Dr Wollaston MP addresses GMCC and CTC cyclists in the Manchester rain Photo: Jo
Manchester calls for more Space for Cycling Press Release
Today Tuesday 6 October 2015, CTC and the Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign (GMCC) will take to Manchester streets at 7pm calling for more Space for Cycling.
Cyclists among traffic
The Near Miss Project is back! Blog
The Near Miss Project returns this month for a second year, studying cycling near misses and other non-injury incidents. Senior Lecturer in Transport at the University of Westminster Dr Rachel Aldred, who leads on the project, writes why it is important for cyclists to take part.
Cycle campaigners pedalling along the Brighton sea front
Sunny Brighton welcomes Space for Cycling News
Sunny skies greeted campaigners and politicians gathered along the Brighton beach front at the Labour Party Conference on 30 September 2015. CTC campaigner Sam Jones was there to report on the day.
Labour's Shadow Transport Team with Roger Geffen MBE, Labour Party Conference
Labour Transport team out in support for cycling Press Release
Today (Wednesday 30 September 2015), the Labour Transport team showed its support for cycling as they joined cycle campaigners for a ride along the Brighton sea front at this year’s party conference.
Brighton beach
Promoting cycling at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton Blog
The Labour Party Conference starts in a few days’ time in Brighton. Local campaigner, Becky Reynolds, has been working with Bricycles and CTC to put on a ride to promote Space for Cycling to delegates on 30 September. Read Becky's blog below for more, and if you're around in Brighton, do come along!
Cycle commuting
Department for Transport reports increase in cyclist serious injuries News
Statistics released on Thursday by the Department for Transport show an upward trend in road casualties and in cyclists’ serious injuries. CTC argues this highlights the need for a reversal of cuts to roads policing and sustained investment in cycling infrastructure.
Cycle conference, Campaigners
CTC announces conference speaker line up News
CTC announces the first names of the speaker line-up to enthuse local cycle campaigners at this year's annual CTC Cyclenation Conference in Liverpool on Saturday 24 October.
The Tour could be coming to a town near you soon...
Cycle racing relaxation – will it help? Blog
Following Chris Froome’s second victory in the Tour de France, the Department for Transport announced that it will relax antiquated road regulations which restricted road racing to boost tourism and double the number of cycle journeys. CTC considers the implications.
Green taxi
Taxi for DfT! News
As summer begins in Westminster, the Department for Transport announces its support for greener transport options and low emission vehicles just weeks after the Chancellor raised the levy on their use.
Prime Minister meets the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (photo: APPCG)
Prime Minister meets with MPs to talk cycle safety News
David Cameron met with members of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) to discuss cycle safety.
Expect Delays. Osborne's Budget. Credit Gary Knight
CTC's Budget reaction: maintain our roads before building more News
Reacting to Chancellor George Osborne's tax overhaul announcement in today's Budget, CTC says that it wants to see less emphasis on national road building and more on local road maintenance, while raising questions about the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.
Cycling and Walking Minister, Robert Goodwill, MP
Minister confirms go-ahead for Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy News
Transport Minister Robert Goodwill today confirmed that he has given instructions to progress towards formal 'Commencement' of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, paving the way for increased investment in improved cycling conditions.
Bike Week UK MP Bike Ride
Bike Week launched by parliamentary peloton News
The launch of Bike Week, which officially begins this Saturday, is traditionally hosted by the Dutch Embassy in London and coincides with the annual MPs' bike ride to Parliament. Wednesday 10 June was the day, and CTC’s Sam Jones was there to report on events.
Velo-city: Nantes
Velo-city: it's not all about the bike (or trike) Blog
This week at Velo-city in Nantes cycling organisations, decision makers and campaigners are meeting to discuss best practice. CTC's Sam Jones is there sharing how CTC is campaigning for change in the UK.
Perseus triumphant with Medusa head - Vatican City CC Monitotxi
Slaying the myths Blog
Yesterday, BBC Radio 4’s 'You and Yours' asked listeners whether cyclists should take a test and have number plates and insurance. CTC campaigner, Sam Jones seeks to slay these myths.
