All the latest cycling news from CTC

11 April 2014 - 9:07am
Breach driving ban - go straight to jail!
Penalties for flouting driving bans need to be significantly increased
The case of a driver who avoided jail after breaking a driving ban for the 45th time has shown that current sentencing practice is "farcical" according to CTC, the national cycling charity.
10 April 2014 - 5:04pm
Space for Cycling - your infrastructure photos mapped
Space for Cycling in Brighton - bus stop bypasses on the Lewes Road
Space for Cycling calls on councils to improve our streets so that anyone can cycle anywhere. But what does that mean in practice? CTC wants your photos and examples of infrastructure that's good or bad to explain to councils what works, and what needs improvement.
10 April 2014 - 2:29pm
Get your kids active this summer
Family cycling by Simon Brooke-Webb
As report after report says we are facing an obesity epidemic, many parents are finding it difficult to get their children off the sofa. If you need some ideas check out CTC's range of family-friendly rides and events.
7 April 2014 - 6:30am
Space for Cycling launched in London
Space for Cycling logo
London Cycling Campaign has launched its Space for Cycling campaign today (7th April), targeting election candidates in all 624 wards in London with local-specific requests for cycling improvements. CTC will shortly launch a national version of the campaign along with local groups around the UK.
3 April 2014 - 3:57pm
2 million potholes repaired last year
Potholes are a huge concern of cyclists on rural lanes
Over £100m was spent filling potholes in England and Wales last year, and over £15m paid out in compensation to those injured or their vehicles damaged, according to new figures from the Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey, published today.
1 April 2014 - 5:22pm
Cycle friendly councils plan to leave UK and join the Netherlands
Railway station in the Netherlands
CTC has uncovered astonishing evidence that a group of local authorities are so committed to making things better for cycling that they have begun investigating whether they can formally secede from the United Kingdom and join the Netherlands.
26 March 2014 - 4:23pm
CTC Podcast: What did cyclists do in World War 1?
Castle Combe in 1945
CTC members played a vital role in the battlefields of France as part of a cycling battalion. CTC's special free podcast looks at the contribution made by them and other cyclists during the Great War. Several annual CTC events take place to remember them and other fallen cyclists.
26 March 2014 - 12:06pm
The Census and cycle commuting - new report out
Cycling in London is booming
A new report from the Office for National Statistics, issued today, confirms which authorities are getting it right for cycle commuting - and which ones aren't.
24 March 2014 - 1:55pm
Space for Cycling Campaigners' Conference announced
CTC will be hosting a campaigners' conference in Leeds on Saturday 3 May - for everyone looking to get involved in the Space for Cycling campaign.
13 March 2014 - 12:49pm
2000 Miles for Work with No Car? One Bishop Thinks it’s Possible!
Revd Dr Edward Condry, the Bishop of Ramsbury and his bicycle
Some of us give up things for Lent, chocolate, alcohol, sweets, bad habits like smoking, even curse words are all common in today’s world. We were surprised and pleased to hear that Wiltshire Bishop and CTC member who drives 1500 miles a month for work is giving up his car for the six weeks of Lent.
7 March 2014 - 12:00pm
The AA launches ‘Think Bike’ awareness campaign
The AA is urging drivers to look out for cyclists when manoeuvring
The AA has launched a driver awareness campaign aimed at creating mutual respect on the roads.
5 March 2014 - 1:03pm
Cyclist killed due to pothole, says coroner
Hazardous road surface around a drain - similar to that hit by Martyn Uzzell
The cyclist, Martyn Uzzell, hit the pothole in North Yorkshire, and was thrown into the path of an oncoming car. His widow called on the local authority to repair the roads properly in advance of the arrival of le Tour de France in 2014.
5 March 2014 - 10:25am
CTC announces departure of CEO
Gordon Seabright
Chief Executive Gordon Seabright will be leaving CTC at the end of May and heading off to Cornwall.
28 February 2014 - 12:13pm
33 major junctions to be overhauled in London
A map showing the 33 junctions to be redesigned
£300m has been set aside to improve 33 of London's biggest junctions - abandoning earlier plans to spend less on smaller changes at a greater number of junctions.
13 February 2014 - 10:38pm
South West cycling advocates' network-building workshop
A map of South West England
Are you campaigning for cycling in the South West and want to find out how to translate your ideas into reality? If so, join us at our cycling advocates' network-building workshop in Plymouth on 15 March.
12 February 2014 - 1:31pm
Road Justice petition handed to national policing lead for cycling
Road Justice campaigners and road crash victims handed over a petition calling for better roads policing this week to the national policing lead for cycling at the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
10 February 2014 - 10:22am
CTC urges MPs to demand action and funding to ‘Get Britain Cycling’
Gordon Seabright, Chris Boardman and Roger Geffen
CTC, the national cycling charity, has urged MPs to demand leadership, commitment to quality cycling conditions, and funding of at least £10 per person annually, to ‘Get Britain Cycling’ when giving evidence at today’s Commons Transport Select Committee inquiry on cycle safety.
7 February 2014 - 1:05pm
Belfast to honour Dunlop and Hume at Giro Celebration
Plaque in Belfast at the Dunlop factory
A minister pledges to make the Belfast start of the Giro "worthy of Italian cycling tradition", while ignoring the city's own extraordinary contribution to cycling history.
31 January 2014 - 11:26am
Xcalibre off-road - EVENT POSTPONED until 2015
An off-road rider on a descent
CTC is pleased to announce our partnership with Xcalibre, Britain’s first ever televised off-road tour, which runs 16-23 August 2014 across seven stages and three venues. Unfortunately this event has been POSTPONED until 2015 - keep an eye on the the Xcalibre website for more details.
30 January 2014 - 5:12pm
London bans lorries without safety equipment
All lorries will be forced to have sideguards and extra mirrors
The Mayor of London and London Councils have agreed jointly to ban large vehicles from London's roads if they fail to meet high standards for cycle safety equipment. CTC welcomes this step forward, but says there are better longer-term solutions for cycle safety that should be investigated too.

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