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18 September 2014 - 11:48am
Remove the centre line to increase safety
20 mph speed limit sign painted on a road
New study funded by CTC finds 20 mph speed limits and the removal of centre-lines may be the most effective ways to reduce the speed at which drivers overtake cyclists.
17 September 2014 - 5:08pm
Presentations from CTC Campaign Training Day - Sheffield
Sheffield Campaigns Training Day
All presentations on Space for Cycling, Local Authorities and Road Justice are now available for download.
12 September 2014 - 10:55am
Anaesthetists take to the road to raise money for CTC
Anaesthetists take to the road to raise money for CTC
Dozens of anaesthetists are swapping their theatre scrubs for cycling shorts to raise money to promote cycle safety, after their colleague Dr Guy Jordan, 41, died in a tragic cycling collision. They will be donating some of the funds raised to CTC.
9 September 2014 - 3:39pm
Watts, Lumens, Candles and Lux
Illustration of the total luminous flux (lumens) emitted by an incandescent bulb
The marketing of bike lights bamboozles us with watts, lumens, candela and lux, but doesn’t explain what they mean. Even when you do know, it doesn’t help much because they each measure different things. But it helps a bit, and with some simple maths, comparisons are possible.
6 September 2014 - 12:15pm
Top cyclists support Play on Pedals
Aileen McGlynn OBE and James McCallum with children in Glasgow
Play on Pedals has received support from two of Scotland's cycling heroes - triple Paralympic Gold medal winner Aileen McGlynn OBE, who recently scooped two silver medals at the Commonwealth Games, and James McCallum, who won bronze in Melbourne in 2006.
5 September 2014 - 10:55am
CTC at the Tour of Britain 2014
Mark Cavendish winning in Guildford in 2013
CTC was instrumental in bringing the Tour of Britain to the Chilterns, this week the team at Cycle Chilterns are getting ready to watch the action.
4 September 2014 - 1:40pm
Video: How to teach your child to ride a bike
Ida the star of CTC's How to teach a child to ride a bike video
Learning to cycle the CTC way is easy and fun - and teaches skills that will last a lifetime.
4 September 2014 - 9:35am
Cycle to Work Day
Female cycle commuter cycling away from the camera
CTC is proud to support Cycle to Work Day, a national event championed by multi-gold medal winning Paralympic cyclist, Dame Sarah Storey. It aims to encourage everyone to cycle to work for at least just one day - on Thursday 4 September 2014.
29 August 2014 - 9:50am
Northern Ireland draft Bicycle Strategy: fine words, but targets and funding still needed
The Strategy aims to make cycling "accessible, attractive, safe and desirable"
The aims of the draft Northern Ireland Bicycle Strategy are generally admirable. However it will need to be followed by a Delivery Plan which sets challenging but achievable targets, and provides serious funding, if the Strategy's "fine words" are to be turned into reality.
26 August 2014 - 3:07pm
Campaigners propose new law for funding cycling and walking
The new law would require Government to prepare plans for cycling expenditure
Six campaigning groups, including CTC, have come together to back amendments to the Infrastructure Bill which would force the Government to plan for greater investment in cycling and walking.
21 August 2014 - 4:31pm
Book now for CTC Courses this autumn!
CTC cycle courses - book now for the autumn
CTC has put together a full programme of courses for late summer and autumn, including courses such as the Advanced Leader Award, CTC Trainer, First Aid for cyclists and Go-mtb Leader Orientations.
11 August 2014 - 3:48pm
Spreading the word on inclusive cycling
Two youngsters enjoying the handbike at Prudential RideLondon 2014
Inclusive cycling aims to give anyone the opportunity to cycle, no matter their limitations. This weekend we were in Green Park as part of Ride London, giving people the chance to see and try what different styles of cycles there are on the market.
8 August 2014 - 4:19pm
All 19,000 cycle casualties in 2013, mapped
Legend for the map below
The following map shows where each of the cycle casualties reported to police in 2013 occurred, including the age and sex of the cyclist and driver, the time, date, location and manoeuvres of each vehicle.
1 August 2014 - 12:00am
How safe are cycle trailers?
I enjoyed the recent article about touring with a two year old. We have just bought a cycle trailer for our one-year-old daughter which has no suspension, to use for trips around town and touring. The roads in our area are in a poor state, with numerous potholes. She sits on a two-inch foam block to try to insulate her from the bumps and we try to cycle slowly.
1 August 2014 - 12:00am
Map app for France
Do you have knowledge of the Maverick Android app? My app has OSM cycle map pre-loaded, but I would like to be able to have IGN or Michelin as well. Do you know if it is possible to get either of these maps on Maverick?
1 August 2014 - 12:00am
More compact doubles
I liked your article about the Middleburn Incy Spider. Had it been available last year I’d have considered that when I was building up my Salsa Vaya. As it was, I imported - at great expense from Japan - a Sugino OX801D chainset with 46/30 rings.
1 August 2014 - 12:00am
Groupsets for smaller cyclists
I enjoyed the article on petite road bikes in the June-July issue. I have been looking at small-frame cycles and the groupsets that come with them. Shimano STI levers I find bulky and uncomfortable. Campag Veloce controls felt much better but the shortest crank length is 170mm.
1 August 2014 - 12:00am
Double insured
I’ve long believed that if you are ‘double insured’ – for example, on a motor vehicle or home contents – then both insurance firms may refuse to pay out, insisting that the other firm should pay.
1 August 2014 - 12:00am
On The campaign trail
(L to R) Edmund King, Chris Boardman and Roger Geffen spoke to the Select Commit
With less than a year to go until the next general election, Chris Peck examines how you can help get cycling on the next government’s agenda.
1 August 2014 - 12:00am
Uni cycling
York University: around 20% of students cycle
For students starting university this autumn, it’s easier, cheaper, and trendier than ever to get around by bike. Journalist Rob Ainsley takes a tour of the campuses.
 
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