CycleDigest January 2014

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Pothole quilt
CTC's Fill that Hole site is a good way of reporting road defects like these
CTC's monthly round-up of cycle campaigning news
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From the Editor

I'm not exaggerating (honestly), but this winter I've seen smallish potholes grow into huge chasms in the hours between my cycle to work in the morning and my ride back in the evening.

I'm pleased to say, however, that reporting them to CTC's Fill That Hole has alerted the council and they've patched a lot of the worst ones on my list.

Patching helps, but long-term road maintenance, including high quality resurfacing is preferable. It would be even better to use any resurfacing opportunity to make the road network more cycle-friendly as well. This has been CTC's message for some time and, happily, it seems to be getting through - see this Digest's headlines below for more!

Cherry Allan

CTC Campaigns

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Diary dates

Inclusive Cycling Policy Workshop, 6.30pm, 12 February (London)

An introduction to the work of London's Inclusive Cycling Forum, with talks from disabled cyclists about their experiences, the barriers they face. Will look at the key principles of inclusive cycling, and how to ensure excellent provision both for people on bikes and for disabled pedestrians.


London Bike Show, 13-16 February (ExCel)

The UK’s largest cycling exhibition, which last year attracted over 38,000 visitors. CTC members are eligible for a 30% discount on adult tickets by quoting ‘LBCTC’. Under 16s are free.


Time for 20, 18 February 2014 (Camden, London)

20’s Plenty for Us national conference, focusing on how to roll out 20 mph limits. 

Includes presentations, expert case studies and workshops. Book your place and learn how to get it right from leading authorities.


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