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12 January 2016 - 6:54pm
Tribute Ride success is a Billie bonus
Billie Fleming
More women look sure to be cycling this year – thanks to a legend who set a world record way back in 1938. CTC members were among the hundreds of women who took to their bikes throughout 2015 in memory of Billie Fleming, who rode the greatest distance ever cycled by a female 78 years ago.
23 December 2015 - 1:56pm
CTC in bike donation appeal after 'callous' theft
Reading cycle training for children
CTC is appealing for people to donate children’s bikes after heartless thieves stole 12 cycles used for popular after-school sessions in Reading. The bikes were taken during a break-in at Palmer Park Sports Stadium during the early hours of Tuesday 15 December.
22 December 2015 - 5:10pm
Bikeability boosted for the next 4 years
CTC training instructor
The Government’s announcement of £50m for cycle training scheme Bikeability is welcomed but the question of Space for Cycling still remains unanswered.
22 December 2015 - 2:25pm
Government letting unsafe drivers “off the hook”
Fatal Collision sign
CTC, the national cycling charity, expressed concern that the Government’s new Road Safety Statement issued yesterday (21 December) effectively lets unsafe drivers “off the hook”.
17 December 2015 - 1:12pm
Reallocate road funding for cycling says CTC
Palace of Westminster at Christmas
As the Government publishes its mission statement for the forthcoming Cycling and Walking Strategy (CWIS), CTC the national cycling charity questions the Government’s overall commitment to meet the aspirations outlined today.
4 December 2015 - 11:06am
CTC calls for safer Oxford cycle crossing
'Potentially lethal' Oxford cycle crossing
Nearly 700 cyclists have signed a petition spearheaded by CTC Councillor Graham Smith calling for Oxfordshire County Council to redesign a “potentially lethal” crossing facility for bikes in Oxford.
25 November 2015 - 3:51pm
“PM’s ‘Cycling Revolution’ punctured by Osborne”
Palace at Westminster
Chancellor George Osborne today announced in his Autumn Statement that just £300m will be available for cycling over duration of this Parliament. At just £60m per year, this is a staggering 58% cut compared with the current year's projected spending of £142m.
19 November 2015 - 4:47pm
CTC supports MPs' call on Funding for Cycling
Dr Sarah Wollaston MP in Manchester at Conservative Party Conference
Transport funding will face further cuts of 30% over the next four years, and cycling is a likely candidate subsequently to suffer. We need your help to make sure this doesn’t happen.
18 September 2015 - 1:09pm
CTC announces conference speaker line up
Cycle conference, Campaigners
CTC announces the first names of the speaker line-up to enthuse local cycle campaigners at this year's annual CTC Cyclenation Conference in Liverpool on Saturday 24 October.
13 August 2015 - 4:14pm
Closure threat to essential part of Wales Coast Path
Barmouth Bridge faces closure
Barmouth Bridge, part of the National Cycle Network, faces closure after 150 years use due to council cuts, potentially forcing cyclists and walkers on an 18 mile detour.
27 July 2015 - 9:27am
Wales has the tools but needs to use them
Cardiff Cycle City group calling for better cycle provision in March 2015
Statistics for cycling in Wales show a disturbing trend as cycling casualties increase, as CTC Cymru calls for the Welsh Government to make good on the ambitions contained in the Active Travel Act Wales.
23 July 2015 - 4:27pm
Taxi for DfT!
Green taxi
As summer begins in Westminster, the Department for Transport announces its support for greener transport options and low emission vehicles just weeks after the Chancellor raised the levy on their use.
16 July 2015 - 5:42pm
Prime Minister meets with MPs to talk cycle safety
Prime Minister meets the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (photo: APPCG)
David Cameron met with members of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) to discuss cycle safety.
24 June 2015 - 7:58pm
Minister confirms go-ahead for Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy
Cycling and Walking Minister, Robert Goodwill, MP
Transport Minister Robert Goodwill today confirmed that he has given instructions to progress towards formal 'Commencement' of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, paving the way for increased investment in improved cycling conditions.
24 June 2015 - 12:50pm
Patchy picture for local cycling levels, new figures show
London cyclists
New figures just out on local levels of walking and cycling in England last year (2013/14) show not much change over the year before in the proportion of people cycling at least once a month. Some local authorities, however, are witnessing significant increases in cycling rates.
10 June 2015 - 6:07pm
Bike Week launched by parliamentary peloton
Bike Week UK MP Bike Ride
The launch of Bike Week, which officially begins this Saturday, is traditionally hosted by the Dutch Embassy in London and coincides with the annual MPs' bike ride to Parliament. Wednesday 10 June was the day, and CTC’s Sam Jones was there to report on events.
22 May 2015 - 10:11am
50 years to double current cycle use says CTC
Commuting cyclists on Waterloo Bridge
The Government's latest statistics on cycle use show that it has crept up slightly since last year - and is now about 20% higher than 10 years ago. But at this rate it will take a very long time to catch up with our continental neighbours.
15 May 2015 - 11:55am
Bike Week to get half a million people cycling this June
Bike Week logo
Over half a million people are due to take part in Bike Week (13 – 21 June), the biggest cycling event in the UK. Packed full of activities and helpful tips on how you can make the simple switch to cycling, Bike Week 2015 demonstrates that cycling is a really convenient way to get around.
12 May 2015 - 12:00pm
Over a sixth of new Commons strongly support cycling
Bicycle outside a polling station
CTC has revealed that 114 of the newly elected 650 MPs, including the Prime Minister, have shown their strong support for cycling, as identified via its Vote Bike campaign.
8 May 2015 - 11:46am
Thousands at Space for Cycling and Pedal on Parliament rides
Space for Cycling: brightening up the city. Photo: CTC, Creative Commons licence
Despite 'safety' concerns by officials, over 4,000 riders took part in the Pedal on Parliament ride in Edinburgh, while nearly 500 joined a Space for Cycling ride in Sheffield. Hundreds more joined rides in Newcastle and Aberdeen on 25 April.
 
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