21 March 2014 - 3:16pm
You wouldn’t think that such inoffensive accessories could be dangerous, but a front mudguard (or ‘fender’ in America), incorrectly fitted, could possibly kill! There have certainly been serious injuries. Here’s how to prevent them.
19 March 2014 - 4:27pm
Is cycling on a footpath a trespass?
What is the legal status of riding a cycle on a footpath? If cycling is considered a 'reasonable' behaviour, perhaps it could be allowed on footpaths, argues John Sugden, who has worked as a senior official in local authorities and as an independent consultant for many years.
25 February 2014 - 11:19am
Rights of Way: an incoherent network?
In England and Wales, some footpaths are much better for cycling on than bridleways, but currently it's only permissible to cycle on the latter. CTC believes that the Rights of Way network needs to be far more consistent, coherent and welcoming for cyclists.
3 February 2014 - 12:07pm
Inquest opens into teenage cyclist’s death
The inquest into the death of 13-year-old Hope Fennell, who was killed in collision with a lorry as she pushed her bike across a pedestrian crossing, has opened today at Birmingham Coroners Court.
15 October 2013 - 10:57am
Stuck for things to do in Colchester? There are lots of cycle rides, cycling groups and much more going on in Essex.
22 July 2013 - 2:03pm
Effective Cycle Forums
Many councils have Cycle Forums where officers and elected members meet with local cycling advocates. They operate with varying degrees of success. This briefing looks at how to set one up if there isn't one, good operational practice, along with cures for an ailing Forum.
17 July 2013 - 4:34pm
How to recycle your bike
The bike or spares you no longer have a use for could be helping to fuel a local community project that restores bikes, salvages spares and provides a valuable training opportunity.
19 June 2013 - 2:16pm
The Henley-on-Thames 'Short Cycle' Route
A short scenic route from Henley-on-Thames, around some of the more famous scenes in the Chilterns, and back to the riverside town to indulge in one of their finest cafes.
22 April 2013 - 9:00am
Eileen Sheridan was one of the most celebrated cyclist (male or female) in the 1940s and 1950s. Many of the records she set then have not yet been broken, and she is now in her 90th year! She remains a positive force for cycling, and a member of CTC...
15 April 2013 - 11:31am
Book review: Unsealed, Unclassified Roads
CTC's Offroad Adviser, Colin Palmer, reviews LARA's new guide, 'Unsealed, Unclassified Roads: Their history, status and the effect the Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act 2006' from a cyclists' perspective.
12 April 2013 - 12:53pm
Book review: Rights of Way: Restoring the Record (by Sarah Bucks & Phil Wadey)
Rights of way (ROW) in England & Wales could offer so much more for cyclists and others - but official records don't do it justice. 'Rights of Way: Restoring the Record' reveals how to use evidence to prove or disprove the existence of ROW. Reviewed by Colin Palmer, CTC's Off-road Adviser.
4 March 2013 - 3:03pm
How to encourage cycling in parks
Parks offer a lot to cyclists - motor traffic-free riding, green links in towns, a place for children to learn to cycle...and much more. If a park near you isn't persuaded of these benefits and you'd like to get the authorities to re-think - this guide is for you.
22 February 2013 - 2:14pm
RoadHawk Ride HD Bullet Camera review
The RoadHawk Ride seems to have something of a cult following amongst cyclists, especially after extensive use in the BBC’s documentary, the 'War on Britain’s Roads'. After two weeks’ use, this is what I thought...
15 February 2013 - 9:46am
CTC's Campaigns Policy Handbook (2004)
CTC's Policy Handbook (2004) is gradually being superseded by a series of detailed, individual briefings explaining our views on all the topics covered in the original. Where a policy has not been updated and converted into a briefing, the policies stated in the 2004 original still apply.
30 January 2013 - 4:18pm
Winter cycling training tips
Struggling for motivation to ride in the cold and dark this winter? Here are a few tips from CTC's John Storms to keep you going until spring gets here and it's a bit brighter.