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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.
12 July 2012 - 4:03pm
CTC member gets payout from Arriva after leaping from her bike to avoid a bus
Copyright Dimitry Shironosov, Shutterstock.com
A 54-year-old cyclist from Garston in Liverpool, who leaped from her bike to avoid being hit by a bus, achieved a financial settlement from public transport operator Arriva.
10 July 2012 - 3:46pm
South West Trains reverses bike ban after only 36 hours
Brompton on a railway platform
CTC is relieved to hear that South West Trains has reversed a proposed ban on all non-folding bikes, just 36 hours after implementing it. However, Southern and Southeastern still have widespread restrictions in place.
28 June 2012 - 9:04am
Cycle casualties increase sharply in 2011
Reduced traffic policing may be partly behind the rise in casualties
Figures released today from the Government show that cycle use increased very slightly in 2011, however, the numbers of serious injuries rose markedly. CTC is calling on Government to do more to improve safety.
15 June 2012 - 4:24pm
MPs' Bike Ride and Bike Week launch
Bike Week launch with Tommy Godwin
MPs and Peers gathered for the annual All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group bike ride from the London Transport Museum to the House of Lords.
13 June 2012 - 5:08pm
Transport for Greater Manchester Cycle Challenge results
Informa staff in the TFGM Challenge
Over 2000 employees in Greater Manchester cycled over 170,000 miles in the Transport for Greater Manchester Cycle Challenge – the equivalent of cycling nearly seven times around the world.
8 June 2012 - 10:06am
New Mayor of Basingstoke shuns chaffeur limo for bike
Councillor Martin Biermann (from Basingstoke Observer)
Cllr Martin Biermann was recently voted in as the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane Council, but has announced he would no longer use a chaffeur, instead declaring he would use a bicycle to attend engagements.
23 May 2012 - 1:59pm
Train companies ban cycles during Olympics
Bans on bikes were proposed for much of the network
Train operating companies banned cycles from many trains during the Olympic Games period, with the worst closures affecting the cycling road races on the 28/29 July. After few observed problems the bans were lifted in time for the Paralympics.
10 May 2012 - 2:02pm
UK bike sales expected to reach all time high
CTC Ride to the Pies Sportive in Dorset
A new report from Mintel predicts sales of bikes will reach an all time high in 2012 - with the market set to grow by a further 8% on 2011 to reach £700 million this year.
9 May 2012 - 7:18pm
Organisations across Wales rise to the Challenge
Cardiff Cycle Challenge
Three Cycle Challenges will take place across Wales this summer in Cardiff, Swansea and Gwynedd - Anglesey.
8 May 2012 - 9:37am
Transport for Greater Manchester Cycle Challenge
Wheels in motion for TfGM Workplace Cycle Challenge
CTC, along with partners Challenge for Change are currently running a Workplace Cycle Challenge for Transport for Greater Manchester across the 10 districts of Manchester.
4 May 2012 - 12:41pm
High prices fuel cycling in Southampton
Petrol Pump: Copyright Ruslan Semichev 2012, Shutterstock
Are petrol and diesel prices fuelling a rise in cycling? Research by Southampton University reveals a third of cyclists in the city are cycling more to avoid paying at the pump.
3 May 2012 - 2:26pm
London cab firm boycotted by cyclists
John Griffin of Addison Lee
The owner of Addison Lee - a minicab company that operates in central London - has got into hot water with cyclists after a series of belligerent statements about cyclists and bus lanes.
5 April 2012 - 2:28pm
Free cycling training for the over 50s in Swindon
Over 50s begginners line up for their first lesson
The Over 50’s Cycling Courses in Swindon have been so popular that it is fully booked months in advance and more dates have been added to cope with demand.
22 March 2012 - 5:03pm
The Fat Cycle Rider tells how he lost 8st 4lb by riding to work
Blogger Toby Field also known as The Fat Cycle Rider
Toby Field only took up cycling two years ago but is now riding ten miles to work and back each day - and is now a whole lot healthier and a lean cycle rider into the bargain.
20 March 2012 - 3:14pm
Cycle trains - a good way to encourage people to commute by bike
Commuting cyclists in a group
Cyclists in Stirlingshire, Scotland have formed a bike train from Dunblane station to Stirling University as a way of encouraging more people to use sustainable transport and reduce the number of car journeys.
9 February 2012 - 3:54pm
Cities fit for cycling
Cities fit for cycling
The Times has launched a campaign to improve cycle safety following the serious injury to a reporter on the paper. An 8 point manifesto has been published, with the focus on lorries, junctions, cycle infrastructure and 20 mph as the default urban speed limit.
31 October 2011 - 3:57pm
Cycle casualty numbers not reducing fast enough
Safety in Numbers
CTC, the national cycling charity, is concerned that the annual number of cyclist casualties does not appear to be reducing, even though the number of cycling trips remains similar to the levels seen during 2009.
31 October 2011 - 3:41pm
Government’s new road safety strategy offers a mixed picture for cyclists
Safety in Numbers image
CTC has welcomed key elements of the Government's new Strategic Framework for Road Safety. However, proposals to improve standards of driving risk being undermined by cuts to police numbers.
10 March 2010 - 11:07am
Government consults on 'electric personal vehicles' and e-bikes
Electrically assisted freight cycle in Paris
After years of delay the Department for Transport consulted on amendments to the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (EAPC) Regulations 1983 and a separate consultation on Electric Personal Vehicles (EPV). The former are now well out of date, while the latter sets out the law for 'Segway' scooters.
 
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