16 October 2014 - 10:58am
Government cycling strategy is “derisory plan” not “delivery plan”
Penny farthing budget for cycling woefully inadequate says CTC
14 October 2014 - 11:14am
Commons debate to discuss UK cycling's future
This Thursday 16 October, MPs return to the Commons to debate the future of UK cycling. CTC’s Sam Jones gives some background to the debate and explains why your MP should attend.
13 October 2014 - 1:02pm
The party is over, now it is time for funding
Robert Goodwill MP and Richard Burden MP at Birmingham Space for Cycling ride
With party conference season over for another year, CTC Campaigner Robbie Gillett takes a look at the main political parties’ positions on funding for cycling.
10 October 2014 - 12:12pm
The New Forest Gridiron comes of age
Gridiron rider
Last year, CTC Wessex's Gridiron in the New Forest in Dorset celebrated its 21st birthday, and this year's event took place on Sunday 12 October. The 100km route used mainly minor forest roads and took in many of the area's cattle grids, hence the name.
9 October 2014 - 12:33pm
CTC launch #Funding4Cycling
Funding for Cycling
Delayed plans for cycling growth suggest lack of Government commitment and leadership, so CTC is asking all cyclists join them in telling the Chancellor to provide funding for cycling.
9 October 2014 - 10:51am
Take a minute this week to support #Funding4Cycling
#Funding4Cycling logo
CTC launches its new campaign to get #Funding4Cycling included in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Take action by Friday 17 October!
2 October 2014 - 2:04pm
Pedal Power to the Palace
Gwenda Owen and Sybil Williams
CTC member Sybil Williams has been awarded a MBE for services to cycling and disabled people. She is riding from Cardiff to Buckingham Palace to collect her award and is inviting other cyclists to join her.
1 October 2014 - 12:00am
Freehub body removal
The freewheel body of my Deore LX 8-speed freehub (FH-M580) is coming to the end of its life. I do not want to buy a new rear wheel as the present one has just had a new rim put on it.
1 October 2014 - 12:00am
Pump hose upgrade
I have an electrical compressor that I use for tyre inflation. It works fine for Schrader valves, but inflating Presta valves with a brass adaptor is always a problem. Is a specific Presta valve inflator for compressors available, or are there any other measures to make this easier?
1 October 2014 - 12:00am
Foldable tyres
Why are some tyres foldable and others rigid? What are the pros and cons? I have ridden the Schwalbe Supreme tyres on my bike for 2500 miles without puncture or mishap. However, they have slight cracking between sidewall and tread, and an occasional fibre pulls out, so I think it’s time to renew them.
1 October 2014 - 12:00am
BB: open or sealed?
I have an audax bike that Cobra Cycles (Preston) built for me in 1994. It was a custom job done in 531C and has seen better days. I have asked Graeme Scott from Happy Trails to renovate this old bike for me.
1 October 2014 - 12:00am
Overweight cyclist
Does being obese (e.g. a BMI of 34) make it harder to balance on a bicycle? And if one was unlucky enough to fall off, and land on an arm (as opposed to a leg that was used to bearing the weight) would one be more likely to break something? What advice would you give to such a rider who had suffered a fall, but was thinking of returning to cycling?
1 October 2014 - 12:00am
Animal dangers
On the Trans-Pennine Trial, I was faced with a bull and a group of heifers grazing on the narrow strip of land on a raised riverbank. Not wanting to risk their passivity or jump in river, I retreated and trespassed on an alternative route.
1 October 2014 - 12:00am
Taking London by storm
Expecting August sunshine, Cycling UK’s Matt Mallinder joined 21,000 fellow cyclists to ride the Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 sportive.
1 October 2014 - 12:00am
Bed, bike & breakfast
The Savoy in London welcomes cyclists – not just those on folders
As Cycling UK’s revamped Cyclists Welcome website shows, there are more bike-friendly ways than ever to overnight in Britain. Rob Ainsley, who’s spending 234 nights away during 2014, looks at some options.
30 September 2014 - 9:30am
Cycle Minister sends off Birmingham ride
Conservative and Labour politicans show support for cycling
Robert Goodwill MP rearranges diary to support the Space for Cycling mass ride at the Conservative Party Conference.
29 September 2014 - 11:30am
Government told: "stop treating cycling like a poor relation"
CTC President Jon Snow
At the start of the Conservative Party Conference, representatives from a coalition of cycling groups have called on the government to “stop treating cycling like a poor relation” and create a long-term, properly-resourced cycling strategy.
23 September 2014 - 4:06pm
CTC and GMCC ride at Labour Party Conference
Manchester cyclists of all ages take to the roads
Manchester saw 300 cyclists taking to the streets in a peaceful rally promoting the Space for Cycling campaign on Monday 22 September, as one part of CTC campaign activity at the party conference.
23 September 2014 - 3:10pm
Space for Cycling signs up 500th Councillor
Cyclists taking to the streets
Cllr Jerry Evans of Birmingham City Council has signed up as the 500th councillor to the national Space for Cycling campaign.
23 September 2014 - 1:05pm
New registration system for NSI Bikeability Instructors
Changes to the way National Standard Instructor (NSI) information is held are currently being implemented. The way that NSI records are generated, stored and accessed is changing. All instructors need to be aware of these changes so that their records can be updated and maintained.
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