Promotion and Encouragement

Surge in cycle use in 2011 - 13 Dec 2012 - News
Cycle use increased by 15% in 2011, according to new data from the Department for Transport. This contradicts earlier figures that had seemed to suggest static cycling levels last year. Growth was particularly strong among young and middle-aged men.

 
 
Shopping by Bike - the results - 29 Nov 2012 - Case Study
As part of CTC's involvement in the EU funded CycleLogistics project, we recently ran the first of two Shop by Bike trials. This is a summary of the findings, with a link to the full report should you wish to read it all.

 
 
Boost public health by getting more people cycling, so says major new guidance from NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. NICE calls on local authorities, businesses and the health sector to help increase physical activity.

 
 
CTC Cycle Champions is unashamedly enthusiastic about getting people back on a bike, often after years and sometimes for the first time ever. Many go on to make cycling a regular part of their daily lives and the benefits are huge. Lee and Emily's story is a great example.

 
 
Keeping busy in Colchester - 26 Oct 2012 - Blog
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.

 
 
This week, Elaine Norman, the first participant in CTC's Adult Cycle Training Scheme, run in partnership with Plymouth City Council, completed her Level 1 National Cycle Training Standards Course and is keen to get out and about by bicycle in Plymouth.

 
 
How to plan a cycle route to work - 25 Oct 2012 - Article
Cycling to work is growing in popularity in the UK. You'll save time, money and stress when you free yourself from the daily grind of parking penalties and petrol prices. But how can you find a suitable route?

 
 
With the roads getting ever more clogged with motorised traffic and the population getting fatter, the government is keen to encourage employees to cycle to work. Businesses that want to encourage it too can now sign up to 'businesscycle', a scheme that replaces the Cycle to Work Guarantee.

 
 
Top ten tips for cycling in traffic - 23 Oct 2012 - Article
In today's busy road conditions, what you may have learned years ago in the playground for your Cycling Proficiency badge just doesn't cut it. Update your cycling skills with our top ten tips.

 
 
Amanda pedals through the pain of CRPS - 16 Oct 2012 - Case Study
Not so long ago, our Swindon Champion, Anna Cipullo, wrote a blog about Amanda Nelson detailing a strong independent women determined to battle through complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in order to continue cycling.

 
 
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