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25 October 2012 - 10:29am
Government backs initiative to encourage cycling to work
Man in suit riding to work
With the roads getting ever more clogged with motorised traffic and the population getting fatter, the government is keen to encourage employees to cycle to work. Businesses that want to encourage it too can now sign up to 'businesscycle', a scheme that replaces the Cycle to Work Guarantee.
11 October 2012 - 2:47pm
New MTB trails at Beecraigs Country Park
Beecraigs Volunteers
Beecraigs is a small country park with big potential. Mountain bikers have been using the park for many years, so it was inevitable that a time would come when some upgrades and maintenance to the existing network of trails would be required - so they called in CTC's Ian Warby.
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.
12 September 2012 - 1:20pm
Like to shop by bike? Get involved in CycleLogistics!
Christmas shopping by bike ((photo: Mikael Colville-Andersen)
CTC is part of a consortium involved in a pioneering CycleLogistics project funded by the EU's Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. The project aims to reduce energy used in urban freight transport by replacing motorised vehicles with cargo cycles. Read on to see how you can play a part...
11 September 2012 - 12:03pm
Connect2Poetry - writing, cycling and walking project
Bike parked alongside towpath on Rochdale's Connect2 Network
Connect2Poetry is a new project engaging community groups and schools using poetry to raise awareness of Rochdale's 36km of traffic free walking and cycling routes.
30 August 2012 - 12:24pm
New figures on local cycle use are "a powerful tool for measuring progress"
Commuters in London
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.
1 August 2012 - 4:58pm
New back-to-cycling refresher sessions for Colchester
Richard Monk helps a youngster to ride his bike
CTC in Colchester launches cycle refresher training sessions for adults.
24 July 2012 - 1:14pm
CTC supports Sefton & West Lancs VISIT Project
Visit logo
The VISIT Project is a partnership project between Sefton and West Lancashire Councils with support from Community Voluntary Services and CTC. The project will encourage cycling to tourist attractions and leisure cycling.
15 June 2012 - 4:24pm
MPs' Bike Ride and Bike Week launch
Bike Week launch with Tommy Godwin
MPs and Peers gathered for the annual All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group bike ride from the London Transport Museum to the House of Lords.
1 June 2012 - 3:55pm
TNT Post starts bike-based postal delivery trial in West London
Mike Rigby, one of TNT Post's West London posties
Just a couple of years after Royal Mail started phasing out their fleet of bikes, private delivery company TNT Post has begun a trial delivering post to households in West London by bike.
31 May 2012 - 12:38pm
It is the 'Summer of Cycling'
Summer of Cycling
Imagine if every cyclist persuaded just one friend to take up cycling! Summer of Cycling, which CTC is supporting, is asking cyclists to name a friend and pledge to get them cycling this summer.
22 May 2012 - 4:16pm
What a weekend for new cyclists in Winchester!
Child in bike trailer
Hundreds of people came to the 'The Six Towns Cycle Roadshow' in Winchester to try out different bikes.
10 May 2012 - 2:02pm
UK bike sales expected to reach all time high
CTC Ride to the Pies Sportive in Dorset
A new report from Mintel predicts sales of bikes will reach an all time high in 2012 - with the market set to grow by a further 8% on 2011 to reach £700 million this year.
4 May 2012 - 12:41pm
High prices fuel cycling in Southampton
Petrol Pump: Copyright Ruslan Semichev 2012, Shutterstock
Are petrol and diesel prices fuelling a rise in cycling? Research by Southampton University reveals a third of cyclists in the city are cycling more to avoid paying at the pump.
20 March 2012 - 3:14pm
Cycle trains - a good way to encourage people to commute by bike
Commuting cyclists in a group
Cyclists in Stirlingshire, Scotland have formed a bike train from Dunblane station to Stirling University as a way of encouraging more people to use sustainable transport and reduce the number of car journeys.
26 August 2011 - 12:00am
Bike Club Scotland celebrates its first birthday
Liberton High School Bike Club in Edinburgh
Scotland’s young people will have the opportunity to meet the country’s decision makers on education, public health, road safety and community learning and development on Tuesday, when these groups come together to celebrate the first year of the cycling development programme Bike Club.
8 September 2010 - 2:08pm
CTC delivers hundreds of protest letters to Royal Mail HQ
Keep Posties Cycling
On the morning of Wednesday 8 September 2010, we delivered around 700 letters of protest from CTC members to Royal Mail's new Chief Executive, Moya Greene, asking her to reconsider the decision to remove cycles from the Royal Mail transport fleet.
5 July 2010 - 12:00am
Schonrock children should be allowed to cycle to school
CTC - Working for Cycling
CTC has spoken out in support of the ‘right to ride to school’, following media coverage of the Schonrock family who have been warned that they could be reported to social services unless they stop their children cycling to school on their own.
20 June 2010 - 1:18pm
What impact would taking posties off bikes have?
Kevin hands over protest letters
As part of our campaign to keep posties on bikes, CTC has asked Royal Mail what impact they have assessed the programme to replace bikes with vans and trolleys will have.
25 January 2010 - 1:00am
CTC welcomes 'Better Rail Stations' vision for cycle-rail integration
Secure cycle parking at Leiden station
In November 2009, Chris Green and Sir Peter Hall reported their findings on the state of England's rail stations to the then Secretary of State for Transport, Lord Adonis. Included within this were several very helpful recommendations on cycle-rail integration at stations.

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