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12 December 2014 - 4:25pm
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 - 11:52am
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 - 11:58am
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 - 5:47pm
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 - 4:21pm
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 - 9:18am
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 - 12:00am
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 - 12:00am
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 - 12:00am
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 - 12:00am
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 - 12:00am
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 - 12:00am
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?
1 December 2014 - 12:00am
Look out Keo!
I learned something new yesterday: Look Keo pedals with chromoly axles made in 2004-5 were the subject of a manufacturer’s safety recall in 2008 in order to have improved spindles fitted. I don’t remember reading or hearing about this at the time but numerous websites now reveal the information.
1 December 2014 - 12:00am
Cheap compact doubles?
In the April-May 2014 edition, Gear Up reviewed a double chainset for touring costing £276. The next issue another was mentioned, available only at great expense from Japan. Can you let me know about any touring double chainsets with inners of around 26T at prices below £100?
1 December 2014 - 12:00am
Cyclist's cough
After strenuous cycling, particularly in chilly weather, I sometimes develop a wheezy cough that lasts for a week or two. I have no other symptoms of illness, and even the cough seems to abate when I am cycling. I’ve visited my GP who said my health was good. I blew into a device to check my lung capacity and was told there were no abnormalities. Should I be worried about the cough?
28 November 2014 - 4:52pm
Get all the latest news in CycleClips 28 November 2014
Tour de France sketch books
All the latest cycling news in today's CycleClips
28 November 2014 - 12:39pm
Help stiffen Robert Goodwill's support for safer lorries
Proposed lorry design
European ministers will meet Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and the European Commission to decide when or whether to introduce safer lorry designs.
27 November 2014 - 6:28pm
Summons for cyclist fined for pavement cycling
The location where the fine was issued
A cyclist whose legal challenge is being supported by the Cyclists' Defence Fund has received a court summons for failing to pay a fine for pavement cycling.
27 November 2014 - 3:39pm
Construction company raises cycle safety standards
CEMEX truck with added cycle safety devices
CTC’s Road Safety Campaigner, Rhia Weston, reports on her day at a quarry site operated by CEMEX, a global provider of building and construction materials, learning about the steps the company is taking to improve cycle safety.
27 November 2014 - 2:35pm
Nick Clegg visits CTC's Bike Bike Revival in Bristol
Nick Clegg at CTC Big Bike Revival
Following the announcement of an extra £214 million of funding for cycling at the Cycling Summit in Bristol, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited CTC's Big Bike Revival project.
 
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