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24 February 2016 - 10:48am
Daniel's family donate to Road Justice
Daniel Squire
Daniel Squire, 18, was killed by a van, whose driver had failed to see him cycling along a straight road on a clear day. Yet a jury cleared the driver of all charges, even though he had been texting continuously until seconds before the collision. Daniel's devastated family want to stop distracted driving and are now donating monies raised through fundraising to CTC's Road Justice campaign.
22 February 2016 - 12:50pm
Active Travel Act needs at least £10 a head to match ambition
Campaigners in Cardiff
CTC, the national cycling charity, backs Welsh Assembly’s Enterprise and Business Committee’s report
19 February 2016 - 11:45am
Careless Brighton taxi driver judged ‘fit and proper’
Two cyclists on the beach with bikes at Brighton
Drive carelessly and knock a cyclist off her bike. Leave her on the road and fail to stop. Of course you're a fit and proper person to drive a taxi along Brighton seafront. Welcome to the merry go round where protecting taxi drivers trumps public safety.
18 February 2016 - 4:46pm
Ride reliably with Essex CTC for 75 miles
SEG's 75
A popular annual cycling event, the 'SEG's 75' takes place in February. It is used by some of the Essex racing community as one of the first 'warm-up' rides of the year, and frequently attracts over 130 riders – despite the weather, which is usually very cold and windy! The ride, organised by Essex CTC, takes place on Sunday 28 February.
17 February 2016 - 4:01pm
Ban unsafe lorries from London if standards not met
View from a Mercedes Benz direct vision cab
CTC urges cyclists to support its call for a ban on lorries that do not meet direct vision standard by 2025. This plan could be extended to other parts of the UK too.
17 February 2016 - 3:44pm
Take action for safer lorries
Picture of a direct vision Mercedes Lorry.
Transport for London (TfL) are seeking your views on a possible step towards safer lorries. But with your help, this could be the first step to a much bigger win. CTC is proposing a 'roadmap' so that, within a few years, the only lorries allowed on most built-up streets in London and elsewhere would be those whose cabs let the driver see cyclists as easily as bus drivers can.
12 February 2016 - 1:48pm
CTC ExCeLs at London Bike Show!
CTC stand at the London Bike Show
From fast bikes to fat bikes, from gear you wear to gears you shift, cycling takes centre stage this weekend at the London Bike Show. Thousands of cyclists will be flocking – or, in many cases, pedalling – to the ExCeL arena today, tomorrow and Sunday to explore what’s on offer from more than 150 exhibitors.
10 February 2016 - 2:58pm
Lords debate promotion of cycling as safe transport
Lord Young of Cookham speaks in the Lords on promoting cycling as safe transport
During the House of Lords debate yesterday (10 February) on promoting cycling, Peers of all parties called for Dutch-style separate cycle facilities, high quality design standards and increased investment
9 February 2016 - 3:30pm
Play on Pedals is the best by smiles!
Play on Pedals training at Drumchapel
CTC is helping thousands of Glasgow four-year-olds to learn to ride a bike through the popular Play on Pedals project – and it’s been fun all the way.
3 February 2016 - 6:53pm
MPs keep up pressure for investment in cycling
Chris Green, MP for Bolton West, ahead of today's debate
MPs of all parties joined forces on 3 February to call for significant increase in the funding allocated for cycling, to make cycling a safe and normal activity for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
1 February 2016 - 10:48am
CTC welcomes new bus safety programme in London
Cycling a London bus route. Credit Flickr CC Gareth Williams
CTC has welcomed the announcement from Transport for London on 1 February of the launch of a new bus safety programme, set to incentivise safety in its contracts. CTC has called for an extension of this programme to cover the whole of the UK and to include lorries.
29 January 2016 - 3:37pm
Big Bike Revival scoops digital marketing award
CTC's Ian Richardson joined by creative agency Diva celebrating Digital Award
One of our flagship bike projects aimed at getting unused bicycles out of sheds and back into active use has been recognised with a prestigious award.
29 January 2016 - 2:56pm
Get your MP to speak up for investment in cycling
MPs will debate the funding for cycling issue on 3 February
On the 3 February, MPs will have the opportunity to debate 'Government investment in cycling' for England.
21 January 2016 - 2:15pm
CTC overwhelmed by bike donations after Reading theft
Palmer Park, Reading
CTC, the national cycling charity, has been overwhelmed by the public response to its appeal for children’s bikes following the theft of 12 cycles used for popular after-school sessions in Reading.
15 January 2016 - 2:55pm
CTC and AA say: Stay safe on icy roads
Ice-cycle by daryl_mitchell
CTC and the AA have joined forces to issue a list of winter guidelines to ensure drivers and cyclists share the road safely during the current cold snap.
12 January 2016 - 6:54pm
Tribute Ride success is a Billie bonus
Billie Fleming
More women look sure to be cycling this year – thanks to a legend who set a world record way back in 1938. CTC members were among the hundreds of women who took to their bikes throughout 2015 in memory of Billie Fleming, who rode the greatest distance ever cycled by a female 78 years ago.
12 January 2016 - 6:19pm
Road rage driver jailed for John Radford's death
John Radford
Michael Gledhill has been jailed for four years and eight months and disqualified from driving for four years for causing the death of former CTC Councillor John Radford by dangerous driving – a sentence that comes 30 months after the road rage incident that claimed the cyclist’s life.
11 January 2016 - 3:42pm
Failure to fill pothole leads to cyclist's death
Pothole on Manor Rd, Guildford
Following the death of a cyclist who hit a water filled pothole and was thrown into the path of an oncoming car, Warwickshire County Council face questions as to why they allegedly postponed planned resurface works. Surely the decision wasn't because of xmas tree sales?
8 January 2016 - 6:00pm
Fund cycling through road investment strategy
A369 Cycle Route Road Works
Highways England’s Cycling Strategy, while rich in promise, only highlights the need to reallocate funding from the Government's Road Investment Strategy towards cycling.
8 January 2016 - 3:43pm
Drivers need better training and testing on cyclists' needs, says CTC
Cyclist on roads
CTC has told the Government that the system for training and testing drivers needs to boost their understanding of cyclists and how to share the roads with them safely and considerately - and that including cycle training as part of the process would help achieve this. We've also called for the licensing process to toughen up on bad driving.
 
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