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1 September 2015 - 8:50am
Act now to Make Trails for Wales!
Trails for Wales
The Welsh Government wants to improve the opportunities to access the outdoors. CTC, together with Open MTB and partners, sees this as a chance to open up the Welsh countryside while also putting pressure on England to do likewise – and we need your help!
28 August 2015 - 4:08pm
"Make Wales off-road centre of UK" says cycle coalition
Mountain Bikers in Wales
"Increased off-road access to rural Wales would give a healthy boost to the economy," say CTC and Open MTB.
13 August 2015 - 4:14pm
Closure threat to essential part of Wales Coast Path
Barmouth Bridge faces closure
Barmouth Bridge, part of the National Cycle Network, faces closure after 150 years use due to council cuts, potentially forcing cyclists and walkers on an 18 mile detour.
17 July 2015 - 12:41pm
Could Wales lead the way in off-road access?
Mountain biking in Wales
On Friday 10 July, the Welsh Government launched its consultation 'Improving opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation'.
31 March 2015 - 11:19am
L'Eroica & CTC Heritage Jersey Rider Package
L'Eroica Britannia rider places CTC
Don't miss your opportunity to cycle back in time at this year's L'Eroica Britannia in Derbyshire's magnificent peaks with Team CTC. There are 25 places available and each rider will receive a CTC heritage jersey.
22 January 2015 - 5:24pm
New blow to hopes of New Forest campaigners and cyclists
CTC New Forest Rally 2014 - cyclists of all ages
Proposals based on sense, safety and compromise rejected for inclusion in the New Forest Cycle Events Organisers' Charter.
21 January 2015 - 4:52pm
CTC and Sustrans united against "discriminatory" New Forest Charter
CTC New Forest Rally 2014
In the latest stage of developments in the ongoing saga in the New Forest, CTC and Sustrans have shown a united front against the New Forest National Park Authority’s draft Charter.
21 January 2015 - 3:14pm
CTC and Sustrans united against "discriminatory" New Forest Charter
CTC New Forest Rally 2014
Cycling organisations have taken a united stance today (Wednesday 21 January 2015) in opposing key aspects of the draft New Forest Cycle Event Organisers' Charter proposed by the New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA).
13 February 2014 - 10:38pm
South West cycling advocates' network-building workshop
A map of South West England
Are you campaigning for cycling in the South West and want to find out how to translate your ideas into reality? If so, join us at our cycling advocates' network-building workshop in Plymouth on 15 March.
31 January 2014 - 11:26am
Xcalibre off-road - EVENT POSTPONED until 2015
An off-road rider on a descent
CTC is pleased to announce our partnership with Xcalibre, Britain’s first ever televised off-road tour, which runs 16-23 August 2014 across seven stages and three venues. Unfortunately this event has been POSTPONED until 2015 - keep an eye on the the Xcalibre website for more details.
16 December 2013 - 1:37pm
Public Inquiry Threatens Completion of 100 mile Coast-to-Coast Cycle Trail
Plym Valley Cycle Trail
Vocal opposition from a small number of local protesters threatens to derail plans to complete the National Cycle Network Route 27 Coast-to-Coast trail between Plymouth and Ilfracombe.
26 November 2013 - 3:59pm
Access to MoD land for cyclists - the big picture
MOD Access Signage
Surrey and Hampshire cyclists are finding that the MoD (Ministry of Defence) are increasingly restricting access to their land for cyclists (and also making life much harder for horseriders and walkers). Is this happening in other parts of the country?
1 November 2013 - 11:30am
New section of cycle route for Snowdonia
Cutting the ribbon on the new route
CTC attended the opening last week of a new section of Lôn Gwyrfai, a cycling and walking route linking Caernarfon to Waunfawr. The new section joins Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert.
18 February 2013 - 10:58am
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.
24 September 2012 - 11:47am
Cycletopia – turning cycling dreams into reality
Cycletopia includes 15 real life examples of good schemes to promote cycling
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.
6 July 2012 - 10:47am
Your chance to help open up the English rights of way network for cycling
This footpath is a metalled road, but the bridleway is a muddy trail!
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' consultation on the processes for recording, diverting and extinguishing public rights of way (England) is a chance to suggest ways to make it easier for cyclists to engage with the system and help open more of the countryside for cycling.
6 July 2012 - 10:07am
Forest Access Panel - green light for walkers, amber for everyone else
Nearly all dedicated off-road trails are located on Forestry Commission land
The Independent Forestry Panel was set up in 2011 to advise the Government on the ownership and management of English forests following the public outcry over plans to sell off the English Forestry Commission forests. That panel has now reported and the recommendations are helpful.
5 April 2012 - 3:01pm
Bike Club Comes to The Trax
Illustration of The Loop (Back On Track, by kind permission of the Trax)
The Trax Off Road Racing Club in Tottenham has been successful in a bid for a Bike Club grant.
30 December 2011 - 5:13pm
Forest access - updates on the Independent Panel on Forestry
Cyclists benefit from current access rights to Forestry Commission trails
Woodland is an excellent setting for cycling, so CTC has welcomed some positive statements in an official progress report on the future of England's publicly owned forests.
6 September 2011 - 9:00am
New partnership means free days out cycling in local forests
New partnership means free days out cycling in local forests
CTC, the national cycling charity, is helping to support a forthcoming attempt by the Forestry Commission to beat the world record for the largest tree-hug due to take place at Delamere Forest on Sunday 11 September.

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