Bicycle outside a polling station
Over a sixth of new Commons strongly support cycling Press Release
CTC has revealed that 114 of the newly elected 650 MPs, including the Prime Minister, have shown their strong support for cycling, as identified via its Vote Bike campaign.
Space for Cycling: brightening up the city. Photo: CTC, Creative Commons licence
Thousands at Space for Cycling and Pedal on Parliament rides News
Despite 'safety' concerns by officials, over 4,000 riders took part in the Pedal on Parliament ride in Edinburgh, while nearly 500 joined a Space for Cycling ride in Sheffield. Hundreds more joined rides in Newcastle and Aberdeen on 25 April.
Tour de France 2014
Who is winning the Vote Bike race? Blog
As the UK heads to the Polling Station, CTC’s Sam Jones dwells on the similarity of the election and a cycling race
Vote Bike
Will CWIS keep politicians honest? Blog
Can the latest government offering for cycling be the tincture of truth needed to keep our politicians on track? CTC Communications Manager, David Murray, examines the last parliament's efforts towards 25% of trips being made by bike by 2050.
Vote Bike!
Over 22% Parliamentary candidates support CTC’s Vote Bike Press Release
With less than two weeks till polling day, CTC is urging its members and supporters to keep up the pressure on candidates particularly those from the parties most likely to be elected.
Vote Bike!
Election manifestos: what do they promise for cycling? Blog
In the past week, the mainstream political parties published their manifestos. CTC campaigner, Sam Jones, takes a look at what they say about cycling.
New Inclusive cycling group goes from strength to strength Blog
Cycling4All Shropshire is a new inclusive cycling group. With help from CTC, the group has spread its wings and is now flying solo. CTC's Jayne Rodgers explains how the group is choosing a new logo.
Edinburgh 2014: Pedal on Parliament
Calling all Scottish Cyclists: Let's Pedal on Parliament Blog
What started as a one-off flash ride on the Scottish Parliament is now rapidly becoming an institution and part of the Scottish cycling calendar. Sally Hinchcliffe, one of the founding organisers, explains why this year's ride is just as important as the first.
Image taken from "Inhabiting Infrastructure"
Inhabiting Infrastructure: explaining cycling's complexity Blog
This guest blog post was written by Alan Latham and Peter Wood, researchers from the Departments of Geography at University College London and The Open University. Could their publication 'Inhabiting Infrastructure' influence campaigners’ attempts to explain the need for Space for Cycling?
Vote Bike logo
Why Vote Bike? Blog
If a week is a long time in politics, five years must begin to stretch into eternity, thinks campaigner Sam Jones as CTC launches Vote Bike!
Bealnach na Ba Pass Scotland - the Great Tour
Will Jeremy Clarkson be the next CTC president? News
As part of CTC’s ongoing development plans as national cycling charity, former Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, is considered the front runner to replace Jon Snow as President.
Bicycle outside of a polling station
Take a minute to Vote Bike! News
Today (Tuesday 31 March 2015), CTC wrote to over 2,500 prospective parliamentary candidates asking them publicly to register their personal views on cycling.
Houses of Commons -  CC Stephen Tierney of www.stephentierney.co.uk
Quick releases Blog
CTC's Sam Jones questions whether we should be concerned as the Government issues five reports on cycling shortly before it is dissolved.
Sign for 20 mph
80 years of 30 mph – time for a change Blog
As the 30 mph speed limit celebrates its 80th birthday, CTC Campaigns and Communications Coordinator Sam Jones makes the case for change.
Cardiff City Cycle campaigners looking to make Cardiff the Amsterdam of the UK
Welsh National Transport Plan needs "cycling facilities" News
CTC Cymru has offered its expertise to the Welsh Government on developing effective, economically valuable cycling infrastructure.
John Humphrys chairing The Big Cycling Debate
Political parties quizzed on their cycling commitments News
The Big Cycling Debate yesterday [2 March] proved a useful opportunity to press the three main parties on what they would do to Get Britain Cycling - and crucially, how much they are prepared to spend on it.
