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28 January 2014 - 8:51pm
Advertising watchdog’s helmet ruling threatens the promotion of normal cycling
The image that proved controversial to the ASA
CTC, the national cycling charity, has voiced concern over a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) which could prevent future adverts from showing cyclists without helmets on TV.
25 September 2013 - 10:38am
Scot Free: Justice system in Edinburgh fails cyclists as McCourt appeal refused
Family united in disbelief Aileen Brown, Ian Fyfe and Linda Hamilton.
CTC, the national cycling charity, is bitterly dismayed over today's decision of the Court of Appeal in Edinburgh to allow 49-year-old Gary McCourt, whose driving has killed two cyclists, back on the roads.
31 January 2014 - 11:28am
CTC leads collaboration to get every four-year-old in Glasgow cycling
The team behind Play on Wheels
A new CTC-led project will allow every four-year-old child in Glasgow the opportunity to learn to ride a bike thank to The People's Postcode Lottery
30 January 2014 - 5:16pm
CTC leads collaboration to win largest ever award from Postcode Lottery
Photo of the Play on Wheels team
A new CTC-led project will allow every four-year-old child in Glasgow the opportunity to learn to ride a bike.
3 December 2013 - 8:05pm
Fort William World Cup 7-8 June 2014 - Early Bird Tickets
Big Air at Fort William World Cup
If you've been before, you know exactly why this event in the Highlands has won the best World Cup award a record-breaking nine times.
31 October 2013 - 9:57am
Scots MSPs support cycle safety as Minister keeps open 'presumed liability' debate
The Roadshare Campaign for presumed liability in Scotland
MSPs from the SNP and Conservative parties join Greens in calling for a positive debate on continental-style 'presumed liability' rules, which also revealed strong cross-party support for investment in cycling and improved cyclists' safety.
29 October 2013 - 9:28am
CTC President Jon Snow to chair Cycling Scotland Conference
Jon Snow, CTC President
Cycling Scotland's annual conference will take place this year on November 8 at the iconic Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.
12 September 2013 - 4:37pm
100 not out - CTC Life Member Les Brown celebrates with a ride
Les Brown and Tom Hanley on the recumbent trike
A telegram from the Queen might be enough for most people but CTC member Les Brown decided to mark his 100th birthday with a bike ride.
29 July 2013 - 2:17pm
'Nice Way Code' launched to build better relations on the roads
The Nice Way Code is a reimagining of the Highway Code
Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown MSP has launched the Nice Way Code campaign to try and improve relations between all road users.
26 June 2013 - 9:17am
Appeal against the sentence of a motorist convicted of killing a cyclist will be heard in August
Prosecutors challenging the five-year driving ban imposed on Gary McCourt on the grounds that the sentence was ''unduly lenient'' have announced that the appeal will take place on August 13th. The right to appeal was granted on 31 May following a campaign launched by CTC and Audrey Fyfe's family.
24 June 2013 - 3:22pm
The 'Cycling Surgeon' and his daughter cross the US for WaterAid
Chris Oliver and Catherine Oliver
The Chair of CTC in Scotland, surgeon Mr Chris Oliver and his daughter Catherine Oliver, have almost completed an intense and gruelling 3,415-mile cycle ride across America in aid of international charity WaterAid. They are due to finish this Wednesday 28 June.
20 June 2013 - 10:37am
Scotland revises action plan for cycling
The refreshed Cycling Action Plan for Scotland
The Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (CAPS), first published in 2009, set out the ambitious vision for 10% of trips to be made by bike by 2020. Over a third of the time has passed, but Scotland's modal share has barely increased.
13 June 2013 - 10:19am
Innerleithen Uplift: On Track and Gaining Speed
The Innerleithen Uplift project has been in the pipeline for a while now, and, like all of these projects, there are many unforeseen challenges and hurdles. The guys at AimUp have their eyes set on a big prize though, and the Tweed Love Bike Festival was a good time to catch up on progress.
3 June 2013 - 4:50pm
Legends Of Mountain Biking Headed to Selkirk
The 2013 British MTB Marathon Championships, The Selkirk MTB Marathon and a cycling street party in Selkirk. On Saturday 8 June up to 100 elite cross country mountain bike racers from throughout the UK descended on Selkirk in the Scottish Borders for the 2013 British MTB Marathon Championships.
31 May 2013 - 11:55am
CTC welcomes decision to appeal sentence for Audrey Fyfe's killer driver
Audrey Fyfe
CTC and the family of cyclist Audrey Fyfe have welcomed the decision by the Crown Counsel in Edinburgh to refer Gary McCourt’s sentence for appeal, following a campaign by CTC and other organisations’ supporters.
10 May 2013 - 10:19am
Demand a proper sentence for driver who killed twice
Audrey Fyfe and her daughter Aileen Brown
CTC has joined with the family of Audrey Fyfe to challenge the scandalous sentence handed down to Gary McCourt on 3 May. McCourt was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and a five-year driving ban for causing death by careless driving
18 April 2013 - 9:47am
Cycle lawyers campaign for compensation changes
Cyclist on a road
Cycle Law Scotland, a firm that deals with cyclists' injury claims, has launched a Road Share campaign to change the law relating to compensation.
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.
21 June 2012 - 10:31am
CTC web chat - your questions answered
CTC’s Chief Exec, Gordon Seabright, and other staff responded to your questions during a live web chat on 21 June. Questions were sent in through Twitter, Facebook and emails. Answers can be found below.
12 June 2012 - 10:10am
iXS European Downhill Cup
The iXS European Downhill Cup returns to Innerleithen, Scotland for the only UK round of Europe’s premier downhill series. Running over three days from 15—17 June, the World’s best downhill racers will pit their skills against each other at the spiritual home of the UK downhill scene.

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