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16 July 2013 - 2:23pm
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.
15 July 2013 - 1:02pm
Cycling road crash victims and campaigners visit over 30 Police and Crime Commissioners to call for 'Road Justice'
West Midlands PCC Bob Jones meets CTC Campaigner Paul Middleton
Today, (July 11th ) campaigners and victims of cycling road crashes are meeting with Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to hand in CTC, the national cycling charity’s Road Justice report.
10 July 2013 - 3:15pm
Over 30 CTC campaigners meet Police and Crime Commissioners calling for 'Road Justice'
CTC's Chief Exec Gordon Seabright with Wiltshire PCC Angus Macpherson
On July 11th CTC campaigners and victims of cycling road crashes met with Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to hand in CTC’s first Road Justice report today.
4 July 2013 - 2:34pm
Over half of Britons think roads are too dangerous, and only 33% ride a bike
Only a small proportion of people ever ride a bike
Statistics published from the 2012 British Social Attitudes survey show that the public is very concerned about cycle safety, and only a third ever ride a bike.
27 June 2013 - 9:14am
Risk of cycling still rising amid slashed policing and inadequate investment
Which way for cycling policy? Investment is falling and risk is rising
Figures released today show that although cycle use has risen slightly, the increase in serious cycle injuries has been greater, meaning that the overall risk of cycling is rising. CTC is calling on the Government to respond to the Get Britain Cycling report with adequate investment.
26 June 2013 - 9:17am
Appeal against the sentence of a motorist convicted of killing a cyclist will be heard in August
Prosecutors challenging the five-year driving ban imposed on Gary McCourt on the grounds that the sentence was ''unduly lenient'' have announced that the appeal will take place on August 13th. The right to appeal was granted on 31 May following a campaign launched by CTC and Audrey Fyfe's family.
7 June 2013 - 11:50am
London takes a step towards risk-based approach to road safety
TfL's new Road Safety Action Plan has been published
A new road safety plan for the next 7 years has been launched for London. CTC was critical of earlier drafts for failing to include the means to measure the risks of cycling, rather than simply the number of people seriously injured or killed.
5 June 2013 - 4:00pm
Careless driving fixed penalty welcomed
More traffic police are needed to make best use of the new FPN
CTC welcomes the fixed penalty notice for careless driving and the associated 50% increase in all motoring fixed penalties to £100, but urges that dangerous driving still needs to be dealt with by the courts.
4 June 2013 - 2:30pm
CTC launches Road Justice campaign
CTC's Road Justice campaign
CTC has launched its Road Justice Campaign, which will take to task the police, the prosecution services and the judiciary over the way they treat bad driving and bad drivers.
31 May 2013 - 11:55am
CTC welcomes decision to appeal sentence for Audrey Fyfe's killer driver
Audrey Fyfe
CTC and the family of cyclist Audrey Fyfe have welcomed the decision by the Crown Counsel in Edinburgh to refer Gary McCourt’s sentence for appeal, following a campaign by CTC and other organisations’ supporters.
24 May 2013 - 10:15am
The AA and BSM launch cycle awareness module for all driving instructors
BSM learner vehicle next to a cyclists in Cambridge
CTC has welcomed the announcement by the AA and BSM that they will roll out a cycle awareness module to its driving instructors. The absence of cycle training for teenagers and the poor understanding of needs and rights of cyclists by some of the population has lead to aggressive behaviour.
14 May 2013 - 12:09pm
Minor win for cyclists as prosecution guidance shifts
The driver of this car was charged with 'careless driving'
In early May 2013 new guidance from the Crown Prosecution Service on prosecuting acts of bad driving was published. It includes a potentially important addition in determining what should be charged as 'dangerous' rather than 'careless' driving.
10 May 2013 - 10:19am
Demand a proper sentence for driver who killed twice
Audrey Fyfe and her daughter Aileen Brown
CTC has joined with the family of Audrey Fyfe to challenge the scandalous sentence handed down to Gary McCourt on 3 May. McCourt was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and a five-year driving ban for causing death by careless driving
29 April 2013 - 4:00pm
Pedro Delgado joins battle against helmet compulsion in Spain
Delgado won the 1988 Tour de France (Photo: Numerius, Flickr)
1988 Tour de France champion Pedro Delgado has walked out of a meeting with María Segui, the director of the national traffic authority (DGT), in protest at the Government's plan to force cyclists in urban areas in Spain to wear helmets.
23 April 2013 - 4:26pm
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
18 April 2013 - 9:47am
Cycle lawyers campaign for compensation changes
Cyclist on a road
Cycle Law Scotland, a firm that deals with cyclists' injury claims, has launched a Road Share campaign to change the law relating to compensation.
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.
21 March 2013 - 3:29pm
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.
18 March 2013 - 11:10am
What cyclists want drivers to know: road safety campaign tells all
What Matters Most Poster
CTC has welcomed a new publicity campaign from Road Safety GB Mercia (Midlands area) because of its refreshing emphasis on educating drivers about cyclists' needs, concerns and safety.
5 March 2013 - 12:23pm
Spanish traffic authority proposes compulsory helmets and other anti-cycling measures
Hire bikes - without helmets - have become very popular in Spain
The national traffic authority for Spain has revealed a highly alarming range of proposals that seem designed to get cyclists off the roads. The following is a translation from Spanish campaign group ConBici's account.

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