Latest press releases from CTC - the UK's national cyclists' organisation

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Email: publicity@ctc.org.uk

21 January 2013 - 2:35pm
CTC elite women’s racing team launches at the London Bike Show
CTC, the national cycling charity presented its elite women’s cycling team on Saturday at the London Bike Show.
14 January 2013 - 10:05am
National cycling charity launches women’s elite cycling team
Team CTC is a new elite women's cycling team
CTC, the national cycling charity is launching a UK-based elite women’s cycling team that will take on a number of big races in the 2013 racing calendar.
25 October 2012 - 3:35pm
CTC demands real ministerial leadership after feeble response to Commons safety inquiry
The Government's response to the Select Committee inquiry
CTC, the national cycling charity, urges Ministers to show much stronger leadership on encouraging more and safer cycling, after a lamentably weak response to the Commons Transport Select Committee’s inquiry earlier this year on road safety.
24 September 2012 - 10:47am
Cycletopia – turning cycling dreams into reality
Cycletopia includes 15 real life examples of good schemes to promote cycling
CTC, the national cycling charity has created ‘Cycletopia’ – an imaginary town made up of 15 real life examples in the UK of the best ways to promote, protect and inspire cycling.
30 August 2012 - 11:24am
New figures on local cycle use are "a powerful tool for measuring progress"
Commuters in London
CTC has welcomed new figures showing how much walking and cycling is being done regularly around England by adults. This data, now being collected thanks to CTC's campaigning, will soon prove invaluable for measuring which local authorities are successfully raising cycle use locally.
24 July 2012 - 3:08pm
Leicestershire cyclists pedal three times around the world in 21 days
Steve Goddard and Debbie Ingelsant who work at Beaumont Shopping Centre
Hundreds of workers in Leicestershire cycled over 74,000 miles in the 'Leicester Shire Cycle Challenge 2012' – the equivalent of cycling three times around the world.
12 July 2012 - 3:03pm
CTC member gets payout from Arriva after leaping from her bike to avoid a bus
Copyright Dimitry Shironosov, Shutterstock.com
A 54-year-old cyclist from Garston in Liverpool, who leaped from her bike to avoid being hit by a bus, achieved a financial settlement from public transport operator Arriva.
5 July 2012 - 11:14am
And they're off... the Cardiff Cycle Challenge begins!
Cyclists in Cardiff
More than 1,500 people from around 80 different organisations across Cardiff are taking part in the Cardiff Cycle Challenge. And, because there’s still time to sign up, it’s hoped that even more people will join in.
28 June 2012 - 10:07am
Serious injuries to cyclists soar
CTC – the national cycling charity – has responded to news of a 16% increase in cyclist serious injuries in one year, by saying that the Government can’t expect more and safer cycling whilst at the same time cutting back on traffic policing and other road safety measures.
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.
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.
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.
17 May 2012 - 2:37pm
Pace Cycles and CTC launch Dalby Bike Barn at Dalby Forest
Dalby Forest by Tony Bartholomew
Pace Cycles and CTC have won the contract to run the cycle hire, retail, courses and events in Dalby Forest after successfully re-tendering for the business.
15 May 2012 - 9:29am
IAM red light jumping stats for cyclists misleading says CTC
IAM red light jumping stats for cyclists misleading says CTC
A ‘survey’ by IAM, as reported by BikeBiz and The Guardian’s Bike Blog, suggests that ‘57% of cyclists admit to jumping red lights’.
9 February 2012 - 3:17pm
Gordon Seabright is CTC's new CEO (Press Release)
Gordon Seabright
CTC – the UK’s largest cycling charity has appointed Gordon Seabright as its new Chief Executive. Gordon will start work at CTC’s national office in Guildford at the beginning of March.
8 December 2011 - 3:03pm
CTC Chief Executive pedals off to Europe
CTC - Working for Cycling
After 14 years as Chief Executive of CTC, Kevin Mayne will be leaving the organisation to become Director of Development for the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), which represents cyclists' interests in Europe.
31 October 2011 - 2:57pm
Cycle casualty numbers not reducing fast enough
Safety in Numbers
CTC, the national cycling charity, is concerned that the annual number of cyclist casualties does not appear to be reducing, even though the number of cycling trips remains similar to the levels seen during 2009.
31 October 2011 - 2:41pm
Government’s new road safety strategy offers a mixed picture for cyclists
Safety in Numbers image
CTC has welcomed key elements of the Government's new Strategic Framework for Road Safety. However, proposals to improve standards of driving risk being undermined by cuts to police numbers.
13 October 2011 - 9:44pm
The Government relaxes the rules on traffic signing
CTC - Working for Cycling
After years of lobbying for simple changes to traffic sign regulations, CTC is pleased that the Government has finally agreed to a relaxation of certain rules, such as permitting an ‘except cyclists’ plate to be used in conjunction with a ‘no entry’ sign.
11 October 2011 - 9:51pm
Longer lorries trial goes ahead despite cyclists' objections
Longer lorries trial goes ahead despite cyclists' objections
The Department for Transport is pressing ahead with a ten-year trial of longer lorries, despite acknowledging the potential danger to vulnerable road users and the impact on road infrastructure. During its first year, the trial could see 1,800 of the larger vehicles on the roads of the UK.

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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541

 

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