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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.
7 October 2013 - 4:19pm
Hope for a bike boost in Belfast as Giro d’Italia 2014 route announced
The McClelland family at the 'Titanic' starting point in Belfast
It is the first time this prestigious international event is being held outside continental Europe. The Giro d'Italia 2014 will travel from Belfast to Trieste in 21 stages and route details have just been announced.
7 October 2013 - 3:32pm
Norman Baker replaced as Cycling Minister
Norman Baker opening a cycle path in Sussex
Norman Baker MP has been moved to the Home Office, where he'll take a more senior role. His Liberal Democrat replacement, Susan Kramer, was the MP for Richmond Park until the 2010 election and now sits in the House of Lords. The cycling part of his role, however, may go to Robert Goodwill MP.
4 October 2013 - 12:35pm
13 year old Ed wins DMR Wrath Bike Mountain Bike with his design chosen by Pro rider Olly Wilkins.
The CTC and DMR competition to win the ultimate pump track bike has been won by 13 year old Ed Bartley from Bristol. DMR team rider Olly Wilkins judged the competition this week after the prize was showcased on the CTC stand at the NEC Cycle Show last week.
3 October 2013 - 9:59am
Great day for a pump track ride
Shoretrax Fun
On a sunny weekend at the end of September, the inaugural Yorkshire Bicycle Show was held in Leeds. CTC was one of the main sponsors and staff and volunteers from West Yorkshire and National Office turned out with the ever popular Shoretrax Pump track. See just how much fun was had by all!
2 October 2013 - 11:51pm
Pioneering Black Cyclist remembered during Black History Month
Major Taylor racing in Paris 1908
The ‘Major Taylor Century Ride’ takes place in Massachusetts this week. On 6 October, over 100 cyclists will ride up to 100 miles to pay homage to the first African American athlete to achieve World Champion status.
2 October 2013 - 4:49pm
Where do drivers have the most penalty points?
CTC's map shows the proportion of drivers who have points
Figures from CTC, the national cycling charity, obtained from Government data, show which locations in the country have the highest concentration of drivers with penalty points.
1 October 2013 - 10:06pm
Welsh Assembly members pass the Active Travel Bill
Caernarfon
CTC Cymru strongly welcomes the passing of the Active Travel (Wales) Bill. Wales can now lead the way in the UK as a cycle friendly nation, with all the benefits for health, the economy and the environment that will bring.
25 September 2013 - 10:38am
Scot Free: Justice system in Edinburgh fails cyclists as McCourt appeal refused
Family united in disbelief Aileen Brown, Ian Fyfe and Linda Hamilton.
CTC, the national cycling charity, is bitterly dismayed over today's decision of the Court of Appeal in Edinburgh to allow 49-year-old Gary McCourt, whose driving has killed two cyclists, back on the roads.
24 September 2013 - 12:50pm
Technical Leader courses imminent
Bigger rides with the Technical Leader Award
Calling all Trail Leaders! Is it time to step up a gear and get your groups into riding technical terrain and routes?
24 September 2013 - 9:57am
Night riding: skills, tips and tricks for mtb riders and leaders
CTC Instructor Trainer dropping in during the hours of darkness
It happens every year, yet virtually everyone seems to get caught out by it. The September equinox indicates the fastest point of shortening days in the year. So within a handful of weeks, you go from wearing shorts and beautiful light evenings, through sunsets to setting out in the dark.
23 September 2013 - 5:02pm
2 courses - First Aid and National Standards Instructor
We need more cycling instructors!
We need more instructors! And we want people to be as confident as possible taking others cycling, so here are two FREE course that are coming up: First Aid in the Outdoors (2-day); and National Standards Instructor Training

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