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Commuter gripes could be solved by Bike Week

Our latest YouGov survey found that almost half of Britain’s commuters live within an ‘easily cycle-able’ distance from their workplace (0-5 miles away). If they aren't already enjoying a ride to work, research suggests millions more commuters would feel much better for making the switch to cycling.
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CTC's latest YouGov research found that almost half of Britain’s commuting adults live within five miles of their workplace (47%).

Regularly mentioned gripes amongst non-cycling commuters were:

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500,000 celebrate summer of cycling as Bike Week launches

As Bike Week 2015 launches today at the Dutch Embassy (and runs 13 - 21 June), the national cycling charity, CTC, confirmed that over half a million people are set to take part in the biggest cycling event in the UK this summer.
Bike Week 2015

Packed full of events and helpful tips on how you can make the simple switch to cycling, Bike Week 2015 demonstrates that cycling is a really convenient way to get around.

CTC’s Bike Week Coordinator, Jonathan Sharpe said: “With tens of thousands more bikes being brought back to life through CTC’s recent Big Bike Revival, we expect this year’s Bike Week to be an even bigger than before."

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Notes to Editors: 
  1. Bike Week 2015 runs 13 – 21 June 2015. For more information visit www.bikeweek.org.uk   and follow us on https://www.facebook.com/NationalBikeWeek  and https://twitter.com/Bike_Week (using the hashtag #BikeWeekUK)
  2. Bike Week 2015 is delivered by CTC, the national cycling charity, in partnership with Cyclescheme and Love to Ride, as part of the European Union Intelligent Energy Programme. The project is also funded through Bike Hub, Cycling Scotland, and Travelwise Northern Ireland, and is supported by British Cycling, London Cycling Campaign, Sustrans, the Association of Cycle Traders and Cyclenation.
  3. More information about Love to Ride and The National Cycle Challenge can be found at www.lovetoride.org. Register into the challenge here: www.lovetoride.net/uk. Love to Ride are also working with Transport for London to deliver the London Cycle Challenge 8 - 28 June. More information is available at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/cyclechallenge
  4. The MPs annual bike ride will set out from the Dutch Embassy at 9:15am on 10 June and finishes at College Green.
  5. The Bicycle Association of Great Britain Ltd is the national body representing the bicycle industry in the United Kingdom. More information is at http://bicycleassociation.org.uk/
  6. More information about Cycle to Work Day can be found at www.cycletoworkday.org.  
  7. For further information on CTC, the UK’s largest cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cycling they do or would like to do. Over a century’s experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone. These aims are to:
    • Provide expert, practical help and advice.
    • Support individuals and communities.
    • Protect cyclists’ interests.
    • Campaign to make cycling mainstream and to remove the things that stop people cycling.
    • Help people develop the confidence and skills to cycle.
    • Promote the benefits of cycling to individuals, to society and to the economy.
      www.ctc.org.uk
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A busy Bike Week!

Not only are CTC member groups enjoying a busy week promoting the joys of cycling - so, of course, are CTC regional staff.
Capitol Park Leeds Bike Week event

Bike Week in West Yorkshire has, for the most part, seen beautiful weather and a noticeable increase of commuting and leisure cyclists.

CTC Development Officer Ginny Leonard has run a series of bike breakfasts, business park cycle events and a stunning 25-mile canal ride with a team of 12 from West Yorkshire Metro, where she is based. 

With the Tour de France coming to the region in 2014 we hope this is the shape of things to come!"

Ginny Leonard
CTC Development Officer Yorkshire

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MPs' Bike Ride and Bike Week launch

MPs and Peers gathered for the annual All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group bike ride from the London Transport Museum to the House of Lords.
Bike Week launch with Tommy Godwin

CTC Chief Executive Gordon Seabright and CTC Campaigns and Policy Director Roger Geffen joined the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group for the annual ride in central London this week.

Together with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker, 20 MPs and Peers cycled the 3 mile ride from the London Transport Museum to Parliament.

The group got a fantastic send off by the 1948 Olympic medallist, Tommy Godwin now aged 92, who encouraged all the riders to get behind Bike Week and the Samsung Hope Relay Challenge.

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