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29 July 2014 - 3:07pm
Marking the centenary of WW1
Wreath bearers walking towards Cyclists' War Memorial in Meriden
The next instalment of our podcast series is brought to you from the Cyclists' War Memorial in Meriden to mark the centenary of the start of WW1. This podcast is dedicated to all those who perished in the Great War.
29 July 2014 - 10:32am
Cycle use down in England in 2013
Cycle use has increased amongst men aged 30-60
Government transport data from last year show that the bounce in participation in 2012 has subsided, and cycle use has fallen back to 2011 levels, with the fewest number of trips per person at any point over the last 20 years.
24 July 2014 - 12:13pm
Jersey's under-14 helmet law "will harm public health and the island's reputation for family cycling"
Gorey harbour in Jersey - the scene for the Jersey Festival of Cycling
CTC is disappointed to learn that Jersey's legislature has agreed to make it compulsory for under-14-year-olds to wear helmets, despite fears that the overall public health will suffer if people are deterred from cycling.
18 July 2014 - 11:54am
£10 a head for cycling by 2020 say MPs
Inquiry witnesses Edmund King (AA), Chris Boardman (BC) and Roger Geffen (CTC)
The Commons Transport Select Committee's inquiry report on Cycle Safety has been published, endorsing many of CTC's recommendations.
17 July 2014 - 11:36am
1 in 5 motorists not banned for causing a death
1 in 5 motorists who kill are not banned - is this justice?
CTC, the national cycling charity, has analysed data showing that only 80% of motorists convicted of killing another road user have their licence taken away, compared to 94% ten years ago.
11 July 2014 - 11:23am
Sustainable transport funding announced for England: £440m over 6 years
New money for sustainable transport
Following earlier announcements of capital funding for infrastructure projects, the Government has now announced the allocations of £64m in supporting revenue funding to encourage the use of sustainable transport.
10 July 2014 - 2:05pm
Huge improvement in design of Cycle Superhighway 5
How CS5 could look as it approaches Vauxhall
New designs out for consultation show that the quality of design for cycling infrastructure has shot up. The new route, which parallels one of London's busiest distributor roads, will now be almost entirely protected from traffic, with generous widths and good continuity.
10 July 2014 - 10:34am
Put an end to over-zealous fining in London
New Kent Road, London - where cyclist Kristian was fined
After cyclist Kristian Gregory posted helmet-cam footage of himself being fined for straying from a sub-standard cycle track, the Met Police say they will ease off 'over-zealous' enforcement on this spot. However, Kristian still faces a possible fine, as do many others fined for similar 'offences'.
9 July 2014 - 12:13pm
Lincoln bypass rejected on cycling safety grounds
The bridge crossing the proposed bypass was deemed unsafe for cyclists
The Lincoln Eastern Bypass has been delayed because of concerns over cyclists' safety. CTC Lincolnshire had objected to the road because of the failure to deal with cyclists' needs adequately.
7 July 2014 - 11:32am
Funding announced for £2bn of 'growth deals' ... and £15m for cycle rail
£2bn of funding for masses of new roads; just £15m dedicated to cycling
£2bn announced for new roads or bigger junctions - with almost none on cycling. Meanwhile, the Department for Transport has announced £15m for 2015-16 to be spent on cycle rail improvements, typically additional cycle parking at railway stations.
7 July 2014 - 11:29am
Tour de France - Stage 3 Cambridge to London
Chris Froome cycling on Champs Elysees in 2013
The Tour de France moves to the East of England today and Stevenage CTC have organised a special 100km ride to get close to the greatest cycling race in the world.
5 July 2014 - 11:17am
The Tour de France for all-abilities
Two cyclists using a hand adapted cycle
Inspired by the Tour de France? It was busy at CTC's Spectator Hub near Leeds with many trying out cycling for the first time on our fleet of adapted cycles.
3 July 2014 - 9:50am
Ride 100km with CTC and watch the Tour de France
Chris Froome cycling on Champs Elysees 2013
As the Tour de France leaves Yorkshire and heads down south, Stevenage CTC is inviting CTC members to join them in a 100km ride from Stevenage to Saffron Walden to watch the fastest riders in the world in action.
2 July 2014 - 4:55pm
Police officers patrolling on bikes in Colchester
Police get on their bikes in Colchester
Essex Police has introduced a major programme of regular patrols by bicycle in Colchester, in the run up to the Tour de France hitting Essex.
30 June 2014 - 1:28pm
Going ahead of the Tour de France
Team Sky riding in the Yorkshire Dales by Welcome Yorkshire
A group from CTC Holidays and Tours is cycling ahead of the Tour de France Grand Départ 2014 on a unique 7-day ride through the some of the best cycling in Yorkshire.
26 June 2014 - 12:23pm
Cyclist fatalities and serious injuries down for 2013, but no room for complacency
Police and Ambulance attending a road crash
The release of the latest reported road casualties for Great Britain show that cyclist serious injuries and deaths dropped in 2013. Combined with the news earlier this month that cycle use has risen slightly, this looks like a positive story.
26 June 2014 - 11:18am
Say goodbye to ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ stickers
The offending sticker on the back of a bus
After months of letters sent back and forth between cycling organisations and Transport for London (TfL), a positive meeting was held this week to discuss how to improve the notorious and omnipresent ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ stickers.
25 June 2014 - 9:33am
Watchdog overturns its finding on Cycling Scotland ad thanks to CTC's evidence
The original offending image, now deemed acceptable
The original finding, issued in January, upheld a complaint calling for helmets to be worn in adverts involving cyclists. Thanks to work by Cycling Scotland and CTC, that finding has now been reversed.
24 June 2014 - 5:14pm
New map shows councillors' support for Space for Cycling
Make space for cycling
In mid-April, we launched the national Space for Cycling campaign in partnership with Cyclenation groups across the country. Our new interactive map shows where councillors have signed up so far, and Newcastle leads the way, outside London.
19 June 2014 - 11:32am
German court says helmet-free cycling is not 'negligence'
A smashed helmet
In a landmark ruling, the German Supreme Court has ruled that it is not 'negligent' to cycle without a helmet, hence there is no justifiable reason for reducing the injury compensation payable to helmetless cyclists. Now, CTC says the Highway Code needs to change.

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