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29 May 2015 - 10:32am
Women on Wheels roars back for a second year
CTC Celebrates Women on Wheels in Scotland (credit Gerry Lauzon)
After a successful launch at the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling last year, the trailblazing Women on Wheels programme - a series of women-led cycling events - is back for 2015 and is bigger than ever.
28 May 2015 - 9:44am
Urgent call for bike donations to help Play on Pedals
Bikes for children aged 2-5
Play on Pedals, an initiative designed to teach every 4-year-old in Glasgow how to cycle, is seeking donations of small children’s bikes as part of a city wide Bike Amnesty.
27 May 2015 - 11:00pm
New figures suggest more killer drivers are going unpunished
Royal Courts of Justice
The number of drivers found guilty of any 'causing death' offence in England and Wales dropped by 11% between 2013 and 2014, even though the number of people killed on the roads has recently shown an upward trend.
25 May 2015 - 8:50am
Top ten tips for looking after your bike
Big Bike Revival Summer of Cycling. Cycling UK. Credit Joolze Dymond
Taking care of your bike is important, if it doesn't work you won't ride it. That is why this summer Cycling UK's Big Bike Revival is encouraging people to take their bikes out of their sheds and get them back in action. Follow our tips to see how to keep your bike in good working order.
22 May 2015 - 9:11am
50 years to double current cycle use says CTC
Commuting cyclists on Waterloo Bridge
The Government's latest statistics on cycle use show that it has crept up slightly since last year - and is now about 20% higher than 10 years ago. But at this rate it will take a very long time to catch up with our continental neighbours.
19 May 2015 - 4:18pm
How to stop your bike from being stolen
Two police officers checking a bike
More than 381,000 bicycles are stolen every year in England and Wales alone, so it is really important that you know how to protect your bike. Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael takes a look at what you can do to make it as difficult as possible for a thief to cycle away with your precious steed.
15 May 2015 - 10:55am
Bike Week to get half a million people cycling this June
Bike Week logo
Over half a million people are due to take part in Bike Week (13 – 21 June), the biggest cycling event in the UK. Packed full of activities and helpful tips on how you can make the simple switch to cycling, Bike Week 2015 demonstrates that cycling is a really convenient way to get around.
15 May 2015 - 9:28am
Cyclist with a cause
GTO by Reece Garside photography via Flickr Creative Commons
Charlie Sinclair will donate the proceeds from the screening of 'Bikes vs Cars' to the Cyclists' Defence Fund's Justice for Michael appeal.
12 May 2015 - 11:00am
Over a sixth of new Commons strongly support cycling
Bicycle outside a polling station
CTC has revealed that 114 of the newly elected 650 MPs, including the Prime Minister, have shown their strong support for cycling, as identified via its Vote Bike campaign.
8 May 2015 - 10:46am
Thousands at Space for Cycling and Pedal on Parliament rides
Space for Cycling: brightening up the city. Photo: CTC, Creative Commons licence
Despite 'safety' concerns by officials, over 4,000 riders took part in the Pedal on Parliament ride in Edinburgh, while nearly 500 joined a Space for Cycling ride in Sheffield. Hundreds more joined rides in Newcastle and Aberdeen on 25 April.
30 April 2015 - 3:08pm
Martine McCutcheon launches CTC’s Big Bike Revival
Martine McCutcheon launches the Big Bike Revival in Platt Fields
Former EastEnders and Love Actually star Martine McCutcheon has launched CTC's national campaign aimed at getting thousands of forgotten bikes out of sheds and back into use.
23 April 2015 - 11:32am
The bicycling bard is Bach again
Richard Durrant with his bike and trailer
Talented virtuoso guitarist - and CTC member - Richard Durrant is following up last year's successful tour of England using a bicycle and trailer with another trip this summer that will take him from Sussex to the Isle of Skye.
23 April 2015 - 9:10am
Over 22% Parliamentary candidates support CTC’s Vote Bike
Vote Bike!
With less than two weeks till polling day, CTC is urging its members and supporters to keep up the pressure on candidates particularly those from the parties most likely to be elected.
21 April 2015 - 12:44pm
Four rides this weekend, that could change cycling
Civic ride in Newcastle
If you've taken a minute to pester your prospective MPs via Vote Bike, and now you want to do something more to send a message to politicians that cycling matters, then come along to rides in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Sheffield.
9 April 2015 - 2:53pm
Searching for Bicycle Mechanics for NSPCC Tour of England
volunteer, bicycle, mechanic, CTC
Volunteer on a pro-peloton event and experience being a pro-bicycle mechanic
9 April 2015 - 11:36am
Ride for CTC at the Countrywide Great Tour
The Great Tour
Ride and fundraise for CTC on our stages at The Countrywide Great Tour
31 March 2015 - 11:00pm
Family cycling adventures in Ecuador
Keeping to traffic-free routes made for relaxed, social riding
Bikepacking is just for macho blokes? Wrong. Cass Gilbert’s photos from a family trip in Ecuador tell a different story.
31 March 2015 - 11:00pm
Across Wales in winter
Martin Parfitt mountain biked 240 miles through the Black Mountains and along the Trans-Cambrian Way – in January, with a bivvy bag.
31 March 2015 - 11:00pm
Will Jeremy Clarkson be the next CTC president?
Bealnach na Ba Pass Scotland - the Great Tour
As part of CTC’s ongoing development plans as national cycling charity, former Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, is considered the front runner to replace Jon Snow as President.
31 March 2015 - 11:00pm
The Way of the Roses
Signage is good on the Way of the Roses
Robin Russell organised a memorable coast-to-coast trip from Morecambe to Bridlington for 10 pairs of sighted and blind tandemists.
 
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