All the latest cycling news from CTC

4 May 2012 - 11:41am
High prices fuel cycling in Southampton
Petrol Pump: Copyright Ruslan Semichev 2012, Shutterstock
Are petrol and diesel prices fuelling a rise in cycling? Research by Southampton University reveals a third of cyclists in the city are cycling more to avoid paying at the pump.
4 May 2012 - 9:36am
Pedal on Parliament
Pedal on Parliament poster
Thousands of cyclists pedalled to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to demand that politicians do all they can to make Scotland a cycle-friendly nation.
3 May 2012 - 1:26pm
London cab firm boycotted by cyclists
John Griffin of Addison Lee
The owner of Addison Lee - a minicab company that operates in central London - has got into hot water with cyclists after a series of belligerent statements about cyclists and bus lanes.
26 April 2012 - 2:45pm
Jon Snow and Josie Dew at the Transport Select Committee
CTC President Jon Snow
President and Vice-President of CTC respectively, Jon Snow and Josie Dew appeared alongside editor of The Times, James Harding, whose 'Cities fit for cycling' campaign has triggered a shift in political support for cycling. Two ministers with responsibility for cycling also gave evidence.
24 April 2012 - 10:46am
Royal Mail says "you're fired" to cycling postie
Keep Posties Cycling protest letters being delivered to Royal Mail
A cycling postman - William Blight from Corfe Castle in Dorset - has lost his job because he refused to deliver mail without his bike.
17 April 2012 - 8:03am
Rome to Home 2012
In August 2012 six CTC supporters will set off from the Coliseum in Rome on a sponsored cycle ride back to London. Find out how they are preparing for this epic journey.
13 April 2012 - 9:12pm
Everybody Active - safe cycling sessions for adults with disabilities in Reading
All ability cyclists take to the track in Reading
Everybody Active is a cycling session run each week on a Wednesday. The sessions provide the opportunity for adults with disabilities to cycle in a safe environment.
11 April 2012 - 9:28am
Cannock Arthritis Care take to cycling
Seona Pinner and Sally Watt from Cannock Arthritis Care
CTC’s Cycling Development Officer Beccy Marston met with Cannock Arthritis Care to explain how cycling can help relieve arthritis pain and keep your joints moving.
10 April 2012 - 5:23pm
Are we getting to the bottom of the pothole problem?
A pothole recently formed on an old road work site
Why are our roads are in such a bad state? A report on potholes by the Government has been published today.
5 April 2012 - 2:01pm
Bike Club Comes to The Trax
Illustration of The Loop (Back On Track, by kind permission of the Trax)
The Trax Off Road Racing Club in Tottenham has been successful in a bid for a Bike Club grant.
5 April 2012 - 1:28pm
Free cycling training for the over 50s in Swindon
Over 50s begginners line up for their first lesson
The Over 50’s Cycling Courses in Swindon have been so popular that it is fully booked months in advance and more dates have been added to cope with demand.
29 March 2012 - 2:29pm
Government launches strategy for walking and cycling
Cyclists in central London
The Department for Transport and the Department of Health published their Active Travel Strategy in February 2010. It incorporated a new National Cycle Plan, which promised to launch a "Decade of Cycling" in England.
28 March 2012 - 11:45am
York cycle campaigners attempt to save key cycle route
Water End Junction
CTC cycle campaigners from York do battle to retain the road layout at Water End junction, which includes an advisory cycle lane. Some local residents have claimed since it was introduce it has caused increased traffic congestion. Local campaigners are fighting for it to stay on safety grounds.
22 March 2012 - 4:03pm
The Fat Cycle Rider tells how he lost 8st 4lb by riding to work
Blogger Toby Field also known as The Fat Cycle Rider
Toby Field only took up cycling two years ago but is now riding ten miles to work and back each day - and is now a whole lot healthier and a lean cycle rider into the bargain.
20 March 2012 - 2:14pm
Cycle trains - a good way to encourage people to commute by bike
Commuting cyclists in a group
Cyclists in Stirlingshire, Scotland have formed a bike train from Dunblane station to Stirling University as a way of encouraging more people to use sustainable transport and reduce the number of car journeys.
19 March 2012 - 11:36am
Success! The Government are now measuring perceptions of safety
Bikes outside parliament
Instead of measuring numbers of injuries and deaths to cyclists, CTC believes Government should measure risk to cyclists and the perception of safety. The Department for Transport has now agreed to measure against both indicators. This will give a clearer picture about changes to cycle safety.
15 March 2012 - 12:00am
20mph pilot in Bristol finds slower speeds and enthusiastic residents
Cycling has increased even on 20 mph main roads
A trial of two 20mph speed limit areas in Bristol has resulted in lower speeds, more reported walking and cycling and residents even more enthusiastic about lower speeds than they were at the start of the trial. Injuries, bus journey times and air quality have remained constant.
14 March 2012 - 8:53am
Knockin' Noggins - a cracking game?
Knockin Noggins
In May 2009 the Department for Transport produced a website called 'Knockin' Noggins', aimed supposedly at promoting child cycling safety. After complaints from CTC members the game was swiftly withdrawn.
8 March 2012 - 11:56am
New Chair for CTC Scotland
Chris Oliver
CTC Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Oliver as the new Chair of CTC Scotland.
7 March 2012 - 4:07pm
Government to go ahead with longer lorries trial despite cyclists' objections
25m long lorry in Sweden (proposed British ones are shorter than this!)
The Department for Transport is pressing ahead with a ten-year trial of longer lorries, despite acknowledging the potential danger to vulnerable road users and the impact on road infrastructure. During its first year, the trial could see 1,800 of the larger vehicles on the roads of the UK.


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