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8 June 2016 - 11:12am
Government must listen to MPs' and Lords' call for funding for cycling
Riders at the Albert Memorial in London
Cycling UK praised the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s (APPCG) report of their inquiry into the Government’s draft Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) published today (Wednesday, 08 June). The report was launched at Cycling UK’s annual Parliamentary Bike Ride, as part of the preparations for Bike Week 2016.
24 May 2016 - 2:10pm
Bike Week set to be biggest mass-participation cycling event
Bike Week 2016 Credit Joolze Dymond
The UK’s biggest mass-participation cycling event is set to kick-start a summer of cycling this June for over half a million people. Bike Week 2016 (11–19 June) aims to substantially boost the numbers of people cycling to work which currently stands at around 800,000.
22 April 2016 - 8:27am
Strong support for cycling investment from Northern Ireland Assembly candidates
Cyclists on their way to Stormont
A third of candidates running for the Stormont Assembly election have endorsed a call for long-term funding for cycling and active travel in Northern Ireland.
18 April 2016 - 10:19am
Assembly Member candidates urged to support Active Travel
Cycling UK President and Channel 4 newscaster, Jon Snow, has written to Assembly Member candidates asking them to pledge their support towards improving investment and leisure access for cycling, should they be successful on 5 May.
27 March 2016 - 12:43am
Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy worthless without meaningful funding, say cycling groups
Dutch trunk road with 'Space for Cycling' (photo Steven Vance, CC licence)
The government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy “won’t be worth the paper it’s written on” unless backed by sustained funding, said CTC, the national cycling charity, and British Cycling in their initial response to its draft proposals.
14 March 2016 - 6:51pm
Cycling UK urges Government to implement MPs’ road laws report
While total police numbers are down 3.5%, roads police officers are down by 37%
Cycling UK, the national cycling charity, has urged the Government to say it will fully implement the recommendations of a Commons Committee report on “Road traffic law enforcement”, saying this could have huge benefits for the safety of everyone who uses our roads, particularly the most vulnerable.
9 March 2016 - 2:16pm
Near miss driver acquitted in private prosecution
Courts of Justice, London
Camera and expert evidence of speeding and close overtaking rejected by jury as driver acquitted of all charges.
24 February 2016 - 9:53am
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.
22 February 2016 - 11:50am
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
17 February 2016 - 3:01pm
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.
21 January 2016 - 1:15pm
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.
23 December 2015 - 12:56pm
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.
22 December 2015 - 1:25pm
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”.
17 December 2015 - 12:12pm
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.
25 November 2015 - 2:51pm
“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.
24 November 2015 - 10:50am
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.
9 November 2015 - 3:31pm
CTC teams up with Allianz to launch €5,000 cycling tech competition
CTC has launched a new competition to help improve cycling safety in the UK
CTC and the Allianz Digital Accelerator, in partnership with Allianz UK, have launched a competition to help improve cycling safety in the UK.
6 November 2015 - 12:41pm
Political speed dating set for Scotland
Political Speed Dating Credit: Flavio, Flickr Creative Commons
An event in Edinburgh next week will bring together female politicians, activists and members of the public for some ‘political speed dating’ with a difference.
13 October 2015 - 11:01pm
Cycling's zero stars for Eurostar
Passengers boarding Eurostar at Kings Cross St Pancras
CTC criticises “hypocritical” change in Eurostar policy which would make cyclists “third-class passengers”
9 October 2015 - 11:23am
We walk, we cycle, we vote challenges Scotland's politicians to 'get on their bikes'
We walk, we cycle, we vote logo
A new campaign to put active travel on the agenda will kick off in the streets - and cycle paths - of Glasgow this Sunday.
 
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