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7 November 2013 - 1:15pm
CTC releases map showing police commitment to cycle safety in England and Wales
The Road Justice campaign, led by CTC, the national cycling charity, and sponsored by Slater & Gordon Lawyers, has published a map on the campaign website - roadjustice.org.uk - showing which police forces in England and Wales are committed to improving road safety for cyclists.
4 November 2013 - 4:24pm
CTC's 'Bard on a Bike' helps get Rochdale cycling.
The Larks poem by CTC Development Officer and poet Seamus Kelly
With the 40km Connect2 network well established around Rochdale, CTC’s local Cycling Development Officer Seamus Kelly decided to use poetry to revive interest in cycling along the routes.
1 November 2013 - 11:30am
New section of cycle route for Snowdonia
Cutting the ribbon on the new route
CTC attended the opening last week of a new section of Lôn Gwyrfai, a cycling and walking route linking Caernarfon to Waunfawr. The new section joins Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert.
31 October 2013 - 10:57am
Road Justice reveals which police forces are committed to road safety for cyclists
The map shows police responses to the Road Justice report
The Road Justice campaign, led by CTC and sponsored by Slater & Gordon Lawyers, has published a map showing which police forces are committed to improving road safety for cyclists.
31 October 2013 - 9:57am
Scots MSPs support cycle safety as Minister keeps open 'presumed liability' debate
The Roadshare Campaign for presumed liability in Scotland
MSPs from the SNP and Conservative parties join Greens in calling for a positive debate on continental-style 'presumed liability' rules, which also revealed strong cross-party support for investment in cycling and improved cyclists' safety.
29 October 2013 - 9:28am
CTC President Jon Snow to chair Cycling Scotland Conference
Jon Snow, CTC President
Cycling Scotland's annual conference will take place this year on November 8 at the iconic Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.
28 October 2013 - 6:57pm
CTC calls for swift progress as McLoughlin promises 'cycle-proofing' action
Rule changes are urgently needed so UK cycle tracks can have the same ju
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has told cycling champion Chris Boardman that his department will do all it can to let councils introduce Dutch-style segregated cycle provision, while the Highways Agency has promised to review the cycling sections of its design guidance.
24 October 2013 - 3:35pm
Stevenage Cyclists are reversing summer time !
Each year the Stevenage CTC mark the clocks going back with the 100km Emitremmus Desrever ride (Summertime reversed!). This year the event takes place on Sunday 27th October.
24 October 2013 - 2:22pm
Stevenage cyclists are reversing summertime!
Emitremmus Deserver ride
Each year, Stevenage CTC marks the clocks going back with the 100km ‘Emitremmus Desrever ride’ (Summertime reversed!). This year the event takes place on Sunday 27 October.
23 October 2013 - 3:50pm
The countdown begins to the Yorkshire Grand Départ
photo Steve Jones and Leeds Cycling Campaign
The full route for the 2014 Tour de France was today unveiled in Paris with Yorkshire flying the flag for the UK with the Grand Départ 2014.
21 October 2013 - 6:46pm
Liverpool's CTC members object to the Mayor's bus lane suspension
A Liverpool bus
Paul McCartney wrote about the ‘Long and Winding Road’. Well, Merseyside's bus passengers may now be feeling they are living out the song's lyrics after the Mayor enforced a suspension of the city's bus lanes in a bid to ease traffic congestion.
21 October 2013 - 2:59pm
The nude dude - why CTC Member Roger Coupe loves riding in the buff!
Roger Coupe cycling naked
The World Naked Bike Ride is a mass participation event to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists. But Roger Coupe, from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, takes to the saddle nude mainly for enjoyment. He's even ridden in France without clothing. Now he explains why he loves the no-Lycra look.
18 October 2013 - 2:11pm
Cautionary tale to cyclists to consider third party insurance!
Braking to avoid a squirrel could have hit a Leicester cyclist in the pocket after his honourable intentions caused another cyclist riding behind him to fall off.
18 October 2013 - 11:38am
Pumptrack and Pumpkins – new cycle track opens in Tiptree on Halloween!
After two years planning, the new pump track at Tiptree in Essex will be opened this half-term by CTC, the national cycling charity (Thursday 31 Oct,11am ).
16 October 2013 - 4:04pm
Trial date for cyclist's FPN challenge
Alex Paxton challenges a Fixed Penalty Notice
Alex Paxton, the 27 year-old cyclist who is challenging a fixed penalty notice, appeared at Lavender Hill Magistrates Court this afternoon. He pleaded not guilty and a trial date was set for 5th December.
15 October 2013 - 2:05pm
Want help to look after your bike now it is officially autumn?
People getting close up to the bike in Essex
With Bike Maintenance one of this week's Cycling Weekly top 40 tips to keep you cycling through autumn and winter, there's plenty of courses on offer from CTC.
14 October 2013 - 4:12pm
Cyclist’s Fixed Penalty Notice legal challenge listed this week for London court.
Following a successful round of crowd-funding, the Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF),a charity set up by CTC, the national cycling charity, to fund precedent setting cases involving cycling and the law, will support a 27-year-old cyclist from Putney as he challenges a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) .
11 October 2013 - 1:59pm
Longer, better driver training call supported by CTC
Learning to drive should include elements of cycle awareness
A report commissioned by Government into driver training has concluded that young people learning to drive should spend a maximum of 1 year undertaking the process, including 120 hours of practice. CTC supports the proposal, but suggests that cycle training be an integral part of learning to drive.
11 October 2013 - 12:39pm
Tiptree turns out to celebrate its new pump track
Colchester Mayor and local youngsters raring to go !
After two years of planning, a new pump track at Tiptree in Essex was opened today by the Mayor and Mayoress of Colchester, Councillors Colin and Laura Sykes. Despite the wet weather there was a fantastic turn out from local youngsters eager to try out the track.
10 October 2013 - 9:52am
Cameron confirms sentencing guidelines review for dangerous driving offences
A view of Parilament
CTC has welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron's confirmation during Prime Minister's questions on 9 October that the Government will conduct a review of sentencing guidelines for serious driving offences.

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