26 October 2012 - 9:41am
First 'graduate' from CTC Adult Cycle Training Scheme in Plymouth
This week, Elaine Norman, the first participant in CTC's Adult Cycle Training Scheme, run in partnership with Plymouth City Council, completed her Level 1 National Cycle Training Standards Course and is keen to get out and about by bicycle in Plymouth.
25 October 2012 - 10:29am
Government backs initiative to encourage cycling to work
With the roads getting ever more clogged with motorised traffic and the population getting fatter, the government is keen to encourage employees to cycle to work. Businesses that want to encourage it too can now sign up to 'businesscycle', a scheme that replaces the Cycle to Work Guarantee.
24 October 2012 - 11:47am
Proposed new junction designs show little sign of innovation
Transport for London has just released proposed new junction designs to improve conditions for cyclists. These schemes involve very minor changes to the road layouts, which in themselves may make conditions slightly easier but they show little sign of innovative or bold thinking.
23 October 2012 - 1:58pm
Beam me up Scotty! Do 'laser beam' cycle lanes help make you safe?
A recent Guardian Bike Blog discussed the effects of a new 'safety' device: 'TheXfire.com - Bike Lane Laser Safety Lighting System' projects a set of red lines around your bike to give the illusion of a cycle lane, the idea being to encourage drivers to give you more space when overtaking.
19 October 2012 - 1:49pm
Call for justice review comes just as Crown Prosecution Guidance consults
This week British Cycling increased pressure on the Government to review the way criminal justice treats road crash victims, securing an agreement to meet and discuss the issue. Meanwhile the Crown Prosecution Service are consulting on their guidance for prosecuting bad driving.
18 October 2012 - 1:41pm
A thousand cyclists take to the trails at the Dalby Forest open day
Dalby Bike Barn's open day on 13 October showcased a range of CTC taster courses and activites at our community hub in Dalby Forest. CTC teamed up with PACE and the Forestry Commission to offer visitors an inspiring day of both MTB and road cycling.
11 October 2012 - 2:51pm
Swansea Cycle Challenge 2012 exceeds all expectations!
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 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.
4 October 2012 - 4:22pm
CTC Sportive series ends in Worcester 14 October
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
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 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.
24 September 2012 - 2:05pm
CTC talks cycling to Plymouth University students
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
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
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
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
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.