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11 October 2013 - 11:39am
Tiptree turns out to celebrate its new pump track
Colchester Mayor and local youngsters raring to go !
After two years of planning, a new pump track at Tiptree in Essex was opened today by the Mayor and Mayoress of Colchester, Councillors Colin and Laura Sykes. Despite the wet weather there was a fantastic turn out from local youngsters eager to try out the track.
10 October 2013 - 8:52am
Cameron confirms sentencing guidelines review for dangerous driving offences
A view of Parilament
CTC has welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron's confirmation during Prime Minister's questions on 9 October that the Government will conduct a review of sentencing guidelines for serious driving offences.
7 October 2013 - 3:19pm
Hope for a bike boost in Belfast as Giro d’Italia 2014 route announced
The McClelland family at the 'Titanic' starting point in Belfast
It is the first time this prestigious international event is being held outside continental Europe. The Giro d'Italia 2014 will travel from Belfast to Trieste in 21 stages and route details have just been announced.
7 October 2013 - 2:32pm
Norman Baker replaced as Cycling Minister
Norman Baker opening a cycle path in Sussex
Norman Baker MP has been moved to the Home Office, where he'll take a more senior role. His Liberal Democrat replacement, Susan Kramer, was the MP for Richmond Park until the 2010 election and now sits in the House of Lords. The cycling part of his role, however, may go to Robert Goodwill MP.
3 October 2013 - 8:59am
Great day for a pump track ride
Shoretrax Fun
On a sunny weekend at the end of September, the inaugural Yorkshire Bicycle Show was held in Leeds. CTC was one of the main sponsors and staff and volunteers from West Yorkshire and National Office turned out with the ever popular Shoretrax Pump track. See just how much fun was had by all!
2 October 2013 - 10:51pm
Pioneering Black Cyclist remembered during Black History Month
Major Taylor racing in Paris 1908
The ‘Major Taylor Century Ride’ takes place in Massachusetts this week. On 6 October, over 100 cyclists will ride up to 100 miles to pay homage to the first African American athlete to achieve World Champion status.
2 October 2013 - 3:49pm
Where do drivers have the most penalty points?
CTC's map shows the proportion of drivers who have points
Figures from CTC, the national cycling charity, obtained from Government data, show which locations in the country have the highest concentration of drivers with penalty points.
25 September 2013 - 9:38am
Scot Free: Justice system in Edinburgh fails cyclists as McCourt appeal refused
Family united in disbelief Aileen Brown, Ian Fyfe and Linda Hamilton.
CTC, the national cycling charity, is bitterly dismayed over today's decision of the Court of Appeal in Edinburgh to allow 49-year-old Gary McCourt, whose driving has killed two cyclists, back on the roads.
24 September 2013 - 8:57am
Night riding: skills, tips and tricks for mtb riders and leaders
CTC Instructor Trainer dropping in during the hours of darkness
It happens every year, yet virtually everyone seems to get caught out by it. The September equinox indicates the fastest point of shortening days in the year. So within a handful of weeks, you go from wearing shorts and beautiful light evenings, through sunsets to setting out in the dark.
17 September 2013 - 11:04am
Cyclist to challenge Fixed Penalty Notice after £2300 raised for legal fees.
Alex Paxton is challenging an unfairly issued FPN
Cyclists have shown overwhelming support for Alex Paxton's challenge of the FPN he received a few weeks ago. Individual donors have given a total of £2669.50. Alex has submitted his request for a hearing in the Magistrates court to contest the FPN.
18 November 2014 - 12:00am
English Core Cities appetite for cycling ranked
Pedalling through Manchester
Newcastle, Manchester and Nottingham have highest levels of support for cycling
3 November 2014 - 9:53am
Lords to vote on halting decline in cycling and walking investment
The House of Lords could take the first steps towards halting the decline in funding for walking and cycling today, as it considers an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill proposed by six national organisations.
31 October 2014 - 1:52pm
PM needs to step in to Get Britain Cycling
CTC says Prime Minister needs to show more personal involvement if he wants to achieve his "cycling revolution"
16 October 2014 - 9:58am
Government cycling strategy is “derisory plan” not “delivery plan”
Penny farthing budget for cycling woefully inadequate says CTC
9 October 2014 - 11:33am
CTC launch #Funding4Cycling
Funding for Cycling
Delayed plans for cycling growth suggest lack of Government commitment and leadership, so CTC is asking all cyclists join them in telling the Chancellor to provide funding for cycling.
29 September 2014 - 10:30am
Government told: "stop treating cycling like a poor relation"
CTC President Jon Snow
At the start of the Conservative Party Conference, representatives from a coalition of cycling groups have called on the government to “stop treating cycling like a poor relation” and create a long-term, properly-resourced cycling strategy.
23 September 2014 - 12:05pm
New registration system for NSI Bikeability Instructors
Changes to the way National Standard Instructor (NSI) information is held are currently being implemented. The way that NSI records are generated, stored and accessed is changing. All instructors need to be aware of these changes so that their records can be updated and maintained.
22 September 2014 - 9:59am
Hundreds attend the Space for Cycling ride in Manchester
Cyclists at the Space for Cycling ride in Manchester
Three hundred join CTC and GMCC ride in support of Space for Cycling at the Manchester Labour Party Conference.
18 September 2014 - 10:48am
Remove the centre line to increase safety
20 mph speed limit sign painted on a road
New study funded by CTC finds 20 mph speed limits and the removal of centre-lines may be the most effective ways to reduce the speed at which drivers overtake cyclists.
10 July 2014 - 1:05pm
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.

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