All the latest cycling news from CTC

31 October 2012 - 11:14am
Which police force has seen the biggest drop in traffic policing?
London maintains a squad of traffic police who use bikes
Despite overall policing levels remaining constant, traffic police numbers fell by 29% over the last ten years. Using the Freedom of Information Act, CTC can reveal the force by force data, showing which policing area has seen the biggest decrease in traffic policing.
26 October 2012 - 2:12pm
The only way is fun! Reaching new riders in Essex
A group of riders in front of the O2 arena in London
CTC’s expanded programme of cycling has reached over 1,000 people in Essex this year, thanks to additional funding from Essex County Council, Anglian Community Enterprise and Colchester Garrison.
26 October 2012 - 12:46pm
Women in Reading cycle for Syria
Women cycling in Palmer Park, Reading
Smoothies were a key ingredient for a group of women in Reading who joined together for a worthy cause: to cycle the distance from Damascus to Palestine in a single Sunday afternoon to raise money for the British Red Cross.
26 October 2012 - 12:00pm
Bike maintenance classes in Colchester in November
A bike mechanic fixes a bicycle
Do you want to know how to fix a puncture and make minor adjustments to your bike? Doing it yourself can save you both time and money and needn't be difficult. Learn how in a friendly session with other novices.
26 October 2012 - 11:38am
CTC makeover for Southport Park and Ride
Rickshaw arriving into Southport as part of the Visit Project
Visitors to Southport ditched the bus for a journey to remember, traveling into the town centre in style aboard a state of the art rickshaw.
26 October 2012 - 11:34am
Southport Park and Ride CTC style
Rickshaw arriving into Southport as part of the Visit Project
Visitors to Southport ditched the bus for a journey to remember, traveling into the town centre in style aboard a state of the art pedal-powered Rickshaw.
26 October 2012 - 10:20am
Government's response to Select Committee branded 'feeble' by CTC
The Government's response to the Select Committee inquiry
CTC is urging Ministers to show much stronger leadership on encouraging more and safer cycling, after a lamentably weak response to the Commons Transport Select Committee’s inquiry earlier this year on road safety.
26 October 2012 - 9:41am
First 'graduate' from CTC Adult Cycle Training Scheme in Plymouth
Elaine completes here CTC cycle training
This week, Elaine Norman, the first participant in CTC's Adult Cycle Training Scheme, run in partnership with Plymouth City Council, completed her Level 1 National Cycle Training Standards Course and is keen to get out and about by bicycle in Plymouth.
25 October 2012 - 4:35pm
CTC demands real ministerial leadership after feeble response to Commons safety inquiry
The Government's response to the Select Committee inquiry
CTC, the national cycling charity, urges Ministers to show much stronger leadership on encouraging more and safer cycling, after a lamentably weak response to the Commons Transport Select Committee’s inquiry earlier this year on road safety.
25 October 2012 - 10:29am
Government backs initiative to encourage cycling to work
Man in suit riding to work
With the roads getting ever more clogged with motorised traffic and the population getting fatter, the government is keen to encourage employees to cycle to work. Businesses that want to encourage it too can now sign up to 'businesscycle', a scheme that replaces the Cycle to Work Guarantee.
24 October 2012 - 11:47am
Proposed new junction designs show little sign of innovation
Proposals for Lambeth Bridge lack ambition
Transport for London has just released proposed new junction designs to improve conditions for cyclists. These schemes involve very minor changes to the road layouts, which in themselves may make conditions slightly easier but they show little sign of innovative or bold thinking.
23 October 2012 - 1:58pm
Beam me up Scotty! Do 'laser beam' cycle lanes help make you safe?
The Xfire virtual bike lane
A recent Guardian Bike Blog discussed the effects of a new 'safety' device: 'TheXfire.com - Bike Lane Laser Safety Lighting System' projects a set of red lines around your bike to give the illusion of a cycle lane, the idea being to encourage drivers to give you more space when overtaking.
19 October 2012 - 1:49pm
Call for justice review comes just as Crown Prosecution Guidance consults
Old Bailey
This week British Cycling increased pressure on the Government to review the way criminal justice treats road crash victims, securing an agreement to meet and discuss the issue. Meanwhile the Crown Prosecution Service are consulting on their guidance for prosecuting bad driving.
18 October 2012 - 1:41pm
A thousand cyclists take to the trails at the Dalby Forest open day
Cyclists in Dalby Forest
Dalby Bike Barn's open day on 13 October showcased a range of CTC taster courses and activites at our community hub in Dalby Forest. CTC teamed up with PACE and the Forestry Commission to offer visitors an inspiring day of both MTB and road cycling.
12 October 2012 - 12:46pm
CTC declares support for quality segregation while still opposing "farcilities"
CTC supports high quality facilities - not fiddly pavement conversions
CTC has published its revised policy on infrastructure setting out an ambition to see “a massive step-change in cycle use, so that people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can feel able to cycle safely and confidently for all types of journey.”
11 October 2012 - 2:51pm
Swansea Cycle Challenge 2012 exceeds all expectations!
Cyclists outside the Welsh Assembly
The Swansea Cycle Challenge 2012 will certainly create a cycling legacy throughout Swansea.The results and statistics speak for themselves and prove a new generation of cyclists are growing in Swansea.
11 October 2012 - 2:47pm
New MTB trails at Beecraigs Country Park
Beecraigs Volunteers
Beecraigs is a small country park with big potential. Mountain bikers have been using the park for many years, so it was inevitable that a time would come when some upgrades and maintenance to the existing network of trails would be required - so they called in CTC's Ian Warby.
8 October 2012 - 2:42pm
CTC wins bid to increase cycle commuting and cycle tourism in the Chilterns
Chilterns Cycleway due to be promoted by CTC
The Department for Transport has awarded a grant of £868,000 from its Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) for a three year project to increase car-free tourist travel from gateway towns in the Chilterns, linking with the Chilterns Cycleway.
4 October 2012 - 4:22pm
CTC Sportive series ends in Worcester 14 October
CTC Challenge Ride
The Tour of Worcester returns for its 6th year on 14 October. Classic Malvern climbs feature, the route then takes in Stanhope Bank before Tenbury Wells and a short excursion into Shropshire before returning to tackle the 'killer' option of Wynniattes Way (a 25% monster) but only if you want
2 October 2012 - 12:09pm
CTC Inclusive Cycling Directory
UK Map
As part of its work to promote inclusive cycling, CTC has produced an on-line UK-wide directory of cycles and facilities for people who have special needs due to disability or illness.

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