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Vigil to mark anniversary of Michael Mason’s death

To mark one year since Michael Mason was killed in a road crash in London, the campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists will hold a ride and vigil on Regent Street on Friday 13 March, with the support of the Cyclists' Defence Fund.
Michael Mason, who was killed cycling on Regent Street

Mick was hit from behind by a car on Regent Street on 25 February 2014, dying in hospital 19 days later. The ride and vigil will be held to remember Mick - and the many other people who have lost their lives on London’s roads and across the UK.

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Presentations from CTC Campaign Training in Edinburgh

Thanks to everyone who made the Campaigns Training Day on Saturday 21 February 2015 in Edinburgh for the CTC cycle campaigners' workshops.
CTC Scotland Campaigner Training Day

CTC Scotland in collaboration with Pedal on Parliament hosted over 50 cycle campaigners from across Scotland, who came together to find out what they could do to improve cycling conditions where they live. Delegates in attendance represented many different localities and groups, so if you weren't able to attend the event and would like to get in touch with your local cycle campaigner or cycle campaign group, please email righttoride@ctc.org.uk.

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Presentations from CTC Campaign Training - Southwark, South East

Thanks to everyone who made the Campaigns Training Day on Saturday 7th February 2015, hosted by Southwark Council for cycle campaigners of the South East.
CTC Campaigners Conference - Presentations

Over 35 cycle campaigners from across the South East came together find out what they could do to improve cycling conditions where they live.

If you want more information about the event, you can find the presentation slides from the workshops below.  For the latest news on the Road Justice and Space for Cycling check out the CTC Campaigns pages.

CTC Campaigns Training Day for the South East. Hosted by Southwark Council

Type: 
Conference
Cost: 
Free

Join us for a day of workshops on the Road Justice and Space for Cycling campaigns hosted by Southwark Council.

Register for the training here.

Space for Cycling Campaigner Training Day

Type: 
Conference
Cost: 
Free

The national Space for Cycling campaign aims to create the conditions where anyone can cycle anywhere.

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Somerset and Hereford support Space for Cycling

17 December 2014
Somerset has became the first shire county with over 30% of its councillors committed to Space for Cycling. Since then, Hereford County Council has followed with 47% of councillors backing the campaign.
Councillors supporting Space for Cycling by Highway Authority - 16 Dec 2014

“As an authority we want to see more people cycling, it’s good for people’s health and means fewer cars on the road and less congestion." So says Councillor Harvey Siggs, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Somerset County Council.  This month, the local authority became the first shire county council with over 30% of councillors backing the national Space for Cycling campaign, funded by the Bicycle Association’s 'B

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Sharpen up your campaign skills

The CTC-Cyclenation annual conference takes place on Saturday 22 November, and this year it’s hosted by London Cycling Campaign. Rosie Downes, LCC’s Campaigns Manager, explains what it’s all about.
CTC-Cyclenation 2014

We’re delighted to be hosting the CTC-Cyclenation conference this year. It’s a great opportunity for local and national cycling campaigners to learn from each other on how to campaign effectively to promote cycling, and to get up to speed on the most topical political, policy and technical issues.

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Uptown top ranking: which city leads on Space for Cycling?

18 November 2014
CTC published its league table of political support for cycling in eight English cities on 17 November. Here we analyse the results.
Newcastle's Civic Ride, Sept 2014.

"Will you support Space for Cycling in your area and seek the funding needed to make it happen?"  That's the question asked in over 15,000 messages to councillors by members of the public over the last 6 months as part of the national Space for Cycling campaign.  With over 600 councillors now signed up, we take a look at which local authorities in eight English cities are backing the call and

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Portsmouth - A City to Share

In response to a challenge from the Leader of Portsmouth City Council Cllr Donna Jones, Portsmouth Cycle Forum has just launched 'A City to Share', its strategy to put safe cycling at the heart of Portsmouth’s transport policy.
CTC cycling Case Study

The strategy was launched to an enthusiastic response from Cllr Donna Jones and other city leaders on Monday 3 November. The busy launch event was attended by representatives from local schools and businesses as well as many councillors and parliamentary candidates.

The strategy document sets out a vision for the city where there is space for cyclists, drivers and pedestrians to co-operate and treat one another with courtesy and respect.

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What a difference a mayor makes!

It’s so great to be involved with a good, confident campaign group, says Leicester campaigner Elizabeth Barner.
Leicester cycle campaigners

One week ago, the Leicester Cycling Campaign Group heard about a petition against a proposed cycle lane in Leicester. They decided to call a demonstration in support of the lane, and in support of a more rational use of space in our city – for people, not for cars. They wanted to physically show the support there is, and the number of people willing to come out in the cold to say, "Yes, we will benefit from change." Campaigning can feel so bleak when it’s all about "No". 

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