All the latest cycling news from CTC

14 May 2013 - 11:09am
Minor win for cyclists as prosecution guidance shifts
The driver of this car was charged with 'careless driving'
In early May 2013 new guidance from the Crown Prosecution Service on prosecuting acts of bad driving was published. It includes a potentially important addition in determining what should be charged as 'dangerous' rather than 'careless' driving.
14 May 2013 - 7:49am
Thousands of cyclists join victims’ families to demand a proper sentence for driver who killed twice
This morning the Chief Executive of CTC - the national cycling charity - will hand a letter to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in Edinburgh to register a formal appeal against what the charity has called a ‘scandalous’ sentence handed down on May 3rd to Gary McCourt.
10 May 2013 - 9:19am
Demand a proper sentence for driver who killed twice
Audrey Fyfe and her daughter Aileen Brown
CTC has joined with the family of Audrey Fyfe to challenge the scandalous sentence handed down to Gary McCourt on 3 May. McCourt was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and a five-year driving ban for causing death by careless driving
7 May 2013 - 2:21pm
Top 7 placing for Team CTC in Bedford Bank Holiday Race
Team CTC riders at the start line
Team CTC manager Steve Bailey said: “It was a tough Bank Holiday weekend of racing in all that the weather could throw at us” after the riders' first stage race of the year
7 May 2013 - 12:22pm
Chelmsford Gets Cycling
Ride to Writtle, Chelmsford
Following the great success of last year’s led cycle rides, a series of recreational rides have been organised for Chelmsford throughout the summer
7 May 2013 - 9:38am
A bike track with a difference
Young people from the Prince’s Trust have joined Territorial Army soldiers to build a pump track in the Brun Valley Forest Park, near Burnley
3 May 2013 - 10:07am
Team CTC race in Bedford on May Bank Holiday weekend.
Team CTC have their first opportunity to compete as a team this weekend as they take part in the Bedford 3 Day International Road Race in the Women’s Team Race Series.
1 May 2013 - 9:35am
Dutch-style roundabouts and low-level signals tested
Dutch priority over side-roads - like this - is being trialled in Britain
Low level signals and continental-style roundabouts with cycle priority are the standard design in the Netherlands. But in this country they are considered so radical and innovative by the Government that special trials are being carried out on TRL's track in Crowthorne, Berkshire
29 April 2013 - 3:00pm
Pedro Delgado joins battle against helmet compulsion in Spain
Delgado won the 1988 Tour de France (Photo: Numerius, Flickr)
1988 Tour de France champion Pedro Delgado has walked out of a meeting with María Segui, the director of the national traffic authority (DGT), in protest at the Government's plan to force cyclists in urban areas in Spain to wear helmets.
29 April 2013 - 12:58pm
Cyclists ride from London to Reading for the British Heart Foundation
Participants cycle a 40-mile route from London to Reading for the British Heart Foundation, in partnership with CTC and Reading Borough Council.
25 April 2013 - 3:14pm
The eyes have it - new research may show why drivers say 'SMIDSY'
Two cyclists ride over a speed cushion
New research from DirectLine insurance seems to show that a minority of drivers don't 'notice' cyclists and walkers, despite being visible. Female drivers are worse than males and younger drivers are worse than everyone else: 31% fail to see cyclists, apparently.
25 April 2013 - 1:34pm
CTC President Jon Snow calls for everyone to sign e-petition
Chris Boardman and The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group
During one hour alone last night, 1,200 people signed an e-petition calling on the Prime Minister to implement the recommendations of the 'Get Britain Cycling' All Party Parliamentary report, which was released yesterday Wednesday 24 April.
24 April 2013 - 1:23pm
CTC backs Parliamentarians’ call for Cameron to “Get Britain Cycling”
CTC, the national cycling charity, is calling on David Cameron to act on a report published today calling for 10 per cent of journeys in Britain to be made by cycle by 2025 – the current figure is less than 2 per cent.
23 April 2013 - 3:26pm
Get Britain Cycling report recommends £10 per head, per year funding for cycling
Chris Boardman, MP Julian Huppert, Dr Sarah Wollaston and Ian Austin
Six weeks of oral evidence, hundreds of written pages, and the report is out. CTC welcomes its publication and urges the Government to implement its 18 recommendations
18 April 2013 - 10:42am
Be a part of the Colchester Tour Series
CTC is leading a community ride that will culminate in a BIG, BIG cycle ride on the Tour Series racing circuit on the Colchester High Street.
18 April 2013 - 8:47am
Cycle lawyers campaign for compensation changes
Cyclist on a road
Cycle Law Scotland, a firm that deals with cyclists' injury claims, has launched a Road Share campaign to change the law relating to compensation.
17 April 2013 - 4:47pm
A simply spiffing day out
CTC volunteer Pippa
CTC had an absolutely marvellous time at the Tweed Run in London on Saturday 13 April, despite a little light precipitation. Styled as "A metropolitan bicycle ride with a bit of style", the run was one of the highlights of the year for the many dapper ladies and gents who took part.
16 April 2013 - 3:45pm
Local cycle use figures show no huge changes in 2012
Half of the population cycle once a month or more in Cambridge
New data for cycle use in England show that the Olympic bounce in 2012 perhaps wasn't quite as powerful as commentators at the time thought it might be. But the very fact that the Department is publishing these figures shows that some things are improving.
4 April 2013 - 9:16am
Cycle safety at 78 junctions to be improved thanks to £18m in grants
A hostile road in Leicester which will be transformed
Government funding of £18m, announced last summer, will go to local authorities across England to improve cycle safety at junctions.
1 April 2013 - 7:39am
Helmets not required for Tour de France 2014 Grand Depart
Ordinary, everyday, helmet-free riding that this change hopes to inspire
CTC can reveal that the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart – to be held for the first time in Yorkshire – will allow competitors to take part in the first two stages without helmets, if they so wish.

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  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
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