3 March 2016 - 11:21am
Mayoral candidate supports CTC's safer lorry roadmap
Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor, Caroline Pidgeon, has confirmed her support for CTC's call for a ban on all lorries that do not meet direct vision standard by 2025, and our proposed 'roadmap' to direct vision safer lorries.
2 March 2016 - 11:44am
How to organise a charity bike ride or sportive
Planning is the most important thing when organising a charity cycle ride, particularly as novices often take part. The success of the whole day will depend on your organisation and this information aims to direct your attention to the important things you need to think about before you even get started.
26 February 2016 - 1:29pm
Sad passing of commentator and CTC supporter David Duffield
Commentator and former cycling industry exec David Duffield sadly passed away this week, aged 84. David was a staunch supporter of CTC, lending his name and support to our David Duffield challenge rides, which acted as a great fundraiser in support of work to create well designed space for cycling.
25 February 2016 - 2:42pm
Family cycling holiday to France by train
Neil, Amy and Alice Hammond took a series of trains from Inverness to the Massif Central in France, then headed south on a Pino tandem and a Dawes tourer
24 February 2016 - 10:48am
Daniel's family donate to Road Justice
Daniel Squire, 18, was killed by a van, whose driver had failed to see him cycling along a straight road on a clear day. Yet a jury cleared the driver of all charges, even though he had been texting continuously until seconds before the collision. Daniel's devastated family want to stop distracted driving and are now donating monies raised through fundraising to CTC's Road Justice campaign.
19 February 2016 - 11:45am
Careless Brighton taxi driver judged ‘fit and proper’
Drive carelessly and knock a cyclist off her bike. Leave her on the road and fail to stop. Of course you're a fit and proper person to drive a taxi along Brighton seafront. Welcome to the merry go round where protecting taxi drivers trumps public safety.
18 February 2016 - 4:46pm
Ride reliably with Essex CTC for 75 miles
A popular annual cycling event, the 'SEG's 75' takes place in February. It is used by some of the Essex racing community as one of the first 'warm-up' rides of the year, and frequently attracts over 130 riders – despite the weather, which is usually very cold and windy! The ride, organised by Essex CTC, takes place on Sunday 28 February.
17 February 2016 - 3:44pm
Take action for safer lorries
Transport for London (TfL) are seeking your views on a possible step towards safer lorries. But with your help, this could be the first step to a much bigger win. CTC is proposing a 'roadmap' so that, within a few years, the only lorries allowed on most built-up streets in London and elsewhere would be those whose cabs let the driver see cyclists as easily as bus drivers can.
13 February 2016 - 2:41pm
Disc brakes on road bikes
Disc brakes are great – for some applications. For a bike with skinny tyres? Technical Editor of Cycling UK's Cycle magazine Richard Hallett isn’t so sure.
12 February 2016 - 1:48pm
CTC ExCeLs at London Bike Show!
From fast bikes to fat bikes, from gear you wear to gears you shift, cycling takes centre stage this weekend at the London Bike Show. Thousands of cyclists will be flocking – or, in many cases, pedalling – to the ExCeL arena today, tomorrow and Sunday to explore what’s on offer from more than 150 exhibitors.
11 February 2016 - 4:59pm
Top tips for getting cycling this summer
Summer is a great time to start cycling. Here are the four easy steps to getting back on a bike and rediscovering the pleasure of cycling.
10 February 2016 - 2:58pm
Lords debate promotion of cycling as safe transport
During the House of Lords debate yesterday (10 February) on promoting cycling, Peers of all parties called for Dutch-style separate cycle facilities, high quality design standards and increased investment
9 February 2016 - 3:30pm
Play on Pedals is the best by smiles!
Cycling UK is helping thousands of Glasgow four-year-olds to learn to ride a bike through the popular Play on Pedals project – and it’s been fun all the way.
8 February 2016 - 9:53am
Helmet cameras and justice
Video evidence should make it straightforward to report bad driving. Cycling UK member David Brennan examines how cameras can help cyclists.
3 February 2016 - 6:53pm
MPs keep up pressure for investment in cycling
MPs of all parties joined forces on 3 February to call for significant increase in the funding allocated for cycling, to make cycling a safe and normal activity for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
1 February 2016 - 10:48am
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.