22 May 2013 - 10:33am
A10 cycle ride points out room for improvement
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
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 - 2:26pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader in India Days 4 and 5
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
15 April 2013 - 1:41pm
PCCs respond to the 'Prioritise this' campaign
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
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
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.
1 March 2013 - 6:18pm
Roadworks - a test of priorities
When road or building work requires space to be removed from the carriageway, who gives up the space? In Britain, roadworks often occupy cycle facilities, with no provision of alternatives.
28 February 2013 - 4:23pm
Nutty about the Squirrel Ride
A joint project between CTC, Visit Sefton and West Lancashire and National Trust, the led leisure rides help to promote sustainable travel in the area and the local work of the National Trust.
21 February 2013 - 12:56pm
Building a better future for university students
The Building a Better Future for Young People initiative gives two University of Reading students experience of promoting cycling. Megan Hardeman explains how working with CTC is helping to improve her CV.