All the latest cycling news from CTC

24 June 2015 - 12:50pm
Patchy picture for local cycling levels, new figures show
London cyclists
New figures just out on local levels of walking and cycling in England last year (2013/14) show not much change over the year before in the proportion of people cycling at least once a month. Some local authorities, however, are witnessing significant increases in cycling rates.
17 June 2015 - 4:01pm
Commuter gripes could be solved by Bike Week
Bike Week 2015 #BikeWeekUK
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.
16 June 2015 - 12:47pm
Raising funds through film
Funds raised to prosecute driver who hit Michael Mason, pictured
A supporter of the Cyclists' Defence Fund has raised £215.60 for the ‘Justice for Michael’ appeal by showing a screening of the documentary ‘Bikes vs Cars’.
12 June 2015 - 10:30pm
Roger Geffen honoured by MBE for “services to cycling”
Roger Geffen
On the eve of Bike Week 2015, CTC's Campaigns and Policy Director, Roger Geffen, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's 2015 Birthday Honours List, for his services to cycling.
12 June 2015 - 10:40am
What is the Philosophy of Cycling?
Clive Cazeaux
What is cycling? Racing, commuting or mountain biking? Town planning and the environment? Or a state of being? CTC member Clive Cazeaux, Chair of Cardiff CTC and Professor of Aesthetics at Cardiff School of Art and Design, is giving a talk about The Philosophy of Cycling for Bike Week 2015.
10 June 2015 - 6:07pm
Bike Week launched by parliamentary peloton
Bike Week UK MP Bike Ride
The launch of Bike Week, which officially begins this Saturday, is traditionally hosted by the Dutch Embassy in London and coincides with the annual MPs' bike ride to Parliament. Wednesday 10 June was the day, and CTC’s Sam Jones was there to report on events.
9 June 2015 - 7:58pm
500,000 celebrate summer of cycling as Bike Week launches
Bike Week 2015
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.
8 June 2015 - 3:42pm
Reining in rogue goods vehicle operators
Rogue vehicle operators need to be held accountable for cyclists' deaths
CTC has been following two cases where lorry drivers were found guilty of killing cyclists and where questions were raised about the safety credentials of the goods vehicle operators that hired them.
29 May 2015 - 11:32am
Women on Wheels roars back for a second year
CTC Celebrates Women on Wheels in Scotland (credit Gerry Lauzon)
After a successful launch at the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling last year, the trailblazing Women on Wheels programme - a series of women-led cycling events - is back for 2015 and is bigger than ever.
28 May 2015 - 10:44am
Urgent call for bike donations to help Play on Pedals
Bikes for children aged 2-5
Play on Pedals, an initiative designed to teach every 4-year-old in Glasgow how to cycle, is seeking donations of small children’s bikes as part of a city wide Bike Amnesty.
28 May 2015 - 12:00am
New figures suggest more killer drivers are going unpunished
Royal Courts of Justice
The number of drivers found guilty of any 'causing death' offence in England and Wales dropped by 11% between 2013 and 2014, even though the number of people killed on the roads has recently shown an upward trend.
22 May 2015 - 10:11am
50 years to double current cycle use says CTC
Commuting cyclists on Waterloo Bridge
The Government's latest statistics on cycle use show that it has crept up slightly since last year - and is now about 20% higher than 10 years ago. But at this rate it will take a very long time to catch up with our continental neighbours.
15 May 2015 - 11:55am
Bike Week to get half a million people cycling this June
Bike Week logo
Over half a million people are due to take part in Bike Week (13 – 21 June), the biggest cycling event in the UK. Packed full of activities 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.
15 May 2015 - 10:28am
Cyclist with a cause
GTO by Reece Garside photography via Flickr Creative Commons
Charlie Sinclair will donate the proceeds from the screening of 'Bikes vs Cars' to the Cyclists' Defence Fund's Justice for Michael appeal.
12 May 2015 - 12:00pm
Over a sixth of new Commons strongly support cycling
Bicycle outside a polling station
CTC has revealed that 114 of the newly elected 650 MPs, including the Prime Minister, have shown their strong support for cycling, as identified via its Vote Bike campaign.
8 May 2015 - 11:46am
Thousands at Space for Cycling and Pedal on Parliament rides
Space for Cycling: brightening up the city. Photo: CTC, Creative Commons licence
Despite 'safety' concerns by officials, over 4,000 riders took part in the Pedal on Parliament ride in Edinburgh, while nearly 500 joined a Space for Cycling ride in Sheffield. Hundreds more joined rides in Newcastle and Aberdeen on 25 April.
30 April 2015 - 4:08pm
Martine McCutcheon launches CTC’s Big Bike Revival
Martine McCutcheon launches the Big Bike Revival in Platt Fields
Former EastEnders and Love Actually star Martine McCutcheon has launched CTC's national campaign aimed at getting thousands of forgotten bikes out of sheds and back into use.
23 April 2015 - 12:32pm
The bicycling bard is Bach again
Richard Durrant with his bike and trailer
Talented virtuoso guitarist - and CTC member - Richard Durrant is following up last year's successful tour of England using a bicycle and trailer with another trip this summer that will take him from Sussex to the Isle of Skye.
23 April 2015 - 10:10am
Over 22% Parliamentary candidates support CTC’s Vote Bike
Vote Bike!
With less than two weeks till polling day, CTC is urging its members and supporters to keep up the pressure on candidates particularly those from the parties most likely to be elected.
21 April 2015 - 1:44pm
Four rides this weekend, that could change cycling
Civic ride in Newcastle
If you've taken a minute to pester your prospective MPs via Vote Bike, and now you want to do something more to send a message to politicians that cycling matters, then come along to rides in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Sheffield.

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