CTC-Cyclenation 2014
Sharpen up your campaign skills Blog
The CTC-Cyclenation annual conference takes place on Saturday 22 November, and this year it’s hosted by London Cycling Campaign. Rosie Downes, LCC’s Campaigns Manager, explains what it’s all about.
Newcastle's Civic Ride, Sept 2014.
Uptown top ranking: which city leads on Space for Cycling? News
CTC published its league table of political support for cycling in eight English cities on 17 November. Here we analyse the results.
Pedalling through Manchester
English Core Cities appetite for cycling ranked Press Release
Newcastle, Manchester and Nottingham have highest levels of support for cycling
APPCG on parliament Green
All-party parliamentary group calls for £10 cycle revolution News
The All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group in a letter to The Times presses the case for cycling in the UK.
CTC cycling Case Study
Portsmouth - A City to Share Case Study
In response to a challenge from the Leader of Portsmouth City Council Cllr Donna Jones, Portsmouth Cycle Forum has just launched 'A City to Share', its strategy to put safe cycling at the heart of Portsmouth’s transport policy.
Cyclists in the New Forest
Government tells New Forest to give back cycle grant News
CTC gives its reaction to the Government's order for the New Forest National Park Authority to return a £1.5 million grant allocated for cycle specific projects.
Leicester cycle campaigners
What a difference a mayor makes! Blog
It’s so great to be involved with a good, confident campaign group, says Leicester campaigner Elizabeth Barner.
Elderly lady enjoying riding a trike in the park
Fairness, and everyday cycling for people with additional needs Blog
Thanks to Katja Leyendecker, I recently became aware of the 2011 report produced by the Sustainable Development Commission and what is has to say on the subject of children, older people and those with additional needs with regard to access to cycling,
Birmingham cyclists
Have your say on the Cycling Delivery Plan News
The Department for Transport has set up a series of public regional workshops where the Goverment's latest draft cycling strategy is up for discussion.
Broken bike
Government cycling strategy a "derisory plan, not a delivery plan" News
Government's Cycling Delivery Plan, published two hours before key parliamentary debate, fails to make commitments to funding for cycling.
Cycling in Copenhagen
What if…? Blog
CTC’s Sam Jones considers what a day in the life of a cyclist might be like by 2020 - IF the Government had committed to Funding4Cycling in 2014, AND had been investing at least £10 per head annually for the previous five years.
Westminster
Commons debate to discuss UK cycling's future News
This Thursday 16 October, MPs return to the Commons to debate the future of UK cycling. CTC’s Sam Jones gives some background to the debate and explains why your MP should attend.
Robert Goodwill MP and Richard Burden MP at Birmingham Space for Cycling ride
The party is over, now it is time for funding News
With party conference season over for another year, CTC Campaigner Robbie Gillett takes a look at the main political parties’ positions on funding for cycling.
#Funding4Cycling logo
Take a minute this week to support #Funding4Cycling News
CTC launches its new campaign to get #Funding4Cycling included in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Take action by Friday 17 October!
Robert Goodwill MP and Labour councillors unite for cycling
Birmingham councillors backing cycling Blog
As the Conservative Party Conference winds to a close Birmingham councillors came out in force to demonstrate their support for cycling.
Conservative and Labour politicans show support for cycling
Cycle Minister sends off Birmingham ride News
Robert Goodwill MP rearranges diary to support the Space for Cycling mass ride at the Conservative Party Conference.
Riders at Manchester Mass Bike ride
Is UK cycling at a turning point? Blog
CTC's newly-appointed Campaigns and Communications co-ordinator Sam Jones considers whether attitudes to cycling are changing.
Manchester cyclists of all ages take to the roads
CTC and GMCC ride at Labour Party Conference News
Manchester saw 300 cyclists taking to the streets in a peaceful rally promoting the Space for Cycling campaign on Monday 22 September, as one part of CTC campaign activity at the party conference.
Cyclists taking to the streets
Space for Cycling signs up 500th Councillor News
Cllr Jerry Evans of Birmingham City Council has signed up as the 500th councillor to the national Space for Cycling campaign.
