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27 November 2014 - 4:39pm
Construction company raises cycle safety standards
CEMEX truck with added cycle safety devices
CTC’s Road Safety Campaigner, Rhia Weston, reports on her day at a quarry site operated by CEMEX, a global provider of building and construction materials, learning about the steps the company is taking to improve cycle safety.
21 November 2014 - 7:47pm
Presentations from South West Campaigns Training Day in Bristol
South West Campaigns Training Day
Around 35 people gathered from across South West England and Wales gathered on Saturday 15 November to attend the Space for Cycling and Road Justice training day. Presentations from the workshops are now available to download below.
6 November 2014 - 3:18pm
Presentations from North Wales campaigns training - Llandudno
North Wales Campaigns Training Day
Cycling UK's North Wales Campaigners Training in Llandudno brought together cyclists from Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Llanberis, Flintshire, Wrexham as well as Cheshire, the Wirral and beyond. The day looked at the Active Travel (Wales) Act as well as the Space for Cycling and Road Justice campaigns.
21 October 2014 - 4:00pm
Presentations from North West Campaigns Training Day in Manchester
North West Campaigns Training Day
Thanks to Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign and Love Your Bike MCR for their contributions to our Space for Cycling and Road Justice training day on Saturday 18th October.
18 September 2014 - 7:52pm
Presentations from Newcastle Campaigns Training Day
Newcastle Road Justice and Space for Cycling training day
Carlton Reid from Bike Biz, John Thompson from Road Peace and Katja Leyendecker from Newcycling were all contributors at this Space for Cycling and Road Justice training day.
17 September 2014 - 5:08pm
Presentations from CTC Campaign Training Day - Sheffield
Sheffield Campaigns Training Day
All presentations on Space for Cycling, Local Authorities and Road Justice are now available for download.
15 September 2014 - 11:19am
Ride Stage 6 of the Tour of Britain
Tour of Britain 2013 peloton
If you have been watching the Tour of Britain and want to be more than just a spectator - we have the perfect route for you to get on your bike and try.
9 September 2014 - 3:39pm
Watts, Lumens, Candles and Lux
Illustration of the total luminous flux (lumens) emitted by an incandescent bulb
The marketing of bike lights bamboozles us with watts, lumens, candela and lux, but doesn’t explain what they mean. Even when you do know, it doesn’t help much because they each measure different things. But it helps a bit, and with some simple maths, comparisons are possible.
4 September 2014 - 1:40pm
Video: How to teach your child to ride a bike
Ida the star of Cycling UK's How to teach a child to ride a bike video
Learning to cycle the Cycling UK way is easy and fun - and teaches skills that will last a lifetime.
14 July 2014 - 11:16am
Cycling at university - top tips from student cyclists
Jesse on the Dunwich Dynamo
School is just out, but it's not long before 650,000 new students head off for uni this autumn. Cycling UK caught up with two experienced cycling students Stef and Jesse to hear why they go by bike.
17 June 2014 - 3:25pm
Presentations from CTC Campaign Training - Birmingham
David Cox at the Campaigns Training Day in Birmingham
Thanks to everyone who made the Campaigns Training Day on Saturday 14 June 2014 at the Priory Rooms in Birmingham.
28 May 2014 - 11:48am
How to prepare for your first charity cycle ride
Guildford Challenge Ride
If you have signed up for a charity bike ride and are worried about what lies ahead, here's a handy guide to help you achieve your goal.
7 May 2014 - 9:16am
Presentations from Space for Cycling campaigners' conference
Supporters at the Space for Cycling conference in Leeds on Saturday 3rd May 2014
Over 70 people attended CTC's Space for Cycling campaigners' conference in Leeds on Saturday 3 May 2014. Here below are the presentations and workshop notes from the different sessions.
17 April 2014 - 11:14am
What do we mean by Space for Cycling?
How do we create Space for Cycling? A range of solutions is needed, for major and minor roads or junctions, in urban and rural areas alike.
1 April 2014 - 2:32pm
Cycling levels in European countries
How does the UK's level of cycling compare with that of other European countries?
1 April 2014 - 10:31am
Space for Cycling: the background
Cycle track in the Hague
A better standard of design for cycle facilities. Proper provision for cyclists on the busiest roads. Those are the aims of Cycling UK’s Space for Cycling campaign, which is being run in conjunction with local campaign groups around the country.
21 March 2014 - 4:16pm
Mudguard Safety
Image of mudguard-damaged bike
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 - 5:27pm
Is cycling on a footpath a trespass?
What's the legal status of cycling on footpaths?
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 - 12:19pm
Rights of Way: an incoherent network?
Footpath left; bridleway right
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 - 1:07pm
Inquest opens into teenage cyclist’s death
Hope Fennell's ghost bike on Kings Heath Hight Street
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.
 
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