2 October 2012 - 10:54am
Labour promises push on cycling
Maria Eagle MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, has endorsed the Times manifesto on cycling and promised to implement its demands in full. The statement follows last week's commitment at the Liberal Democrat conference calling for widespread 20 mph speed limits.
24 September 2012 - 11:47am
Cycletopia – turning cycling dreams into reality
CTC, the national cycling charity has created ‘Cycletopia’ – an imaginary town made up of 15 real life examples in the UK of the best ways to promote, protect and inspire cycling.
30 August 2012 - 12:24pm
New figures on local cycle use are "a powerful tool for measuring progress"
CTC has welcomed new figures showing how much walking and cycling is being done regularly around England by adults. This data, now being collected thanks to CTC's campaigning, will soon prove invaluable for measuring which local authorities are successfully raising cycle use locally.
13 August 2012 - 12:08pm
Olympic inspiration in Swindon
Hundreds of Swindon residents took to the centre of town, usually a bike-free area, to be a part of the Olympic Cross Country Mountain Bike race on Saturday 11August.
6 July 2012 - 9:42am
Velo-City Vancouver: a report from the international cycling conference
The Velo-City conference, held 26-29 June in Vancouver, Canada, featured presentations on recent cycling research, examples of successful programmes and policies to promote cycling, and campaigning news from around the world. By former CTC Campaigns Coordinator Debra Rolfe (now living in Vancouver).
28 June 2012 - 9:04am
Cycle casualties increase sharply in 2011
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.
26 June 2012 - 10:37am
Government devotes an additional £15m to fix junctions
In the 2012 Budget the Chancellor allocated £15m to fix problem junctions in London. Now another £15m has been found to spend on junctions outside London. The additional funding is a testament to The Times's 'Cities fit for cycling' campaign in the spring.
18 June 2012 - 4:36pm
Brighton's Old Shoreham Road: the cycle-ways to the future?
Innovative cycle lanes with a degree of separation from the road have been introduced on Old Shoreham Road in Brighton. While not perfect, these new lanes are about the best that can be done under current highway design regulations.
8 June 2012 - 10:06am
New Mayor of Basingstoke shuns chaffeur limo for bike
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.
4 May 2012 - 10:36am
Pedal on Parliament
Thousands of cyclists pedalled to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to demand that politicians do all they can to make Scotland a cycle-friendly nation.
26 April 2012 - 3:45pm
Jon Snow and Josie Dew at the Transport Select Committee
President and Vice-President of CTC respectively, Jon Snow and Josie Dew appeared alongside editor of The Times, James Harding, whose 'Cities fit for cycling' campaign has triggered a shift in political support for cycling. Two ministers with responsibility for cycling also gave evidence.
29 March 2012 - 3:29pm
Government launches strategy for walking and cycling
The Department for Transport and the Department of Health published their Active Travel Strategy in February 2010. It incorporated a new National Cycle Plan, which promised to launch a "Decade of Cycling" in England.
15 August 2011 - 12:00am
CTC supports 20mph as the default
CTC, the national cycling charity, welcomed today’s announcement from the Institute of Advanced Motorists that many of its members support the adoption of 20mph speed limits.