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30 June 2014 - 1:28pm
Going ahead of the Tour de France
Team Sky riding in the Yorkshire Dales by Welcome Yorkshire
A group from CTC Holidays and Tours is cycling ahead of the Tour de France Grand Départ 2014 on a unique 7-day ride through the some of the best cycling in Yorkshire.
26 June 2014 - 11:18am
Say goodbye to ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ stickers
The offending sticker on the back of a bus
After months of letters sent back and forth between cycling organisations and Transport for London (TfL), a positive meeting was held this week to discuss how to improve the notorious and omnipresent ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ stickers.
25 June 2014 - 9:33am
Watchdog overturns its finding on Cycling Scotland ad thanks to CTC's evidence
The original offending image, now deemed acceptable
The original finding, issued in January, upheld a complaint calling for helmets to be worn in adverts involving cyclists. Thanks to work by Cycling Scotland and CTC, that finding has now been reversed.
24 June 2014 - 5:14pm
New map shows councillors' support for Space for Cycling
Make space for cycling
In mid-April, we launched the national Space for Cycling campaign in partnership with Cyclenation groups across the country. Our new interactive map shows where councillors have signed up so far, and Newcastle leads the way, outside London.
19 June 2014 - 11:32am
German court says helmet-free cycling is not 'negligence'
A smashed helmet
In a landmark ruling, the German Supreme Court has ruled that it is not 'negligent' to cycle without a helmet, hence there is no justifiable reason for reducing the injury compensation payable to helmetless cyclists. Now, CTC says the Highway Code needs to change.
19 June 2014 - 9:39am
MPs and peers take to two wheels
Parliamentary Bike Ride 2014
The annual Parliamentary Bike Ride to launch Bike Week 2014 was followed by speeches from a cross-party panel of MPs who all agreed more needs to be done to boost cycling levels in the UK.
12 June 2014 - 5:01pm
CTC's Sentencing Debate sparks call to email Justice Minister
Simeon Maskrey QC speaking at the sentencing debate
The debate on Friday 13 June highlighted high levels of dissatisfaction with the sentencing of drivers who endanger other road users. It also aimed to influence the Sentencing Council's review of sentencing guidelines for driving offences.
10 June 2014 - 3:24pm
Maximum fines for driving offences rise
The Government has proposed to increase fines for driving offences
The maximum fines that magistrates can impose for road traffic offences are set to rise under new proposals from the Ministry of Justice.
10 June 2014 - 1:29pm
CTC announces Paul Tuohy as CEO
Paul Tuohy, new CEO of CTC
We are very pleased to be able to announce Paul Tuohy as Chief Executive Officer. Paul will be joining us on 14 July.
5 June 2014 - 4:18pm
CTC explains cycle safety to high-level transport commission
Cyclist and other road users
CTC's Campaigns Director, Roger Geffen, has today focused the minds of a high-level group of independent transport experts, MPs, Peers and others on improving Britain's record on cycling safety.
3 June 2014 - 10:28am
CTC holds expert panel debate on sentencing
Follow CTC's debate on sentencing on Twitter using #CTCdebate
Follow CTC's debate on sentencing on Twitter using #CTCdebate The debate starts at 9am on Friday 13 June.
29 May 2014 - 9:07am
CTC makes economic case for cycling to Northern Ireland's politicians
The Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont
Maximise the economic benefits of cycling, CTC tells the Northern Ireland Assembly.
23 May 2014 - 3:49pm
Eight year wait for safer lorry cabs
18 cyclists die a year in the UK in lorry crashes
Representatives of EU Member States have agreed to delay the introduction of safer lorry cabins for eight years.
23 May 2014 - 9:52am
Let's get the best for cycling out of HS2
House of Parliament
CTC isn’t taking sides on whether or not to build HS2 Phase 1 (the proposed high speed rail line between London and the West Midlands), but we do want to make sure that cyclists get the best deal out of the project.
21 May 2014 - 11:16am
Hundreds attend Meriden centennial service commemorating sacrifice of WW1 cyclists
Meriden Memorial service for cyclists who gave their lives during WWI
A service was held on Sunday 18 May at Meriden in the West Midlands to commemorate cyclists who gave their lives during the First World War.
19 May 2014 - 2:30pm
Space for Cycling Big Ride Success
A young Space for Cycling supporter takes part in Big Ride
Hundreds of cyclists in cities across the UK showed their support for Space for Cycling by participating in locally held Big Rides.
16 May 2014 - 4:06pm
CTC has 50 charity places for RideLondon
RideLondon logo
The Prudential RideLondon has quickly risen to the top of the top of the list of 'must do' events for serious amatuer road cyclists and many were disappointed not to secure a spot. Luckily, as an official partner for the event CTC has 50 places to fill via ballot.
16 May 2014 - 11:32am
Parliament debates new sentences as driving bans fall
Courts are still reluctant to hand out long driving bans for serious offences
MPs this week debated Government proposals to extend sentences for those who flout driving bans, but new figures show that the courts are not prioritising driving bans in the first place.
15 May 2014 - 8:50pm
Meet our award-winning and inspirational CTC members
Glynis Francis and Team Glow
CTC members from across the UK came together at the Annual Dinner and Prizegiving in Glasgow to celebrate the amazing achievements of the army of volunteers who give time to support CTC and encourage more cycling.
14 May 2014 - 4:08pm
CTC urges Transport Secretary to support safer lorries
HGVs make up 5% of traffic in Britain but are involved in 18% of cyclist deaths
CTC and other active travel organisations have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, urging him to support a proposed amendment to EU rules on safer lorry designs. And you can write to him too!

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  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
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