All the latest cycling news from CTC

16 April 2014 - 4:17pm
Lancashire Campaign to appeal to the local council for the introduction of a new cycle system
One of the locations that a Lancashire campaigner is looking to be opened up
A CTC-member keen to back the CTC-fight, has linked up with a local Dynamo Group to lobby their local Council to persuade them to install a new public-backed cycle routing system.
16 April 2014 - 3:00pm
CTC leads national campaign challenging councillors across Britain to make space for cycling
Space for Cycling
Thousands of councillors from across the country will be asked to create the conditions where anyone can cycle anywhere, as CTC, the national cycling charity and local cycle campaign groups join forces to demand space for cycling.
16 April 2014 - 12:57pm
Oxfordshire Cycle Network, networks cyclist-focussed groups to make sure that Council Planning ticks all the boxes
Oxfordshire Cycle Network creates a network of support, with the help of CTC, so as to assist Oxfordshire County Council in producing their current strategy plan, which is focused on ensuring that the County’s transport system is set up right.
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.
15 April 2014 - 9:59am
Create jobs and save lives in their thousands! Cycling is the key, says major new report
Copenhagen cyclist
Coinciding with the launch of CTC's Space for Cycling campaign, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says that cycling has the potential to create at least 76,000 jobs and save 10,000 lives in the pan-European region.
14 April 2014 - 12:03pm
CTC-friendly Rushmoor Cycle Forum gathers the opinions of local election candidates
Southwood Woodlands, Rushmoor
The Rushmoor Cycle Forum (RCF), which works closely with CTC, has recently drawn up a survey which they will be submitting to local election candidates, to evaluate where they sit in regards to their cycle-friendly campaigning.
11 April 2014 - 6:21pm
Space for Cycling: the national campaign gets underway
Space for Cycling
CTC, the national cycling charity, has launched the national Space for Cycling campaign. It call on councils to ensure that anyone can cycle anywhere, and to seek the funding this will require.
11 April 2014 - 5:40pm
Women only Trail Mountain Bike Leader course
Woman riding over a slope on a mountain bike
CTC are running a women only Trail Leader Award course at Young Bristol in June, so here's your chance to get on the right course, with the right Trainer - Sally Berry - and enjoy it from start to finish!
11 April 2014 - 9:07am
Breach driving ban - go straight to jail!
Penalties for flouting driving bans need to be significantly increased
The case of a driver who avoided jail after breaking a driving ban for the 45th time has shown that current sentencing practice is "farcical" according to CTC, the national cycling charity.
10 April 2014 - 5:04pm
Space for Cycling - your infrastructure photos mapped
Space for Cycling in Brighton - bus stop bypasses on the Lewes Road
Space for Cycling calls on councils to improve our streets so that anyone can cycle anywhere. But what does that mean in practice? CTC wants your photos and examples of infrastructure that's good or bad to explain to councils what works, and what needs improvement.
10 April 2014 - 2:29pm
Get your kids active this summer
Family cycling by Simon Brooke-Webb
As report after report says we are facing an obesity epidemic, many parents are finding it difficult to get their children off the sofa. If you need some ideas check out CTC's range of family-friendly rides and events.
7 April 2014 - 6:30am
Space for Cycling launched in London
Space for Cycling logo
London Cycling Campaign has launched its Space for Cycling campaign today (7th April), targeting election candidates in all 624 wards in London with local-specific requests for cycling improvements. CTC will shortly launch a national version of the campaign along with local groups around the UK.
4 April 2014 - 10:46am
Southampton ‘Dutch-Style’ cycle junction system prompts debate
Southampton Crossroads
Southampton Council has, with best intentions, introduced a new ‘cycle-friendly' junction. However many cyclists, including a local cycle campaign group, aren't so sure.
3 April 2014 - 3:57pm
2 million potholes repaired last year
Potholes are a huge concern of cyclists on rural lanes
Over £100m was spent filling potholes in England and Wales last year, and over £15m paid out in compensation to those injured or their vehicles damaged, according to new figures from the Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey, published today.
1 April 2014 - 5:22pm
Cycle friendly councils plan to leave UK and join the Netherlands
Railway station in the Netherlands
CTC has uncovered astonishing evidence that a group of local authorities are so committed to making things better for cycling that they have begun investigating whether they can formally secede from the United Kingdom and join the Netherlands.
31 March 2014 - 2:45pm
CTC brings the Tour of Britain to the Chilterns
Slopes in the Chilterns
This September, the world's top cyclists will be racing through the Chilterns largely owing to the work of Sara Randle, CTC Senior Development Officer for the Chilterns Sustainable Gateways Project.
27 March 2014 - 3:46pm
March and April courses and events
Here is the schedule for courses starting soon in Leicester.
26 March 2014 - 4:23pm
CTC Podcast: What did cyclists do in World War 1?
Castle Combe in 1945
CTC members played a vital role in the battlefields of France as part of a cycling battalion. CTC's special free podcast looks at the contribution made by them and other cyclists during the Great War. Several annual CTC events take place to remember them and other fallen cyclists.
26 March 2014 - 12:06pm
The Census and cycle commuting - new report out
Cycling in London is booming
A new report from the Office for National Statistics, issued today, confirms which authorities are getting it right for cycle commuting - and which ones aren't.

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