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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.
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.

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