All the latest cycling news from CTC

6 September 2011 - 9:00am
New partnership means free days out cycling in local forests
New partnership means free days out cycling in local forests
CTC, the national cycling charity, is helping to support a forthcoming attempt by the Forestry Commission to beat the world record for the largest tree-hug due to take place at Delamere Forest on Sunday 11 September.
1 September 2011 - 10:59pm
Support No Longer Lorries
CTC - Working for Cycling
CTC is asking all cyclists to take action to prevent longer lorries by asking their MP to write to Mike Penning.
1 September 2011 - 4:38pm
Cyclists' Defence Fund challenges Sheffield Council on dangerous roads
Cyclists' Defence Fund
The Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF), a charity set up to challenge legal issues affecting cyclists, has served notice on Sheffield City Council Highways that it considers one of its iconic roads to be 'out of repair'.
26 August 2011 - 12:00am
Bike Club Scotland celebrates its first birthday
Liberton High School Bike Club in Edinburgh
Scotland’s young people will have the opportunity to meet the country’s decision makers on education, public health, road safety and community learning and development on Tuesday, when these groups come together to celebrate the first year of the cycling development programme Bike Club.
15 August 2011 - 12:00am
CTC supports 20mph as the default
CTC - Working for Cycling
CTC, the national cycling charity, welcomed today’s announcement from the Institute of Advanced Motorists that many of its members support the adoption of 20mph speed limits.
10 May 2011 - 12:00am
A Bike Club first for Cambridge
CTC - Working for Cycling
Local MP Julian Huppert will be visiting Castle School, Cambridge, to witness a highly successful Bike Club initiative. The school is the first Bike Club in Cambridge catering for young people with physical and learning disabilities.
4 May 2011 - 4:13pm
Helmet law in Northern Ireland falls
View from Stormont
Although MLA Pat Ramsey's Private Members' Bill to make wearing helmets compulsory for all cyclists in Northern Ireland passed its second stage in the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Bill has subsequently been dropped following evidence to the Environment Committee from CTC and Sustrans.
15 September 2010 - 12:00am
Portsmouth 20 mph limits lead to lower speeds and fewer casualties
Children campaigning for 20mph in Portsmouth
Two years after implementation of 20mph speed limits on 94% of the Portsmouth street network, results have shown that speeds fell, especially on roads where speeds were already high. Casualties have declined and attitudes of people to 20mph and both walking and cycling have improved.
8 September 2010 - 2:08pm
CTC delivers hundreds of protest letters to Royal Mail HQ
Keep Posties Cycling
On the morning of Wednesday 8 September 2010, we delivered around 700 letters of protest from CTC members to Royal Mail's new Chief Executive, Moya Greene, asking her to reconsider the decision to remove cycles from the Royal Mail transport fleet.
4 August 2010 - 12:00am
Edinburgh Cycling Festival launches
CTC - Working for Cycling
Families in Edinburgh can enjoy a fun day out and learn some cycling skills at the end of the month when cycling project Bike Club teams up with Edinburgh Leisure to present the city's first cycling festival.
5 July 2010 - 12:00am
Schonrock children should be allowed to cycle to school
CTC - Working for Cycling
CTC has spoken out in support of the ‘right to ride to school’, following media coverage of the Schonrock family who have been warned that they could be reported to social services unless they stop their children cycling to school on their own.
20 June 2010 - 1:18pm
What impact would taking posties off bikes have?
Kevin hands over protest letters
As part of our campaign to keep posties on bikes, CTC has asked Royal Mail what impact they have assessed the programme to replace bikes with vans and trolleys will have.
3 June 2010 - 12:00am
Bike Club to launch in Wales
CTC - Working for Cycling
Bike Club is a project that engages with young people aged 10-20 by inspiring them to become participants and leaders of creative, fun and inclusive activities. A series of Bike Clubs will begin in Cardiff and surrounding areas that will help children and young people to learn new life skills.
10 March 2010 - 11:07am
Government consults on 'electric personal vehicles' and e-bikes
Electrically assisted freight cycle in Paris
After years of delay the Department for Transport consulted on amendments to the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (EAPC) Regulations 1983 and a separate consultation on Electric Personal Vehicles (EPV). The former are now well out of date, while the latter sets out the law for 'Segway' scooters.
25 January 2010 - 1:00am
CTC welcomes 'Better Rail Stations' vision for cycle-rail integration
Secure cycle parking at Leiden station
In November 2009, Chris Green and Sir Peter Hall reported their findings on the state of England's rail stations to the then Secretary of State for Transport, Lord Adonis. Included within this were several very helpful recommendations on cycle-rail integration at stations.
10 November 2009 - 10:21am
Portsmouth becomes first 20mph city
Children campaigning for 20mph in Portsmouth
The City of Portsmouth has become the first city to have 20mph on all of its residential streets. The move aims to make the streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
13 July 2009 - 12:00am
Is this the worst school in the UK for cycling?
Sam O'Shea
Eleven-year-old Sam O’Shea has spent the entire year campaigning to be able to cycle to St Paul’s Primary School in Portsmouth. He has gone to great lengths to convince his school it should be encouraging, not banning, cycling.
13 May 2009 - 3:45pm
Safety in Numbers campaign launched in Parliament
Jon Snow, Kevin Mayne, Roger Geffen and Gwyn Prosser MP
CTC President and Channel 4 broadcaster Jon Snow launched CTC’s Safety in Numbers campaign in Parliament.
28 October 2008 - 4:01pm
Mixed reception for guidance on cycle infrastructure
Cycle Infrastructure Design
After years of lobbying for new guidance on infrastructure, CTC welcomed the publication of Cycle Infrastructure Design in October 2008. Although the document had improved since CTC commented on the draft, it is still weak on many aspects of the design of cycle facilities.
28 April 2008 - 1:29pm
Higher fuel prices = cycling boom
CTC, the national cycling charity, predicts an extra 1.25 million trips will be made by bicycle every day due to the rising price of petrol and diesel.

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