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3 January 2014 - 10:12am
Drivers have 1 in 10 chance of going to jail for killing a cyclist
1 in 10 drivers jailed for causing a cyclists' death, many more not prosecuted
The London Evening Standard reported this week that drivers in London have a one in 10 chance of going to jail if they are involved in the death of a cyclist.
30 December 2013 - 1:11pm
Brighton and Hove CTC launch 'Shed Rides' to encourage new members
With over two thirds of bicycles stuck in a garden shed and hardly ever seeing the light of day, the Brighton and Hove CTC Member Group has come up with an ingenious plan to encourage more people to cycle in the New Year.
24 December 2013 - 12:00am
Government backs CTC's pothole reporting website
Cycling and Roads Minister Robert Goodwill demonstrates the 'Fill that Hole' app
The Department for Transport (DfT) has pledged £30,000 to enable CTC, the national cycling charity to revamp its 'Fill That Hole’ pothole reporting website and develop a new app compatible with smartphones running Android software. The current system is only available on Iphone.
16 December 2013 - 1:00pm
CTC welcomes official go-ahead for lights to help cyclists at junctions
Low-level lights will help cyclists at junctions
News that the Department for Transport (DfT) has finally given the go-ahead to ‘low-level’ traffic lights has been welcomed by CTC, who have long campaigned for the move.
16 December 2013 - 12:37pm
Public Inquiry Threatens Completion of 100 mile Coast-to-Coast Cycle Trail
Plym Valley Cycle Trail
Vocal opposition from a small number of local protesters threatens to derail plans to complete the National Cycle Network Route 27 Coast-to-Coast trail between Plymouth and Ilfracombe.
6 December 2013 - 2:32pm
Construction industry launches new code of practice
Goods vehicles are involved in 18% of cyclists' road deaths per year
Transport for London and the construction industry have launcehd a new code of practice for construction logistics, which is focused on managing work related road risk (WRRR). Lorries were also responsible for 21 of the 40 cyclist deaths in London during the preceding 3 years.
6 December 2013 - 11:39am
Mayor of London responds to CTC's call to tackle lorry danger
The Mayor says he doesn't want to 'dangerise' cycling
The Mayor has now responded to CTC's call to take action on lorry danger in the capital, making it clear that he shares our deep concerns about cyclists’ safety in London.
5 December 2013 - 4:19pm
Minister proposes innovative solutions to cycle safety
Robert Goodwill before the Transport Select Committee
Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has only been in post for a couple of months, but after the terrible string of deaths in London, cycling has come to dominate his portfolio. The Transport Select Committee took evidence from him this week, many of his responses were encouraging.
4 December 2013 - 12:04pm
CTC congratulates its volunteers as Prudential RideLondon wins a national award
CTC's stall, Prudential RideLondon 2013
Hundreds of CTC members who volunteered to marshal and staff the largest 'Dr Bike' service EVER over the Prudential RideLondon weekend in August, deserve an extra pat on the back after the event won national recognition.
29 November 2013 - 12:15pm
Metropolitan Police traffic head talks directly to CTC about cyclist fines
Following reports that the Metropolitan Police had set a target for officers to fine 40 cyclists in 4 months, I heard from Detective Chief Superintendent Glyn Jones, the head of the Met's traffic police unit.
28 November 2013 - 11:33am
Police should tackle real danger, not fine cyclists just to meet targets
Police officers stop cyclist (photo by Manic Street Preacher, CC licence)
CTC has condemned a Metropolitan Police memo setting police officers a target to fine 40 cyclists in 4 months, or 10 per month.
28 November 2013 - 11:08am
CTC and CDF are now linked charities
CTC and the Cyclists' Defence Fund have been officially linked.
28 November 2013 - 9:30am
CPS drops fixed penalty notice prosecution
Alex hopes the decision encourages police not to always resort to FPNs
This week the Crown Prosecution Service discontinued proceedings against a cyclist for failing to stop at a red light.
26 November 2013 - 2:59pm
Access to MoD land for cyclists - the big picture
MOD Access Signage
Surrey and Hampshire cyclists are finding that the MoD (Ministry of Defence) are increasingly restricting access to their land for cyclists (and also making life much harder for horseriders and walkers). Is this happening in other parts of the country?
21 November 2013 - 2:08pm
Inaugural CTC Dalby event ‘The Housedale Hustle’ proves popular.
Junior rider tackles the Housedale hill climb photo courtesy of www.cattopham.co
Having run a wealth of MTB related courses from the CTC Centre of Excellence, the Dalby Bike Barn team were pleased with the response to their first road event in the picturesque Yorkshire forest.
19 November 2013 - 5:58pm
CTC urges supporters to email Boris Johnson demanding he tackle lorry danger
Lorries pose a serious risk to cyclists in urban areas
CTC, the national cycling charity, is urging its members and supporters to write to the Mayor of London, demanding that he takes urgent action to stop lorries killing cyclists and pedestrians in the capital.
15 November 2013 - 10:53am
Hold hauliers to account over cyclist fatalities, says CTC
CTC has today written to urge the Transport Minister to adopt a dramatic new approach over cyclist fatalities that involve HGVs. It's cost-free and needs no legislation, but will put vulnerable road users at the front of the minds of those running the haulage industry.
14 November 2013 - 11:08am
CTC condemns rising toll of cyclists' deaths in London
A 'ghost bike' at the Bow Roundabout: photo by Diamond Geezer (Creative Commons)
CTC demands action on cyclists’ safety in London after a fifth cyclist is killed in ten days on the capital’s roads.
11 November 2013 - 3:17pm
CTC takes key role in 'Cycle Yorkshire' legacy launch
Dean and Russell Downing
Pupils at a Wakefield school have met Yorkshire pro cycling brothers Dean and Russell Downing as part of the launch of 'Cycle Yorkshire'. The organisation has been set up to make the most of welcoming the Tour de France Grand Départ to the county next year.
7 November 2013 - 9:51pm
Government planning to fail on cycling
Transport Model forecast for cycling 2010-2040
Despite huge public and cross-party parliamentary support for substantially increased cycle use between now and 2050, the Government is expecting cycle use to FALL between 2015 and 2025, with little change between then and 2040.

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  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541

 

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