All the latest cycling news from CTC

7 July 2014 - 11:32am
Funding announced for £2bn of 'growth deals' ... and £15m for cycle rail
£2bn of funding for masses of new roads; just £15m dedicated to cycling
£2bn announced for new roads or bigger junctions - with almost none on cycling. Meanwhile, the Department for Transport has announced £15m for 2015-16 to be spent on cycle rail improvements, typically additional cycle parking at railway stations.
7 July 2014 - 11:29am
Tour de France - Stage 3 Cambridge to London
Chris Froome cycling on Champs Elysees in 2013
The Tour de France moves to the East of England today and Stevenage CTC have organised a special 100km ride to get close to the greatest cycling race in the world.
5 July 2014 - 11:17am
The Tour de France for all-abilities
Two cyclists using a hand adapted cycle
Inspired by the Tour de France? It was busy at CTC's Spectator Hub near Leeds with many trying out cycling for the first time on our fleet of adapted cycles.
3 July 2014 - 9:50am
Ride 100km with CTC and watch the Tour de France
Chris Froome cycling on Champs Elysees 2013
As the Tour de France leaves Yorkshire and heads down south, Stevenage CTC is inviting CTC members to join them in a 100km ride from Stevenage to Saffron Walden to watch the fastest riders in the world in action.
2 July 2014 - 4:55pm
Police officers patrolling on bikes in Colchester
Police get on their bikes in Colchester
Essex Police has introduced a major programme of regular patrols by bicycle in Colchester, in the run up to the Tour de France hitting Essex.
30 June 2014 - 1:28pm
Going ahead of the Tour de France
Team Sky riding in the Yorkshire Dales by Welcome Yorkshire
A group from CTC Holidays and Tours is cycling ahead of the Tour de France Grand Départ 2014 on a unique 7-day ride through the some of the best cycling in Yorkshire.
26 June 2014 - 12:23pm
Cyclist fatalities and serious injuries down for 2013, but no room for complacency
Police and Ambulance attending a road crash
The release of the latest reported road casualties for Great Britain show that cyclist serious injuries and deaths dropped in 2013. Combined with the news earlier this month that cycle use has risen slightly, this looks like a positive story.
26 June 2014 - 11:18am
Say goodbye to ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ stickers
The offending sticker on the back of a bus
After months of letters sent back and forth between cycling organisations and Transport for London (TfL), a positive meeting was held this week to discuss how to improve the notorious and omnipresent ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ stickers.
25 June 2014 - 9:33am
Watchdog overturns its finding on Cycling Scotland ad thanks to CTC's evidence
The original offending image, now deemed acceptable
The original finding, issued in January, upheld a complaint calling for helmets to be worn in adverts involving cyclists. Thanks to work by Cycling Scotland and CTC, that finding has now been reversed.
24 June 2014 - 5:14pm
New map shows councillors' support for Space for Cycling
Make space for cycling
In mid-April, we launched the national Space for Cycling campaign in partnership with Cyclenation groups across the country. Our new interactive map shows where councillors have signed up so far, and Newcastle leads the way, outside London.
19 June 2014 - 11:32am
German court says helmet-free cycling is not 'negligence'
A smashed helmet
In a landmark ruling, the German Supreme Court has ruled that it is not 'negligent' to cycle without a helmet, hence there is no justifiable reason for reducing the injury compensation payable to helmetless cyclists. Now, CTC says the Highway Code needs to change.
19 June 2014 - 9:39am
MPs and peers take to two wheels
Parliamentary Bike Ride 2014
The annual Parliamentary Bike Ride to launch Bike Week 2014 was followed by speeches from a cross-party panel of MPs who all agreed more needs to be done to boost cycling levels in the UK.
12 June 2014 - 5:01pm
CTC's Sentencing Debate sparks call to email Justice Minister
Simeon Maskrey QC speaking at the sentencing debate
The debate on Friday 13 June highlighted high levels of dissatisfaction with the sentencing of drivers who endanger other road users. It also aimed to influence the Sentencing Council's review of sentencing guidelines for driving offences.
10 June 2014 - 3:24pm
Maximum fines for driving offences rise
The Government has proposed to increase fines for driving offences
The maximum fines that magistrates can impose for road traffic offences are set to rise under new proposals from the Ministry of Justice.
10 June 2014 - 1:29pm
CTC announces Paul Tuohy as CEO
Paul Tuohy, new CEO of CTC
We are very pleased to be able to announce Paul Tuohy as Chief Executive Officer. Paul will be joining us on 14 July.
6 June 2014 - 3:50pm
EU ministers confirm eight year delay on safer lorry designs
Renault truck with large side windows
EU ministers approve eight year delay on introducing HGV safety measures that could save hundreds of lives every year.
5 June 2014 - 4:18pm
CTC explains cycle safety to high-level transport commission
Cyclist and other road users
CTC's Campaigns Director, Roger Geffen, has today focused the minds of a high-level group of independent transport experts, MPs, Peers and others on improving Britain's record on cycling safety.
3 June 2014 - 10:28am
CTC holds expert panel debate on sentencing
Follow CTC's debate on sentencing on Twitter using #CTCdebate
Follow CTC's debate on sentencing on Twitter using #CTCdebate The debate starts at 9am on Friday 13 June.
29 May 2014 - 9:07am
CTC makes economic case for cycling to Northern Ireland's politicians
The Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont
Maximise the economic benefits of cycling, CTC tells the Northern Ireland Assembly.
23 May 2014 - 3:49pm
Eight year wait for safer lorry cabs
18 cyclists die a year in the UK in lorry crashes
Representatives of EU Member States have agreed to delay the introduction of safer lorry cabins for eight years.

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