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16 August 2012 - 1:34pm
CTC says latest road safety figures are a wake-up call to Government
Tackling major roads and junctions as well as road user behaviour is required
New quarterly road casualty figures reinforce the bad news of other similar figures from recent months, not just for cyclists but for motorcyclists and pedestrians too. However, without quarterly data on cycle use, the change in level of risk is unknown.
16 August 2012 - 11:50am
Bike Blenheim Palace to host 'Festival of Cycling' plus a host of celebrities in their races
Bike Blenheim Palace
Team GB and Australia Paralympians will be competing at Bike Blenheim Palace this weekend. We'll be there! Will you?
13 August 2012 - 12:08pm
Olympic inspiration in Swindon
Swindon Olympic Mountain Bike Cycling
Hundreds of Swindon residents took to the centre of town, usually a bike-free area, to be a part of the Olympic Cross Country Mountain Bike race on Saturday 11August.
2 August 2012 - 6:57am
Gold medal winner Wiggins puts road safety in spotlight
Bradley Wiggins celebrating his victory at Hampton Court
Following Wiggins's flawless ride to gold at the Individual Time Trial, his response to the tragic death of a cyclist outside the Olympic Park has highlighted yet again the need for road safety changes to protect cyclists.
1 August 2012 - 4:58pm
New back-to-cycling refresher sessions for Colchester
Richard Monk helps a youngster to ride his bike
CTC in Colchester launches cycle refresher training sessions for adults.
1 August 2012 - 12:22pm
Families of both those killed by Joao Lopes demand his licence be removed permanently
Lorries are required to have some extra mirrors fitted, but not enough
The families of Eilidh Cairns and Nora Gutmann, both killed by the same HGV driver - 56-year-old Joao Lopes - have demanded that his licence be permanently removed. Lopes pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and was sentenced to 4 years in jail but just a 6 year driving ban.
26 July 2012 - 12:04pm
New rolling stock to replace High Speed Train fleet announced - with potential for good cycle carriage
Screenshot from Hitachi's mock up of the internal design of the new trains
New trains - at a cost of £4.5bn - to work longer distance routes have been approved by the Department for Transport. These will replace trains which have reasonable space for cycles. Ensuring that the replacement trains have equivalent space is vital.
24 July 2012 - 4:08pm
Leicestershire cyclists pedal three times around the world in 21 days
Steve Goddard and Debbie Ingelsant who work at Beaumont Shopping Centre
Hundreds of workers in Leicestershire cycled over 74,000 miles in the 'Leicester Shire Cycle Challenge 2012' – the equivalent of cycling three times around the world.
24 July 2012 - 1:14pm
CTC supports Sefton & West Lancs VISIT Project
Visit logo
The VISIT Project is a partnership project between Sefton and West Lancashire Councils with support from Community Voluntary Services and CTC. The project will encourage cycling to tourist attractions and leisure cycling.
23 July 2012 - 3:55pm
He's back! CTC member comes second in World Cycle Race
Richard Dunnett with his bike
Richard Dunnett set off from Greenwich in February 2012, along with several other competitors, to take part in the first World Cycle Racing Grand Tour. The winner, Mike Hall, finished several weeks ago but on Saturday 7 July 2012, Richard came home in second place.
23 July 2012 - 9:59am
The Bradley Wiggins effect
Monday's papers proclaiming Bradley's victory
History was made as Bradley Wiggins became the first British man to win the Tour de France. Now just days away from the Olympics, what will his victory mean for cycling in the UK? Will more people be inspired this summer to start cycling?
18 July 2012 - 3:13pm
Merlin Cycles, Sensa Bikes support Witches' Curse Sportive
2102 Witches Curse Sportive, Clitheroe
The inaugural Witches' Curse Sportive on September 9th welcomes Merlin Cycles and Sensa Bikes as sponsor for 2012. The event, which starts in Clitheroe, Lancashire, offers riders 7,500 ft of ascent on the longer 68 mile route.
17 July 2012 - 4:35pm
Road safety inquiry highlights lack of Government leadership on cycling
CTC President Jon Snow
A report from the Transport Select Committee has criticised the Government over the handling of cycle safety. The report emerged following evidence given by CTC and CTC's President Jon Snow earlier in the year.
12 July 2012 - 4:03pm
CTC member gets payout from Arriva after leaping from her bike to avoid a bus
Copyright Dimitry Shironosov, Shutterstock.com
A 54-year-old cyclist from Garston in Liverpool, who leaped from her bike to avoid being hit by a bus, achieved a financial settlement from public transport operator Arriva.
10 July 2012 - 3:46pm
South West Trains reverses bike ban after only 36 hours
Brompton on a railway platform
CTC is relieved to hear that South West Trains has reversed a proposed ban on all non-folding bikes, just 36 hours after implementing it. However, Southern and Southeastern still have widespread restrictions in place.
6 July 2012 - 2:03pm
Team Raleigh to ride the 2012 CTC Phil Liggett Challenge
Team Raleigh will ride the 2012 CTC Phil Liggett Challenge
The 15th edition of the CTC Phil Liggett Challenge takes place on 19 August. £17 for CTC members, £27 for non CTC members or any team of 4 people can enter for £60.
6 July 2012 - 10:47am
Your chance to help open up the English rights of way network for cycling
This footpath is a metalled road, but the bridleway is a muddy trail!
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' consultation on the processes for recording, diverting and extinguishing public rights of way (England) is a chance to suggest ways to make it easier for cyclists to engage with the system and help open more of the countryside for cycling.
6 July 2012 - 10:07am
Forest Access Panel - green light for walkers, amber for everyone else
Nearly all dedicated off-road trails are located on Forestry Commission land
The Independent Forestry Panel was set up in 2011 to advise the Government on the ownership and management of English forests following the public outcry over plans to sell off the English Forestry Commission forests. That panel has now reported and the recommendations are helpful.
6 July 2012 - 9:42am
Velo-City Vancouver: a report from the international cycling conference
Massed hire bikes for Velo-City Vancouver attendees (credit - ECF)
The Velo-City conference, held 26-29 June in Vancouver, Canada, featured presentations on recent cycling research, examples of successful programmes and policies to promote cycling, and campaigning news from around the world. By former CTC Campaigns Coordinator Debra Rolfe (now living in Vancouver).
5 July 2012 - 12:14pm
And they're off... the Cardiff Cycle Challenge begins!
Cyclists in Cardiff
More than 1,500 people from around 80 different organisations across Cardiff are taking part in the Cardiff Cycle Challenge. And, because there’s still time to sign up, it’s hoped that even more people will join in.

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