Cycling supporter at Labour Party Conference Sept 2014, Manchester
Follow The Big Cycling Debate on Twitter #cyclingdebate News
The UK Cycling Alliance (UKCA) will be hosting the first ever national cycling debate on Monday 2 March.
East Sussex CTC and 1066 Cycle Club writing to councillors
The benefits of local campaigning Blog
We take a brief look at what local campaigners can do to boost political support for cycling in their area.
Red smart pedal
Is too much technology a bad thing? Blog
New gear for bikes is coming out all the time but is this smart technology good for cycling wonders CTC Communications volunteer Margaret-Anne Orgill
UKCA Big Cycling Debate
The Big Cycling Debate – chance to participate! News
With the General Election fast approaching, the UK Cycling Alliance - which includes CTC - has invited cycling leads in political parties to debate what they would do to make cycling safer and increase participation levels.
Video: watch Space for Inclusive Cycling in Bradford News
On a cold winter's day in early February, inspired by CTC's Space for Cycling Campaign, Bradford Cycling 4 All headed out on to the city's roads to show just how much space other road users should be giving cyclists, especially users of adapted bikes who can be easily missed.
Image of the iconic Embankment section of the east-west  Cycle Superhighway
Go-ahead for London's Cycle Superhighways "A game-changer for cycling", says CTC Press Release
CTC, the national cycling charity, says the green light given today (4th February) for two central London Cycle Superhighways is “a game-changer for cycling”.
CTC New Forest Rally 2014 - cyclists of all ages
New blow to hopes of New Forest campaigners and cyclists News
Proposals based on sense, safety and compromise rejected for inclusion in the New Forest Cycle Events Organisers' Charter.
(L to R) Ian Austin MP, Sarah Wollaston MP, Dr Julian Huppert MP
Cycling and walking coalition welcomes Government’s bold leadership on investment News
With over 5,000 CTC supporters writing to their MPs, the Government looks to enshrine in law a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy after months of campaigning from CTC and coalition partners.
CTC New Forest Rally 2014
CTC and Sustrans united against "discriminatory" New Forest Charter News
In the latest stage of developments in the ongoing saga in the New Forest, CTC and Sustrans have shown a united front against the New Forest National Park Authority’s draft Charter.
CTC New Forest Rally 2014
CTC and Sustrans united against "discriminatory" New Forest Charter Press Release
Cycling organisations have taken a united stance today (Wednesday 21 January 2015) in opposing key aspects of the draft New Forest Cycle Event Organisers' Charter proposed by the New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA).
Cyclists crossing Redhayes Bridge, Exeter
£248bn in economic benefits by 2050 through cycling Press Release
Today (Tuesday 20 January 2015) CTC, the national cycling charity, launched its report 'The Economic Cycle – Quantifying the benefits of getting England Cycling' which found cycling in England could generate a total of £248bn in economic benefits by 2050.
Councillors supporting Space for Cycling by Highway Authority - 16 Dec 2014
Somerset and Hereford support Space for Cycling News
Somerset has became the first shire county with over 30% of its councillors committed to Space for Cycling. Since then, Hereford County Council has followed with 47% of councillors backing the campaign.
Councillors supporting Space for Cycling by Highway Authority
Somerset Council praised for political support for cycling Press Release
Cycling organisations have congratulated Somerset County Council for their political commitment to cycling this week.
New cycle track in Bristol - photo courtesy of Bristol 24/7
Tell your MP to back the cycling and walking amendment to the Infrastructure Bill News
CTC has teamed up with the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Living Streets, Campaign for Better Transport, Sustrans and British Cycling to propose an Amendment to the Infrastructure Bill currently passing through the House of Commons.
Pictures from FBI and the santa ride poster
Fund-raising Santa Ride for Fylde Bike It Blog
Buoyed by getting a permanent home at Park View in Lytham, in a container provided through ICC funding, the Fylde Bike It community group has arranged a fund-raising Santa Ride. So if you live on the Fylde Coast, pop and along and join the fun on 20 December at 11am.