Cyclists at the Space for Cycling ride in Manchester
Hundreds attend the Space for Cycling ride in Manchester Press Release
Three hundred join CTC and GMCC ride in support of Space for Cycling at the Manchester Labour Party Conference.
Space for Cycling cartoon
Mass Bike Ride at Labour Party Conference News
Will you join hundreds of cyclists at the Mass Bike Ride outside the Labour Party Conference in Manchester on Monday 22 September at 6pm?
20 mph speed limit sign painted on a road
Remove the centre line to increase safety Press Release
New study funded by CTC finds 20 mph speed limits and the removal of centre-lines may be the most effective ways to reduce the speed at which drivers overtake cyclists.
Emma Metcalfe and her Space for Cycling bike
Inspired by Space for Cycling Blog
Emma Metcalfe was a relatively new cyclist when she got involved with Space for Cycling, a campaign co-ordinated by CTC. She attended the training day and is spear-heading an inspiring campaign in Sheffield.
The new law would require Government to prepare plans for cycling expenditure
Campaigners propose new law for funding cycling and walking News
Six campaigning groups, including CTC, have come together to back amendments to the Infrastructure Bill which would force the Government to plan for greater investment in cycling and walking.
Space for Cycling t-shirts
Order your Space for Cycling t-shirt Blog
Show your support for Space for Cycling by wearing one of our Space for Cycling t-shirts!
Proposed Heysham - Lancaster route
Petitioning for a green route to Heysham Case Study
Lancashire cycle campaign group Dynamo has been successfully drumming up public support for a proposed green cycle route to connect Lancaster to Heysham.
Cycle use has increased amongst men aged 30-60
Cycle use down in England in 2013 News
Government transport data from last year show that the bounce in participation in 2012 has subsided, and cycle use has fallen back to 2011 levels, with the fewest number of trips per person at any point over the last 20 years.
100 residents pinned messages to local councillors on a bike
Leighton Buzzard residents demand Space for Cycling Case Study
Nearly 100 people from the Leighton Buzzard area have come together to demand that the council invest more funds in better provision for cycling in the town.
Inquiry witnesses Edmund King (AA), Chris Boardman (BC) and Roger Geffen (CTC)
£10 a head for cycling by 2020 say MPs News
The Commons Transport Select Committee's inquiry report on Cycle Safety has been published, endorsing many of CTC's recommendations.
How CS5 could look as it approaches Vauxhall
Huge improvement in design of Cycle Superhighway 5 News
New designs out for consultation show that the quality of design for cycling infrastructure has shot up. The new route, which parallels one of London's busiest distributor roads, will now be almost entirely protected from traffic, with generous widths and good continuity.
Make space for cycling
New map shows councillors' support for Space for Cycling News
In mid-April, we launched the national Space for Cycling campaign in partnership with Cyclenation groups across the country. Our new interactive map shows where councillors have signed up so far, and Newcastle leads the way, outside London.
Two bollards to Chelmsford where once were ugly barriers
Removing barriers to cycling in Chelmsford, Essex Case Study
Something interesting has been happening quietly in the town in the last few months. Bit by bit, a long-established part of the transport network has been dismantled.
A young Space for Cycling supporter takes part in Big Ride
Space for Cycling Big Ride Success News
Hundreds of cyclists in cities across the UK showed their support for Space for Cycling by participating in locally held Big Rides.
RideLondon logo
CTC has 50 charity places for RideLondon News
The Prudential RideLondon has quickly risen to the top of the top of the list of 'must do' events for serious amatuer road cyclists and many were disappointed not to secure a spot. Luckily, as an official partner for the event CTC has 50 places to fill via ballot.
One of LCC's previous Space for Cycling rides
BIG RIDES for Space for Cycling in London, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester and Bristol News
On 17 May thousands will be coming out to ride in support of Space for Cycling. With elections just 5 days later, these Big Rides will be a final chance to influence local candidates before the 22nd May elections.
Campaigners from around the country met in Leeds to discuss Space for Cycling
Making Space for Cycling: a conference of campaigners Blog
Over 70 campaigners from around the country met up in Leeds for the first Space for Cycling campaigners conference on 3 May.
