All the latest cycling news from CTC

29 May 2014 - 9:07am
CTC makes economic case for cycling to Northern Ireland's politicians
The Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont
Maximise the economic benefits of cycling, CTC tells the Northern Ireland Assembly.
23 May 2014 - 3:49pm
Eight year wait for safer lorry cabs
18 cyclists die a year in the UK in lorry crashes
Representatives of EU Member States have agreed to delay the introduction of safer lorry cabins for eight years.
23 May 2014 - 9:52am
Let's get the best for cycling out of HS2
House of Parliament
CTC isn’t taking sides on whether or not to build HS2 Phase 1 (the proposed high speed rail line between London and the West Midlands), but we do want to make sure that cyclists get the best deal out of the project.
21 May 2014 - 11:16am
Hundreds attend Meriden centennial service commemorating sacrifice of WW1 cyclists
Meriden Memorial service for cyclists who gave their lives during WWI
A service was held on Sunday 18 May at Meriden in the West Midlands to commemorate cyclists who gave their lives during the First World War.
19 May 2014 - 2:30pm
Space for Cycling Big Ride Success
A young Space for Cycling supporter takes part in Big Ride
Hundreds of cyclists in cities across the UK showed their support for Space for Cycling by participating in locally held Big Rides.
16 May 2014 - 4:06pm
CTC has 50 charity places for RideLondon
RideLondon logo
The Prudential RideLondon has quickly risen to the top of the top of the list of 'must do' events for serious amatuer road cyclists and many were disappointed not to secure a spot. Luckily, as an official partner for the event CTC has 50 places to fill via ballot.
16 May 2014 - 11:32am
Parliament debates new sentences as driving bans fall
Courts are still reluctant to hand out long driving bans for serious offences
MPs this week debated Government proposals to extend sentences for those who flout driving bans, but new figures show that the courts are not prioritising driving bans in the first place.
15 May 2014 - 8:50pm
Meet our award-winning and inspirational CTC members
Glynis Francis and Team Glow
CTC members from across the UK came together at the Annual Dinner and Prizegiving in Glasgow to celebrate the amazing achievements of the army of volunteers who give time to support CTC and encourage more cycling.
14 May 2014 - 4:08pm
CTC urges Transport Secretary to support safer lorries
HGVs make up 5% of traffic in Britain but are involved in 18% of cyclist deaths
CTC and other active travel organisations have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, urging him to support a proposed amendment to EU rules on safer lorry designs. And you can write to him too!
13 May 2014 - 12:08pm
Muddy brilliant - the 2014 CTC Devon Dirt is a success!
Mountain bikers in the mud
This year's CTC Devon Dirt on 11 May was a great success, despite poor weather and problems with signage. Over 400 riders of all ages took to the bridleways and tracks of Dartmoor and South Devon to complete the 70km off-road course, according to event organiser Graham Brodie.
9 May 2014 - 2:24pm
Cycling and safety groups restate objections 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 reiterating our call for Transport for London (TfL) to halt the use by van, taxi and bus operators of a warning sticker telling cyclists to 'Stay Back'.
9 May 2014 - 11:33am
Riding the Giro d'Italia route with legend Stephen Roche
The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland
Ahead of this weekend's stages of the Giro d'Italia in Northern Ireland, CTC cycle instructor and trainer Tim Edgar sampled the route with Stephen Roche - Ireland's only Giro winner.
9 May 2014 - 9:56am
BIG RIDES for Space for Cycling in London, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester and Bristol
One of LCC's previous Space for Cycling rides
On 17 May thousands will be coming out to ride in support of Space for Cycling. With elections just 5 days later, these Big Rides will be a final chance to influence local candidates before the 22nd May elections.
8 May 2014 - 12:33pm
Welcome to Yorkshire and CTC to deliver Tour de France legacy
CTC are partners in Cycle Yorkshire - the Tour de France Yorkshire legacy
Cycle maintenance training will take place at CTC's Centre of Excellence in Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire. The courses will be delivered at both beginner and advanced level and are being subsidised through The Skills Enhancement Fund.
7 May 2014 - 1:50pm
MPs challenge flawed national transport modelling
Massive extra road building will occur if current models aren't ditched
MPs have acknowledged evidence from CTC of the failures of the National Transport Model in a report by the Transport Select Committee on the strategic road network.
7 May 2014 - 11:44am
Government announces driving offences and penalties review
Sentences for drivers who kill while banned will be extended
The Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, has announced that the Government will conduct a full review of driving offences and penalties over the next few months.
1 May 2014 - 1:16pm
Traffic signs reform signal better cycling infrastructure
Trials of new cycling infrastructure have fed into these new regulations
After years of pressure from CTC, the Department for Transport has unveiled a major reform of the traffic signs and signals regulations, which will allow better quality cycle facilities to be built, and much greater flexibility for local authorities to adopt their own approaches.
29 April 2014 - 3:26pm
Cycle use falling in England, Government data suggests
Cycle use has declined in 2012/2013 compared with the previous year
Overall, across England, the proportion of people cycling once a month or more has fallen from 15.3% to 14.7% in one year - a reduction in over a third of million people.
15 April 2014 - 11:03am
It’s boom time for Cargo Bikes
Gary of Outspoken Delivery inaugurating the European Cycle Logistics Federation
More than 200 delegates from 25 countries met at the second European Cycle Logistics Conference, 12 April in Nijmegen, Netherlands, to celebrate the stellar potential of cycle delivery in developing new business models and reducing congestion in inner cities.
15 April 2014 - 10:37am
Euro Parliament votes for safer lorry designs
Lorries pose a serious risk to cyclists
The European Parliament voted today (April 15) to change the regulations for the design of lorry cabs to make lorries safer and more fuel efficient, a move which could potentially save hundreds of lives a year.

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