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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.
12 February 2013 - 6:14pm
Chris Boardman speaks at cycling inquiry
Cyclist Chris Boardman giving evidence at the 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry
After Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman joined health experts and others to give evidence at today's Get Britain Cycling inquiry hearing, CTC has expressed dismay that the government departments for education, employers and the environment all declined to send witnesses.
7 February 2013 - 12:07pm
Oxfordshire spends just 0.2% of transport budget on cycling
BikeSafe have campaigned for a cycle path alongside a busy B-road for years
Local cycle campaign group for West Oxfordshire, BikeSafe, has slammed Oxfordshire County Council for its lamentable lack of funding for cycling.
6 February 2013 - 3:55pm
CTC Volunteer of the Year - nominate now!
Dave Tweedy receiving his award in 2009
Time is running out for you to get your nominations in for Volunteer of the Year. The award is for work carried out in 2012, so if you know someone who has supported CTC with some exceptional volunteering, don't delay - read on now!
6 February 2013 - 10:40am
Planning and design for cycling scrutinised by MPs and Peers
Dutch design of infrastructure was much praised by those giving evidence
Having examined strategy and safety issues, the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group turned its attention to planning and design for cycling in the third session of its inquiry into cycling on the 6th Feb.
4 February 2013 - 4:41pm
Police and Crime Commissioners should prioritise road safety
Write to your PCC asking them to prioritise road safety
Join CTC in writing to your Police and Crime Commissioner asking them to prioritise road safety.
1 February 2013 - 1:44pm
No to higher lorry speeds
HGV on a narrow rural lane
CTC has voiced its opposition to Government proposals to raise the speed limit for goods vehicles on rural single-carriageway roads, saying this would worsen cycle safety on rural lanes.
30 January 2013 - 12:56pm
CTC welcomes £62m cycle spending announcement, but urges consistency
Norman Baker MP at the opening of a new cycle track in Sussex in 2012
CTC and other cycling groups have welcomed today's Government announcement explaining how £62m of cycling funding for England will be spent - including £30m for up to 3 'cycling cities'. But CTC urges that larger and more consistent commitments will be needed if we are to 'Get Britain Cycling'.
29 January 2013 - 10:45am
2013 Orbital Cycling Festival at Goodwood
A huge variety of cycling activity schedule for Orbital Festival
On 26-28 July, on the weekend following the finish of the 100th Tour de France, CTC will be at the first Orbital Cycling Festival, at Goodwood Motor Circuit, near Chichester.
25 January 2013 - 11:39am
Second 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry session deals with cycle safety
20 mph is one of the easiest ways to improve safety for all road users
After discussing the strategy for cycling in the first week, the second session of the Parliamentary 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry, on the 30th January, was a more detailed examination of cycle safety issues.
24 January 2013 - 6:01pm
Cargo bike sharing scheme in Hereford
Cargo Bike Sharing Scheme, Hereford Pedicabs & Pedicargo
With the help of CTC, Hereford Pedicabs and Pedicargo are launching an innovative community cargo bike share scheme in the St James area of Hereford. If successful, this type of scheme could be rolled out in other towns and cities.
23 January 2013 - 10:48am
'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry examines cycling strategy
UK Cycling Alliance representatives at the 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry
The first session of the 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry has tackled Government and local authority strategy towards cycling, taking evidence from cycling organisations, experts and journalists.
22 January 2013 - 12:55pm
Bob Kynaston 1940 - 2013
Bob Kynaston
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Bob Kynaston on 18 January 2013 after a short illness. Bob had been a CTC member for over 50 years, and the driving force behind the Tourist Competition for nearly 20 of those years.
21 January 2013 - 3:35pm
CTC elite women’s racing team launches at the London Bike Show
CTC, the national cycling charity presented its elite women’s cycling team on Saturday at the London Bike Show.
21 January 2013 - 3:27pm
Team CTC is launched - now meet the riders
Team CTC is launched - now meet the riders
CTC's sponsorship of an elite women's road racing team was announced at The London Bike Show on Saturday 19 January. The team members will enter a series of events in the UK and abroad, and will also act as ambassadors for women's cycling.
18 January 2013 - 11:56am
All Party Cycling Group inquiry starts rolling
The inquiry into 'Get Britain Cycling' starts on the 23rd January
The first session of the All Party Cycling Group's inquiry into 'Get Britain Cycling' starts on Wednesday 23 Jan, and runs each week (with one exception) for the next seven weeks.
14 January 2013 - 11:27am
National cycling charity launches women’s elite cycling team
Team CTC is a new elite women's cycling team
CTC, the national cycling charity is launching a UK-based elite women’s cycling team that will take on a number of big races in the 2013 racing calendar.
14 January 2013 - 11:05am
National cycling charity launches women’s elite cycling team
Team CTC is a new elite women's cycling team
CTC, the national cycling charity is launching a UK-based elite women’s cycling team that will take on a number of big races in the 2013 racing calendar.
9 January 2013 - 1:10pm
Celebrating Rochdale's Connect2 network
As the Connect2 network in Rochdale passes 40km a special portrait bench is unve
As the Connect2 network in Rochdale passes 40km, a special portrait bench has been unveiled with a dawn chorus.
8 January 2013 - 4:12pm
Top ten reasons to make 2013 the year you start riding to work
Two cycilsts and deer in Richmond Park
With train fares going up, the cost of motoring soaring and food prices escalating, there's never been a better time to start riding to work.

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