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12 February 2015 - 3:54pm
Baroness Jones raises concern over Mason case
Michael Mason
London Assembly member, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, has written to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to express her concern over the police’s handling of the Michael Mason case.
12 February 2015 - 2:39pm
Cycling UK helps women in Chelmsford to start cycling
A group of women cycling in Essex
Cycling UK has joined up with Chelmsford City Council to assist more women try cycling through the WoMEn TIME project.
12 February 2015 - 11:04am
Presentations from CTC Campaign Training - Southwark, South East
CTC Campaigners Conference - Presentations
Thanks to everyone who made the Campaigns Training Day on Saturday 7th February 2015, hosted by Southwark Council for cycle campaigners of the South East.
5 February 2015 - 5:04pm
CTC urges action on cycle safety as casualty rates rise
Cyclist outside the Royal Courts of Justice
New figures show that cyclist casualty numbers, particularly serious cyclist casualties, are still rising more steeply than cycle use.
4 February 2015 - 9:33pm
"Pointless" prosecution of helmet-cam cyclist dropped, but 'Justice for Michael' quest continues
The unclearly signed, poorly designed cycle track where Gregory was fined
The Cyclists’ Defence Fund has welcomed a last-minute decision not to prosecute cyclist Kristian Gregory for allegedly straying slightly over a white line on a poorly designed and unclearly signed pavement cycle track.
4 February 2015 - 8:45pm
Critical report is not tough enough on police and prosecutors
Handing CTC's 'Road Justice' policing report to ACPOs head of roads policing
Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have been criticised in a watchdog’s report published today, but CTC says some of the criticisms should have been even sharper.
4 February 2015 - 1:20pm
Go-ahead for London's Cycle Superhighways "A game-changer for cycling", says CTC
Image of the iconic Embankment section of the east-west  Cycle Superhighway
CTC, the national cycling charity, says the green light given today (4th February) for two central London Cycle Superhighways is “a game-changer for cycling”.
3 February 2015 - 8:51pm
Girl pedal power
Eve Holt
Throughout March, CTC and Transport for Greater Manchester are bringing together a festival of events aimed at getting more women in Manchester cycling.
1 February 2015 - 12:00am
Ludwig’s Bavaria
Ludwig’s Bavaria
Mountains, fairytale castles, bike paths, and beer: southern Bavaria is a perfect place for a cycle tour. Last summer, Chris Juden led one for CTC Cycling Holidays.
1 February 2015 - 12:00am
Delivering the goods?
Lorries are disproportionately dangerous to cyclists. Cycling UK Road Justice campaigner Rhia Weston spoke to lorry drivers about possible solutions.
1 February 2015 - 12:00am
Caught on camera
The battery on the camera I use when I’m commuting sometimes runs flat. When it does so, the time and date are lost and need to be reset manually. I seldom bother, so the camera’s date and time is usually wrong. If I were to use this footage as evidence, would this fact make the evidence void?
1 February 2015 - 12:00am
Not falling for clipless
At your suggestion I bought Shimano MT60 shoes and A530 pedals. I had problems releasing the shoes from the cleats even at the lightest setting. After several crashes onto my side I gave up and went back to flat pedals. I am now considering cleats again. One ankle has an old skiing injury and doesn't like twisting. Is there a similar but easier-to-release cleat system?
1 February 2015 - 12:00am
Flats to drops with discs
I have cable disc brakes. If I change from straight handlebars to drops, do I need to change the calipers?
1 February 2015 - 12:00am
Cogging
I’ve just had a wheel built with a Shimano DH-3N80. It has hardly any free spin at all and feels like an over-tightened bearing! Holding the spindle and flicking the spokes with a thumb results in about 2-3 notchy revolutions before coming to a halt.
1 February 2015 - 12:00am
Undercarriage cysts
Last spring I was diagnosed as having six benign epididymal cysts causing a swelling of the left side of my scrotum. Whilst the cysts themselves do not trouble me I cannot sit symmetrically on the saddle, leading to strain in the lower back and soreness in the groin. My GP warns that surgery risks scarring and permanent pain, and the possibility of the return of the cysts. What are your thoughts?
1 February 2015 - 12:00am
Short chained?
I’m looking for a replacement chain to go with a 10-speed 105 triple system. The blurb I’ve read for Shimano’s 10-speed road chains says they are recommended with a double. I’m confused.
29 January 2015 - 12:45pm
Cardiff aims to become UK's Amsterdam
Cardiff City Cycling
Cardiff Cycle City, the new grassroots movement seeking to make Cardiff the best cycling city in the UK, has today launched the Cardiff City Cycling Manifesto
28 January 2015 - 5:58pm
Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy agreed
Cyclists on a Space for Cycling rally in Manchester
Parliament passes Government amendment to include a Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy after pressure from CTC and others.
27 January 2015 - 10:52am
CTC campaigning win! Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy
Deputy PM Nick Clegg on the CTC stand
Today (Tuesday 27 January 2015) CTC, the national cycling charity, welcomed Parliament’s approval of the Government’s amendment to introduce a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy as part of the Infrastructure Bill.
25 January 2015 - 12:00am
I bike because...
Becca on her bike
To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March 2015, CTC's Cycling Development Officer for Manchester Anna Smith is collecting photographs of women across the city explaining why they ride their bikes.
 
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