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22 March 2016 - 12:02pm
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 - 10:26am
MPs back CTC’s calls on road traffic law enforcement
Parliament
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 - 10:33am
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 - 2:27pm
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 - 12:44pm
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 - 12:56pm
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 - 1:23pm
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 - 6:43pm
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 - 7:52am
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 - 1:40pm
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 - 4:03pm
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 - 3:58pm
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 - 9:11am
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.
22 December 2015 - 1:50pm
Distracted message on driver mobile phone use
Driver using one hand to use his mobile phone
Clamping down on driver mobile phone use: by catching fewer offenders, sending them for retraining, disqualifying fewer drivers and ignoring other distraction risks. Roll up to read the Government’s new Road Safety Statement!
21 December 2015 - 5:06pm
Go on a winter cycling treasure hunt
Christmas Pie Trail and confused cyclist
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 - 9:42am
Devolving Dutch Cycle Power from London to the Regions
Festive city cycling showing xmas tree and stationary smiling cyclist
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 - 10:33am
Video - What do cyclists want for Christmas?
Laura by a Christmas tree made of bike bits
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 - 8:30am
The confidential bus driver and the safer cyclist
Red London Bus overtaking a 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 - 10:07am
15 December: Spoof cycling Christmas menu
CTC's Christmas Menu for Cyclists
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 - 1:50pm
How will the proposed increase in the Small Claims limit affect cyclists?
Will small claims limit rise for cyclists injured in road collisions help?
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.
 
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