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25 January 2013 - 11:39am
Second 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry session deals with cycle safety
20 mph is one of the easiest ways to improve safety for all road users
After discussing the strategy for cycling in the first week, the second session of the Parliamentary 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry, on the 30th January, was a more detailed examination of cycle safety issues.
24 January 2013 - 6:01pm
Cargo bike sharing scheme in Hereford
Cargo Bike Sharing Scheme, Hereford Pedicabs & Pedicargo
With the help of CTC, Hereford Pedicabs and Pedicargo are launching an innovative community cargo bike share scheme in the St James area of Hereford. If successful, this type of scheme could be rolled out in other towns and cities.
23 January 2013 - 10:48am
'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry examines cycling strategy
UK Cycling Alliance representatives at the 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry
The first session of the 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry has tackled Government and local authority strategy towards cycling, taking evidence from cycling organisations, experts and journalists.
22 January 2013 - 12:55pm
Bob Kynaston 1940 - 2013
Bob Kynaston
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Bob Kynaston on 18 January 2013 after a short illness. Bob had been a CTC member for over 50 years, and the driving force behind the Tourist Competition for nearly 20 of those years.
21 January 2013 - 3:35pm
CTC elite women’s racing team launches at the London Bike Show
CTC, the national cycling charity presented its elite women’s cycling team on Saturday at the London Bike Show.
21 January 2013 - 3:27pm
Team CTC is launched - now meet the riders
Team CTC is launched - now meet the riders
CTC's sponsorship of an elite women's road racing team was announced at The London Bike Show on Saturday 19 January. The team members will enter a series of events in the UK and abroad, and will also act as ambassadors for women's cycling.
18 January 2013 - 11:56am
All Party Cycling Group inquiry starts rolling
The inquiry into 'Get Britain Cycling' starts on the 23rd January
The first session of the All Party Cycling Group's inquiry into 'Get Britain Cycling' starts on Wednesday 23 Jan, and runs each week (with one exception) for the next seven weeks.
14 January 2013 - 11:27am
National cycling charity launches women’s elite cycling team
Team CTC is a new elite women's cycling team
CTC, the national cycling charity is launching a UK-based elite women’s cycling team that will take on a number of big races in the 2013 racing calendar.
14 January 2013 - 11:05am
National cycling charity launches women’s elite cycling team
Team CTC is a new elite women's cycling team
CTC, the national cycling charity is launching a UK-based elite women’s cycling team that will take on a number of big races in the 2013 racing calendar.
9 January 2013 - 1:10pm
Celebrating Rochdale's Connect2 network
As the Connect2 network in Rochdale passes 40km a special portrait bench is unve
As the Connect2 network in Rochdale passes 40km, a special portrait bench has been unveiled with a dawn chorus.
8 January 2013 - 4:12pm
Top ten reasons to make 2013 the year you start riding to work
Two cycilsts and deer in Richmond Park
With train fares going up, the cost of motoring soaring and food prices escalating, there's never been a better time to start riding to work.
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.

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