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8 January 2013 - 4:12pm
Top ten reasons to make 2013 the year you start riding to work
Two cycilsts and deer in Richmond Park
With train fares going up, the cost of motoring soaring and food prices escalating, there's never been a better time to start riding to work.
8 January 2013 - 3:53pm
Insurance for cycle commuters
Cycle commuter on a tow path
If you are a cycle commuter, or thinking about becoming one, you might be worried about insurance – for yourself and for your bike. And you might also wonder what happens if someone else is injured by your actions, for example a pedestrian stepping into your path.
8 January 2013 - 1:58pm
Cycling to work for beginners
Cyclist in Leeds
So you fancy saving money, getting fit and beating the traffic jams by cycling to work – but you're put off by the thought of the risks involved? Well, rest assured, the risks of cycling are about the same as walking per mile travelled – and the greater danger to your health is inactivity.
13 December 2012 - 11:09am
Surge in cycle use in 2011
Young and middle aged men show the biggest increase
Cycle use increased by 15% in 2011, according to new data from the Department for Transport. This contradicts earlier figures that had seemed to suggest static cycling levels last year. Growth was particularly strong among young and middle-aged men.
22 November 2012 - 4:26pm
Cycle Logistics hits the South Seas
Bike with trailer
Is it really viable to move things around by cycle in our towns and cities? What kind of things are currently being carried? Find out by listening to Outspoken Delivery's Gary Armstrong and CTC's Gavin Wood who discussed 'Cycle Logistics' on Radio New Zealand's Nights Show with Bryan Crump.
26 October 2012 - 9:41am
First 'graduate' from CTC Adult Cycle Training Scheme in Plymouth
Elaine completes here CTC cycle training
This week, Elaine Norman, the first participant in CTC's Adult Cycle Training Scheme, run in partnership with Plymouth City Council, completed her Level 1 National Cycle Training Standards Course and is keen to get out and about by bicycle in Plymouth.
25 October 2012 - 11:27am
How to plan a cycle route to work
Riding to work allows time to take in the sights
Cycling to work is growing in popularity in the UK. You'll save time, money and stress when you free yourself from the daily grind of parking penalties and petrol prices. But how can you find a suitable route?
25 October 2012 - 10:29am
Government backs initiative to encourage cycling to work
Man in suit riding to work
With the roads getting ever more clogged with motorised traffic and the population getting fatter, the government is keen to encourage employees to cycle to work. Businesses that want to encourage it too can now sign up to 'businesscycle', a scheme that replaces the Cycle to Work Guarantee.
24 October 2012 - 2:11pm
How Cycle to Work schemes work
Cycling to work will save you money
If your journey to work is less than about 20 miles each way, you have probably thought about getting there by bike. Not only will the journey keep you fit and healthy, you’ll probably save a fortune in fuel and fares. But of course, you’ll need a fairly robust bicycle and some equipment first.
23 October 2012 - 3:01pm
Top ten tips for cycling in traffic
In today's busy road conditions, what you may have learned years ago in the playground for your Cycling Proficiency badge just doesn't cut it. Update your cycling skills with our top ten tips.
23 October 2012 - 1:58pm
Beam me up Scotty! Do 'laser beam' cycle lanes help make you safe?
The Xfire virtual bike lane
A recent Guardian Bike Blog discussed the effects of a new 'safety' device: ' - Bike Lane Laser Safety Lighting System' projects a set of red lines around your bike to give the illusion of a cycle lane, the idea being to encourage drivers to give you more space when overtaking.
11 October 2012 - 2:51pm
Swansea Cycle Challenge 2012 exceeds all expectations!
Cyclists outside the Welsh Assembly
The Swansea Cycle Challenge 2012 will certainly create a cycling legacy throughout Swansea.The results and statistics speak for themselves and prove a new generation of cyclists are growing in Swansea.
8 October 2012 - 2:42pm
CTC wins bid to increase cycle commuting and cycle tourism in the Chilterns
Chilterns Cycleway due to be promoted by CTC
The Department for Transport has awarded a grant of £868,000 from its Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) for a three year project to increase car-free tourist travel from gateway towns in the Chilterns, linking with the Chilterns Cycleway.
24 September 2012 - 2:05pm
CTC talks cycling to Plymouth University students
CTC with Plymotion at the University of Plymouth
On 21 September, CTC's Cycling Development Officer for Plymouth, Brett Nicolle, attended the University of Plymouth's Health & Well Being Fayre, advising students new to the city about how to get around by bike in Plymouth.
17 September 2012 - 2:04pm
Get discounted tickets for Cycle Show 2012
Cycle show 2012 logo
CTC will once again be at the Cycle Show this year. CTC members can get a discounted tickets and the first 25 CTC members to visit our stand (A11) each day will receive a CTC goody bag.
13 September 2012 - 4:42pm
Tell your MP that the criminal justice system isn't working
Police enforcement is the first stage in effective criminal justice
For the last few years CTC's Stop SMIDSY project has recorded the inadequacies in the way the criminal justice system treats cyclists who have been involved in road crashes. CTC is now working with British Cycling and other organisations to call for a review of all aspects of the current system.
12 September 2012 - 1:20pm
Like to shop by bike? Get involved in CycleLogistics!
Christmas shopping by bike ((photo: Mikael Colville-Andersen)
CTC is part of a consortium involved in a pioneering CycleLogistics project funded by the EU's Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. The project aims to reduce energy used in urban freight transport by replacing motorised vehicles with cargo cycles. Read on to see how you can play a part...
24 August 2012 - 10:38am
Police officer convicted of dangerous driving which left cycling musician seriously injured
Pepe Delmonte (photo: J Mark Dodds, Creative Commons)
A police officer has been convicted of dangerous driving following a collision in east London which has left a cyclist with serious injuries and possibly permanent brain-damage. Songwriter Pepe Belmonte was about to launch his first album, but has since had to relearn to walk and play the guitar.
23 August 2012 - 2:52pm
Cycle Logistics
Cyclist tranporting shopping
Is it really possible and practical to transport freight by cycle? CTC is involved in a european project to encourage more businesses to deliver by bike and trike.
17 July 2012 - 4:35pm
Road safety inquiry highlights lack of Government leadership on cycling
CTC President Jon Snow
A report from the Transport Select Committee has criticised the Government over the handling of cycle safety. The report emerged following evidence given by CTC and CTC's President Jon Snow earlier in the year.
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