All the latest cycling news from CTC

4 July 2012 - 11:21am
Avon Tyrrell's mountain bike facilities get even better
CTC Mountain Bike Trail Building - Avon Tyrrell Shoretrax
CTC MTB and Shoretrax Mountain Bike Trails have been working with the leading youth work charity UK Youth to further enhanced the off-road cycling facilities for young people and the local community at its Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre in the New Forest.
29 June 2012 - 9:28am
Killer HGV driver pleads guilty to causing death by dangerous driving
Lorries are disproportionately involved in pedestrian and cyclists' deaths
Lorry driver Joao Lopes hit and killed Eilidh Cairns in 2009 but was only ever fined for poor eyesight. Last year he ran over and killed 97-year-old Nora Gutmann in 2011. He has now pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and tachograph offences.
28 June 2012 - 2:57pm
Her day was for sharing: Caroline's moment to shine
Caroline clutches her cherished Olympic torch
Find out what happened when CTC member Caroline Waugh carried the Olympic torch in Conisborough, South Yorkshire. After a last-minute panic when her recumbent trike got damaged, she was saved by a combined effort and triumphantly rode her beloved 'Gretal' to rapturous applause from the crowds...
28 June 2012 - 11:07am
Serious injuries to cyclists soar
CTC – the national cycling charity – has responded to news of a 16% increase in cyclist serious injuries in one year, by saying that the Government can’t expect more and safer cycling whilst at the same time cutting back on traffic policing and other road safety measures.
28 June 2012 - 9:04am
Cycle casualties increase sharply in 2011
Reduced traffic policing may be partly behind the rise in casualties
Figures released today from the Government show that cycle use increased very slightly in 2011, however, the numbers of serious injuries rose markedly. CTC is calling on Government to do more to improve safety.
27 June 2012 - 2:53pm
Support CTC Portsmouth's campaign to complete a cycle route along the A3
Brave Cyclist on A3 Trunk Dual Carriageway Butser
For many years now members of CTC Portsmouth, lead by local campaigners Robert Sebley and Mike Ashton, have been campaigning for a cycle route through the A3 Butser cutting. Now is your chance to support them by signing their petition.
27 June 2012 - 1:38pm
CTC members' mobile phone apps survey results
The Fill That Hole iPhone app
CTC asked its members what cycling related mobile phone apps they use.
27 June 2012 - 12:40pm
Gearing up for Olympic cycle racing in Swindon
Cycling event in Swindon for the Olympics
Swindon cyclists will be in the saddle and peddling the message to get on your bike in celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
27 June 2012 - 10:19am
Minister opens new cycle path alongside the A27 in East Sussex
Members of East Sussex CTC at the opening of the new A27 cycle path
A missing link in the cycle path network alongside the A27 has been opened by the Minister for Transport, Norman Baker MP. The route is another step in providing direct links between towns and villages in an area dominated by a major road.
26 June 2012 - 10:37am
Government devotes an additional £15m to fix junctions
The Times' #cyclesafe campaign generated 10,000 reports of bad junctions
In the 2012 Budget the Chancellor allocated £15m to fix problem junctions in London. Now another £15m has been found to spend on junctions outside London. The additional funding is a testament to The Times's 'Cities fit for cycling' campaign in the spring.
21 June 2012 - 10:31am
CTC web chat - your questions answered
CTC’s Chief Exec, Gordon Seabright, and other staff responded to your questions during a live web chat on 21 June. Questions were sent in through Twitter, Facebook and emails. Answers can be found below.
20 June 2012 - 10:54am
Driver convicted of killing receives short driving ban and 300 hours community service
The approximate location on the A1035 where Tim Andrew was hit
An HGV driver who killed a cyclist while speeding with a "smudged" windscreen has received a worryingly lenient sentence. This is yet another case which reveals the inadequate workings of the judicial system.
18 June 2012 - 4:36pm
Brighton's Old Shoreham Road: the cycle-ways to the future?
Cycling Minister Norman Baker MP opened the cycle lanes
Innovative cycle lanes with a degree of separation from the road have been introduced on Old Shoreham Road in Brighton. While not perfect, these new lanes are about the best that can be done under current highway design regulations.
18 June 2012 - 2:15pm
Could Northern Ireland go 20 mph?
20mph could be the default residential speed limit in Northern Ireland
Conall McDevitt MLA has tabled a Private Member's Bill in the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly which seeks to make 20mph the default speed limit on most residential roads in the 6 counties.
15 June 2012 - 4:24pm
MPs' Bike Ride and Bike Week launch
Bike Week launch with Tommy Godwin
MPs and Peers gathered for the annual All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group bike ride from the London Transport Museum to the House of Lords.
13 June 2012 - 5:08pm
Transport for Greater Manchester Cycle Challenge results
Informa staff in the TFGM Challenge
Over 2000 employees in Greater Manchester cycled over 170,000 miles in the Transport for Greater Manchester Cycle Challenge – the equivalent of cycling nearly seven times around the world.
12 June 2012 - 10:10am
iXS European Downhill Cup
The iXS European Downhill Cup returns to Innerleithen, Scotland for the only UK round of Europe’s premier downhill series. Running over three days from 15—17 June, the World’s best downhill racers will pit their skills against each other at the spiritual home of the UK downhill scene.
8 June 2012 - 11:11am
CTC is awarded full charitable status
Charity Commission Logo
The Charity Commission for England and Wales has approved CTC’s application to become a charity. The decision recognises that all the work of the UK's largest cycling organisation, with its 68,000 strong membership, is of benefit to the public.
8 June 2012 - 10:06am
New Mayor of Basingstoke shuns chaffeur limo for bike
Councillor Martin Biermann (from Basingstoke Observer)
Cllr Martin Biermann was recently voted in as the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane Council, but has announced he would no longer use a chaffeur, instead declaring he would use a bicycle to attend engagements.
1 June 2012 - 4:19pm
CTC member Mark Brummell killed in the New Forest
Mark Brummell as rickshaw driver at Su White's wedding in 2004
Mark Brummell, CTC member and stalwart of the Southampton Cycling Campaign, was hit by a car and killed at Ipley Cross in the New Forest. His friends and colleagues will greatly miss him.

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