CycleClips 17 April 2014

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Space for Cycling; Lorries in European Parliament;
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The sun might be shining and many of you’ll have four days off to have fun on your bike. If you are looking for somewhere to ride this long Easter weekend, there’s everything from 3 mile Easter egg hunts to 100km on CTC’s Cycling Events Diary.  

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Julie Rand, CTC Information Team

Space for Cycling goes national
This week CTC has launched the nationwide Space for Cycling campaign. The aim is to create the conditions so that anyone can cycle, anywhere. Please take a minute to send a letter to your councillors asking them to sign up to Space for Cycling and join the thousands of CTC members who've already taken part. By contacting your councillors, you can help keep up the pressure to make our roads safer for cycling.
Space for Cycling

More top stories

Lorries must be safer for cyclists, says European Parliament
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Thanks to some outstanding campaigning, the European Parliament voted to make lorries safer for cyclists on Tuesday, but the UK Government needs to approve it otherwise it won't become law. Please write to the Secretary of State for Transport and urge him to make lorries safer.
Northern highlights
Need some inspiration to get cycling? CTC Student Member Erwan Elias has made a lovely short film extolling the joys of cycling in Aberdeen.  If you want to discover the best routes in the area  check out CTC Grampian’s group rides, they know all the best places to stop for a pint or a tasty slice of cake too! Also, next Saturday CTC Scotland members from all over the country will be coming together to Pedal on Parliament in Edinburgh.
Sounds interesting
The Tour de Force Bicycle Orchestras are looking for cyclists to be part of the Yorkshire Festival. The Levenshulme Bicycle Orchestra are running free workshops to create new music from bicycle parts. Participants will assemble their own instrument (which might include a Singing Wheel, a Bicycle Thumb Piano, Handlebar Trumpet or a Frame Harp), learn to play it and then create music together to be performed on the same day.
Bikes not vans, says logistics firm
By replacing 33 vans with the same number of cargo bikes, DHL Netherlands saves hundreds of thousands of Euros a year and 152 tonnes of CO2. But it's not just big firms: masses of small start-ups are helping to tackle last mile delivery by bike, delegates at the CycleLogistics conference learned in Nijmegen this week. 
Hold on tight - it's gonna be a bumpy ride!
Bike Week
What is your local group up to for Bike Week? Find out how you and your cycling friends can put on events for Bike Week and help many more people get back on their bikes this summer. Bike Week is from 14-22 June and if you organise a ride you will get free advice, support and insurance.
Eggcellent member benefit…
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The four day Easter weekend provides the perfect opportunity to get the whole family out on two-wheels and enjoy time outdoors. If camping, travelling, or exploring your local area, Cotswold Outdoor has quality kit to make sure you’re prepared for your adventures, whatever the weather. Better still CTC members receive 15% off clothing and equipment, online and at their nationwide stores.
Julie Rand

Julie Rand has edited CycleClips since 2011 and has been working at CTC in various guises since 2001.

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