All the latest cycling news from CTC

12 October 2012 - 12:46pm
CTC declares support for quality segregation while still opposing "farcilities"
CTC supports high quality facilities - not fiddly pavement conversions
CTC has published its revised policy on infrastructure setting out an ambition to see “a massive step-change in cycle use, so that people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can feel able to cycle safely and confidently for all types of journey.”
11 October 2012 - 2:51pm
Swansea Cycle Challenge 2012 exceeds all expectations!
Cyclists outside the Welsh Assembly
The Swansea Cycle Challenge 2012 will certainly create a cycling legacy throughout Swansea.The results and statistics speak for themselves and prove a new generation of cyclists are growing in Swansea.
11 October 2012 - 2:47pm
New MTB trails at Beecraigs Country Park
Beecraigs Volunteers
Beecraigs is a small country park with big potential. Mountain bikers have been using the park for many years, so it was inevitable that a time would come when some upgrades and maintenance to the existing network of trails would be required - so they called in CTC's Ian Warby.
8 October 2012 - 2:42pm
CTC wins bid to increase cycle commuting and cycle tourism in the Chilterns
Chilterns Cycleway due to be promoted by CTC
The Department for Transport has awarded a grant of £868,000 from its Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) for a three year project to increase car-free tourist travel from gateway towns in the Chilterns, linking with the Chilterns Cycleway.
4 October 2012 - 4:22pm
CTC Sportive series ends in Worcester 14 October
CTC Challenge Ride
The Tour of Worcester returns for its 6th year on 14 October. Classic Malvern climbs feature, the route then takes in Stanhope Bank before Tenbury Wells and a short excursion into Shropshire before returning to tackle the 'killer' option of Wynniattes Way (a 25% monster) but only if you want
2 October 2012 - 12:09pm
CTC Inclusive Cycling Directory
UK Map
As part of its work to promote inclusive cycling, CTC has produced an on-line UK-wide directory of cycles and facilities for people who have special needs due to disability or illness.
2 October 2012 - 10:54am
Labour promises push on cycling
Maria Eagle endorsed the Cities fit for cycling campaign
Maria Eagle MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, has endorsed the Times manifesto on cycling and promised to implement its demands in full. The statement follows last week's commitment at the Liberal Democrat conference calling for widespread 20 mph speed limits.
25 September 2012 - 11:14am
Help prevent gridlock - CTC Wessex's 20th Gridiron event needs you!
Riders in the New Forest
The ride takes place on Sunday 14 October 2012 and covers 100km of the beautiful New Forest, crossing the many cattlegrids on its borders. Now it's your chance to get involved...
24 September 2012 - 2:05pm
CTC talks cycling to Plymouth University students
CTC with Plymotion at the University of Plymouth
On 21 September, CTC's Cycling Development Officer for Plymouth, Brett Nicolle, attended the University of Plymouth's Health & Well Being Fayre, advising students new to the city about how to get around by bike in Plymouth.
24 September 2012 - 11:47am
Cycletopia – turning cycling dreams into reality
Cycletopia includes 15 real life examples of good schemes to promote cycling
CTC, the national cycling charity has created ‘Cycletopia’ – an imaginary town made up of 15 real life examples in the UK of the best ways to promote, protect and inspire cycling.
20 September 2012 - 3:37pm
Government THINK! cycling campaign misses the bigger picture
The cycling safety campaign emphasises similarities between cyclists and drivers
A new government advertising campaign on cycle safety has been launched, although with just £80,000 behind it, it's unlikely to have any discernable effect on driver behaviour. Worse still, the campaign includes some poor advice to drivers on overtaking.
17 September 2012 - 2:04pm
Get discounted tickets for Cycle Show 2012
Cycle show 2012 logo
CTC will once again be at the Cycle Show this year. CTC members can get a discounted tickets and the first 25 CTC members to visit our stand (A11) each day will receive a CTC goody bag.
13 September 2012 - 4:42pm
Tell your MP that the criminal justice system isn't working
Police enforcement is the first stage in effective criminal justice
For the last few years CTC's Stop SMIDSY project has recorded the inadequacies in the way the criminal justice system treats cyclists who have been involved in road crashes. CTC is now working with British Cycling and other organisations to call for a review of all aspects of the current system.
12 September 2012 - 4:57pm
CTC Grand Draw 2012 winners
Have you won CTC's prize draw?
Now that all the winners of CTC Grand Draw 2012 have been contacted, CTC would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them.
12 September 2012 - 1:20pm
Like to shop by bike? Get involved in CycleLogistics!
Christmas shopping by bike ((photo: Mikael Colville-Andersen)
CTC is part of a consortium involved in a pioneering CycleLogistics project funded by the EU's Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. The project aims to reduce energy used in urban freight transport by replacing motorised vehicles with cargo cycles. Read on to see how you can play a part...
11 September 2012 - 12:03pm
Connect2Poetry - writing, cycling and walking project
Bike parked alongside towpath on Rochdale's Connect2 Network
Connect2Poetry is a new project engaging community groups and schools using poetry to raise awareness of Rochdale's 36km of traffic free walking and cycling routes.
7 September 2012 - 3:27pm
Keep the flame burning - an Inclusive Cycle Training course
An all ability cyclist is fitted up for a ride
Following on from the Olympic legacy, CTC - in partnership with Wheels For All - is delivering a National Standard Instructor course with an added one-day All Ability cycle leader course.
7 September 2012 - 2:26pm
Traffic police numbers fall 29% in 10 years
Traffic police have become a rare sight on Britain's roads
Traffic police are crucial to ensuring that road traffic law is enforced and illegal driving is minimised. Unfortunately figures obtained by the chair of the All Party Cycling Group, Julian Huppert MP, reveal that the number of police has collapsed in the last decade.
31 August 2012 - 11:57am
CTC Witches’ Curse Challenge Ride & Sportive - 9 September 2012
Two riders on the Witches' Curse route
The Witches’ Curse is definitely one for the climbers and don’t let the distances fool you. The long route may only be 68 miles but it contains over 7,500 feet of climbing. The shorter 45 mile route still has nearly 5,000 feet of climbing which is much more than your average longer distance event.
30 August 2012 - 2:56pm
Hit-and-run drink-driver who ended cyclist's paralympic dream receives 18-month sentence
Cardiff Crown Court, where driver Edward Adams was jailed. Photo: matthewgriff
A hit-and-run drink-driver who ended a medal-winning disabled cyclist’s Paralympic dream has received an 18-month prison sentence. Simon Richardson, already disabled after a cycling collision with a car, had won medals in Beijing and was training for the London Paralympics when the crash happened.

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