The location where the fine was issued
Summons for cyclist fined for pavement cycling News
A cyclist whose legal challenge is being supported by the Cyclists' Defence Fund has received a court summons for failing to pay a fine for pavement cycling.
CTC-Cyclenation 2014
Sharpen up your campaign skills Blog
The CTC-Cyclenation annual conference takes place on Saturday 22 November, and this year it’s hosted by London Cycling Campaign. Rosie Downes, LCC’s Campaigns Manager, explains what it’s all about.
Newcastle's Civic Ride, Sept 2014.
Uptown top ranking: which city leads on Space for Cycling? News
CTC published its league table of political support for cycling in eight English cities on 17 November. Here we analyse the results.
Pedalling through Manchester
English Core Cities appetite for cycling ranked Press Release
Newcastle, Manchester and Nottingham have highest levels of support for cycling
APPCG on parliament Green
All-party parliamentary group calls for £10 cycle revolution News
The All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group in a letter to The Times presses the case for cycling in the UK.
CTC cycling Case Study
Portsmouth - A City to Share Case Study
In response to a challenge from the Leader of Portsmouth City Council Cllr Donna Jones, Portsmouth Cycle Forum has just launched 'A City to Share', its strategy to put safe cycling at the heart of Portsmouth’s transport policy.
Cyclists in the New Forest
Government tells New Forest to give back cycle grant News
CTC gives its reaction to the Government's order for the New Forest National Park Authority to return a £1.5 million grant allocated for cycle specific projects.
Leicester cycle campaigners
What a difference a mayor makes! Blog
It’s so great to be involved with a good, confident campaign group, says Leicester campaigner Elizabeth Barner.
Elderly lady enjoying riding a trike in the park
Fairness, and everyday cycling for people with additional needs Blog
Thanks to Katja Leyendecker, I recently became aware of the 2011 report produced by the Sustainable Development Commission and what is has to say on the subject of children, older people and those with additional needs with regard to access to cycling,
Birmingham cyclists
Have your say on the Cycling Delivery Plan News
The Department for Transport has set up a series of public regional workshops where the Goverment's latest draft cycling strategy is up for discussion.
Broken bike
Government cycling strategy a "derisory plan, not a delivery plan" News
Government's Cycling Delivery Plan, published two hours before key parliamentary debate, fails to make commitments to funding for cycling.
Cycling in Copenhagen
What if…? Blog
CTC’s Sam Jones considers what a day in the life of a cyclist might be like by 2020 - IF the Government had committed to Funding4Cycling in 2014, AND had been investing at least £10 per head annually for the previous five years.
Commons debate to discuss UK cycling's future News
This Thursday 16 October, MPs return to the Commons to debate the future of UK cycling. CTC’s Sam Jones gives some background to the debate and explains why your MP should attend.
Robert Goodwill MP and Richard Burden MP at Birmingham Space for Cycling ride
The party is over, now it is time for funding News
With party conference season over for another year, CTC Campaigner Robbie Gillett takes a look at the main political parties’ positions on funding for cycling.
#Funding4Cycling logo
Take a minute this week to support #Funding4Cycling News
CTC launches its new campaign to get #Funding4Cycling included in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Take action by Friday 17 October!
Robert Goodwill MP and Labour councillors unite for cycling
Birmingham councillors backing cycling Blog
As the Conservative Party Conference winds to a close Birmingham councillors came out in force to demonstrate their support for cycling.
Conservative and Labour politicans show support for cycling
Cycle Minister sends off Birmingham ride News
Robert Goodwill MP rearranges diary to support the Space for Cycling mass ride at the Conservative Party Conference.
Riders at Manchester Mass Bike ride
Is UK cycling at a turning point? Blog
CTC's newly-appointed Campaigns and Communications co-ordinator Sam Jones considers whether attitudes to cycling are changing.
Manchester cyclists of all ages take to the roads
CTC and GMCC ride at Labour Party Conference News
Manchester saw 300 cyclists taking to the streets in a peaceful rally promoting the Space for Cycling campaign on Monday 22 September, as one part of CTC campaign activity at the party conference.
