All the latest cycling news from CTC

12 June 2014 - 5:01pm
CTC's Sentencing Debate sparks call to email Justice Minister
Simeon Maskrey QC speaking at the sentencing debate
The debate on Friday 13 June highlighted high levels of dissatisfaction with the sentencing of drivers who endanger other road users. It also aimed to influence the Sentencing Council's review of sentencing guidelines for driving offences.
10 June 2014 - 3:24pm
Maximum fines for driving offences rise
The Government has proposed to increase fines for driving offences
The maximum fines that magistrates can impose for road traffic offences are set to rise under new proposals from the Ministry of Justice.
10 June 2014 - 1:29pm
CTC announces Paul Tuohy as CEO
Paul Tuohy, new CEO of CTC
We are very pleased to be able to announce Paul Tuohy as Chief Executive Officer. Paul will be joining us on 14 July.
5 June 2014 - 4:18pm
CTC explains cycle safety to high-level transport commission
Cyclist and other road users
CTC's Campaigns Director, Roger Geffen, has today focused the minds of a high-level group of independent transport experts, MPs, Peers and others on improving Britain's record on cycling safety.
3 June 2014 - 10:28am
CTC holds expert panel debate on sentencing
Follow CTC's debate on sentencing on Twitter using #CTCdebate
Follow CTC's debate on sentencing on Twitter using #CTCdebate The debate starts at 9am on Friday 13 June.
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.

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