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15 March 2012 - 1:00am
20mph pilot in Bristol finds slower speeds and enthusiastic residents
Cycling has increased even on 20 mph main roads
A trial of two 20mph speed limit areas in Bristol has resulted in lower speeds, more reported walking and cycling and residents even more enthusiastic about lower speeds than they were at the start of the trial. Injuries, bus journey times and air quality have remained constant.
14 March 2012 - 9:53am
Knockin' Noggins - a cracking game?
Knockin Noggins
In May 2009 the Department for Transport produced a website called 'Knockin' Noggins', aimed supposedly at promoting child cycling safety. After complaints from CTC members the game was swiftly withdrawn.
8 March 2012 - 12:56pm
New Chair for CTC Scotland
Chris Oliver
CTC Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Oliver as the new Chair of CTC Scotland.
7 March 2012 - 5:07pm
Government to go ahead with longer lorries trial despite cyclists' objections
25m long lorry in Sweden (proposed British ones are shorter than this!)
The Department for Transport is pressing ahead with a ten-year trial of longer lorries, despite acknowledging the potential danger to vulnerable road users and the impact on road infrastructure. During its first year, the trial could see 1,800 of the larger vehicles on the roads of the UK.
6 March 2012 - 4:59pm
Advanced Leader training course dates set
Advanced Leader training course dates set
The truely inspiring Advanced Leader training course dates for 2012 have finally been confirmed. Running from Derwentwater in the Lake District, access to the fells and unbelieveable wild riding, such as summiting Helvelyn, is from the door.
6 March 2012 - 4:42pm
Courses now available OnDemand
Courses now available OnDemand
With lots of you now requesting specific courses all over the UK and further afield, we have thought hard about how we can meet your needs. The result is the new OnDemand course system.
6 March 2012 - 4:37pm
Trail design and builder needed for Sheffield project
Trail design and builder needed for Sheffield project
CTC partners, Sheffield City Council are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced mountain bike trail builder to design and build a graded cross country mountain bike loop as part of the exciting ‘Making Tracks @ Parkwood’ project.
6 March 2012 - 3:32pm
World Cycle Race
Niel the wheel
Long term CTC supporter Niel 'The Wheel' has left the comfort of his home in Appleby, New Zealand for the cycle journey of his life. He has joined the participants of the World Cycle Race that left London on 18th February. They are currently heading their separate ways through Europe.
5 March 2012 - 5:03pm
CTC gives evidence to Select Committee inquiry into road safety
CTC gives evidence to Select Committee inquiry into road safety
The House of Commons Transport Select Committee scrutinises the Department for Transport's spending and policy decisions. Following the launch of a new policy on road safety the Select Committee chose that topic to investigate.
5 March 2012 - 12:23pm
Signs of the times - relaxed rules for 'no entry except cycles'
No entry except cycles
After years of lobbying for simple changes to traffic sign regulations, CTC is pleased that the Government has finally agreed to a relaxation of certain rules, such as permitting an ‘except cycles’ plate to be used in conjunction with a ‘no entry’ sign.
1 March 2012 - 4:29pm
Success for local campaigners in Wendover
Success for local campaigners in Wendover
The first cycle route to be installed in Wendover for five years was opened in the small Buckinghamshire town at the beginning of March.
26 February 2012 - 3:53pm
Tributes to CTC member Alan Mort
Chester and North Wales CTC
Tributes have been paid to CTC member Alan Mort who died after a collision with a car while cycling.
24 February 2012 - 4:19pm
Ride To The Pies CTC Challenge Ride & Sportive
Graham's briefing
The second of CTC’s Challenge Ride and Sportive series for 2012 returned to the beautiful Dorset countryside with up to 200 riders covering the 57 and 79 mile routes. Jon Attwood braved his first sportive of the season to bring us this report.
24 February 2012 - 10:44am
‘Follow the Dog & The Monkey Trail’, Cannock Chase
‘Follow the Dog’ was the Midlands first dedicated mountain bike trail. In 2010 'The Monkey Trail' was added including far more technically challenging and demanding features. Our local man Adrian Aston, gives us the low down.
23 February 2012 - 10:20am
'Hit the Hills' - fully-catered weekends for mountain bikers
Hit the Hills for a great mountain biking weekend
Bored of staying in stale bunkhouses, run down hotels or chintzy B&Bs? Fed up of eating basic food made without any pride? Struggling to come up with new destinations to go riding? Want to have a great weekend and meet new people? Christian Newsome may have the solution.
23 February 2012 - 1:00am
Will the transport secretary turn the cycling debate into action?
The debating chamber of Westminster Hall was packed for the debate on cycling
After a hugely positive debate on cycling in the House of Commons, CTC has called on Transport Secretary Justine Greening MP to support an action plan for ‘more and safer cycling’.
17 February 2012 - 11:09am
MAMILs of the World Unite!
MAMIL
Are you a Middle Aged Man in Lycra? Do you need help with your cycling addiction? If the answer to these questions is YES, then we would love to hear from you.
9 February 2012 - 4:30pm
Gordon Seabright is CTC's new CEO
Gordon Seabright
CTC has appointed Gordon Seabright as its new Chief Executive. Gordon will start work at CTC’s national office in Guildford at the beginning of March.
9 February 2012 - 4:17pm
Gordon Seabright is CTC's new CEO
Gordon Seabright
CTC – the UK’s largest cycling charity has appointed Gordon Seabright as its new Chief Executive. Gordon will start work at CTC’s national office in Guildford at the beginning of March.
9 February 2012 - 3:54pm
Cities fit for cycling
Cities fit for cycling
The Times has launched a campaign to improve cycle safety following the serious injury to a reporter on the paper. An 8 point manifesto has been published, with the focus on lorries, junctions, cycle infrastructure and 20 mph as the default urban speed limit.

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