12 September 2014 - 8:32am
Dazzling bike lights
Time was, when the suggestion that a bike lamp could be too bright would have been laughable. How times change. CTC's Chris Juden explains that thanks to developments in LEDs and rechargeable batteries, our dim and unreliable ‘bobby dodgers’ have become bobby dazzlers!
2 September 2014 - 4:54pm
Lorry driver sentenced but spotlight needed on operators
If ever there was a case that demonstrated the need to impose immediate interim driving bans on drivers that kill cyclists, this is it. CTC's Road Safety Campaigner Rhia Weston examines the evidence.
27 March 2014 - 5:50pm
The THINK! campaign for bikes is relaunched - CTC assesses its impact
Running in some of the cities that received money for cycling recently, the THINK! campaign follows the now usual 'give and take' message that equates cyclists and drivers as similar sources of danger, both of which need to 'play their part'. However, the messages it sends out are largely sensible.
30 January 2014 - 9:30pm
Now send us your 'irresponsible' walking-down-the-street adverts!
Although the ASA has provisionally withdrawn its ruling against Cycling Scotland's TV advert, the fight isn't over yet. Please send us videos showing how a ban on helmet-free cycling in TV ads would be like refusing to show people on the streets at night without reflective clothing.
29 January 2014 - 12:54pm
Which car ads show breaches of the Highway Code?
The ASA ruling that outlaws cyclists not wearing helmets and riding outside 'secondary position' is a very hazy interpretation of the Highway Code and cycle training expertise. If you've got examples of car ads that show Highway Code infringements by drivers, let us know and we'll collect them here.
29 January 2014 - 10:54am
Which ads are now banned? Your examples wanted
The ASA's bizarre ruling (under appeal by Cycling Scotland) that all cyclists must now be helmeted and cyclists must adopt dangerous road positioning has caused anger amongst the cycling community. If you've got examples of ads that would now be banned, please send them here.
6 January 2014 - 2:23pm
Cycling through the floods
The last few weeks of flooding have brought challenges and dangers, and shows how fragile our cycling infrastructure is. Chris Peck examines some of the problems the flooded conditions have brought - and asks for your experiences.
2 December 2013 - 10:46am
A thousand cyclists and pedestrians 'die-in' in London
On Friday evening, 29 November, a thousand people took part in a peaceful die-in and vigil outside Transport for London's offices. The message for the authorities was simple - help stop the killing of cyclists and pedestrians in London. CTC's Cherry Allan and Rhia Weston were there.
18 November 2013 - 11:49am
Reflecting on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Yesterday, the third Sunday of November, was World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Events and services took place throughout the UK and CTC's Chair of Council, David Cox, joined a rememberance ride in Birmingham.
15 November 2013 - 1:13pm
Road Justice local campaigners receive media training
This week, Road Justice local campaigners attended a day of media training to equip them with the skills to raise awareness of the Road Justice campaign in their area and to press local decision makers to improve road safety.
25 October 2013 - 1:09pm
The Roadshare Campaign for presumed liability in Scotland
On Tuesday, 29 October 2013, the Scottish Parliament will debate proposals for 'presumed liability' rules (also known as 'stricter liability'), whereby motorists involved in collisions with cyclists or pedestrians would be presumed liable in a civil law claim against them for damages.
3 September 2013 - 1:54pm
ACPO to revise guidance on enforcement of 20 mph
Transport Minister Norman Baker announced last night during the Parliamentary debate on how to Get Britain Cycling, that the ACPO roads policing lead has agreed to rewrite the ACPO guidance on the enforcement of 20 mph limits.