Trials of new cycling infrastructure have fed into these new regulations
Traffic signs reform signal better cycling infrastructure News
After years of pressure from CTC, the Department for Transport has unveiled a major reform of the traffic signs and signals regulations, which will allow better quality cycle facilities to be built, and much greater flexibility for local authorities to adopt their own approaches.
Front cover of the Space for Cycling guide
Space for Cycling guide sets out what Councillors need to do Blog
To help explain what Space for Cycling means in practice, CTC, with help from our campaign group partners, has produced this guide for local decision makers.
Cycle use has declined in 2012/2013 compared with the previous year
Cycle use falling in England, Government data suggests News
Overall, across England, the proportion of people cycling once a month or more has fallen from 15.3% to 14.7% in one year - a reduction in over a third of million people.
Roy Spilsbury on Llandudno Promenade
Winning the right to cycle on Llandudno Promenade Case Study
Roy Spilsbury shares his experience of fighting and winning a campaign to allow cyclists to ride along the Llandudno Promenade.
Becky Reynolds, "One Way, No Way!" Campaigner
Brighton’s successful North Laine contraflow scheme Case Study
Becky Reynolds grew up cycling. Her Mum taught her to ride at an early age, so cycling has been and integral part of her life for as long as she can remember. What changed this everyday self-described 'utility cyclist' into a campaigner and co-founder of Cycle Lewes, an active campaigning group?
Sarah with her two children
Chichester is a 20mph city thanks to one mum’s dedication and a team of volunteers Case Study
Sarah Sharp never thought of herself as a cycle campaigner before she initiated the Chichester 20s Plenty campaign; in fact, this self-described 'ordinary housewife' didn’t even learn to ride a bike until she was 28. So what was it exactly that changed in this mum of two?
Copenhagen cyclist
Create jobs and save lives in their thousands! Cycling is the key, says major new report News
Coinciding with the launch of CTC's Space for Cycling campaign, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says that cycling has the potential to create at least 76,000 jobs and save 10,000 lives in the pan-European region.
Southwood Woodlands, Rushmoor
CTC-friendly Rushmoor Cycle Forum gathers the opinions of local election candidates News
The Rushmoor Cycle Forum (RCF), which works closely with CTC, has recently drawn up a survey which they will be submitting to local election candidates, to evaluate where they sit in regards to their cycle-friendly campaigning.
Space for Cycling
Space for Cycling: the national campaign gets underway News
CTC, the national cycling charity, has launched the national Space for Cycling campaign. It call on councils to ensure that anyone can cycle anywhere, and to seek the funding this will require.
Space for Cycling in Brighton - bus stop bypasses on the Lewes Road
Space for Cycling - your infrastructure photos mapped News
Space for Cycling calls on councils to improve our streets so that anyone can cycle anywhere. But what does that mean in practice? CTC wants your photos and examples of infrastructure that's good or bad to explain to councils what works, and what needs improvement.
Space for Cycling logo
Space for Cycling launched in London News
London Cycling Campaign has launched its Space for Cycling campaign today (7th April), targeting election candidates in all 624 wards in London with local-specific requests for cycling improvements. CTC will shortly launch a national version of the campaign along with local groups around the UK.
Space for Cycling Campaigners' Conference announced News
CTC will be hosting a campaigners' conference in Leeds on Saturday 3 May - for everyone looking to get involved in the Space for Cycling campaign.
Manhattan bike lane and info form NYC DoT
Infrastructure and Equity: Discussions from the Youth Bike Summit in NYC Blog
CTC's Development Officer in Leicester, Elizabeth Barner, is from the US originally. By simple serendipity, she was able to attend a day of the Youth Bike Summit in New York in February and was amazed by the changes she found.
Gordon Seabright, Chris Boardman and Roger Geffen
CTC urges MPs to demand action and funding to ‘Get Britain Cycling’ News
CTC, the national cycling charity, has urged MPs to demand leadership, commitment to quality cycling conditions, and funding of at least £10 per person annually, to ‘Get Britain Cycling’ when giving evidence at today’s Commons Transport Select Committee inquiry on cycle safety.

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