21 October 2013 - 2:59pm
The nude dude - why CTC Member Roger Coupe loves riding in the buff!
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.
16 October 2013 - 4:04pm
Trial date for cyclist's FPN challenge
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.
11 October 2013 - 1:59pm
Longer, better driver training call supported by CTC
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
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.
7 October 2013 - 3:32pm
Norman Baker replaced as Cycling Minister
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.
3 October 2013 - 9:59am
Great day for a pump track ride
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 - 4:49pm
Where do drivers have the most penalty 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
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.
24 September 2013 - 12:50pm
Technical Leader courses imminent
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
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 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