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20 December 2013 - 1:53pm
CTC Grand Draw 2013
Spa Cycles
The grandest draw of all.
19 December 2013 - 12:34pm
CTC launch iPhone 'Crash Kit' app
CTC's Crash Kit on iPhone
CTC, the national cycling charity, has launched an iPhone app to make it simpler to record vital details if you are involved in a cycling incident. Crashes rarely happen, but CTC's new kit is there for you, just in case.
18 December 2013 - 2:06pm
IPHONE ‘CRASH KIT’ app launched by Cycling Charity
CTC, the national cycling charity has launched an iPhone app to make it simpler to record vital details in the rare instance you are involved in a cycling incident. The charity is keen to point out that the risk of cycling remains relatively unchanged over the last ten years*.
16 December 2013 - 2:00pm
CTC welcomes official go-ahead for lights to help cyclists at junctions
Low-level lights will help cyclists at junctions
News that the Department for Transport (DfT) has finally given the go-ahead to ‘low-level’ traffic lights has been welcomed by CTC, who have long campaigned for the move.
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.
12 December 2013 - 10:21pm
Free bike safety checks in the Chilterns this winter
Free bike safety checks from Dr Bike
Cycle Chilterns will be running a number of free bike safety check sessions at town markets and train stations across the Chilterns this winter.
12 December 2013 - 12:56pm
CTC Podcast: A look back at cycling history and some festive fun!
CTC member Douglas Guy (1917-2012) and his family in Burnham-On-Sea
Fancy a bit of festive fun? Get yourself a nice cup of tea (or something stronger) and tune into CTC’s second ‘Pedalcast’. It’s guaranteed to capture your interest and also get you into a festive frame of mind!
10 December 2013 - 2:23pm
London's Cycle Hire least used and most expensive in Europe
London's scheme is used half as much as Paris's
Comparative data from various international bike share schemes show that London's cycle hire scheme is one of the least used and is the most expensive public scheme to operate. The lack of a cycle network in central London is likely to be the main reason why usage is so much lower.
6 December 2013 - 3:32pm
Construction industry launches new code of practice
Goods vehicles are involved in 18% of cyclists' road deaths per year
Transport for London and the construction industry have launched a new code of practice for construction logistics, which is focused on managing work related road risk (WRRR). Lorries were responsible for 21 of the 40 cyclist deaths in London over the last 3 years.
6 December 2013 - 12:39pm
Mayor of London responds to CTC's call to tackle lorry danger
The Mayor says he doesn't want to 'dangerise' cycling
The Mayor has now responded to CTC's call to take action on lorry danger in the capital, making it clear that he shares our deep concerns about cyclists’ safety in London.
5 December 2013 - 5:19pm
Minister proposes innovative solutions to cycle safety
Robert Goodwill before the Transport Select Committee
Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has only been in post for a couple of months, but after the terrible string of deaths in London, cycling has come to dominate his portfolio. The Transport Select Committee took evidence from him this week, many of his responses were encouraging.
4 December 2013 - 1:04pm
CTC congratulates its volunteers as Prudential RideLondon wins a national award
CTC's stall, Prudential RideLondon 2013
Hundreds of CTC members who volunteered to marshal and staff the largest 'Dr Bike' service EVER over the Prudential RideLondon weekend in August, deserve an extra pat on the back after the event won national recognition.
3 December 2013 - 8:05pm
Fort William World Cup 7-8 June 2014 - Early Bird Tickets
Big Air at Fort William World Cup
If you've been before, you know exactly why this event in the Highlands has won the best World Cup award a record-breaking nine times.
29 November 2013 - 1:15pm
Metropolitan Police traffic head talks directly to CTC about cyclist fines
Following reports that the Metropolitan Police had set a target for officers to fine 40 cyclists in 4 months, I heard from Detective Chief Superintendent Glyn Jones, the head of the Met's traffic police unit.
28 November 2013 - 12:33pm
Police should tackle real danger, not fine cyclists just to meet targets
Police officers stop cyclist (photo by Manic Street Preacher, CC licence)
CTC has condemned a Metropolitan Police memo setting police officers a target to fine 40 cyclists in 4 months, or 10 per month.
28 November 2013 - 12:08pm
CTC and CDF are now linked charities
CTC and the Cyclists' Defence Fund have been officially linked.
28 November 2013 - 10:30am
CPS drops fixed penalty notice prosecution
Alex hopes the decision encourages police not to always resort to FPNs
This week the Crown Prosecution Service discontinued proceedings against a cyclist for failing to stop at a red light.
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?
21 November 2013 - 3:08pm
Inaugural CTC Dalby event ‘The Housedale Hustle’ proves popular.
Junior rider tackles the Housedale hill climb photo courtesy of www.cattopham.co
Having run a wealth of MTB related courses from the CTC Centre of Excellence, the Dalby Bike Barn team were pleased with the response to their first road event in the picturesque Yorkshire forest.
19 November 2013 - 6:58pm
CTC urges supporters to email Boris Johnson demanding he tackle lorry danger
Lorries pose a serious risk to cyclists in urban areas
CTC, the national cycling charity, is urging its members and supporters to write to the Mayor of London, demanding that he takes urgent action to stop lorries killing cyclists and pedestrians in the capital.

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