Articles

25 February 2014 - 11:19am
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 - 12:07pm
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.
15 October 2013 - 10:57am
Colchester Cycling
Cyclists using a cycle path in Colchester
Stuck for things to do in Colchester? There are lots of cycle rides, cycling groups and much more going on in Essex.
21 August 2013 - 8:54am
Family cycling at Ashridge Estate
Family cycling on Ashridge Estate
For a fun outing for all the family, explore the beautiful Ashridge Estate in the Chilterns.
25 July 2013 - 2:33pm
How to take your bike on holiday to France by rail
Man with bike boarding French train
Ed Lancaster of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) looks at opportunities to take your own bike with you if you travel for a cycle holiday in France by rail.
22 July 2013 - 2:03pm
Effective Cycle Forums
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
Restoring a 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
Ride start in Henley
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
Eileen Sheridan on a 12-hour time trial
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...
17 April 2013 - 3:37pm
Inclusive Cycling Session for children with disabilities
Children stop at necessary checkpoints to improve cycling sa
CTC Reading and Reading Borough Council, in partnership with British Cycling, and Palmer Park Velo, held an inclusive cycling session on 1 March at Palmer Park with Brookfields Special SEN School.
15 April 2013 - 11:31am
Book review: Unsealed, Unclassified Roads
Cyclists on unsealed path
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)
A cyclist on a right of way
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
Bicycles lined up in park
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
Review of the RoadHawk Ride Bullet HD Camera
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.
7 February 2013 - 3:48pm
Roads to ruin: the problem of potholes
Potholes aren't usually quite as large as this one
CTC Campaigns and Policy Coordinator Chris Peck explains why UK roads are so bad
31 January 2013 - 4:18pm
How to contact the police if you live in London, Scotland or Northern Ireland
Road policing
If you have been redirected to this page it means you cannot email a PCC as there is no PCC where you live. If you do not live in London, Scotland or Northern Ireland please return to the form and check your postcode is correct.
30 January 2013 - 4:18pm
Winter cycling training tips
Dorset - cycling
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.
11 January 2013 - 10:44am
Sharing paths with walkers: a Code of Conduct for cyclists
Walkers and cyclists on a shared-use path
In most circumstances, cyclists and walkers are able to co-exist happily when they use the same routes, but mutual respect and consideration are a vital part of this. The Code of Conduct from Sustrans, endorsed by CTC, helps encourage responsible behaviour on shared-use paths.
10 January 2013 - 1:16pm
Training plan for sportives and charity cycle rides
Training for sportives and charity cycle rides
To help you get the most out of your big cycling challenge this year, CTC's John Storms has put together a ten week training plan to set you up for success
 
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