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26 March 2014 - 12:06pm
The Census and cycle commuting - new report out
Cycling in London is booming
A new report from the Office for National Statistics, issued today, confirms which authorities are getting it right for cycle commuting - and which ones aren't.
7 November 2013 - 10:51pm
Government planning to fail on cycling
Transport Model forecast for cycling 2010-2040
Despite huge public and cross-party parliamentary support for substantially increased cycle use between now and 2050, the Government is expecting cycle use to FALL between 2015 and 2025, with little change between then and 2040.
12 December 2013 - 10:21pm
Free bike safety checks in the Chilterns this winter
Free bike safety checks from Dr Bike
Cycle Chilterns will be running a number of free bike safety check sessions at town markets and train stations across the Chilterns this winter.
21 October 2013 - 6:46pm
Liverpool's CTC members object to the Mayor's bus lane suspension
A Liverpool bus
Paul McCartney wrote about the ‘Long and Winding Road’. Well, Merseyside's bus passengers may now be feeling they are living out the song's lyrics after the Mayor enforced a suspension of the city's bus lanes in a bid to ease traffic congestion.
9 September 2013 - 2:53pm
Freshers' cycle training after call from Oxford MP to improve safety for students
Riders on a street
Oxford University freshers to get free cycle training as CTC answers MP’s call at the ‘Get Britain Cycling’ debate
28 August 2013 - 2:47pm
A moveable feast for businesses in Brentford
Three people pedalling cargo bikes
Brentford Bikes, a project partly-funded by CTC, is looking to connect the people and places across of Brentford through a moveable feast of food, art and culture in order to promote the use of cargo bikes for business deliveries.
12 June 2013 - 5:38pm
A Network of Electric Bicycles are set up in Henley-On-Thames
Chiltern Valley Winery have joined the EBN
Aug 2013 - Now updated with even more hire and charge points. The CTC team in Henley-On-Thames are gearing up to host the first Electric Bicycle Network in the Chilterns!
1 April 2013 - 8:39am
Helmets not required for Tour de France 2014 Grand Depart
Ordinary, everyday, helmet-free riding that this change hopes to inspire
CTC can reveal that the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart – to be held for the first time in Yorkshire – will allow competitors to take part in the first two stages without helmets, if they so wish.
18 February 2013 - 5:21pm
Enter a new health and fitness study to win £100 in vouchers
UCL researchers are launching a study into the effects of cycling on health
Researchers from University College London are asking for your help to learn more about cycling and health by entering a new study.
8 January 2013 - 4:12pm
Top ten reasons to make 2013 the year you start riding to work
Two cycilsts and deer in Richmond Park
With train fares going up, the cost of motoring soaring and food prices escalating, there's never been a better time to start riding to work.
13 December 2012 - 11:09am
Surge in cycle use in 2011
Young and middle aged men show the biggest increase
Cycle use increased by 15% in 2011, according to new data from the Department for Transport. This contradicts earlier figures that had seemed to suggest static cycling levels last year. Growth was particularly strong among young and middle-aged men.
22 November 2012 - 4:26pm
Cycle Logistics hits the South Seas
Bike with trailer
Is it really viable to move things around by cycle in our towns and cities? What kind of things are currently being carried? Find out by listening to Outspoken Delivery's Gary Armstrong and CTC's Gavin Wood who discussed 'Cycle Logistics' on Radio New Zealand's Nights Show with Bryan Crump.
26 October 2012 - 9:41am
First 'graduate' from CTC Adult Cycle Training Scheme in Plymouth
Elaine completes here CTC cycle training
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
Man in suit riding 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.
23 October 2012 - 1:58pm
Beam me up Scotty! Do 'laser beam' cycle lanes help make you safe?
The Xfire virtual bike lane
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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