19 December 2014 - 11:36am
Cyclists’ Defence Fund to support Michael Mason’s family quest for justice
Michael Mason
The bereaved family of cyclist Michael Mason will begin their quest for justice after the Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF) confirmed today (Friday 19 December) that it will provide funding to support their case.
19 December 2014 - 11:22am
CTC pressure for Road Justice begins to show success
On 17 December, CTC's Road Justice campaigner Rhia Weston joined CTC Vice-President Lord Berkeley for a surprisingly positive meeting with Mike Penning MP, Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims.
19 December 2014 - 9:21am
Cycling heavyweights team up to help UK Love to Ride
Heart shaped wheel
In 2015, Love to Ride, CTC and Cyclescheme will invite 20,000 businesses to take part in the first National Workplace Cycle Challenge. The Love to Ride Challenge will be a competition between organisations across the UK to see who can get the most staff to try riding a bike.
18 December 2014 - 1:51pm
Award-winning CTC members celebrate success
Lynda Barrow
How do you get new people to join your cycling club? Want to say thank you to the volunteers who help keep your cycling club on track? Why not give them an award?
18 December 2014 - 9:57am
Cyclists Defence Fund backs cyclist as they go through the courts
Cyclist outside The Royal Courts of Justice
As 2014 comes to an end, CTC’s Road Justice campaign and the Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF) continue the ongoing fight to achieve justice for all road users.
17 December 2014 - 5:26pm
Somerset and Hereford support Space for Cycling
Councillors supporting Space for Cycling by Highway Authority - 16 Dec 2014
Somerset has became the first shire county with over 30% of its councillors committed to Space for Cycling. Since then, Hereford County Council has followed with 47% of councillors backing the campaign.
16 December 2014 - 7:23pm
Somerset Council praised for political support for cycling
Councillors supporting Space for Cycling by Highway Authority
Cycling organisations have congratulated Somerset County Council for their political commitment to cycling this week.
15 December 2014 - 12:08pm
CycleClips 12 December 2014
Cycling Christmas Decorations
Christmas is almost here in this week's CycleClips, CTC's weekly e-newsletter. There's prizes to be won, a new job to apply for and how you can help to make it a Happy New Year for cycling.
12 December 2014 - 5:25pm
Tell your MP to back the cycling and walking amendment to the Infrastructure Bill
New cycle track in Bristol - photo courtesy of Bristol 24/7
CTC has teamed up with the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Living Streets, Campaign for Better Transport, Sustrans and British Cycling to propose an Amendment to the Infrastructure Bill currently passing through the House of Commons.
11 December 2014 - 12:52pm
Book now for CTC courses in 2015
Book now for CTC cycling courses in 2015
Take the first step towards working in cycling, by signing up to one of CTC's courses. Places are available on CTC courses for 2015, but they are filling up fast so don't delay - book today.
8 December 2014 - 12:58pm
The Highlands, Glens and Western Isles Audax on TV
Still from Sore in the Saddle
A documentary about the Highlands, Glens and Western Isles Audax will be broadcast on Tuesday 9 December on BBC 2 Scotland at 7pm. It features CTC members and volunteers who ride the tough route every year.
5 December 2014 - 6:47pm
CycleClips 5 December 2014
A festive Chopper bike
It's starting to look a lot like Christmas in this week's CycleClips, CTC's weekly e-newsletter. Find out about the wonderful wheelers of N. Ireland, get a discount code for the London Bike Show, become one of Santa's helpers and more.
4 December 2014 - 5:21pm
Calculating the Tour de France effect
Tour de France in Yorkshire
A new report out this week called Three Inspirational Days takes a look at the impact the Tour de France made in Yorkshire, Cambridge and London.
2 December 2014 - 10:18am
MPs and bereaved families discuss criminal driving
MPs and relatives of road crash victims came together yesterday to discuss the justice system’s handling of criminal driving and the desperate improvements needed in order to ensure victims get access to justice.
1 December 2014 - 1:00am
Walney to Wear in winter
Journey’s end at Wearmouth, after four days of cycling.
December days are short. This didn’t deter CTC member Paul Gillingham, son Joseph and friend John from attempting a coast to coast tour.
1 December 2014 - 1:00am
Dubai to Muscat
Tim Moss cycling in the United Arab Emirates
Winter is an ideal time to visit the United Arab Emirates. World tourers Laura and Tim Moss rode through the desert from Dubai to Muscat.
1 December 2014 - 1:00am
Roads were not built for cars
It was cyclists not motorists who first fought for properly surfaced roads, as this abridged extract from Carlton Reid’s new book makes clear.
1 December 2014 - 1:00am
Riding the rails
Many remote Hungarian lines have been closed down
In mainland Europe, long-distance train travel with a bike isn’t just possible, it’s practical, as CTC member Robin Bevis and friend John showed this summer.
1 December 2014 - 1:00am
Stripped bottom-bracket
I bought my Raleigh Superbe, 4-speed, dynohub bike in 1956. The thread on the chainwheel side of the bottom-bracket has given way. A cycle shop I consulted could not find any cartridge bottom bracket unit with a cottered axle and suggested a replacement frame. Yet I like this bike because it accommodates a large saddlebag and the front fork lock is very convenient.
1 December 2014 - 1:00am
Parking in bike lanes
On one section of road that I use regularly, there’s a cycle lane at the side of the road. It’s also marked with double yellow lines. Yet cars often park here. If I were to run into the back of one of these cars by accident, who would be liable: the illegally parked driver or me?
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