17 September 2012 - 4:55pm
New guidance on shared use routes
A new guidance note from the Department for Transport on shared use routes for pedestrians and cyclists has been published. CTC and other user groups had previously submitted comments. Although it improves the situation a little, major problems remain, particularly around ensuring route quality.
23 August 2012 - 2:52pm
Is it really possible and practical to transport freight by cycle? CTC is involved in a european project to encourage more businesses to deliver by bike and trike.
8 August 2012 - 3:54pm
A guide to taking your bike on an aeroplane
Much as we might prefer to use other, less polluting transport, for the time being the only practicable means of access to most other countries, with a bike, is flying.
6 July 2012 - 9:22am
Respond to the Government's consultation English rights-of-way legislation
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' consultation on the processes for recording, diverting and extinguishing public rights of way (England) is a chance to suggest ways to make it easier for cyclists to engage with the system and help open more of the countryside for cycling.
11 June 2012 - 10:07am
Calais to Cannes (A diary account)
CTC Member Geoffrey Lewis has very kindly submitted a comprehensive set of diary notes from a trip he and some friends undertook from Calais to Cannes over 14 days in 2011.
25 May 2012 - 3:47pm
Standards are specifications for products and services. Usually they are voluntary, but they can always be referred to in deciding whether something is or was safe.
25 May 2012 - 1:05pm
When you cycle into another country, your 'temporarily imported' bike doesn't have to be exactly like the bikes of that country, provided it conforms with a very basic, internationally agreed specification.
24 May 2012 - 3:44pm
The Pedal Bicycles Safety Regulations (PBSR) are intended to ensure that new bicycles are safe when sold.
22 May 2012 - 9:47am
Investigating the potential health benefits of the Cycling City and Towns
A new report concludes that health impacts can only be generated from the 19% of the population who might take up cycling and who are currently not getting enough exercise to benefit their health. The remaining 81% either are already physically active enough, or say they would never take up cycling.
21 May 2012 - 4:36pm
Construction & Use
Have you ever seen some pedal-powered contraption and thought: surely that isn't allowed on the road! If it has two brakes, it probably is, but here's where to find out for sure.
8 May 2012 - 4:24pm
Promoting cycling in the health sector
Nowadays most people know how important it is to encourage active lifestyles rather than heap precious resources on treating disease caused by inactivity. The NHS has a vital role here - not just as a health provider, but as a huge employer.
30 April 2012 - 8:56pm
Enjoy summer cycling conditions now! Benji Haworth and Ed Oxley went to Greece with mountain bikes, while Dave Barter heads to Majorca with his road bike. Read the full article from CTC's Cycle Magazine.
30 April 2012 - 1:15pm
How to survive riding in the rain
Do you dread the weather forecast? Are you a fairweather cyclist, only venturing out if the sky is cloudfree with a gentle breeze blowing? Is the car or bus your preferred choice when rain threatens? Read CTC's guide to cycling in the rain and it might just change your mind.
27 April 2012 - 11:05am
The off-road End to End
Cycling from Lands' End to John o'Groats on road is a challenge, but riding it off-road, even more so! The longest off-road route in the UK's a tough ride, but perfectly doable given sufficient training/planning.
26 April 2012 - 12:38pm
This cycleway offers a 173 mile circuit of the Chilterns, signposted all the way for easy navigation; beautiful countryside; and the opportunity to spot one or two red kites!
25 April 2012 - 1:05pm
Exploring by cycle is on the up, and manufacturers now produce many machines suited to carrying you and all your kit in comfort. Here we list a number of manufacturers/suppliers that might be of interest when you're looking for a new touring/expedition cycle.
24 April 2012 - 1:42pm
Barriers on cycle paths
On road and off-road, there are a number of ways that cyclists can be discouraged from using a particular route. There may be natural challenges on some routes, but far more frustrating are those that have been designed in, making access for all difficult or in some cases impossible.