Cyclists taking to the streets
Space for Cycling signs up 500th Councillor News
Cllr Jerry Evans of Birmingham City Council has signed up as the 500th councillor to the national Space for Cycling campaign.
Cyclists at the Space for Cycling ride in Manchester
Hundreds attend the Space for Cycling ride in Manchester Press Release
Three hundred join CTC and GMCC ride in support of Space for Cycling at the Manchester Labour Party Conference.
Space for Cycling cartoon
Mass Bike Ride at Labour Party Conference News
Will you join hundreds of cyclists at the Mass Bike Ride outside the Labour Party Conference in Manchester on Monday 22 September at 6pm?
20 mph speed limit sign painted on a road
Remove the centre line to increase safety Press Release
New study funded by CTC finds 20 mph speed limits and the removal of centre-lines may be the most effective ways to reduce the speed at which drivers overtake cyclists.
Emma Metcalfe and her Space for Cycling bike
Inspired by Space for Cycling Blog
Emma Metcalfe was a relatively new cyclist when she got involved with Space for Cycling, a campaign co-ordinated by CTC. She attended the training day and is spear-heading an inspiring campaign in Sheffield.
The new law would require Government to prepare plans for cycling expenditure
Campaigners propose new law for funding cycling and walking News
Six campaigning groups, including CTC, have come together to back amendments to the Infrastructure Bill which would force the Government to plan for greater investment in cycling and walking.
Space for Cycling t-shirts
Order your Space for Cycling t-shirt Blog
Show your support for Space for Cycling by wearing one of our Space for Cycling t-shirts!
Proposed Heysham - Lancaster route
Petitioning for a green route to Heysham Case Study
Lancashire cycle campaign group Dynamo has been successfully drumming up public support for a proposed green cycle route to connect Lancaster to Heysham.
Cycle use has increased amongst men aged 30-60
Cycle use down in England in 2013 News
Government transport data from last year show that the bounce in participation in 2012 has subsided, and cycle use has fallen back to 2011 levels, with the fewest number of trips per person at any point over the last 20 years.
100 residents pinned messages to local councillors on a bike
Leighton Buzzard residents demand Space for Cycling Case Study
Nearly 100 people from the Leighton Buzzard area have come together to demand that the council invest more funds in better provision for cycling in the town.
Inquiry witnesses Edmund King (AA), Chris Boardman (BC) and Roger Geffen (CTC)
£10 a head for cycling by 2020 say MPs News
The Commons Transport Select Committee's inquiry report on Cycle Safety has been published, endorsing many of CTC's recommendations.
How CS5 could look as it approaches Vauxhall
Huge improvement in design of Cycle Superhighway 5 News
New designs out for consultation show that the quality of design for cycling infrastructure has shot up. The new route, which parallels one of London's busiest distributor roads, will now be almost entirely protected from traffic, with generous widths and good continuity.
Make space for cycling
New map shows councillors' support for Space for Cycling News
In mid-April, we launched the national Space for Cycling campaign in partnership with Cyclenation groups across the country. Our new interactive map shows where councillors have signed up so far, and Newcastle leads the way, outside London.
Two bollards to Chelmsford where once were ugly barriers
Removing barriers to cycling in Chelmsford, Essex Case Study
Something interesting has been happening quietly in the town in the last few months. Bit by bit, a long-established part of the transport network has been dismantled.
A young Space for Cycling supporter takes part in Big Ride
Space for Cycling Big Ride Success News
Hundreds of cyclists in cities across the UK showed their support for Space for Cycling by participating in locally held Big Rides.
One of LCC's previous Space for Cycling rides
BIG RIDES for Space for Cycling in London, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester and Bristol News
On 17 May thousands will be coming out to ride in support of Space for Cycling. With elections just 5 days later, these Big Rides will be a final chance to influence local candidates before the 22nd May elections.
Campaigners from around the country met in Leeds to discuss Space for Cycling
Making Space for Cycling: a conference of campaigners Blog
Over 70 campaigners from around the country met up in Leeds for the first Space for Cycling campaigners conference on 3 May.
