2 July 2015 - 1:34pm
You can still sign up to the Great Tour!
Cycling along a beach
As the Tour de France begins in the Netherlands, a large group of cyclists will be leaving Holyhead in Wales to begin the Countrywide Great Tour. It's not too late to sign up to ride part of the spectacular 6,600km route around Britain's coastline.
2 July 2015 - 11:22am
How to buy a secondhand bike
Two women on dutch style bikes
Are you looking for a new bike, but your budget is slim? Robin Eveleigh from Drover Cycles shares his tips for buying a secondhand bike and avoiding buying a stolen bike.
1 July 2015 - 7:45am
Cycling in the heat
Water bottles by Steven Depolo
As temperatures soar this summer, CTC’s Victoria Hazael has some top tips for staying cool on your bike.
30 June 2015 - 5:55pm
Regulator bans haulage operators whose driver killed cyclist
Lorry by Michele Solmi via by Creative Commons
Two transport managers responsible for hiring a driver who killed a cyclist by careless driving have had their licences to operate revoked.
25 June 2015 - 9:36am
Free Bikeability courses at Thrive events across England
A girl riding a bike
CTC has teamed up with the Crown Estates as part of a series of summer events called Thrive, designed to make healthy living fun.
24 June 2015 - 8:21pm
Action needed not words after road casualty statistics published
Girl on a bike by Matt Dinnery
The Department for Transport has released new figures today that show vulnerable road users, including cyclists, account for 'disproportionately more casualties than would be expected' in spite of 45% fewer fatalities in 2014 than a decade earlier.
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.
24 June 2015 - 12:50pm
Patchy picture for local cycling levels, new figures show
London cyclists
New figures just out on local levels of walking and cycling in England last year (2013/14) show not much change over the year before in the proportion of people cycling at least once a month. Some local authorities, however, are witnessing significant increases in cycling rates.
17 June 2015 - 4:01pm
Commuter gripes could be solved by Bike Week
Bike Week 2015 #BikeWeekUK
Our latest YouGov survey found that almost half of Britain’s commuters live within an ‘easily cycle-able’ distance from their workplace (0-5 miles away). If they aren't already enjoying a ride to work, research suggests millions more commuters would feel much better for making the switch to cycling.
16 June 2015 - 12:47pm
Raising funds through film
Funds raised to prosecute driver who hit Michael Mason, pictured
A supporter of the Cyclists' Defence Fund has raised £215.60 for the ‘Justice for Michael’ appeal by showing a screening of the documentary ‘Bikes vs Cars’.
15 June 2015 - 4:09pm
Bike Week: cycle to work tactics
Julie and Kay cycling
Warm mornings and long, sunny evenings make the summer an especially enticing season for cycle commuting ... but how do you make sure that your employer will welcome you and your bike?
12 June 2015 - 10:40am
What is the Philosophy of Cycling?
Clive Cazeaux
What is cycling? Racing, commuting or mountain biking? Town planning and the environment? Or a state of being? CTC member Clive Cazeaux, Chair of Cardiff CTC and Professor of Aesthetics at Cardiff School of Art and Design, is giving a talk about The Philosophy of Cycling for Bike Week 2015.
10 June 2015 - 6:07pm
Bike Week launched by parliamentary peloton
Bike Week UK MP Bike Ride
The launch of Bike Week, which officially begins this Saturday, is traditionally hosted by the Dutch Embassy in London and coincides with the annual MPs' bike ride to Parliament. Wednesday 10 June was the day, and CTC’s Sam Jones was there to report on events.
9 June 2015 - 7:58pm
500,000 celebrate summer of cycling as Bike Week launches
Bike Week 2015
As Bike Week 2015 launches today at the Dutch Embassy (and runs 13 - 21 June), the national cycling charity, CTC, confirmed that over half a million people are set to take part in the biggest cycling event in the UK this summer.
8 June 2015 - 3:42pm
Reining in rogue goods vehicle operators
Rogue vehicle operators need to be held accountable for cyclists' deaths
CTC has been following two cases where lorry drivers were found guilty of killing cyclists and where questions were raised about the safety credentials of the goods vehicle operators that hired them.
1 June 2015 - 12:51pm
Buying the right bike for your child
Girl on a bike
Choosing the right children's bike is the first thing you need to do to help your child to learn to cycle and to love cycling. Cycle magazine Editor Dan Joyce and Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael give some impartial advice.
1 June 2015 - 12:00am
Raleigh Strada Eight
Raleigh Strada Eight
The Eight is the top bike in Raleigh’s Strada range of ‘street’ hybrids.
1 June 2015 - 12:00am
Carbon non-copies
Whyte Cornwall
Do you need disc brakes on your carbon road bike? Technical Editor Richard Hallett compares the Whyte Cornwall and Boardman SLS 9.0.
1 June 2015 - 12:00am
Historic London to Guildford
Riding into the past
Sam Jones cycles from London to Guildford to celebrate CTC’s heritage, finding en route echoes of the journey described in HG Wells’s The Wheels of Chance.
1 June 2015 - 12:00am
Bordeaux to the Mediterranean
Singing, telling stories, and making faces on the journey south
Suddenly a widower, Cycling UK member Simon Smith took his daughters on the family tour they had planned before their world fell apart. This is their journey.
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