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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.
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.
5 January 2016 - 1:51pm
Super Steve still going the distance as Kurt sets new record
steve abraham
On New Year's Day 2015, Steve Abraham embarked on a bike ride. It wasn’t one of those 1st January outings to clear a hazy Hogmanay head, the type of excursion one or two of us might have tried a few days ago to see in 2016, but the start of a single-minded mission to break the world record for the furthest distance cycled in one year.
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 - 11:41am
David's top 10 festive cycling tips
Santa loves a cycle at Christmas
We're all feeling a bit too full, sluggish, tired, and cosy indoors as Christmas Day is nearly upon us once more. But what if you want to find some motivation to get outdoors and into the saddle? Here are my top ten tips for cycling over the festive period.
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.
18 December 2015 - 1:00am
Christmas dinner and burning calories
Christmas Pud
Cycling is great exercise and an excellent way to burn off any extra calories you may consume over the Christmas period. But how long will you have to cycle for? Take a look at our handy guide to cycling off your Christmas treats.
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.
16 December 2015 - 4:58pm
How to cycle in a group
A group riding in the countryside
Do you ride with a group? Or would you like to? Cycling UK's guide to group etiquette will show you how to get the most out of the experience.
 
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