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High prices fuel cycling in Southampton

Are petrol and diesel prices fuelling a rise in cycling? Research by Southampton University reveals a third of cyclists in the city are cycling more to avoid paying at the pump.
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Back in 2008, CTC predicted that sharp increases in fuel prices would mean dramatic rises in the number of people cycling. Now, new research by Southampton University has revealed that two-thirds of people are cycling more frequently than they were three years ago and one-third say that is due to the rising price of fuel.

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CTC local campaigner gets a newspaper on-side

What should you do if your local newspaper publishes an anti-cycling article?
Cycling in Guildford

Terry Duckmanton became a CTC local campaigner for Guildford in 2005 because he wanted to positively change attitudes towards cycling.

Terry was contacted by Laura Brooks, CTC Volunteer Support Officer, because  a local reporter was planning to write a piece on cycling for the local paper, the Surrey Advertiser. The paper wanted a quote from a local CTC representative.

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Nigel Mansell meets Camden all ability cyclists

Former World Champion racing driver Nigel Mansell recently presented Bike Club certificates to Andrew Omoding and Fatima, both members of The Camden Society Bike Club for All Abilities.
Nigel Mansell presents certificates to The Camden Society Bike Club Members

Andrew Omoding is not only a member of  The Camden Society Bike Club for All Abilities, he's also a key part of The Camden Society Triathlon team, which has raised thousands of pounds to help other disabled young people.

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Carfree living - what is it really like?

Can you live without your car? After using a car for over a decade, CTC's Victoria Hazael finally became carless in February 2011. Find out what happened next.

As soon as I passed my driving test, I bought my own car and I loved it. In almost a decade, I drove it over 100,000 miles and I thought I couldn’t live without it.

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A statistical look at the success of Swindon's Workplace Cycle Challenge

Find out what effect the second Workplace Cycle Challenge had on the number of people cycling in Swindon.
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What is a Workplace Cycle Challenge?

The Workplace Cycle Challenge is a behavioural change programme, designed to encourage more people to cycle more often.

It allowed organisations, and the individual departments within them, to compete against each other, seeing who could encourage the most staff to cycle for at least 10 minutes over a three-week Challenge period.

The Challenge focuses on participation rather than mileage, to ensure a fair competition which engaged new and occasional cyclists as much as regular cyclists.

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How to encourage cycling at schools with anti-cycling policies

If your child's school is trying to ban or discourage cycling, this guide is designed to help overcome the most common barriers. It's mainly for parents, but we hope it'll also be useful for teachers, heads, governors, local authorities, after-school programmes and, of course, children.
Don't stop kids from cycling to school

There is plenty of information available on how to promote cycling at schools that already have a positive outlook (you can learn more about this in the 'Working with the Willing' section). This campaigning kit, however, is primarily to help people who are trying to change the attitudes of obstructive schools.

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Ten common questions about cycling

Have you ever been put on the spot by someone who's not very sympathetic to cycling?
  • Do they tell you that cycling’s far too dangerous to contemplate, and they can’t believe that more cyclists don’t wear helmets and hi-viz?
  • Do they accuse cyclists of causing havoc, riding on pavements, upsetting pedestrians and jumping red lights?
  • Do they say cyclists should stop slowing down traffic and remove themselves and their machines from the road, forthwith?
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Posties tell their stories about delivering by bike

As part of CTC's campaign to keep posties cycling, we've been collecting the stories from postmen and women about their experiences and why they want to keep their bikes.
Cartoon by David de Berker - Keep our Posties cycling

If you are a postie who uses a cycle for your deliveries, please share your experiences to help CTC better argue for keeping cycle deliveries.  Get in touch by sending us an email, or making a comment below.


A plea from a village postie in Eastern England:

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Cycling to Work Resource (2003)

In 2003, the Department for Transport funded the production of an informative, online resource on cycling to work. It was based on the findings of CTC's Benchmarking programme, which identified a number of local authority initiatives that were setting the 'benchmark' in this field.
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The Cycling to Work resource, which is now available (largely unrevised) as a document, includes:

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Bicycle User Groups (BUGs)

If you want to encourage more people to commute by cycle to your workplace, or use cycles for business travel, setting up a Bicycle User Group is a step in the right direction. This guide tells you how to go about it, and what the BUG can do once it gets going.

Workplace BUGs support staff who cycle at and/or to and from work. They are usually championed by a keen cyclist plus (ideally) a core of fellow employees. Some BUGs have much in common with local cycle campaign groups and many not only look after the interests of existing cyclists, but work hard to encourage other employees to take up cycling too.

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