem conference. The first was also addressed by Julian Huppert MP, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, the second by cycling minister Norman Baker. Both set out their stall as highly impressive advocates for cycling.
27 September 2012 - 1:57pm
Detailed 2011 casualty figures reveal areas for concern
The detailed data for the 2011 casualty figures have been published by the Department for Transport, revealing where the worrying rise in casualties - first announced earlier in the year - is happening, and to whom.
26 September 2012 - 11:30am
Cycletopia - what can't be seen is just as important
Our Cycletopia project shows 15 things that can be done to make towns better for cycling. Most of these are infrastructure related: slower speeds, better road design, cycle parking at destinations. But some are less tangible. Strong leadership and policy directions are ultimately what is required.
21 September 2012 - 4:17pm
Queens Park Forum Bike Club Launch in the Sunshine
Queens Park Forum Bike Club is community based and offers weekly bike maintenance lessons, an earn a bike scheme and a drop in Dr Bike service for local people. Cycling Development Officer for London Frances Chaloner went along to the launch in Westminster.
11 September 2012 - 5:51pm
MTB Bike Racing and BMX take off at the Trax
A great day of MTB bike racing on Lordship Loop, grass racing and the new BMX Club session took place recently at the home of the Trax Bike Club in London.