All the latest cycling news from CTC

21 February 2014 - 2:24pm
Cycling and safety groups object to TfL sticker on vans and buses
The offending sticker on the back of a bus
CTC has joined the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) and other cycling and road safety groups in calling on Transport for London (TfL) to halt the use by van, taxi and bus operators of a warning sticker telling cyclists to 'Stay Back'.
13 February 2014 - 10:38pm
South West cycling advocates' network-building workshop
A map of South West England
Are you campaigning for cycling in the South West and want to find out how to translate your ideas into reality? If so, join us at our cycling advocates' network-building workshop in Plymouth on 15 March.
12 February 2014 - 1:31pm
Road Justice petition handed to national policing lead for cycling
Road Justice campaigners and road crash victims handed over a petition calling for better roads policing this week to the national policing lead for cycling at the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
10 February 2014 - 10:22am
CTC urges MPs to demand action and funding to ‘Get Britain Cycling’
Gordon Seabright, Chris Boardman and Roger Geffen
CTC, the national cycling charity, has urged MPs to demand leadership, commitment to quality cycling conditions, and funding of at least £10 per person annually, to ‘Get Britain Cycling’ when giving evidence at today’s Commons Transport Select Committee inquiry on cycle safety.
7 February 2014 - 1:05pm
Belfast to honour Dunlop and Hume at Giro Celebration
Plaque in Belfast at the Dunlop factory
A minister pledges to make the Belfast start of the Giro "worthy of Italian cycling tradition", while ignoring the city's own extraordinary contribution to cycling history.
31 January 2014 - 11:28am
CTC leads collaboration to get every four-year-old in Glasgow cycling
The team behind Play on Wheels
A new CTC-led project will allow every four-year-old child in Glasgow the opportunity to learn to ride a bike thank to The People's Postcode Lottery
31 January 2014 - 11:26am
Xcalibre off-road open for business
CTC is pleased to announce our partnership with Xcalibre, Britain’s first ever televised off-road tour, which runs 16-23 August 2014 across seven stages and three venues – the Brecon Beacons, Exmoor and Pembrokeshire National Parks.
30 January 2014 - 5:12pm
London bans lorries without safety equipment
All lorries will be forced to have sideguards and extra mirrors
The Mayor of London and London Councils have agreed jointly to ban large vehicles from London's roads if they fail to meet high standards for cycle safety equipment. CTC welcomes this step forward, but says there are better longer-term solutions for cycle safety that should be investigated too.
28 January 2014 - 8:51pm
Advertising watchdog’s helmet ruling threatens the promotion of normal cycling
The image that proved controversial to the ASA
CTC, the national cycling charity, has voiced concern over a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) which could prevent future adverts from showing cyclists without helmets on TV.
21 January 2014 - 5:53pm
CTC calls on councils to fund cycle facilities through road maintenance programmes
New York track built through maintenance work. Photo D Passmore (CC licence)
As the Government proposes a £50m fund for maintaining pedestrian and cycling routes, CTC calls for councils to maximise the synergies between their cycling programmes and their planned road maintenance budgets.
21 January 2014 - 5:33pm
Coventry junction scheme made safer by local campaigners
Satellite image superimposed with plan
Despite the Department for Transport cycling policy, many councils do not prioritise walkers and cyclists in new road schemes. CTC representative George Riches pressed Coventry Council re-think the proposed Whitley Bridge Scheme making it signifigantly safer.
17 January 2014 - 12:22pm
Road Justice campaign meets with Sentencing Council
Victims rarely feel justice is done when a driver is sentenced
CTC's Road Justice campaign, along with partners British Cycling and RoadPeace, met this week with the Sentencing Council to discuss the forthcoming review of sentencing guidelines for driving offences.
17 January 2014 - 10:59am
Goodwill reiterates footway cycling guidance
Police should use discretion when penalising cyclists on the pavement
National media has become very excited about Cycling Minister Robert Goodwill's affirmation that police should not fine cyclists on the pavement if they are there through a fear of traffic. However, CTC believes that it is better to improve road conditions for cyclists and offer cycle training.
14 January 2014 - 10:08am
CTC objects to proposed second Lincoln bypass
The proposed new bypass will sever minor roads used by cyclists
Campaigners from CTC Lincolnshire have lodged an objection to the new road on the grounds that it will sever existing local roads and provide inadequate crossings. The road will be a test of the cycle proofing commitment made by the Prime Minister in 2013.
3 January 2014 - 11:12am
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 - 2:11pm
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 - 1:00am
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 - 2:00pm
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 - 1:37pm
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.
12 December 2013 - 12:56pm
CTC's December Podcast - tune in for a look back at cycling history and some festive fun!
CTC member Douglas Guy (1917-2012) and his family in Burnham-On-Sea
Fancy a bit of festive fun? Get yourself a nice cup of tea (or something stronger) and tune into CTC’s second ‘Pedalcast’. It’s guaranteed to capture your interest and also get you into a festive frame of mind!

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