25 October 2016 - 1:28pm
Q. When is mandatory not mandatory? A. When travelling with a bike on GWR
In spring this year Great Western Railways (GWR) announced that all bikes on their high speed trains would require mandatory booking from May. Understandably there was public outcry and confusion. In October, Cycling UK and Ben Bradshaw, MP for Exeter and keen cyclist, met with Great Western Railways (GWR) to discuss current and future cycle rail policy.
1 February 2016 - 9:48am
CTC welcomes new bus safety programme in London
CTC has welcomed the announcement from Transport for London on 1 February of the launch of a new bus safety programme, set to incentivise safety in its contracts. CTC has called for an extension of this programme to cover the whole of the UK and to include lorries.
13 November 2015 - 6:40pm
It was CTC wot won it! Eurostar in U-turn
CTC is celebrating after Eurostar backed down over its controversial plans to make cyclists box up their bikes thanks to our 'Zero Stars for Eurostar' campaign.
2 November 2015 - 5:32pm
Eurostar cycle service subject to delays
Eurostar appears to have delayed its controversial plans to make cyclists box up their bikes to travel, an investigation by CTC has revealed.
28 October 2015 - 5:13pm
Eurostar says 'yes' to talks...but plans still go ahead
Eurostar has agreed to meet CTC and Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s office to discuss the controversial move to make cyclists dismantle and box up their bikes to travel. But any face-to-face talks will have to take place AFTER the new cycle-carriage policy comes into force this Sunday.
15 October 2015 - 5:33pm
Boris Johnson adds his voice to 'Zero stars for Eurostar'
A day after CTC launched its 'Zero stars for Eurostar' campaign calling on the train provider to rethink its proposed new cycle-carriage policy, London Mayor Boris Johnson MP has said he will write to Eurostar urging them not to proceed with the planned changes.
13 October 2015 - 11:01pm
Cycling's zero stars for Eurostar
CTC criticises “hypocritical” change in Eurostar policy which would make cyclists “third-class passengers”
13 October 2015 - 11:00pm
Take action: Cycling's zero stars for Eurostar
CTC is spearheading a Europe-wide campaign urging “hypocritical” Eurostar to reverse its controversial decision to make cyclists dismantle their cycles before travelling.
23 May 2014 - 8:52am
Let's get the best for cycling out of HS2
CTC isn’t taking sides on whether or not to build HS2 Phase 1 (the proposed high speed rail line between London and the West Midlands), but we do want to make sure that cyclists get the best deal out of the project.
21 October 2013 - 5:46pm
Liverpool's CTC members object to the Mayor's bus lane suspension
Paul McCartney wrote about the ‘Long and Winding Road’. Well, Merseyside's bus passengers may now be feeling they are living out the song's lyrics after the Mayor enforced a suspension of the city's bus lanes in a bid to ease traffic congestion.
19 July 2013 - 10:41am
Cycling to stations doubles in 7 years
The number of people cycling to railway stations has steadily increased over the last 7 years, figures from the National Passenger Survey, obtained by CTC, reveal.