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Demand a proper sentence for driver who killed twice

3 May 2013
CTC has joined with the family of Audrey Fyfe to challenge the scandalous sentence handed down to Gary McCourt on 3 May. McCourt was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and a five-year driving ban for causing death by careless driving
Audrey Fyfe and her daughter Aileen Brown

* * * Campaign update: 31st May 2013. Scotland's Crown Office has today decided it will appeal the 'unduly lenient sentence' handed down to McCourt. * * *

Mrs Fyfe was a mother and a wife and much valued member of CTC Scotland. She was hit by McCourt while riding her bike near her home in Edinburgh in August 2011.

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Cycle lawyers campaign for compensation changes

Cycle Law Scotland, a firm that deals with cyclists' injury claims, has launched a Road Share campaign to change the law relating to compensation.
Cyclist on a road

If the campaign is successful, cyclists and pedestrians would receive compensation automatically and promptly for injuries/damage sustained in a crash with a motor vehicle.

At present, because injured cyclists or pedestrians are not compensated automatically, they are all too often forced to fight for it  – a process that is often protracted, expensive and particularly difficult for those who need financial help with treatment and care. It is also burdensome for the courts.

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The Bike Station - Glasgow

Name of project / organisation

The Bike Station - Glasgow

Type of organisation

Charity

Address / directions

65 Haugh Road, Glasgow G3 8TX

De’ils On Wheels, Glasgow

Name of project / organisation

De’ils On Wheels

Type of organisation

De’ils On Wheels is a project of Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust, which is a recognised Scottish charity (Charity No. SC035954) a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No. SC273114)

Benholm Bikes, Johnshaven

Name of project / organisation

Benholm Bikes

Type of organisation

Partnership of voluntary/community organisations

Address / directions

Mill of Benholm, near Johnshaven

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Roadworks - a test of priorities

When road or building work requires space to be removed from the carriageway, who gives up the space? In Britain, roadworks often occupy cycle facilities, with no provision of alternatives.
Space for bikes and pedestrians is temporarily reallocated in Denmark

In other countries cyclists often get a better deal.

This photo, from the centre of Copenhagen, shows that when building work requires space to be taken away from the pavement and cycle track, a temporary facility is constructed on the road.

Admittedly, the provision is narrow and well below the width of the cycle facility that had been replaced, but cyclists at least have been considered.

beCyCle, Aberdeen

Name of project / organisation

beCyCle “free community workshop and free bike lending scheme”

Type of organisation

University Society

Address / directions

21-23 High Street, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3EB

New Start Bikes, Inverness

Name of project / organisation

New Start Bikes

Type of organisation

Social enterprise

Address / directions

9 Carsegate Road, Inverness IV3 8DU

Bike Revolution, Lossiemouth

Name of project / organisation

Bike Revolution

Type of organisation

Charity / Social Enterprise

Address / directions

15 Shore Street, Lossiemouth, Moray. IV316PB

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The 7stanes Mountain Bike Display Team 2012 Round Up

The CTC Insured 7stanes Display Team had another busy year in 2102. Over the six months from March to September, the team showed off their trials riding skills at 15 venues the length and breadth of Scotland - and even found time for a quick foray into Cumbria.
7stanes Display Team

Despite the unpredictable (but usually, wet) weather, the team still managed to impress the crowds with their talent on their new kit, which now includes a frighteningly high 10 foot box. Whether a children's gala or vintage car rally or agricultural show, the crowds appreciated the technique involved in each display and the occasional examples of bravado when dropping onto a concrete surface from the new box!

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