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8 June 2012 - 10:06am
New Mayor of Basingstoke shuns chaffeur limo for bike
Councillor Martin Biermann (from Basingstoke Observer)
Cllr Martin Biermann was recently voted in as the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane Council, but has announced he would no longer use a chaffeur, instead declaring he would use a bicycle to attend engagements.
23 May 2012 - 1:59pm
Train companies ban cycles during Olympics
Bans on bikes were proposed for much of the network
Train operating companies banned cycles from many trains during the Olympic Games period, with the worst closures affecting the cycling road races on the 28/29 July. After few observed problems the bans were lifted in time for the Paralympics.
10 May 2012 - 2:02pm
UK bike sales expected to reach all time high
CTC Ride to the Pies Sportive in Dorset
A new report from Mintel predicts sales of bikes will reach an all time high in 2012 - with the market set to grow by a further 8% on 2011 to reach £700 million this year.
9 May 2012 - 7:18pm
Organisations across Wales rise to the Challenge
Cardiff Cycle Challenge
Three Cycle Challenges will take place across Wales this summer in Cardiff, Swansea and Gwynedd - Anglesey.
8 May 2012 - 9:37am
Transport for Greater Manchester Cycle Challenge
Wheels in motion for TfGM Workplace Cycle Challenge
CTC, along with partners Challenge for Change are currently running a Workplace Cycle Challenge for Transport for Greater Manchester across the 10 districts of Manchester.
4 May 2012 - 12:41pm
High prices fuel cycling in Southampton
Petrol Pump: Copyright Ruslan Semichev 2012, Shutterstock
Are petrol and diesel prices fuelling a rise in cycling? Research by Southampton University reveals a third of cyclists in the city are cycling more to avoid paying at the pump.
3 May 2012 - 2:26pm
London cab firm boycotted by cyclists
John Griffin of Addison Lee
The owner of Addison Lee - a minicab company that operates in central London - has got into hot water with cyclists after a series of belligerent statements about cyclists and bus lanes.
5 April 2012 - 2:28pm
Free cycling training for the over 50s in Swindon
Over 50s begginners line up for their first lesson
The Over 50’s Cycling Courses in Swindon have been so popular that it is fully booked months in advance and more dates have been added to cope with demand.
22 March 2012 - 5:03pm
The Fat Cycle Rider tells how he lost 8st 4lb by riding to work
Blogger Toby Field also known as The Fat Cycle Rider
Toby Field only took up cycling two years ago but is now riding ten miles to work and back each day - and is now a whole lot healthier and a lean cycle rider into the bargain.
20 March 2012 - 3:14pm
Cycle trains - a good way to encourage people to commute by bike
Commuting cyclists in a group
Cyclists in Stirlingshire, Scotland have formed a bike train from Dunblane station to Stirling University as a way of encouraging more people to use sustainable transport and reduce the number of car journeys.
9 February 2012 - 3:54pm
Cities fit for cycling
Cities fit for cycling
The Times has launched a campaign to improve cycle safety following the serious injury to a reporter on the paper. An 8 point manifesto has been published, with the focus on lorries, junctions, cycle infrastructure and 20 mph as the default urban speed limit.
31 October 2011 - 3:57pm
Cycle casualty numbers not reducing fast enough
Safety in Numbers
CTC, the national cycling charity, is concerned that the annual number of cyclist casualties does not appear to be reducing, even though the number of cycling trips remains similar to the levels seen during 2009.
31 October 2011 - 3:41pm
Government’s new road safety strategy offers a mixed picture for cyclists
Safety in Numbers image
CTC has welcomed key elements of the Government's new Strategic Framework for Road Safety. However, proposals to improve standards of driving risk being undermined by cuts to police numbers.
10 March 2010 - 11:07am
Government consults on 'electric personal vehicles' and e-bikes
Electrically assisted freight cycle in Paris
After years of delay the Department for Transport consulted on amendments to the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (EAPC) Regulations 1983 and a separate consultation on Electric Personal Vehicles (EPV). The former are now well out of date, while the latter sets out the law for 'Segway' scooters.
28 April 2008 - 1:29pm
Higher fuel prices = cycling boom
CTC, the national cycling charity, predicts an extra 1.25 million trips will be made by bicycle every day due to the rising price of petrol and diesel.
15 June 2007 - 11:53am
Highway Code cracked - more than 40 rules changed
New Highway Code (Revised 2007 Edition)
Following a sustained and high-profile campaign by CTC in 2007, over 40 rules of the revised Highway Code were changed to the benefit of cyclists. CTC had feared that the proposed wording would have undermined cyclists' right to use the road where cycle facilities were provided.


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