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14 April 2016 - 4:56pm
My LEJOG blog - Julie completes her journey
Roland and Julie outside Cycling UK office
I've worked at Cycling UK for nearly 15 years now. For nearly all that time, I've been talking to people about our Land's End to John o'Groats route pack but I've never had the opportunity to actually ride it myself. Until now that is...
14 April 2016 - 12:15pm
Proof that better cycle infrastructure dramatically increases cycle use
Bus and cyclist enjoying the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway
New research by academics at Cambridge University has found that cycle friendly infrastructure accounts for 85% of increased cycle use. Cycling UK's Space for Cycling campaigner Tom Guha investigates what this means for cyclists across the UK.
13 April 2016 - 7:38pm
Stories from the school run
Alas, not the school run in the UK!
A pop up campaign to highlight the challenges parents in getting their children to school on the UK's roads by bike kicks off this week. Our Head of Development Scotland, Suzanne Forup, is contributing her preschool run film to the campaign.
8 April 2016 - 6:11pm
Walk, Cycle, Vote and take action in Scotland!
We'd vote for safe routes to pre-school
Cycling UK President has written to Scotland’s Holyrood candidates on behalf of the We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote campaign this week supporting the campaign's activities of the last couple of weeks to see if they will support our three main asks for active travel for the next parliament.
8 April 2016 - 11:03am
My favourite ride: Abergavenny and the Three Peaks
Picture from Lost Lanes Wales by Jack Thurston
Cycling journalist and author Jack Thurston shares one of his favourites from his latest book of great rides: ‘Lost Lanes Wales’. This ride, close to Jack’s home, is a deceptively laid-back circuit from Abergavenny, Wales’s self-proclaimed capital of cycling, with an optional sting in the tail.
7 April 2016 - 6:13pm
World Health Organisation suggests promoting cycling to combat diabetes
Cyclists in Edinburgh
This World Health Day, it is diabetes that has taken the spotlight. As the disease continues to afflict more and more people around the world, the World Health Organisation has recommended cycling as a means to help combat it. Cycling UK's Space for Cycling campaigner Tom Guha takes a closer look.
26 March 2016 - 12:41pm
A Cycling and Walking 'Investment' Strategy with woefully little investment
A "Cycle-proofed" motorway in Perth (Creative Commons image via Wikipedia)
The Government's draft strategy's admirable fine words about normalising cycling and walking by 2040 aren't remotely matched by its targets and policies, and particularly the woeful lack of investment, says CTC Policy Director Roger Geffen.
22 March 2016 - 1:02pm
Showcasing Cycling UK Scotland
Suzanne Forup
Suzanne Forup, Cycling UK Head of Development Scotland, is busy campaigning ahead of the Scottish election, supporting the Women's Cycle Forum and speaking at The Women and Cycling Conference, The Cycle Touring Festival and Sit Less, Get Active.
15 March 2016 - 11:26am
MPs back CTC’s calls on road traffic law enforcement
A House of Commons Committee has officially recognised many of CTC’s concerns about cycling safety in its report on its inquiry into road traffic law enforcement, published on 15 March 2016. It also supports a range of solutions we have been recommending for some time and raised in the evidence we submitted to the inquiry, both orally and in writing. We now urge the Government to implement them.
8 March 2016 - 11:33am
An inspirational 'Day of Women and Bikes'
Cycling adventurer Emily Chappell
Women who love cycling gathered in Oxford for a Day of Women and Bikes. The event was organised by the Broken Spoke Bike Co-op and was part of the Oxford International Women's Festival. Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael went along to hear the inspiring speakers.
4 March 2016 - 3:27pm
Ice time for a ride: reading the signs
Cyclist pedaling over an icy bridge
As the mercury begins to drop, in this guest blog, the Met Office explains what cyclists can look out for when the conditions grow increasingly icy…
3 March 2016 - 1:44pm
Healthy New Towns to Get Britain Cycling?
Parked cycles
NHS England are looking to cycling in their plans to build 10 'Healthy New Towns'. A promising step - but does it go far enough asks CTC's new campaigner Tom Guha.
19 February 2016 - 1:56pm
Update on the lorry safety jigsaw
Wardington - soon to be disturbed by 500 HS2 lorries passing through daily
As CTC asks supporters to Take Action for Lorry Safety, Duncan Dollimore provides a news update on how the challenges to protecting cyclists from lorry danger are being tackled, including vehicle design, procurement, safer employer and driver behaviour, and lorry bans.
12 February 2016 - 2:23pm
The long history of how 'localism' hasn't worked for cycling
Lord (formerly Sir George) Young: still promoting cycling (photo c/o Lord Young)
In the second of two parliamentary debates within a week, Lord (formerly Sir George) Young harked back to his first speech on cycling as a new MP in 1975. It prompted CTC's Roger Geffen to reflect on why governments of all colours keep passing responsibility for cycling to local councils, and why this prescription still isn't working.
4 February 2016 - 7:43pm
New faces and encouraging words, but same response
Westminster at dusk
In the wake of Parliament’s largest social media interaction with the public via the #funding4cycling on 2 February, MPs took to Westminster Hall on Wednesday 3 February to debate the very real issue of funding for cycling. CTC’s Sam Jones shares his thoughts...
1 February 2016 - 8:52am
Capitals for cyclists need contracts for safety
Bus and a cyclist on a quiet London street.
Transport for London today announced the launch of a new bus safety programme, including a plan to incentivise safety in its contracts. With further promises of more transparency in collision investigations, and the UK’s first incident support service for those injured in collisions, is a public authority finally listening to the voice of campaigners and independent report recommendations?
25 January 2016 - 2:40pm
Cyclist’s safety and corporate irresponsibility
Time is money
Drivers given delivery schedules they can’t safely achieve. Employers cutting corners and costs when putting profit before safety. Guaranteed delivery promises which incentivise risky driving. A tale of corporate indifference to road casualties which demands a cultural change - or should we just follow the US example and make companies pay for unsafe practices that shatter lives?
18 January 2016 - 5:03pm
HSE guide to doing nothing about road safety
Dieu et Mon Droit photo
The Health and Safety Executive plead that ‘Policy’ prevents the prosecution of Frys, but ignore their Protocol with the CPS and the Transport Safety Commission's recommendation that they play a greater role in the investigation of work-related road deaths. Time to take their heads out of the sand!
13 January 2016 - 4:58pm
Serious injuries and comical sentencing
Cyclists protest against inadequate sentencing showing bikes on court steps
Two cyclists still recovering from life-threatening injuries caused by dangerous drivers. Two convicted motorists spared jail and given suspended sentences. Too many lenient sentences in serious injury cases. Too long to wait for the Government's Review of Sentencing for motoring offences.
24 December 2015 - 10:11am
24 December: Twas the night before Christmas
Cycling Santa
This year CTC re-imagines the classic poem of Father Christmas delivering his gifts...but this time by trike.
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