All the latest cycling news from CTC

15 April 2014 - 11:03am
It’s boom time for Cargo Bikes
Gary of Outspoken Delivery inaugurating the European Cycle Logistics Federation
More than 200 delegates from 25 countries met at the second European Cycle Logistics Conference, 12 April in Nijmegen, Netherlands, to celebrate the stellar potential of cycle delivery in developing new business models and reducing congestion in inner cities.
15 April 2014 - 10:37am
Euro Parliament votes for safer lorry designs
Lorries pose a serious risk to cyclists
The European Parliament voted today (April 15) to change the regulations for the design of lorry cabs to make lorries safer and more fuel efficient, a move which could potentially save hundreds of lives a year.
15 April 2014 - 9:59am
Create jobs and save lives in their thousands! Cycling is the key, says major new report
Copenhagen cyclist
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.
14 April 2014 - 12:03pm
CTC-friendly Rushmoor Cycle Forum gathers the opinions of local election candidates
Southwood Woodlands, Rushmoor
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.
11 April 2014 - 6:21pm
Space for Cycling - the national campaign for better streets for cycling
Space for Cycling
Together with campaign groups across the country, CTC has launched the Space for Cycling campaign, calling on councils to make streets better so that anyone can cycle anywhere, and seek the funding necessary to make those changes.
11 April 2014 - 5:40pm
Women only Trail Mountain Bike Leader course
Woman riding over a slope on a mountain bike
CTC are running a women only Trail Leader Award course at Young Bristol in June, so here's your chance to get on the right course, with the right Trainer - Sally Berry - and enjoy it from start to finish!
11 April 2014 - 9:07am
Breach driving ban - go straight to jail!
Penalties for flouting driving bans need to be significantly increased
The case of a driver who avoided jail after breaking a driving ban for the 45th time has shown that current sentencing practice is "farcical" according to CTC, the national cycling charity.
10 April 2014 - 5:04pm
Space for Cycling - your infrastructure photos mapped
Space for Cycling in Brighton - bus stop bypasses on the Lewes Road
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.
10 April 2014 - 2:29pm
Get your kids active this summer - check out CTC's range of family-friendly rides and events
Young rider and adult in the New Forest
As report after report says we are facing an obesity epidemic, many parents are finding it difficult to get their children off the sofa and away from their X-Boxes.
7 April 2014 - 6:30am
Space for Cycling launched in London
Space for Cycling logo
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.
3 April 2014 - 3:57pm
2 million potholes repaired last year
Potholes are a huge concern of cyclists on rural lanes
Over £100m was spent filling potholes in England and Wales last year, and over £15m paid out in compensation to those injured or their vehicles damaged, according to new figures from the Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey, published today.
1 April 2014 - 5:22pm
Cycle friendly councils plan to leave UK and join the Netherlands
Railway station in the Netherlands
CTC has uncovered astonishing evidence that a group of local authorities are so committed to making things better for cycling that they have begun investigating whether they can formally secede from the United Kingdom and join the Netherlands.
26 March 2014 - 4:23pm
What did cyclists do in the war? CTC commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of WW1
Castle Combe in 1945
CTC members played a vital role in the battlefields of France as part of a cycling battalion. CTC's special free podcast looks at the contribution made by them and other cyclists during the Great War. Several annual CTC events take place to remember them and other fallen cyclists.
26 March 2014 - 12:06pm
The Census and cycle commuting - new report out
Cycling in London is booming
A new report from the Office for National Statistics, issued today, confirms which authorities are getting it right for cycle commuting - and which ones aren't.
24 March 2014 - 1:55pm
Space for Cycling Campaigners' Conference announced
Photo: Space for Cycling conference
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.
13 March 2014 - 12:49pm
2000 Miles for Work with No Car? One Bishop Thinks it’s Possible!
Revd Dr Edward Condry, the Bishop of Ramsbury and his bicycle
Some of us give up things for Lent, chocolate, alcohol, sweets, bad habits like smoking, even curse words are all common in today’s world. We were surprised and pleased to hear that Wiltshire Bishop and CTC member who drives 1500 miles a month for work is giving up his car for the six weeks of Lent.
7 March 2014 - 12:00pm
The AA launches ‘Think Bike’ awareness campaign
The AA is urging drivers to look out for cyclists when manoeuvring
The AA has launched a driver awareness campaign aimed at creating mutual respect on the roads.
5 March 2014 - 1:03pm
Cyclist killed due to pothole, says coroner
Hazardous road surface around a drain - similar to that hit by Martyn Uzzell
The cyclist, Martyn Uzzell, hit the pothole in North Yorkshire, and was thrown into the path of an oncoming car. His widow called on the local authority to repair the roads properly in advance of the arrival of le Tour de France in 2014.
5 March 2014 - 10:25am
CTC announces departure of CEO
Gordon Seabright
Chief Executive Gordon Seabright will be leaving CTC at the end of May and heading off to Cornwall.
28 February 2014 - 12:13pm
33 major junctions to be overhauled in London
A map showing the 33 junctions to be redesigned
£300m has been set aside to improve 33 of London's biggest junctions - abandoning earlier plans to spend less on smaller changes at a greater number of junctions.

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