All the latest cycling news from CTC

11 April 2012 - 10:28am
Cannock Arthritis Care take to cycling
Seona Pinner and Sally Watt from Cannock Arthritis Care
CTC’s Cycling Development Officer Beccy Marston met with Cannock Arthritis Care to explain how cycling can help relieve arthritis pain and keep your joints moving.
10 April 2012 - 6:23pm
Are we getting to the bottom of the pothole problem?
A pothole recently formed on an old road work site
Why are our roads are in such a bad state? A report on potholes by the Government has been published today.
5 April 2012 - 3:01pm
Bike Club Comes to The Trax
Illustration of The Loop (Back On Track, by kind permission of the Trax)
The Trax Off Road Racing Club in Tottenham has been successful in a bid for a Bike Club grant.
5 April 2012 - 2:28pm
Free cycling training for the over 50s in Swindon
Over 50s begginners line up for their first lesson
The Over 50’s Cycling Courses in Swindon have been so popular that it is fully booked months in advance and more dates have been added to cope with demand.
29 March 2012 - 3:29pm
Government launches strategy for walking and cycling
Cyclists in central London
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
Water End Junction
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.
22 March 2012 - 5:03pm
The Fat Cycle Rider tells how he lost 8st 4lb by riding to work
Blogger Toby Field also known as The Fat Cycle Rider
Toby Field only took up cycling two years ago but is now riding ten miles to work and back each day - and is now a whole lot healthier and a lean cycle rider into the bargain.
20 March 2012 - 3:14pm
Cycle trains - a good way to encourage people to commute by bike
Commuting cyclists in a group
Cyclists in Stirlingshire, Scotland have formed a bike train from Dunblane station to Stirling University as a way of encouraging more people to use sustainable transport and reduce the number of car journeys.
19 March 2012 - 12:36pm
Success! The Government are now measuring perceptions of safety
Bikes outside parliament
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
Cycling has increased even on 20 mph main roads
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?
Knockin Noggins
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
Chris Oliver
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
25m long lorry in Sweden (proposed British ones are shorter than this!)
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
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
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
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
Niel the wheel
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 - 5:03pm
CTC gives evidence to Select Committee inquiry into road safety
CTC gives evidence to Select Committee inquiry into road safety
The House of Commons Transport Select Committee scrutinises the Department for Transport's spending and policy decisions. Following the launch of a new policy on road safety the Select Committee chose that topic to investigate.
5 March 2012 - 12:23pm
Signs of the times - relaxed rules for 'no entry except cycles'
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.
1 March 2012 - 4:29pm
Success for local campaigners in Wendover
Success for local campaigners in Wendover
The first cycle route to be installed in Wendover for five years was opened in the small Buckinghamshire town at the beginning of March.

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