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22 March 2013 - 12:13pm
Women's road racing to get own tour
Tour of Britain logo
The announcement of the route for this year's Tour of Britain has just been made. For the first time, next spring will see a stage race for women too.
21 March 2013 - 3:29pm
Put cycling on the National Curriculum
Providing Bikeability cycle training is crucial to create a cycling culture
Although cycling is the third most popular activity amongst children and a crucial life skill, only half of all children have access to good quality Bikeability cycle training. CTC members have urging that all schools provide cycle training as part of the National Curriculum.
19 March 2013 - 11:23am
Spanish cycling organisations protest against anti-cycling proposals
Cycle tourism would be undermined by the proposals
An alliance of cycling organisations in Spain has demanded that the Government withdraw proposed anti-cycling measures which threaten to undermine the increase in cycling and deter green tourism. You too can write to the Minister with your comments.
18 March 2013 - 11:10am
What cyclists want drivers to know: road safety campaign tells all
What Matters Most Poster
CTC has welcomed a new publicity campaign from Road Safety GB Mercia (Midlands area) because of its refreshing emphasis on educating drivers about cyclists' needs, concerns and safety.
14 March 2013 - 4:15pm
Government boost for sustainable door-to-door travel
Leeds Cycle Point - a good example of cycle-rail integration
CTC has today welcomed the Government's new strategy for sustainable door-to-door trips by public transport, walking and cycling.
7 March 2013 - 12:09pm
Mayor launches 'Cycling Vision' to "de-Lycrafy" London
Victoria Embankment is one of the routes for which new infrastructure is planned
Cycle routes named after tube lines, better cycling infrastructure and increases to cycle parking at mainline stations are some of the proposals in the Mayor of London's Cycling Vision.
6 March 2013 - 5:15pm
Celebration in Parliament
CTC staff and those inspired to cycle through the CTC Cycle Champions programme were invited to a celebration of their achievements at Parliament, hosted by Dr Sarah Wollaston, MP.
5 March 2013 - 6:14pm
Let CTC help your cycling group move up a gear!
Riders from Cycle Bristol
Are you one of CTC’s valued volunteers and active within a local group? Would you like to share the secrets of your success with others? Would you like some help to resolve issues affecting your group?
5 March 2013 - 12:23pm
Spanish traffic authority proposes compulsory helmets and other anti-cycling measures
Hire bikes - without helmets - have become very popular in Spain
The national traffic authority for Spain has revealed a highly alarming range of proposals that seem designed to get cyclists off the roads. The following is a translation from Spanish campaign group ConBici's account.
4 March 2013 - 5:12pm
Ministers conclude 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry
Norman Baker MP opening a cycle track in his constituency
The parliamentary 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry ended today with evidence from Ministers, first from Wales and then from the UK Government. We now await the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's report, which is expected to call for clear leadership from the top of Government.
4 March 2013 - 1:32pm
Ministers, police and Jon Snow appear before the APPCG
CTC's President Jon Snow
The final session of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's inquiry 'Get Britain Cycling' heard from the ministers responsible for promoting and improving road safety, as well as representatives from Europe, Wales, Scotland and law enforcement agencies.
28 February 2013 - 2:30pm
CTC and CyclingBuddy
Two cyclists ride together
CTC, the national cycling charity, and CyclingBuddy.com are teaming up to promote cycling in the UK.
28 February 2013 - 12:14pm
An award-winning smile from a CTC project!
Zara smiling on an adapted cycle
A photo of Zara smiling on an adapted cycle at a CTC all-ability session in Sheffield has won a national photography award.
28 February 2013 - 12:09pm
Taxis in Belfast bus lanes will endanger cyclists, say campaigners
Protesters gathered to object to allowing more taxis into bus lanes
CTC's Tom McClelland and Barry Flood joined other cycle campaigners in protesting against allowing taxis into bus lanes in Belfast.
27 February 2013 - 12:30pm
'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry moves onto local authorities and London
Cycle parking with a cycle path running through it in Groningen, NL
Local authorities, campaigners and representatives from London were scrutinised by MPs and Peers from the All Party Cycling Group in the fifth and penultimate session of the Get Britain Cycling inquiry.
18 February 2013 - 5:21pm
Enter a new health and fitness study to win £100 in vouchers
UCL researchers are launching a study into the effects of cycling on health
Researchers from University College London are asking for your help to learn more about cycling and health by entering a new study.
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!

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