21 December 2015 - 6:06pm
Go on a winter cycling treasure hunt
The Boxing Day walk is a thing of tradition in the UK, but why not spruce it up a bit and make it a little more interesting with a cycle treasure hunt instead?
21 December 2015 - 10:42am
Devolving Dutch Cycle Power from London to the Regions
With London receiving several times the level of funding for cycling and associated media coverage the rest of the country enjoys, is there a ‘London Bias’? Or is this what you get with an elected mayor with extended powers? And can devolution bring this to a region near you?
17 December 2015 - 11:33am
Video - What do cyclists want for Christmas?
What would you like from Cycling Santa this Christmas? We asked some of the team here at CTC. Watch the video for some great ideas for buying a present for a cyclist.
16 December 2015 - 9:30am
The confidential bus driver and the safer cyclist
In January, London bus drivers will be able to report confidentially safety concerns through CIRAS (confidential incident reporting and analysis system), just as rail workers have since Ladbroke Grove. Duncan Dollimore asks whether this is merely a London bus story, or potentially a major step towards preventing road danger before it happens, rather than repairing and repenting after the event.
15 December 2015 - 11:07am
15 December: Spoof cycling Christmas menu
CTC invites you to a cracker of a Christmas feast with a spoof cycling menu to whet any appetite. CTC's Tony Upfold dons his best chef’s gear for the day to make a real meal of it. Don’t be late…Dawes open at midday!
11 December 2015 - 2:50pm
How will the proposed increase in the Small Claims limit affect cyclists?
CTC-linked charity Cyclists' Defence Fund recently asked Oliver Jeffcott, a personal injury lawyer with Slater and Gordon, who provide legal assistance to CTC members, to write a blog outlining the implications of an increase in the small claims limit for cyclists injured in road collisions.
11 December 2015 - 10:21am
Clickbait and the anti-cycling Dark Lord Wills
Claims of bully boys on bikes terrorising pedestrians, outrageous comments about cyclists in the House of Lords, misleading statistics and journalist clickbait about how cyclists should be banned from the road - and this month’s prize for blame deflection goes to the anti-cycling Dark Lord Wills!
8 December 2015 - 12:35pm
Super Steve stopped for cycling on 'A' road
CTC member Steven Abraham is approaching the final stages of his year-long attempt to beat Tommy Godwin's 1939 Annual Mileage Record - but his progress was temporarily suspended on Saturday night as he was stopped by the police for cycling on an 'A' road!
3 December 2015 - 3:17pm
Can't fund cycling because of pollution fines?
Promises on climate change in Paris, but the annual pollution fines the UK pays to the EU could be five times more than the Chancellor's cycling budget. Will politicians ever see through the smog and accept the economic argument for investing in an activity that helps tackle environmental issues?
26 November 2015 - 11:05am
Can you count your Worship?
If drivers are supposed to be disqualified from driving when they incur 12 points on their licence in a three year period, why are over 7000 people still allowed to drive after accumulating between 12 and 45 points? Can the Magistrates not manage the maths or do they just misunderstand the meaning of 'exceptional' hardship, the motorist's mitigation?
23 November 2015 - 2:37pm
Cyclism - the Coroner's Chronicles
Two weeks ago one Coroner claimed a lorry driver would not have expected to see a cyclist on a trunk road. Last week another speculated that a driver's failure to see the cyclist in daylight 'may have been compounded by his clothing'. CTC's Duncan Dollimore asks do the Coroners understand cycling - or perhaps more importantly, the Highway Code?
19 November 2015 - 9:59am
Why should cyclists support Road Safety Week 2015?
As Road Safety Week goes green with a 'drive less, live more' theme for 2015, CTC's Duncan Dollimore asks is it time to take a broader approach to cycling and road safety campaigning with a cycle to improve safety message?
12 November 2015 - 11:20am
Helmets, excuses, irrelevant facts and blame deflection
CTC's Duncan Dollimore examines why a cyclist not wearing a helmet and other excuses are used to deflect blame in motoring offences, and why so many people, including judges, are unduly empathetic to road crime offenders.
9 November 2015 - 4:44pm
Further torture from Treasury on Transport
As HM Treasury proudly announces that the Department for Transport has agreed to make cuts of more than 30% over the next four years, CTC campaigner Sam Jones wonders what this might mean for cycling.
3 November 2015 - 3:40pm
My experience as a CTC Conference first-timer
CTC and Cyclenation hosted their 34th annual cycle campaigners’ conference in Liverpool last month and as a new volunteer for CTC, I was keen to go along to see for myself the important work they do, as well as the many challenges they face.
27 October 2015 - 3:09pm
Show up, speak up and get involved!
It might be turning cold in Scotland but Suzanne Forup, CTC's Assistant Head of Development, has a whole load of opportunities for you to get hot under the collar! You might even be able to get things off your chest and get involved in shaping cycling in Scotland too...
22 October 2015 - 1:09pm
Why do people think they can say what they like about cyclists?
Anti-cycling rants in newspapers, on the TV or radio are nothing new, so why do people think they can say what they like about cyclists? CTC's Victoria Hazael looks at why personal anecdotes seem to win the emotional argument over facts and evidence.
8 October 2015 - 3:29pm
Does your ride count if it is not on Strava?
Ride-logging website Strava launched its Insights pages this week, summarising 136 billion data points from 12 different cities. CTC’s Victoria Hazael takes a look at what it tells us about cycling levels in London and beyond.