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6 November 2015 - 12:41pm
Political speed dating set for Scotland
Political Speed Dating Credit: Flavio, Flickr Creative Commons
An event in Edinburgh next week will bring together female politicians, activists and members of the public for some ‘political speed dating’ with a difference.
5 November 2015 - 11:10am
Police admit cash not safety behind driver retraining
Picture of pound sterling
According to media reports a Police and Crime Commissioner has suggested the motive for diverting road traffic offenders to re-training courses is down to cash not road safety.
2 November 2015 - 5:32pm
Eurostar cycle service subject to delays
Eurostar train heading out of the medway towns on the HS1
Eurostar appears to have delayed its controversial plans to make cyclists box up their bikes to travel, an investigation by CTC has revealed.
30 October 2015 - 6:04pm
Happy 21st as hundreds ride Emitremmus
Emitremmus pic
It was a case of dawn to dusk sunshine as hundreds of cyclists enjoyed Stevenage and North Herts CTC’s 21st Emitremmus challenge ride on the first day of 'wintertime'.
30 October 2015 - 10:54am
Slow progress with sleepy drivers
Driver sleeping at the wheel of his car.
The Traffic Commissioner has finally called a Cornwall haulage company to a Public Inquiry 28 months after the deaths of two Land's End to John O'Groats cyclists as CTC presses for tighter regulation and enforcement against operators and employers.
29 October 2015 - 4:50pm
Cycle makeover is a dream come true
Cycle makeover winner Paul Bessant
Paul Bessant and his partner Hermione have won the cycles of their dreams and been treated to a VIP tour of Raleigh’s HQ in Nottingham – thanks to CTC's Big Bike Revival.
28 October 2015 - 5:37pm
CTC's Ride Leader workshops are taking place throughout the country this autumn
A group riding through an archway
CTC has a long history of providing members and others with the opportunity to enjoy excursions by bike in the company of like-minded cyclists, with the opportunity to explore new areas, make new friends and - of course - discover welcoming places to eat cake!
28 October 2015 - 5:13pm
Eurostar says 'yes' to talks...but plans still go ahead
Eurostar trains
Eurostar has agreed to meet CTC and Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s office to discuss the controversial move to make cyclists dismantle and box up their bikes to travel. But any face-to-face talks will have to take place AFTER the new cycle-carriage policy comes into force this Sunday.
28 October 2015 - 4:50pm
CTC asks drivers to be aware in autumn
Cyclist commuting at night
CTC has appealed to drivers to be aware of cyclists now the clocks have gone back and the evening rush-hour commute is in darkness.
26 October 2015 - 5:48pm
Wally makes it a hat-trick of world records at 81
Wally Fowler on his way to world hour record
Evergreen 81-year-old Wally Fowler smashed the one-hour world record for his age group by more than 6½ kilometres – then said he was disappointed!
26 October 2015 - 3:28pm
Prize winner Nicky celebrates her own Big Bike Revival
Prize winner with her new Raleigh bike
Just 24 hours after Nicky Hargreaves' tired old bike was stolen, her husband entered The Big Bike Revival prize draw and ended up winning a brand new Raleigh cycle!
23 October 2015 - 10:53am
Green for go as Cardiff says yes to traffic-free day
Cardiff City Hall
Paris, Brussels, Delhi…and now Cardiff. CTC has welcomed the news that plans to hold a traffic-free day in the Welsh capital have been given the green light.
21 October 2015 - 2:17pm
CTC calls for talks with Eurostar over controversial cycle-carriage plans
Picture of Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo
CTC has made a direct approach to Eurostar asking for a meeting to discuss the high-speed train provider’s controversial plans to make cyclists dismantle and box up their bikes to travel.
20 October 2015 - 2:49pm
Careless driving and reckless sentencing
Bike next to scales of Justice. photo by Greg Raisman by flckr
Judge suspends prison sentence for lorry driver who caused a cyclist's death by careless driving whilst reaching for his mobile phone to listen to a sermon. Is it OK to be careless if you are associated with the church?
15 October 2015 - 5:33pm
Boris Johnson adds his voice to 'Zero stars for Eurostar'
London Mayor Boris Johnson at City Hall
A day after CTC launched its 'Zero stars for Eurostar' campaign calling on the train provider to rethink its proposed new cycle-carriage policy, London Mayor Boris Johnson MP has said he will write to Eurostar urging them not to proceed with the planned changes.
14 October 2015 - 1:13pm
Cardiff car-free day is just the recipe for Cook
Cardiff County Councillor and CTC member Richard Cook is calling for the Welsh capital to follow in Paris’s footsteps by hosting a car-free day.
13 October 2015 - 11:01pm
Cycling's zero stars for Eurostar
Passengers boarding Eurostar at Kings Cross St Pancras
CTC criticises “hypocritical” change in Eurostar policy which would make cyclists “third-class passengers”
13 October 2015 - 11:00pm
Take action: Cycling's zero stars for Eurostar
Help get Eurostar to reverse its regressive policy on boxing up your bike
CTC is spearheading a Europe-wide campaign urging “hypocritical” Eurostar to reverse its controversial decision to make cyclists dismantle their cycles before travelling.
13 October 2015 - 1:55pm
Visible Roads Policing and Enforcement
Police cars in Exeter city centre by Simon Li via Flickr Creative Commons
CTC has made submissions to the Transport Committee Inquiry into Road Traffic Enforcement calling for a more visible and co-ordinated enforcement approach where driver re-training courses are not the default soft option.
13 October 2015 - 12:40pm
Collaborating against unsafe HGV's
Enforcement against rogue haulage operators moves forward
CTC's campaign for joined up enforcement of rogue goods vehicles operators moves forward with the creation of a new London Freight Enforcement Partnership.

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