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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.
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...
24 August 2012 - 10:38am
Police officer convicted of dangerous driving which left cycling musician seriously injured
Pepe Delmonte (photo: J Mark Dodds, Creative Commons)
A police officer has been convicted of dangerous driving following a collision in east London which has left a cyclist with serious injuries and possibly permanent brain-damage. Songwriter Pepe Belmonte was about to launch his first album, but has since had to relearn to walk and play the guitar.
17 July 2012 - 4:35pm
Road safety inquiry highlights lack of Government leadership on cycling
CTC President Jon Snow
A report from the Transport Select Committee has criticised the Government over the handling of cycle safety. The report emerged following evidence given by CTC and CTC's President Jon Snow earlier in the year.
12 July 2012 - 4:03pm
CTC member gets payout from Arriva after leaping from her bike to avoid a bus
Copyright Dimitry Shironosov, Shutterstock.com
A 54-year-old cyclist from Garston in Liverpool, who leaped from her bike to avoid being hit by a bus, achieved a financial settlement from public transport operator Arriva.
10 July 2012 - 3:46pm
South West Trains reverses bike ban after only 36 hours
Brompton on a railway platform
CTC is relieved to hear that South West Trains has reversed a proposed ban on all non-folding bikes, just 36 hours after implementing it. However, Southern and Southeastern still have widespread restrictions in place.
28 June 2012 - 9:04am
Cycle casualties increase sharply in 2011
Reduced traffic policing may be partly behind the rise in casualties
Figures released today from the Government show that cycle use increased very slightly in 2011, however, the numbers of serious injuries rose markedly. CTC is calling on Government to do more to improve safety.
15 June 2012 - 4:24pm
MPs' Bike Ride and Bike Week launch
Bike Week launch with Tommy Godwin
MPs and Peers gathered for the annual All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group bike ride from the London Transport Museum to the House of Lords.
13 June 2012 - 5:08pm
Transport for Greater Manchester Cycle Challenge results
Informa staff in the TFGM Challenge
Over 2000 employees in Greater Manchester cycled over 170,000 miles in the Transport for Greater Manchester Cycle Challenge – the equivalent of cycling nearly seven times around the world.
8 June 2012 - 10:06am
New Mayor of Basingstoke shuns chaffeur limo for bike
Councillor Martin Biermann (from Basingstoke Observer)
Cllr Martin Biermann was recently voted in as the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane Council, but has announced he would no longer use a chaffeur, instead declaring he would use a bicycle to attend engagements.
23 May 2012 - 1:59pm
Train companies ban cycles during Olympics
Bans on bikes were proposed for much of the network
Train operating companies banned cycles from many trains during the Olympic Games period, with the worst closures affecting the cycling road races on the 28/29 July. After few observed problems the bans were lifted in time for the Paralympics.
10 May 2012 - 2:02pm
UK bike sales expected to reach all time high
CTC Ride to the Pies Sportive in Dorset
A new report from Mintel predicts sales of bikes will reach an all time high in 2012 - with the market set to grow by a further 8% on 2011 to reach £700 million this year.

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