CTC wants to keep helmets an optional choice. Forcing - or strongly encouraging - people to wear helmets deters people from cycling and undermines the public health benefits of cycling. This campaign seeks to educate policy makers and block misguided attempts at legislation.
Lorries are disproportionately involved in the deaths of cyclists. The Department for Transport has granted a trial to allow longer lorries onto Britain's roads, a move which CTC believe will greatly increase the risk to cyclists.
In 2010 the Royal Mail revealed that they were planning to scrap their fleet of 24,000 bicycles in favour of trolleys and light vans. CTC opposed the plan on the basis of increased risk to other road users and increased emissions. Letters from hundreds of CTC members were delivered to Royal Mail.
The Government published a revised draft Highway Code in 2006. CTC were immediately concerned that the rules would undermine cyclists' right to use the road where a cycle path was provided. Following a sustained and high-profile campaign by CTC, over 40 rules were changed to the benefit of cyclists.