All the latest cycling news from CTC

21 June 2012 - 9:31am
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 - 9:54am
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 - 3:36pm
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 - 1:15pm
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 - 3:24pm
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 - 4:08pm
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 - 9:10am
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 - 10:11am
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 - 9:06am
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 - 3:19pm
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.
1 June 2012 - 2:55pm
TNT Post starts bike-based postal delivery trial in West London
Mike Rigby, one of TNT Post's West London posties
Just a couple of years after Royal Mail started phasing out their fleet of bikes, private delivery company TNT Post has begun a trial delivering post to households in West London by bike.
1 June 2012 - 10:50am
Our grandest ever prize draw - over £6000 worth of goodies awarded!
2012 CTC Grand Draw Road Bike Prize
The 2012 CTC Grand Draw was the biggest ever, with over £6,000 in cash and prizes given away.
1 June 2012 - 9:59am
CTC's CycleDigest: latest issue now online
CycleDigest 70
CycleDigest is CTC's free quarterly round-up of campaign news, comment, diary dates, publications and much more. The new issue out now!
31 May 2012 - 11:38am
It is the 'Summer of Cycling'
Summer of Cycling
Imagine if every cyclist persuaded just one friend to take up cycling! Summer of Cycling, which CTC is supporting, is asking cyclists to name a friend and pledge to get them cycling this summer.
30 May 2012 - 11:24am
Guildford CTC Challenge Ride turns two
CTC Challenge Ride 2012 Guildford
Cyclists from all over the globe took the challenge of riding 57 or 94 miles on Sunday 27 May at CTC National Office.
24 May 2012 - 9:19am
CTC member gets compensation after being hit by a bus
Cyclists in a bus lane in London
A CTC member from Ealing has received a six figure out-of-court settlement from Transdev London after a double decker bus knocked him off his bike and ran over his leg, resulting in it being amputated below the knee.
23 May 2012 - 12:59pm
Train companies ban cycles during Olympics
Bans on bikes were proposed for much of the network
Train operating companies banned cycles from many trains during the Olympic Games period, with the worst closures affecting the cycling road races on the 28/29 July. After few observed problems the bans were lifted in time for the Paralympics.
23 May 2012 - 11:09am
Fife-based LinkLiving receives funding to help young people get on their bikes
LinkLiving
LinkLiving has recently been awarded a grant of £2,000 to help start up a Bike Club for young people in Fife. On Tuesday 15 May, a number of staff and service users from LinkLiving visited Halfords Tour Series in Kirkcaldy to officially receive their grant and meet Team UK Youth.
22 May 2012 - 3:26pm
What does CTC's membership think about infrastructure?
Wide, well designed cycle track in The Hague
In April CTC ran a survey of attitudes of cyclists towards road design and infrastructure. A report on the survey has now been published and reveals a broad consensus behind improving design standards of cycle facilities.
22 May 2012 - 3:16pm
What a weekend for new cyclists in Winchester!
Child in bike trailer
Hundreds of people came to the 'The Six Towns Cycle Roadshow' in Winchester to try out different bikes.

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