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29 November 2012 - 3:29pm
Attitudes to sport and activity - can you help?
EFDS logo
EFDS, the English Federation of Disability Sport, are looking for disabled people who can help with their research into attitudes towards sport and activity.
28 November 2012 - 11:02am
£20m more for cycling
High quality cycle routes could be funded using the new money
Transport minister Norman Baker MP has announced welcome additional funding for cycling in England - but this should just be a start, and CTC is calling for more funding to help Get Britain Cycling.
27 November 2012 - 1:26pm
Physical inactivity has "roughly the same impact as smoking" says NICE, so get cycling
CTC's Workplace Challenge is recommended by NICE
Boost public health by getting more people cycling, so says major new guidance from NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. NICE calls on local authorities, businesses and the health sector to help increase physical activity.
22 November 2012 - 4:26pm
Cycle Logistics hits the South Seas
Bike with trailer
Is it really viable to move things around by cycle in our towns and cities? What kind of things are currently being carried? Find out by listening to Outspoken Delivery's Gary Armstrong and CTC's Gavin Wood who discussed 'Cycle Logistics' on Radio New Zealand's Nights Show with Bryan Crump.
22 November 2012 - 1:05pm
Wolverhampton plans city centre revamp - but excludes cyclists
This mockup shows the planned one-way streets - excluding contra-flow cycling
A scheme to revitalise and improve the city centre of Wolverhampton threatens to close National Cycle Network 81 to two-way cycling, the main west-east route through the city centre and access to the railway station. It's open for consultation until January 2013 - tell the city council you object!
20 November 2012 - 1:19pm
London Assembly demands better cycle infrastructure
Games lanes showed how space could be painlessly reallocated from motor traffic
The London Assembly Transport Committee is calling on the Mayor to provide much better facilities for cycling, hugely increase the budget, and set a higher target for cycle use.
19 November 2012 - 5:26pm
More mountain bike trails on the way for England
Sherwood Pines Bike Park
Scotland and Wales might have some of the best mountain bike trail centres in the world but here's news of two exciting new developments in England.
16 November 2012 - 12:56pm
Gong for Brompton Dock at the National Cycle Rail Awards
Brompton Dock won the award for innovation at this year's awards
A revolutionary automated bike hire scheme and the addition of 2,000 cycle spaces across one operator’s network were some of the achievements celebrated at this year’s National Cycle Rail Awards, sponsored in part by CTC.
16 November 2012 - 9:58am
Crown Prosecution needs to treat dangerous driving as dangerous
Charges for motoring offences involving death have changed substantially
CTC has responded to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) guidance on prosecuting bad driving, calling for a more rigorous interpretation of the law as it stands - namely, that dangerous driving should be charged as such, not downgraded to careless driving.
15 November 2012 - 1:45pm
Endurance Champions crowned – complete series round up
The MTB Endurance Series
After six months of intense mountain bike racing at venues stretching from the south coast to the Scottish borders, the inaugural Endurance Series has come to an end and the first ever Champions have been crowned.
13 November 2012 - 11:05am
Support new mountain biking trails in Devon
A woman on an off-road trail
More off-road trails could be coming to Devon if a National Trust plan receives enough support.
8 November 2012 - 6:38am
Wiggins hospitalised in crash with van
Bradley Wiggins was injured in a crash with a van
Bradley Wiggins has broken ribs and suffered other, non-serious injuries, in a crash with a van in Wrightington, Lancashire, whilst out on a training ride. The driver offered the usual 'Sorry, mate I didn't see you,' excuse, as she hit Wiggins while exiting a petrol station.
7 November 2012 - 12:00pm
Charity, Jole Rider, raises money with bike jumbles
Bikes4Africa from Jole rider
Jole Rider is an education organisation and registered charity, making positive changes by directly affecting the lives of children through education programmes and bike maintenance projects.
6 November 2012 - 5:00pm
Brighton cyclists celebrate 2-way cycling!
CTC Campaigner Becky Reynolds cycling legally through North Laine, Brighton
Local cycle campaign group Bricycles has long called for the reinstatement of 2-way cycling, running a “One way? No way” campaign...
5 November 2012 - 10:41am
All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group launches 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry
The Times campaign is 9 months old
The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG), a cross-party group of MPs and Peers with an interest in cycling, has launched its 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry into how to increase levels of cycling.
2 November 2012 - 10:42am
Big Apple takes a bite out of streets
New York City has begun to transform major streets
New York City has been radically shifting space on its main thoroughfares away from cars, providing high quality cycle facilities, more space for pedestrians and better bus networks. Now research is starting to show the economic and social benefits.
1 November 2012 - 12:52pm
A new off-road trail for Aston Hill in the Chilterns
Senior Off-Road Officer, Ian Warby, tests the trails at Aston Hill
The Chilterns is home to Aston Hill, a Forestry Commission owned area dedicated to off-road mountain biking famous for its downhill runs created by our very own Off-Road Officer, Ian Warby. An added attraction is a new trail, 'Surface to Air'...
31 October 2012 - 11:14am
Which police force has seen the biggest drop in traffic policing?
London maintains a squad of traffic police who use bikes
Despite overall policing levels remaining constant, traffic police numbers fell by 29% over the last ten years. Using the Freedom of Information Act, CTC can reveal the force by force data, showing which policing area has seen the biggest decrease in traffic policing.
26 October 2012 - 2:12pm
The only way is fun! Reaching new riders in Essex
A group of riders in front of the O2 arena in London
CTC’s expanded programme of cycling has reached over 1,000 people in Essex this year, thanks to additional funding from Essex County Council, Anglian Community Enterprise and Colchester Garrison.
26 October 2012 - 12:46pm
Women in Reading cycle for Syria
Women cycling in Palmer Park, Reading
Smoothies were a key ingredient for a group of women in Reading who joined together for a worthy cause: to cycle the distance from Damascus to Palestine in a single Sunday afternoon to raise money for the British Red Cross.

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