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

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24 May 2012 - 10:19am
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 - 3:37pm
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 - 10:29am
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 - 4:17pm
Gordon Seabright is CTC's new CEO
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 - 4:03pm
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 - 3:57pm
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 - 3:41pm
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 - 10:44pm
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 - 10:51pm
Longer lorries trial goes ahead despite cyclists' objections
CTC - Working for Cycling
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.
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 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.
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.
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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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Gordon Seabright
  • 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
  • CTC Charitable Trust: A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.5125969. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1104324 and Scotland No SC038626

 

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