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3 September 2015 - 4:30pm
England's travel habits: is cycling making a small comeback?
Cycle commuter off to work
From a cycling perspective, the latest figures on England’s travel habits suggest a small revival in cycle trips may be underway, even though overall travel is declining. The average person made more cycle trips in 2014 than in 2013, as well as cycling more miles.
18 August 2015 - 3:20pm
CTC and Cyclenation conference: be part of the largest gathering of cycle campaigners
Annual Cycle Conference
Book your place now! CTC & Cyclenation's annual cycle campaigners' conference 2015,hosted in Liverpool by Merseyside Cycle Campaign on Saturday 24 October. Key speakers and workshop sessions will provide a forum to discuss recent developments and new opportunities in local cycle campaiging
27 July 2015 - 9:27am
Wales has the tools but needs to use them
Cardiff Cycle City group calling for better cycle provision in March 2015
Statistics for cycling in Wales show a disturbing trend as cycling casualties increase, as CTC Cymru calls for the Welsh Government to make good on the ambitions contained in the Active Travel Act Wales.
23 July 2015 - 4:27pm
Taxi for DfT!
Green taxi
As summer begins in Westminster, the Department for Transport announces its support for greener transport options and low emission vehicles just weeks after the Chancellor raised the levy on their use.
8 July 2015 - 3:17pm
CTC's Budget reaction: maintain our roads before building more
Expect Delays. Osborne's Budget. Credit Gary Knight
Reacting to Chancellor George Osborne's tax overhaul announcement in today's Budget, CTC says that it wants to see less emphasis on national road building and more on local road maintenance, while raising questions about the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.
24 June 2015 - 7:58pm
Minister confirms go-ahead for Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy
Cycling and Walking Minister, Robert Goodwill, MP
Transport Minister Robert Goodwill today confirmed that he has given instructions to progress towards formal 'Commencement' of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, paving the way for increased investment in improved cycling conditions.
24 June 2015 - 12:50pm
Patchy picture for local cycling levels, new figures show
London cyclists
New figures just out on local levels of walking and cycling in England last year (2013/14) show not much change over the year before in the proportion of people cycling at least once a month. Some local authorities, however, are witnessing significant increases in cycling rates.
22 May 2015 - 10:11am
50 years to double current cycle use says CTC
Commuting cyclists on Waterloo Bridge
The Government's latest statistics on cycle use show that it has crept up slightly since last year - and is now about 20% higher than 10 years ago. But at this rate it will take a very long time to catch up with our continental neighbours.
8 May 2015 - 11:46am
Thousands at Space for Cycling and Pedal on Parliament rides
Space for Cycling: brightening up the city. Photo: CTC, Creative Commons licence
Despite 'safety' concerns by officials, over 4,000 riders took part in the Pedal on Parliament ride in Edinburgh, while nearly 500 joined a Space for Cycling ride in Sheffield. Hundreds more joined rides in Newcastle and Aberdeen on 25 April.
3 March 2015 - 9:35am
Political parties quizzed on their cycling commitments
John Humphrys chairing The Big Cycling Debate
The Big Cycling Debate yesterday [2 March] proved a useful opportunity to press the three main parties on what they would do to Get Britain Cycling - and crucially, how much they are prepared to spend on it.
16 February 2015 - 3:12pm
Cycling is next to … Godliness?
CTC member and Bishop of Ramsbury on his Pashley
Lent begins today, and for a second year in a row CTC member the Bishop of Ramsbury has given up four wheels, to take up two for the next 40 days and nights.
13 February 2015 - 5:43pm
MP cycles to visit CTC National Office
Guildford MP Anne Milton trying out a trike
Local MP for Guildford Anne Milton met with staff, members and volunteers from CTC, to find out more about what the charity does.
5 February 2015 - 6:04pm
CTC urges action on cycle safety as casualty rates rise
Cyclist outside the Royal Courts of Justice
New figures show that cyclist casualty numbers, particularly serious cyclist casualties, are still rising more steeply than cycle use.
4 February 2015 - 2:20pm
Go-ahead for London's Cycle Superhighways "A game-changer for cycling", says CTC
Image of the iconic Embankment section of the east-west  Cycle Superhighway
CTC, the national cycling charity, says the green light given today (4th February) for two central London Cycle Superhighways is “a game-changer for cycling”.
20 January 2015 - 10:56am
Research shows growth in cycling could be worth £¼ trillion
The benefits of increased cycling could be worth £248bn between now and 2050
New research commissioned by CTC shows that cycling could provide economic benefits worth £248bn between now and 2050 if England meets the targets for increased cycle use as proposed in the parliamentary ‘Get Britain Cycling’ report.
20 January 2015 - 1:00am
£248bn in economic benefits by 2050 through cycling
Cyclists crossing Redhayes Bridge, Exeter
Today (Tuesday 20 January 2015) CTC, the national cycling charity, launched its report 'The Economic Cycle – Quantifying the benefits of getting England Cycling' which found cycling in England could generate a total of £248bn in economic benefits by 2050.
19 January 2015 - 4:54pm
Walking and Cycling coalition makes public statement
Cyclists on Lambeth Bridge, London
CTC joins a coalition of cycling and walking partners to support an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill that would create a long term financial commitment and strategy for cycling and walking in England.
12 January 2015 - 11:02am
CTC project Sheffield Cycling 4 All scoops award
Caroline Waugh at Sheffield Cycling 4 All
CTC affiliated project, Sheffield Cycling 4 All, has won Cycle Sheffield's 'Grassroots Cycling Initiative the Year' award. This is great news for the project, and is a just reward for the hard work of the new steering group formed back in April 2014.
17 December 2014 - 5:26pm
Somerset and Hereford support Space for Cycling
Councillors supporting Space for Cycling by Highway Authority - 16 Dec 2014
Somerset has became the first shire county with over 30% of its councillors committed to Space for Cycling. Since then, Hereford County Council has followed with 47% of councillors backing the campaign.
16 December 2014 - 7:23pm
Somerset Council praised for political support for cycling
Councillors supporting Space for Cycling by Highway Authority
Cycling organisations have congratulated Somerset County Council for their political commitment to cycling this week.

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