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15 July 2016 - 12:01pm
MPs discover wheels can lead to wellbeing as Herne Hill hosts disabled cycling day
Isabelle Clement, Director of Wheels for Wellbeing
Politicians were given an insight to the world of disabled cycling as the heavens opened at Herne Hill Velodrome this week. Ruth Cadbury MP, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, was among those invited to a Tea, Tour, Talk and Track session organised by the inclusive cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing, which is affiliated to Cycling UK.
11 January 2016 - 3:42pm
Failure to fill pothole leads to cyclist's death
Pothole on Manor Rd, Guildford
Following the death of a cyclist who hit a water filled pothole and was thrown into the path of an oncoming car, Warwickshire County Council face questions as to why they allegedly postponed planned resurface works. Surely the decision wasn't because of xmas tree sales?
8 January 2016 - 6:00pm
Fund cycling through road investment strategy
A369 Cycle Route Road Works
Highways England’s Cycling Strategy, while rich in promise, only highlights the need to reallocate funding from the Government's Road Investment Strategy towards cycling.
6 January 2016 - 2:37pm
A Liddle means a lot for Northumberland cyclists
Corbridge ACLs
A testing stretch of the Hadrian’s Cycleway in Northumberland is now safer and more user-friendly thanks to CTC campaigner Ted Liddle.
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.
23 October 2015 - 11:53am
Green for go as Cardiff says yes to traffic-free day
Cardiff City Hall
Paris, Brussels, Delhi…and now Cardiff. CTC has welcomed the news that plans to hold a traffic-free day in the Welsh capital have been given the green light.
1 October 2015 - 5:42pm
Sunny Brighton welcomes Space for Cycling
Cycle campaigners pedalling along the Brighton sea front
Sunny skies greeted campaigners and politicians gathered along the Brighton beach front at the Labour Party Conference on 30 September 2015. CTC campaigner Sam Jones was there to report on the day.
24 September 2015 - 7:15pm
Department for Transport reports increase in cyclist serious injuries
Cycle commuting
Statistics released on Thursday by the Department for Transport show an upward trend in road casualties and in cyclists’ serious injuries. CTC argues this highlights the need for a reversal of cuts to roads policing and sustained investment in cycling infrastructure.
18 August 2015 - 3:20pm
CTC and Cyclenation conference: be part of the largest gathering of cycle campaigners
Annual Cycle Conference
Book your place now! CTC & Cyclenation's annual cycle campaigners' conference 2015,hosted in Liverpool by Merseyside Cycle Campaign on Saturday 24 October. Key speakers and workshop sessions will provide a forum to discuss recent developments and new opportunities in local cycle campaiging
24 July 2015 - 1:19pm
Transport for London Cycle Route Study
Cycle Route Survey
Help Transport for London with its current study of cycle routes by taking part in a survey, and or by mapping your routes with a handy app to create better cycle networks in the future.
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.
3 March 2015 - 9:35am
Political parties quizzed on their cycling commitments
John Humphrys chairing The Big Cycling Debate
The Big Cycling Debate yesterday [2 March] proved a useful opportunity to press the three main parties on what they would do to Get Britain Cycling - and crucially, how much they are prepared to spend on it.
15 January 2015 - 12:58pm
New Android app for Fill That Hole
Fill That Hole App
The new Fill That Hole Android app is out of the beta testing phase; it will make reporting potholes quicker and easier - and it should mean our roads will get fixed faster.
23 December 2014 - 5:28pm
Funding for road maintenance welcome, do the same for cycling says CTC
Cyclist using Fill That Hole app
Today (Tuesday 23 December 2014) CTC, the national cycling charity, welcomed the Department for Transport (DfT) confirmation of its earlier announcement to provide dedicated funding to improve the conditions of England’s roads.
12 December 2014 - 5:25pm
Tell your MP to back the cycling and walking amendment to the Infrastructure Bill
New cycle track in Bristol - photo courtesy of Bristol 24/7
CTC has teamed up with the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Living Streets, Campaign for Better Transport, Sustrans and British Cycling to propose an Amendment to the Infrastructure Bill currently passing through the House of Commons.
27 November 2014 - 7:28pm
Summons for cyclist fined for pavement cycling
The location where the fine was issued
A cyclist whose legal challenge is being supported by the Cyclists' Defence Fund has received a court summons for failing to pay a fine for pavement cycling.
18 July 2014 - 11:54am
£10 a head for cycling by 2020 say MPs
Inquiry witnesses Edmund King (AA), Chris Boardman (BC) and Roger Geffen (CTC)
The Commons Transport Select Committee's inquiry report on Cycle Safety has been published, endorsing many of CTC's recommendations.
10 July 2014 - 2:05pm
Huge improvement in design of Cycle Superhighway 5
How CS5 could look as it approaches Vauxhall
New designs out for consultation show that the quality of design for cycling infrastructure has shot up. The new route, which parallels one of London's busiest distributor roads, will now be almost entirely protected from traffic, with generous widths and good continuity.
9 July 2014 - 12:13pm
Lincoln bypass rejected on cycling safety grounds
The bridge crossing the proposed bypass was deemed unsafe for cyclists
The Lincoln Eastern Bypass has been delayed because of concerns over cyclists' safety. CTC Lincolnshire had objected to the road because of the failure to deal with cyclists' needs adequately.
 
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