4 May 2011 - 4:13pm
Helmet law in Northern Ireland falls
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
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
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
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 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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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.
28 October 2008 - 4:01pm
Mixed reception for guidance on cycle infrastructure
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.
15 June 2007 - 11:53am
Highway Code cracked - more than 40 rules changed
Following a sustained and high-profile campaign by CTC in 2007, over 40 rules of the revised Highway Code were changed to the benefit of cyclists. CTC had feared that the proposed wording would have undermined cyclists' right to use the road where cycle facilities were provided.
27 January 2007 - 1:00am
Cyclist who refused to stay in the gutter wins re-trial
A cyclist who was found guilty last year of inconsiderate cycling, whilst cycling in accordance with the National Standard for cycle training, has today won a re-trial at Shrewsbury Crown Court.
25 September 2006 - 12:00am
Jon Snow new CTC President
Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow is to succeed Phil Liggett as President of CTC – the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation.