All the latest cycling news from CTC

28 December 2012 - 1:19pm
Chester & North Wales tops 2012 CTC Tourist Competition
Ladies' Tourist Competition Winner Lowri Evans
Chester and North Wales CTC have been stalwarts of the Tourist Competition since its earliest days and have triumphed again in 2012.
20 December 2012 - 4:55pm
Minister backs talks to improve traffic justice
Old Bailey - Scales of Justice
CTC has welcomed a commitment from Helen Grant MP, the Minister for Courts and Victims, to support discussions on how to improve the legal system's response to road traffic offences.
17 December 2012 - 3:49pm
Lorry driver in Mary Bowers case receives ‘insulting’ £2,700 fine for careless driving
Launch of The Times Cities fit for Cycling campaign
Lorry driver Petre Beiu, a Romanian national, was acquitted of the dangerous driving charge he received after hitting Mary Bowers as she commuted to work in November 2011. He was found guilty of the lesser charge of careless driving, for which he received a £2,700 fine and an 8 month driving ban.
17 December 2012 - 11:09am
CTC helps Yorkshire win the Tour de France
Le Tour de France logo
The Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2014 will take place in Yorkshire. CTC backed 'Le Bid' in the summer and is delighted that part of the 101st race will be in Leeds where CTC is involved in community outreach work.
13 December 2012 - 11:09am
Surge in cycle use in 2011
Young and middle aged men show the biggest increase
Cycle use increased by 15% in 2011, according to new data from the Department for Transport. This contradicts earlier figures that had seemed to suggest static cycling levels last year. Growth was particularly strong among young and middle-aged men.
13 December 2012 - 10:44am
The London Bike Show January 2013
The London Bike Show January 2013
The London Bike Show returns to ExCeL London from 17 - 20 January 2013 and tickets are now on sale.
11 December 2012 - 11:41am
EU Transport Committee agrees to include cycling in major transport fund
The Transport Committee agreed to include cycling in funding guidance
European transport projects could include cycling infrastructure thanks to pressure from cyclists across Europe. CTC joined ECF in lobbying members of the Transport Committee to change guidance on funding major transport networks.
5 December 2012 - 4:28pm
Autumn Statement cuts fuel duty and pumps money into road schemes
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement is a mixed blessing for bikes
The Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Statement isn't great news for cycling. New road schemes get almost £1bn, whereas there is only £42m extra for cycling over the next two financial years. At the same time fuel duty is being frozen, removing a key incentive to reduce car use.
5 December 2012 - 3:11pm
BBC1 programme manufactures conflict between road users
Conflict on the road is exaggerated in BBC1's film
Does the programme - War on Britain's Roads - present an unbalanced and sensationalist view of conditions on the road network? If you think so, complain to the BBC setting out the ways in which you feel it has misrepresented the situation.
29 November 2012 - 3:29pm
Attitudes to sport and activity - can you help?
EFDS logo
EFDS, the English Federation of Disability Sport, are looking for disabled people who can help with their research into attitudes towards sport and activity.
28 November 2012 - 11:02am
£20m more for cycling
High quality cycle routes could be funded using the new money
Transport minister Norman Baker MP has announced welcome additional funding for cycling in England - but this should just be a start, and CTC is calling for more funding to help Get Britain Cycling.
27 November 2012 - 1:26pm
Physical inactivity has "roughly the same impact as smoking" says NICE, so get cycling
CTC's Workplace Challenge is recommended by NICE
Boost public health by getting more people cycling, so says major new guidance from NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. NICE calls on local authorities, businesses and the health sector to help increase physical activity.
22 November 2012 - 4:26pm
Cycle Logistics hits the South Seas
Bike with trailer
Is it really viable to move things around by cycle in our towns and cities? What kind of things are currently being carried? Find out by listening to Outspoken Delivery's Gary Armstrong and CTC's Gavin Wood who discussed 'Cycle Logistics' on Radio New Zealand's Nights Show with Bryan Crump.
22 November 2012 - 1:05pm
Wolverhampton plans city centre revamp - but excludes cyclists
This mockup shows the planned one-way streets - excluding contra-flow cycling
A scheme to revitalise and improve the city centre of Wolverhampton threatens to close National Cycle Network 81 to two-way cycling, the main west-east route through the city centre and access to the railway station. It's open for consultation until January 2013 - tell the city council you object!
20 November 2012 - 1:19pm
London Assembly demands better cycle infrastructure
Games lanes showed how space could be painlessly reallocated from motor traffic
The London Assembly Transport Committee is calling on the Mayor to provide much better facilities for cycling, hugely increase the budget, and set a higher target for cycle use.
19 November 2012 - 5:26pm
More mountain bike trails on the way for England
Sherwood Pines Bike Park
Scotland and Wales might have some of the best mountain bike trail centres in the world but here's news of two exciting new developments in England.
16 November 2012 - 12:56pm
Gong for Brompton Dock at the National Cycle Rail Awards
Brompton Dock won the award for innovation at this year's awards
A revolutionary automated bike hire scheme and the addition of 2,000 cycle spaces across one operator’s network were some of the achievements celebrated at this year’s National Cycle Rail Awards, sponsored in part by CTC.
16 November 2012 - 9:58am
Crown Prosecution needs to treat dangerous driving as dangerous
Charges for motoring offences involving death have changed substantially
CTC has responded to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) guidance on prosecuting bad driving, calling for a more rigorous interpretation of the law as it stands - namely, that dangerous driving should be charged as such, not downgraded to careless driving.
15 November 2012 - 1:45pm
Endurance Champions crowned – complete series round up
The MTB Endurance Series
After six months of intense mountain bike racing at venues stretching from the south coast to the Scottish borders, the inaugural Endurance Series has come to an end and the first ever Champions have been crowned.
13 November 2012 - 11:05am
Support new mountain biking trails in Devon
A woman on an off-road trail
More off-road trails could be coming to Devon if a National Trust plan receives enough support.

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