Trials of new cycling infrastructure have fed into these new regulations
Traffic signs reform signal better cycling infrastructure News
After years of pressure from CTC, the Department for Transport has unveiled a major reform of the traffic signs and signals regulations, which will allow better quality cycle facilities to be built, and much greater flexibility for local authorities to adopt their own approaches.
Front cover of the Space for Cycling guide
Space for Cycling guide sets out what Councillors need to do Blog
To help explain what Space for Cycling means in practice, CTC, with help from our campaign group partners, has produced this guide for local decision makers.
Cycle use has declined in 2012/2013 compared with the previous year
Cycle use falling in England, Government data suggests News
Overall, across England, the proportion of people cycling once a month or more has fallen from 15.3% to 14.7% in one year - a reduction in over a third of million people.
Roy Spilsbury on Llandudno Promenade
Winning the right to cycle on Llandudno Promenade Case Study
Roy Spilsbury shares his experience of fighting and winning a campaign to allow cyclists to ride along the Llandudno Promenade.
Becky Reynolds, "One Way, No Way!" Campaigner
Brighton’s successful North Laine contraflow scheme Case Study
Becky Reynolds grew up cycling. Her Mum taught her to ride at an early age, so cycling has been and integral part of her life for as long as she can remember. What changed this everyday self-described 'utility cyclist' into a campaigner and co-founder of Cycle Lewes, an active campaigning group?
Sarah with her two children
Chichester is a 20mph city thanks to one mum’s dedication and a team of volunteers Case Study
Sarah Sharp never thought of herself as a cycle campaigner before she initiated the Chichester 20s Plenty campaign; in fact, this self-described 'ordinary housewife' didn’t even learn to ride a bike until she was 28. So what was it exactly that changed in this mum of two?
Copenhagen cyclist
Create jobs and save lives in their thousands! Cycling is the key, says major new report News
Coinciding with the launch of CTC's Space for Cycling campaign, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says that cycling has the potential to create at least 76,000 jobs and save 10,000 lives in the pan-European region.
Southwood Woodlands, Rushmoor
CTC-friendly Rushmoor Cycle Forum gathers the opinions of local election candidates News
The Rushmoor Cycle Forum (RCF), which works closely with CTC, has recently drawn up a survey which they will be submitting to local election candidates, to evaluate where they sit in regards to their cycle-friendly campaigning.
Space for Cycling
Space for Cycling: the national campaign gets underway News
CTC, the national cycling charity, has launched the national Space for Cycling campaign. It call on councils to ensure that anyone can cycle anywhere, and to seek the funding this will require.
Space for Cycling in Brighton - bus stop bypasses on the Lewes Road
Space for Cycling - your infrastructure photos mapped News
Space for Cycling calls on councils to improve our streets so that anyone can cycle anywhere. But what does that mean in practice? CTC wants your photos and examples of infrastructure that's good or bad to explain to councils what works, and what needs improvement.
Space for Cycling logo
Space for Cycling launched in London News
London Cycling Campaign has launched its Space for Cycling campaign today (7th April), targeting election candidates in all 624 wards in London with local-specific requests for cycling improvements. CTC will shortly launch a national version of the campaign along with local groups around the UK.
Space for Cycling Campaigners' Conference announced News
CTC will be hosting a campaigners' conference in Leeds on Saturday 3 May - for everyone looking to get involved in the Space for Cycling campaign.
Manhattan bike lane and info form NYC DoT
Infrastructure and Equity: Discussions from the Youth Bike Summit in NYC Blog
CTC's Development Officer in Leicester, Elizabeth Barner, is from the US originally. By simple serendipity, she was able to attend a day of the Youth Bike Summit in New York in February and was amazed by the changes she found.
Gordon Seabright, Chris Boardman and Roger Geffen
CTC urges MPs to demand action and funding to ‘Get Britain Cycling’ News
CTC, the national cycling charity, has urged MPs to demand leadership, commitment to quality cycling conditions, and funding of at least £10 per person annually, to ‘Get Britain Cycling’ when giving evidence at today’s Commons Transport Select Committee inquiry on cycle safety.


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