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3 September 2013 - 7:19am
100 MPs reach a consensus on cycling
MPs debated cycling for 4 hours
Around 100 MPs from all political parties attended a packed backbench business debate on cycling for 4 hours on Monday evening, with dozens of MPs taking part.
28 August 2013 - 12:06pm
Government announces sentencing guidelines review for certain driving offences
Norman Baker launching Government response to Get Britain Cycling report
Local Transport and Cycling Minister Norman Baker made the announcements today on a visit to Cambridge.
12 August 2013 - 1:29am
CTC urges MPs to back long-term funding for PM's "Cycling Revolution"
The PM's £77m allows 8 cities, covering 6.3m people, to start taking up cycling
CTC, the national cycling charity, welcomes David Cameron’s call to kick-start a 'cycling revolution', and urges MPs and councils to take action now to deliver the programmes and the funding required for it to become a reality.
4 August 2013 - 5:39pm
A Cycling Legacy to remember - Prudential RideLondon
FreeCycle at Prudential RideLondon
The RideLondon festival saw cycling at its best, from families enjoying motor traffic-free roads in London to the peloton speeding through the Surrey Hills.
16 July 2013 - 1:23pm
Government roads strategy promises to 'cycleproof' major roads
The new A3 at Hindhead has greatly improved cycling conditions
CTC has welcomed the announcement to 'cycleproof' the major road network, which comes just two weeks after two cyclists were killed on the A30 in Cornwall.
11 July 2013 - 10:27am
Date set for Get Britain Cycling debate in Parliament and No. 10 announcement on cycling
Get Britain Cycling (front cover)
The Chamber of the House of Commons will be the setting for a high profile debate and vote about cycling in September, with an announcement from the Prime Minister expected in August.
27 June 2013 - 1:54pm
CTC urges Cameron to Get Britain Cycling after Treasury fails to do so
Lots of money for new roads, very little for cycling
CTC is calling on David Cameron to 'Get Britain Cycling' after statements today and yesterday by the Chancellor and his Chief Secretary included billions for increased capacity on trunk roads and motorways, but failed to identify any earmarked funding for cycling.
20 June 2013 - 9:37am
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.
23 April 2013 - 3:26pm
Get Britain Cycling report recommends £10 per head, per year funding for cycling
Chris Boardman, MP Julian Huppert, Dr Sarah Wollaston and Ian Austin
Six weeks of oral evidence, hundreds of written pages, and the report is out. CTC welcomes its publication and urges the Government to implement its 18 recommendations
16 April 2013 - 3:45pm
Local cycle use figures show no huge changes in 2012
Half of the population cycle once a month or more in Cambridge
New data for cycle use in England show that the Olympic bounce in 2012 perhaps wasn't quite as powerful as commentators at the time thought it might be. But the very fact that the Department is publishing these figures shows that some things are improving.
21 March 2013 - 2:29pm
Put cycling on the National Curriculum
Providing Bikeability cycle training is crucial to create a cycling culture
Although cycling is the third most popular activity amongst children and a crucial life skill, only half of all children have access to good quality Bikeability cycle training. CTC members have urging that all schools provide cycle training as part of the National Curriculum.
19 March 2013 - 10:23am
Spanish cycling organisations protest against anti-cycling proposals
Cycle tourism would be undermined by the proposals
An alliance of cycling organisations in Spain has demanded that the Government withdraw proposed anti-cycling measures which threaten to undermine the increase in cycling and deter green tourism. You too can write to the Minister with your comments.
7 March 2013 - 11:09am
Mayor launches 'Cycling Vision' to "de-Lycrafy" London
Victoria Embankment is one of the routes for which new infrastructure is planned
Cycle routes named after tube lines, better cycling infrastructure and increases to cycle parking at mainline stations are some of the proposals in the Mayor of London's Cycling Vision.
4 March 2013 - 4:12pm
Ministers conclude 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry
Norman Baker MP opening a cycle track in his constituency
The parliamentary 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry ended today with evidence from Ministers, first from Wales and then from the UK Government. We now await the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's report, which is expected to call for clear leadership from the top of Government.
4 March 2013 - 12:32pm
Ministers, police and Jon Snow appear before the APPCG
CTC's President Jon Snow
The final session of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's inquiry 'Get Britain Cycling' heard from the ministers responsible for promoting and improving road safety, as well as representatives from Europe, Wales, Scotland and law enforcement agencies.
27 February 2013 - 11:30am
'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry moves onto local authorities and London
Cycle parking with a cycle path running through it in Groningen, NL
Local authorities, campaigners and representatives from London were scrutinised by MPs and Peers from the All Party Cycling Group in the fifth and penultimate session of the Get Britain Cycling inquiry.
18 February 2013 - 9:58am
New law for better cycle paths in Wales
The NCN8 near Caernarfon alongside a major road
The Welsh Government has proposed a new law placing a duty on local authorities to map the walking and cycling routes in their area and make a plan and budget to improve them. Wales is being touted as the first country for such law to be introduced.
12 February 2013 - 5:14pm
Chris Boardman speaks at cycling inquiry
Cyclist Chris Boardman giving evidence at the 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry
After Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman joined health experts and others to give evidence at today's Get Britain Cycling inquiry hearing, CTC has expressed dismay that the government departments for education, employers and the environment all declined to send witnesses.
30 January 2013 - 11:56am
CTC welcomes £62m cycle spending announcement, but urges consistency
Norman Baker MP at the opening of a new cycle track in Sussex in 2012
CTC and other cycling groups have welcomed today's Government announcement explaining how £62m of cycling funding for England will be spent - including £30m for up to 3 'cycling cities'. But CTC urges that larger and more consistent commitments will be needed if we are to 'Get Britain Cycling'.
23 January 2013 - 9:48am
'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry examines cycling strategy
UK Cycling Alliance representatives at the 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry
The first session of the 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry has tackled Government and local authority strategy towards cycling, taking evidence from cycling organisations, experts and journalists.

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