All the latest cycling news from CTC

13 May 2014 - 12:08pm
Muddy brilliant - the 2014 CTC Devon Dirt is a success!
Mountain bikers in the mud
This year's CTC Devon Dirt on 11 May was a great success, despite poor weather and problems with signage. Over 400 riders of all ages took to the bridleways and tracks of Dartmoor and South Devon to complete the 70km off-road course, according to event organiser Graham Brodie.
9 May 2014 - 2:24pm
Cycling and safety groups restate objections to TfL sticker on vans and buses
The offending sticker on the back of a bus
CTC has joined the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) and other cycling and road safety groups in reiterating our call for Transport for London (TfL) to halt the use by van, taxi and bus operators of a warning sticker telling cyclists to 'Stay Back'.
9 May 2014 - 11:33am
Riding the Giro d'Italia route with legend Stephen Roche
The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland
Ahead of this weekend's stages of the Giro d'Italia in Northern Ireland, CTC cycle instructor and trainer Tim Edgar sampled the route with Stephen Roche - Ireland's only Giro winner.
9 May 2014 - 9:56am
BIG RIDES for Space for Cycling in London, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester and Bristol
One of LCC's previous Space for Cycling rides
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.
8 May 2014 - 12:33pm
Welcome to Yorkshire and CTC to deliver Tour de France legacy
CTC are partners in Cycle Yorkshire - the Tour de France Yorkshire legacy
Cycle maintenance training will take place at CTC's Centre of Excellence in Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire. The courses will be delivered at both beginner and advanced level and are being subsidised through The Skills Enhancement Fund.
7 May 2014 - 1:50pm
MPs challenge flawed national transport modelling
Massive extra road building will occur if current models aren't ditched
MPs have acknowledged evidence from CTC of the failures of the National Transport Model in a report by the Transport Select Committee on the strategic road network.
7 May 2014 - 11:44am
Government announces driving offences and penalties review
Sentences for drivers who kill while banned will be extended
The Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, has announced that the Government will conduct a full review of driving offences and penalties over the next few months.
1 May 2014 - 1:16pm
Traffic signs reform signal better cycling infrastructure
Trials of new cycling infrastructure have fed into these new regulations
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.
29 April 2014 - 3:26pm
Cycle use falling in England, Government data suggests
Cycle use has declined in 2012/2013 compared with the previous year
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.
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 gets underway
Space for Cycling
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.
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
Family cycling by Simon Brooke-Webb
As report after report says we are facing an obesity epidemic, many parents are finding it difficult to get their children off the sofa. If you need some ideas check out CTC's range of family-friendly rides and events.
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.

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