All the latest cycling news from CTC

18 December 2013 - 2:06pm
IPHONE ‘CRASH KIT’ app launched by Cycling Charity
CTC, the national cycling charity has launched an iPhone app to make it simpler to record vital details in the rare instance you are involved in a cycling incident. The charity is keen to point out that the risk of cycling remains relatively unchanged over the last ten years*.
12 December 2013 - 10:21pm
Free bike safety checks in the Chilterns this winter
Free bike safety checks from Dr Bike
Cycle Chilterns will be running a number of free bike safety check sessions at town markets and train stations across the Chilterns this winter.
12 December 2013 - 12:56pm
CTC Podcast: A look back at cycling history and some festive fun!
CTC member Douglas Guy (1917-2012) and his family in Burnham-On-Sea
Fancy a bit of festive fun? Get yourself a nice cup of tea (or something stronger) and tune into CTC’s second ‘Pedalcast’. It’s guaranteed to capture your interest and also get you into a festive frame of mind!
10 December 2013 - 2:23pm
London's Cycle Hire least used and most expensive in Europe
London's scheme is used half as much as Paris's
Comparative data from various international bike share schemes show that London's cycle hire scheme is one of the least used and is the most expensive public scheme to operate. The lack of a cycle network in central London is likely to be the main reason why usage is so much lower.
3 December 2013 - 8:05pm
Fort William World Cup 7-8 June 2014 - Early Bird Tickets
Big Air at Fort William World Cup
If you've been before, you know exactly why this event in the Highlands has won the best World Cup award a record-breaking nine times.
14 November 2013 - 12:01pm
CTC condemns rising cyclists' death toll in London.
CTC, the national cycling charity demands action on cyclists’ safety in London after fifth cyclist is killed in ten days on the capital’s roads.
8 November 2013 - 5:25pm
We will remember them...
May 1921 cyclists gather to unveil the War Memorial at Meriden
Not only on Remembrance Sunday but also in May 2014, CTC will remember the thousands of cyclists who gave their lives in WW1 and in conflicts since.
7 November 2013 - 1:17pm
Triathlon England brings in CTC, the national Cycling Charity to train ride leaders.
Triathlon England has chosen CTC, the national cycling charity to design a training course for volunteer ride leaders.
7 November 2013 - 1:15pm
CTC releases map showing police commitment to cycle safety in England and Wales
The Road Justice campaign, led by CTC, the national cycling charity, and sponsored by Slater & Gordon Lawyers, has published a map on the campaign website - roadjustice.org.uk - showing which police forces in England and Wales are committed to improving road safety for cyclists.
4 November 2013 - 4:24pm
CTC's 'Bard on a Bike' helps get Rochdale cycling.
The Larks poem by CTC Development Officer and poet Seamus Kelly
With the 40km Connect2 network well established around Rochdale, CTC’s local Cycling Development Officer Seamus Kelly decided to use poetry to revive interest in cycling along the routes.
1 November 2013 - 11:30am
New section of cycle route for Snowdonia
Cutting the ribbon on the new route
CTC attended the opening last week of a new section of Lôn Gwyrfai, a cycling and walking route linking Caernarfon to Waunfawr. The new section joins Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert.
31 October 2013 - 9:57am
Scots MSPs support cycle safety as Minister keeps open 'presumed liability' debate
The Roadshare Campaign for presumed liability in Scotland
MSPs from the SNP and Conservative parties join Greens in calling for a positive debate on continental-style 'presumed liability' rules, which also revealed strong cross-party support for investment in cycling and improved cyclists' safety.
29 October 2013 - 9:28am
CTC President Jon Snow to chair Cycling Scotland Conference
Jon Snow, CTC President
Cycling Scotland's annual conference will take place this year on November 8 at the iconic Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.
24 October 2013 - 3:35pm
Stevenage Cyclists are reversing summer time !
Each year the Stevenage CTC mark the clocks going back with the 100km Emitremmus Desrever ride (Summertime reversed!). This year the event takes place on Sunday 27th October.
24 October 2013 - 2:22pm
Stevenage cyclists are reversing summertime!
Emitremmus Deserver ride
Each year, Stevenage CTC marks the clocks going back with the 100km ‘Emitremmus Desrever ride’ (Summertime reversed!). This year the event takes place on Sunday 27 October.
23 October 2013 - 3:50pm
The countdown begins to the Yorkshire Grand Départ
photo Steve Jones and Leeds Cycling Campaign
The full route for the 2014 Tour de France was today unveiled in Paris with Yorkshire flying the flag for the UK with the Grand Départ 2014.
21 October 2013 - 6:46pm
Liverpool's CTC members object to the Mayor's bus lane suspension
A Liverpool bus
Paul McCartney wrote about the ‘Long and Winding Road’. Well, Merseyside's bus passengers may now be feeling they are living out the song's lyrics after the Mayor enforced a suspension of the city's bus lanes in a bid to ease traffic congestion.
21 October 2013 - 2:59pm
The nude dude - why CTC Member Roger Coupe loves riding in the buff!
Roger Coupe cycling naked
The World Naked Bike Ride is a mass participation event to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists. But Roger Coupe, from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, takes to the saddle nude mainly for enjoyment. He's even ridden in France without clothing. Now he explains why he loves the no-Lycra look.
18 October 2013 - 2:11pm
Cautionary tale to cyclists to consider third party insurance!
Braking to avoid a squirrel could have hit a Leicester cyclist in the pocket after his honourable intentions caused another cyclist riding behind him to fall off.
18 October 2013 - 11:38am
Pumptrack and Pumpkins – new cycle track opens in Tiptree on Halloween!
After two years planning, the new pump track at Tiptree in Essex will be opened this half-term by CTC, the national cycling charity (Thursday 31 Oct,11am ).

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