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13 September 2012 - 4:42pm
Tell your MP that the criminal justice system isn't working
Police enforcement is the first stage in effective criminal justice
For the last few years CTC's Stop SMIDSY project has recorded the inadequacies in the way the criminal justice system treats cyclists who have been involved in road crashes. CTC is now working with British Cycling and other organisations to call for a review of all aspects of the current system.
12 September 2012 - 4:57pm
CTC Grand Draw 2012 winners
Have you won CTC's prize draw?
Now that all the winners of CTC Grand Draw 2012 have been contacted, CTC would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them.
12 September 2012 - 1:20pm
Like to shop by bike? Get involved in CycleLogistics!
Christmas shopping by bike ((photo: Mikael Colville-Andersen)
CTC is part of a consortium involved in a pioneering CycleLogistics project funded by the EU's Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. The project aims to reduce energy used in urban freight transport by replacing motorised vehicles with cargo cycles. Read on to see how you can play a part...
11 September 2012 - 12:03pm
Connect2Poetry - writing, cycling and walking project
Bike parked alongside towpath on Rochdale's Connect2 Network
Connect2Poetry is a new project engaging community groups and schools using poetry to raise awareness of Rochdale's 36km of traffic free walking and cycling routes.
7 September 2012 - 3:27pm
Keep the flame burning - an Inclusive Cycle Training course
An all ability cyclist is fitted up for a ride
Following on from the Olympic legacy, CTC - in partnership with Wheels For All - is delivering a National Standard Instructor course with an added one-day All Ability cycle leader course.
7 September 2012 - 2:26pm
Traffic police numbers fall 29% in 10 years
Traffic police have become a rare sight on Britain's roads
Traffic police are crucial to ensuring that road traffic law is enforced and illegal driving is minimised. Unfortunately figures obtained by the chair of the All Party Cycling Group, Julian Huppert MP, reveal that the number of police has collapsed in the last decade.
31 August 2012 - 11:57am
CTC Witches’ Curse Challenge Ride & Sportive - 9 September 2012
Two riders on the Witches' Curse route
The Witches’ Curse is definitely one for the climbers and don’t let the distances fool you. The long route may only be 68 miles but it contains over 7,500 feet of climbing. The shorter 45 mile route still has nearly 5,000 feet of climbing which is much more than your average longer distance event.
30 August 2012 - 2:56pm
Hit-and-run drink-driver who ended cyclist's paralympic dream receives 18-month sentence
Cardiff Crown Court, where driver Edward Adams was jailed. Photo: matthewgriff
A hit-and-run drink-driver who ended a medal-winning disabled cyclist’s Paralympic dream has received an 18-month prison sentence. Simon Richardson, already disabled after a cycling collision with a car, had won medals in Beijing and was training for the London Paralympics when the crash happened.
30 August 2012 - 12:24pm
New figures on local cycle use are "a powerful tool for measuring progress"
Commuters in London
CTC has welcomed new figures showing how much walking and cycling is being done regularly around England by adults. This data, now being collected thanks to CTC's campaigning, will soon prove invaluable for measuring which local authorities are successfully raising cycle use locally.
24 August 2012 - 10:38am
Police officer convicted of dangerous driving which left cycling musician seriously injured
Pepe Delmonte (photo: J Mark Dodds, Creative Commons)
A police officer has been convicted of dangerous driving following a collision in east London which has left a cyclist with serious injuries and possibly permanent brain-damage. Songwriter Pepe Belmonte was about to launch his first album, but has since had to relearn to walk and play the guitar.
21 August 2012 - 10:17am
15,000 celebrate all things cycling at Bike Blenheim Palace
Bike Blenheim Palace 2012
Cycling fever following the successes of Team GB in the cycle events at London 2012 reached dizzy heights at Blenheim Palace this weekend when 15,000 people turned up to the annual Festival of Cycling.
16 August 2012 - 1:34pm
CTC says latest road safety figures are a wake-up call to Government
Tackling major roads and junctions as well as road user behaviour is required
New quarterly road casualty figures reinforce the bad news of other similar figures from recent months, not just for cyclists but for motorcyclists and pedestrians too. However, without quarterly data on cycle use, the change in level of risk is unknown.
16 August 2012 - 11:50am
Bike Blenheim Palace to host 'Festival of Cycling' plus a host of celebrities in their races
Bike Blenheim Palace
Team GB and Australia Paralympians will be competing at Bike Blenheim Palace this weekend. We'll be there! Will you?
13 August 2012 - 12:08pm
Olympic inspiration in Swindon
Swindon Olympic Mountain Bike Cycling
Hundreds of Swindon residents took to the centre of town, usually a bike-free area, to be a part of the Olympic Cross Country Mountain Bike race on Saturday 11August.
2 August 2012 - 6:57am
Gold medal winner Wiggins puts road safety in spotlight
Bradley Wiggins celebrating his victory at Hampton Court
Following Wiggins's flawless ride to gold at the Individual Time Trial, his response to the tragic death of a cyclist outside the Olympic Park has highlighted yet again the need for road safety changes to protect cyclists.
1 August 2012 - 4:58pm
New back-to-cycling refresher sessions for Colchester
Richard Monk helps a youngster to ride his bike
CTC in Colchester launches cycle refresher training sessions for adults.
1 August 2012 - 12:22pm
Families of both those killed by Joao Lopes demand his licence be removed permanently
Lorries are required to have some extra mirrors fitted, but not enough
The families of Eilidh Cairns and Nora Gutmann, both killed by the same HGV driver - 56-year-old Joao Lopes - have demanded that his licence be permanently removed. Lopes pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and was sentenced to 4 years in jail but just a 6 year driving ban.
26 July 2012 - 12:04pm
New rolling stock to replace High Speed Train fleet announced - with potential for good cycle carriage
Screenshot from Hitachi's mock up of the internal design of the new trains
New trains - at a cost of £4.5bn - to work longer distance routes have been approved by the Department for Transport. These will replace trains which have reasonable space for cycles. Ensuring that the replacement trains have equivalent space is vital.
24 July 2012 - 4:08pm
Leicestershire cyclists pedal three times around the world in 21 days
Steve Goddard and Debbie Ingelsant who work at Beaumont Shopping Centre
Hundreds of workers in Leicestershire cycled over 74,000 miles in the 'Leicester Shire Cycle Challenge 2012' – the equivalent of cycling three times around the world.
24 July 2012 - 1:14pm
CTC supports Sefton & West Lancs VISIT Project
Visit logo
The VISIT Project is a partnership project between Sefton and West Lancashire Councils with support from Community Voluntary Services and CTC. The project will encourage cycling to tourist attractions and leisure cycling.

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