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24 February 2016 - 10:53am
DfT announces funding for Cycling UK 's programme to get Britain cycling
Cycling Minister announces £500,000 for Cycling UK's Big Bike Revival
Today Cycling UK, revealed the high impact results of its Big Bike Revival project at the Design Museum’s Cycling Revolution Exhibition in London.
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.
13 February 2016 - 2:41pm
Disc brakes on road bikes
Close up of  disk brakes
Disc brakes are great – for some applications. For a bike with skinny tyres? Technical Editor of CTC's Cycle magazine Richard Hallett isn’t so sure
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.
11 February 2016 - 4:59pm
Top tips for getting cycling this summer
Colchester cycling group enjoying local scenery by bike
2016 could be another year of British Olympic cycling champions. But this could also be the year that you achieve your own cycling personal best. Here are the four easy steps to getting back on a bike and rediscovering the pleasure of cycling.
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.
8 February 2016 - 9:53am
Helmet cameras and justice
View of cycling from a helmet camera
Video evidence should make it straightforward to report bad driving. CTC member David Brennan examines how cameras can help cyclists.
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.
21 January 2016 - 11:17am
Be a part of Cycle magazine
Cycle magazine August/September 2015
Cycle magazine is read by 70,000 CTC members and passed on to even more of their cycling friends. Find out how you can be part of one of the largest cycling magazines in the UK.
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.
 
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