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8 January 2016 - 2:59pm
Essex anniversary is caught on camera
CTC South East Group members
They might not have swapped Hockley for Hollywood just yet, but members of CTC Essex’s South East Group have certainly given their 40th anniversary the film star treatment.
6 January 2016 - 2:37pm
A Liddle means a lot for Northumberland cyclists
Corbridge ACLs
A testing stretch of the Hadrian’s Cycleway in Northumberland is now safer and more user-friendly thanks to CTC campaigner Ted Liddle.
23 December 2015 - 1:56pm
CTC in bike donation appeal after 'callous' theft
Reading cycle training for children
CTC is appealing for people to donate children’s bikes after heartless thieves stole 12 cycles used for popular after-school sessions in Reading. The bikes were taken during a break-in at Palmer Park Sports Stadium during the early hours of Tuesday 15 December.
23 December 2015 - 11:02am
‘Policy’ prevents prosecution of Frys for charity cyclists’ deaths
Picture of Land's End Souvenir Shop
Two cyclists were killed by a HGV driver falling asleep at the wheel. His employer regularly sent him out to drive exhausted after working double shifts. The Health and Safety Executive has declined to prosecute the employer because this does not fit its ‘policy’ and ‘another authority’ could do so - The Prosecutors' Policy that lets Frys Limited go free.
22 December 2015 - 5:10pm
Bikeability boosted for the next 4 years
CTC training instructor
The Government’s announcement of £50m for cycle training scheme Bikeability is welcomed but the question of Space for Cycling still remains unanswered.
22 December 2015 - 4:52pm
CTC Fylde Bicycle Belles celebrate ten years of friendship and fun
Fylde Bicycle Belles
Nearly a decade ago, an item appeared in the CTC magazine asking for members to run special events to encourage women to cycle. 'Five Miles to Fabulous' was the name of the initiative and two women were inspired enough by it to organise a ride for their female friends.
22 December 2015 - 2:25pm
Government letting unsafe drivers “off the hook”
Fatal Collision sign
CTC, the national cycling charity, expressed concern that the Government’s new Road Safety Statement issued yesterday (21 December) effectively lets unsafe drivers “off the hook”.
22 December 2015 - 2:02pm
Swale CTC are having a swell Christmas time!
Two riders dressed in festive gear
Swale CTC made the most of the unseasonably weather this week on its annual ​​Christmas Ride yesterday along the north Kent coast. A record 23 riders, many of whom were dressed in festive outfits, attended. Group member Miriam was inspired by the event to write a poem to celebrate.
21 December 2015 - 6:07pm
The year in numbers - what CTC has achieved in 2015 with the help of our volunteers
Stevenage and N. Herts CTC ride by John Crouch
CTC is an independent charity whose activities reflect the commitment of our members, volunteers and partners to make a lasting difference to the lives of individuals and communities by supporting people to cycle and keep cycling. Without the help of our amazing volunteers, we would not be able to achieve this goal. Thank you!
18 December 2015 - 10:30am
CTC's Roger dedicates MBE to volunteers and campaigners
Roger Geffen (centre)
CTC’s Roger Geffen says he wants his MBE, which he collects at Buckingham Palace today (Friday 18 December), to be shared with all cycling volunteers and campaigners in the UK.
17 December 2015 - 1:12pm
Reallocate road funding for cycling says CTC
Palace of Westminster at Christmas
As the Government publishes its mission statement for the forthcoming Cycling and Walking Strategy (CWIS), CTC the national cycling charity questions the Government’s overall commitment to meet the aspirations outlined today.
7 December 2015 - 3:51pm
Curfew in 'seven second' cyclist's death by careless driving case
Gold Scales of Justice picture
Driver Derek Edward Chenney has been sentenced to a curfew order and a two year driving disqualification after admitting to causing the death of head teacher Paul Miller by careless driving. Chenney drove into the illuminated cyclist, having failed to see him for seven seconds. But why was he charged with 'careless' rather than 'dangerous' driving?
4 December 2015 - 11:06am
CTC calls for safer Oxford cycle crossing
'Potentially lethal' Oxford cycle crossing
Nearly 700 cyclists have signed a petition spearheaded by CTC Councillor Graham Smith calling for Oxfordshire County Council to redesign a “potentially lethal” crossing facility for bikes in Oxford.
30 November 2015 - 2:32pm
Judge Enright gets it just right
Scales of justice
At last, a senior member of the legal profession showing sympathy for a cyclist. CTC is delighted to draw attention to the comments of Judge Sean Enright in the case of a tailgating lorry driver who pushed over an elderly cyclist, breaking his leg.
27 November 2015 - 4:11pm
CTC tells Parliament and radio: We need lorry safety
While total police numbers are down 3.5%, roads police officers are down by 37%
CTC has marked Road Safety Week with two appearances in Parliament and one on Radio 4, calling for action to reduce lorry danger
25 November 2015 - 3:51pm
“PM’s ‘Cycling Revolution’ punctured by Osborne”
Palace at Westminster
Chancellor George Osborne today announced in his Autumn Statement that just £300m will be available for cycling over duration of this Parliament. At just £60m per year, this is a staggering 58% cut compared with the current year's projected spending of £142m.
25 November 2015 - 1:36pm
Celebration for cycling in Brighton, but UK future unclear
Space for Cycling ride in Brighton at the Labour Party Conference in September 2
Brighton and Hove has become the first non-London council formally to sign up to the Space for Cycling campaign promoted by CTC.
24 November 2015 - 5:38pm
It’s you! Gloucester cyclists have a lotto birthday luck
Gloucester City Cycling Club
Members of Gloucester City Cycling Club have been given a lotto help as they prepare to celebrate the club’s 125th birthday next year – in the form of a £9,500 windfall from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
24 November 2015 - 11:50am
CTC: Get tough on dodgy drivers and lorry operators
police car and cyclist
CTC has urged MPs to support increased resources for roads policing to improve safety for all road users. CTC’s Policy Director Roger Geffen told the Commons Transport Select Committee that cycle use has grown slowly but steadily since the late 1990s, but the risk per mile of a serious cycling injury started to increase from 2008.
19 November 2015 - 4:47pm
CTC supports MPs' call on Funding for Cycling
Dr Sarah Wollaston MP in Manchester at Conservative Party Conference
Transport funding will face further cuts of 30% over the next four years, and cycling is a likely candidate subsequently to suffer. We need your help to make sure this doesn’t happen.
 
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