29 March 2012 - 3:29pm
Government launches strategy for walking and cycling
The Department for Transport and the Department of Health published their Active Travel Strategy in February 2010. It incorporated a new National Cycle Plan, which promised to launch a "Decade of Cycling" in England.
28 March 2012 - 12:45pm
York cycle campaigners attempt to save key cycle route
CTC cycle campaigners from York do battle to retain the road layout at Water End junction, which includes an advisory cycle lane. Some local residents have claimed since it was introduce it has caused increased traffic congestion. Local campaigners are fighting for it to stay on safety grounds.
19 March 2012 - 12:36pm
Success! The Government are now measuring perceptions of safety
Instead of measuring numbers of injuries and deaths to cyclists, CTC believes Government should measure risk to cyclists and the perception of safety. The Department for Transport has now agreed to measure against both indicators. This will give a clearer picture about changes to cycle safety.
15 March 2012 - 1:00am
20mph pilot in Bristol finds slower speeds and enthusiastic residents
A trial of two 20mph speed limit areas in Bristol has resulted in lower speeds, more reported walking and cycling and residents even more enthusiastic about lower speeds than they were at the start of the trial. Injuries, bus journey times and air quality have remained constant.
14 March 2012 - 9:53am
Knockin' Noggins - a cracking game?
In May 2009 the Department for Transport produced a website called 'Knockin' Noggins', aimed supposedly at promoting child cycling safety. After complaints from CTC members the game was swiftly withdrawn.
8 March 2012 - 12:56pm
New Chair for CTC Scotland
CTC Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Oliver as the new Chair of CTC Scotland.
7 March 2012 - 5:07pm
Government to go ahead with longer lorries trial despite cyclists' objections
The Department for Transport is pressing ahead with a ten-year trial of longer lorries, despite acknowledging the potential danger to vulnerable road users and the impact on road infrastructure. During its first year, the trial could see 1,800 of the larger vehicles on the roads of the UK.
6 March 2012 - 4:59pm
Advanced Leader training course dates set
The truely inspiring Advanced Leader training course dates for 2012 have finally been confirmed. Running from Derwentwater in the Lake District, access to the fells and unbelieveable wild riding, such as summiting Helvelyn, is from the door.
6 March 2012 - 4:42pm
Courses now available OnDemand
With lots of you now requesting specific courses all over the UK and further afield, we have thought hard about how we can meet your needs. The result is the new OnDemand course system.
6 March 2012 - 4:37pm
Trail design and builder needed for Sheffield project
CTC partners, Sheffield City Council are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced mountain bike trail builder to design and build a graded cross country mountain bike loop as part of the exciting ‘Making Tracks @ Parkwood’ project.
6 March 2012 - 3:32pm
World Cycle Race
Long term CTC supporter Niel 'The Wheel' has left the comfort of his home in Appleby, New Zealand for the cycle journey of his life. He has joined the participants of the World Cycle Race that left London on 18th February. They are currently heading their separate ways through Europe.
5 March 2012 - 12:23pm
Signs of the times - relaxed rules for 'no entry except cycles'
After years of lobbying for simple changes to traffic sign regulations, CTC is pleased that the Government has finally agreed to a relaxation of certain rules, such as permitting an ‘except cycles’ plate to be used in conjunction with a ‘no entry’ sign.
24 February 2012 - 4:19pm
Ride To The Pies CTC Challenge Ride & Sportive
The second of CTC’s Challenge Ride and Sportive series for 2012 returned to the beautiful Dorset countryside with up to 200 riders covering the 57 and 79 mile routes. Jon Attwood braved his first sportive of the season to bring us this report.
24 February 2012 - 10:44am
‘Follow the Dog & The Monkey Trail’, Cannock Chase
‘Follow the Dog’ was the Midlands first dedicated mountain bike trail. In 2010 'The Monkey Trail' was added including far more technically challenging and demanding features. Our local man Adrian Aston, gives us the low down.