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22 December 2015 - 2:02pm
Swale CTC are having a swell Christmas time!
Two riders dressed in festive gear
Swale CTC made the most of the unseasonably weather this week on its annual ​​Christmas Ride yesterday along the north Kent coast. A record 23 riders, many of whom were dressed in festive outfits, attended. Group member Miriam was inspired by the event to write a poem to celebrate.
21 December 2015 - 6:07pm
The year in numbers - what CTC has achieved in 2015 with the help of our volunteers
Stevenage and N. Herts CTC ride by John Crouch
CTC is an independent charity whose activities reflect the commitment of our members, volunteers and partners to make a lasting difference to the lives of individuals and communities by supporting people to cycle and keep cycling. Without the help of our amazing volunteers, we would not be able to achieve this goal. Thank you!
18 December 2015 - 10:30am
CTC's Roger dedicates MBE to volunteers and campaigners
Roger Geffen (centre)
CTC’s Roger Geffen says he wants his MBE, which he collects at Buckingham Palace today (Friday 18 December), to be shared with all cycling volunteers and campaigners in the UK.
18 December 2015 - 1:00am
Christmas dinner and burning calories
Christmas Pud
Cycling is great exercise and an excellent way to burn off any extra calories you may consume over the Christmas period. But how long will you have to cycle for? Take a look at our handy guide to cycling off your Christmas treats.
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.
16 December 2015 - 4:58pm
How to cycle in a group
A group riding in the countryside
Do you ride with a group? Or would you like to? Cycling UK's guide to group etiquette will show you how to get the most out of the experience.
16 December 2015 - 1:41am
How to make a Christmas tree out of bike parts
A Christmas tree cog
Take some old bike wheels, a rusty crank, some tinsel and Christmas baubles - and hey presto, you can make a lovely decoration for your home or office!
13 December 2015 - 7:22pm
Gift ideas for cyclists - touring luxuries
mkettle in action
One person’s luxury is another’s essential – it’s the beauty of humanity and touring. We asked members of the CTC forum to provide a little inspiration and had the office’s most distinguished tourers Julie Rand and Ian Taylor to pick their favourites.
11 December 2015 - 4:26pm
Send your friends and family a fun Santa cycling E-card
Cycling Santas by Dave Walker
We've teamed up with our friend and illustrator, Dave Walker, to create a series of fun Christmas e-cards depicting Santa trying out different types of bikes to help him with his myriad of deliveries. You can choose your favourite, add a personal message and send one to your friends and family too.
10 December 2015 - 4:33pm
10 December: The ridden word
Flickr CC: Ross G. Strachan
Nothing says Merry Christmas to the cyclists in your life than a book celebrating the peculiarities of their passion. We’ve selected some of our favourites below, and one lucky reader has the chance to ride off with the a copy.
9 December 2015 - 3:00am
A guide to cycling lights
Helmet lights: very useful off-road, annoying on road
Winter: time to plug in those rechargeables or check out your dynamo setup. Chris Juden presents a guide to lighting and the law.
7 December 2015 - 4:27pm
Cycling UK’s guide to cycling guides
Flickr CC: janebelindasmith
Wondering where to go cycling in the new year? From Wales to Central Asia, Cycling UK has you covered with a range of books at prices to suit all budgets.
7 December 2015 - 3:51pm
Curfew in 'seven second' cyclist's death by careless driving case
Gold Scales of Justice picture
Driver Derek Edward Chenney has been sentenced to a curfew order and a two year driving disqualification after admitting to causing the death of head teacher Paul Miller by careless driving. Chenney drove into the illuminated cyclist, having failed to see him for seven seconds. But why was he charged with 'careless' rather than 'dangerous' driving?
7 December 2015 - 1:38pm
Top of the Socks
Socks above a fireplace
They’re renowned for being one of the least welcome of Christmas presents, but Cycling UK's Sam Jones is never happier than being knee deep in socks. He has put together a short review of this season’s cycling socks.
6 December 2015 - 4:34pm
A guide to buying the best balance bike
Toddler riding a balance bike
Encouraging a toddler to regularly ride a balance bike is the best way to get them to love cycling. Cycling UK's tiny testers have been riding and reviewing some of the best balance bikes on the market.
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.
30 November 2015 - 2:32pm
Judge Enright gets it just right
Scales of justice
At last, a senior member of the legal profession showing sympathy for a cyclist. CTC is delighted to draw attention to the comments of Judge Sean Enright in the case of a tailgating lorry driver who pushed over an elderly cyclist, breaking his leg.
27 November 2015 - 4:11pm
CTC tells Parliament and radio: We need lorry safety
While total police numbers are down 3.5%, roads police officers are down by 37%
CTC has marked Road Safety Week with two appearances in Parliament and one on Radio 4, calling for action to reduce lorry danger
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.
25 November 2015 - 1:36pm
Celebration for cycling in Brighton, but UK future unclear
Space for Cycling ride in Brighton at the Labour Party Conference in September 2
Brighton and Hove has become the first non-London council formally to sign up to the Space for Cycling campaign promoted by CTC.
 
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