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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
5 March 2013 - 5:14pm
Let CTC help your cycling group move up a gear!
Riders from Cycle Bristol
Are you one of CTC’s valued volunteers and active within a local group? Would you like to share the secrets of your success with others? Would you like some help to resolve issues affecting your group?
18 February 2013 - 4:21pm
Enter a new health and fitness study to win £100 in vouchers
UCL researchers are launching a study into the effects of cycling on health
Researchers from University College London are asking for your help to learn more about cycling and health by entering a new study.
13 December 2012 - 10:09am
Surge in cycle use in 2011
Young and middle aged men show the biggest increase
Cycle use increased by 15% in 2011, according to new data from the Department for Transport. This contradicts earlier figures that had seemed to suggest static cycling levels last year. Growth was particularly strong among young and middle-aged men.
27 November 2012 - 12:26pm
Physical inactivity has "roughly the same impact as smoking" says NICE, so get cycling
CTC's Workplace Challenge is recommended by NICE
Boost public health by getting more people cycling, so says major new guidance from NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. NICE calls on local authorities, businesses and the health sector to help increase physical activity.
26 October 2012 - 8:41am
First 'graduate' from CTC Adult Cycle Training Scheme in Plymouth
Elaine completes here CTC cycle training
This week, Elaine Norman, the first participant in CTC's Adult Cycle Training Scheme, run in partnership with Plymouth City Council, completed her Level 1 National Cycle Training Standards Course and is keen to get out and about by bicycle in Plymouth.
25 October 2012 - 9:29am
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 - 1:47pm
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 - 10:47am
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 - 12:20pm
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 - 11:03am
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 - 11:24am
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 - 3:58pm
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 - 12:14pm
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 - 3:24pm
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 - 2:55pm
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 - 11:38am
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 - 3:16pm
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 - 1:02pm
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 - 11:41am
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.

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