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My Ride to Work: Ian Taylor

Our Cycle To Work Day series continues with Ian Taylor (our IT guru) reflecting on his rides to and from work.
Cycle To Work Day 3 September 2015

I initially started to cycle eighteen years ago, just to get to and fro work as we didn't have a car. I had a 6am start and lived seven miles from work, so the only option I had was my old Nigel Dean bike from when I was a teenager. Since then (barring niggling injuries), I have cycled nearly every day either to work, the shops, for days out or on longer-reaching cycle holidays. Cycling has become a big, and happy, part of my life.

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Shocking violence towards cyclist sparks Met man-hunt

The police have released footage of a man who aggressively pushed a female cyclist off her bike into the road in Tower Hamlets, London. The attack was captured on the woman’s helmet cam and has since gone viral.
Still of the man captured from the cyclist's helmet cam

A shocking display of violence and aggression is evident in the release of helmet cam footage sent to the Met police earlier this summer. In the space of just 18 seconds, a female cyclist sees a pedestrian walking into her path, and asks him not to knock her off her bike. The pedestrian then runs after the cyclist, and starts shouting at the cyclist before pushing her over into busy Sidney Street, in Tower Hamlets.

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My Ride to Work: Sam Jones

As CTC prepares for Cycle to Work day, campaigner Sam Jones blogs on how he started cycling to work 8 years ago and the delights of his ride today.
Cycle To Work Day 2015 takes place on 3 September

I started cycle commuting when I moved back to London for work in 2007. Down in the west country I had had access to the excellent Scooter to Work scheme, and by applying my learning from the Compulsory Basic Training to the busy London streets I found the experience altogether less terrifying than when I had tried cycling previously in the metropolis during my uni days.

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5 reasons to take part in Cycle To Work Day 2015

We've teamed up with our friends at Cycle Scheme to promote Cycle To Work Day 2015. Here are our top five of reasons why you should join the 760,000 people who regularly cycle to work.
Two cyclists on station platform with their bikes

Cycle to Work Day is a national event encouraging everyone to hop on to the saddle and cycle to work on 3 September 2015.

 According to census data, 760,000 people in the UK cycle to work regularly. While we know that this number continues to grow steadily, our friends at Cycle Scheme (the organisation behind Cycle to Work Day) are aiming to make those numbers skyrocket so that by 2021 one million people are regularly commuting to work by bike.

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Transport for London Cycle Route Study

Help Transport for London with its current study of cycle routes by taking part in a survey, and or by mapping your routes with a handy app to create better cycle networks in the future.
Cycle Route Survey

Transport for London (TfL) is currently researching how cyclists choose their cycle routes in London.  They are asking for volunteers to support them in carrying out this innovative research using their mobile phone application and online survey. 

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Minister confirms go-ahead for Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy

25 June 2015
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.
Cycling and Walking Minister, Robert Goodwill, MP

Speaking today at the Cycle City Active City Conference in Newcastle Cycling and Walking Minister, Robert Goodwill, MP announced  that he has instructed Department of Transport officials to prepare the legislative order that will bring into effect the legal provisions in the Infrastructure Act requiring the Government to adopt a Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS).

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The YHA celebrates Bike Week 2015 in style

It’s Bike Week and YHA are really celebrating this year after the charity’s big commitment over the last few months to promoting cycling throughout England and Wales. So we thought we would ask them to write us a blog piece about why Bike Week means so much to them ...

This year, Bike Week has a strong focus on encouraging more of the population to cycle to work and the YHA has shown its support for the cause in a number of ways. 

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Commuter gripes could be solved by Bike Week

Our latest YouGov survey found that almost half of Britain’s commuters live within an ‘easily cycle-able’ distance from their workplace (0-5 miles away). If they aren't already enjoying a ride to work, research suggests millions more commuters would feel much better for making the switch to cycling.
Bike Week 2015 #BikeWeekUK

CTC's latest YouGov research found that almost half of Britain’s commuting adults live within five miles of their workplace (47%).

Regularly mentioned gripes amongst non-cycling commuters were:

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500,000 celebrate summer of cycling as Bike Week launches

As Bike Week 2015 launches today at the Dutch Embassy (and runs 13 - 21 June), the national cycling charity, CTC, confirmed that over half a million people are set to take part in the biggest cycling event in the UK this summer.
Bike Week 2015

Packed full of events and helpful tips on how you can make the simple switch to cycling, Bike Week 2015 demonstrates that cycling is a really convenient way to get around.

CTC’s Bike Week Coordinator, Jonathan Sharpe said: “With tens of thousands more bikes being brought back to life through CTC’s recent Big Bike Revival, we expect this year’s Bike Week to be an even bigger than before."

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Email: publicity@ctc.org.uk
Telephone: 0844-736-8453

Notes to Editors: 
  1. Bike Week 2015 runs 13 – 21 June 2015. For more information visit www.bikeweek.org.uk   and follow us on https://www.facebook.com/NationalBikeWeek  and https://twitter.com/Bike_Week (using the hashtag #BikeWeekUK)
  2. Bike Week 2015 is delivered by CTC, the national cycling charity, in partnership with Cyclescheme and Love to Ride, as part of the European Union Intelligent Energy Programme. The project is also funded through Bike Hub, Cycling Scotland, and Travelwise Northern Ireland, and is supported by British Cycling, London Cycling Campaign, Sustrans, the Association of Cycle Traders and Cyclenation.
  3. More information about Love to Ride and The National Cycle Challenge can be found at www.lovetoride.org. Register into the challenge here: www.lovetoride.net/uk. Love to Ride are also working with Transport for London to deliver the London Cycle Challenge 8 - 28 June. More information is available at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/cyclechallenge
  4. The MPs annual bike ride will set out from the Dutch Embassy at 9:15am on 10 June and finishes at College Green.
  5. The Bicycle Association of Great Britain Ltd is the national body representing the bicycle industry in the United Kingdom. More information is at http://bicycleassociation.org.uk/
  6. More information about Cycle to Work Day can be found at www.cycletoworkday.org.  
  7. For further information on CTC, the UK’s largest cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cycling they do or would like to do. Over a century’s experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone. These aims are to:
    • Provide expert, practical help and advice.
    • Support individuals and communities.
    • Protect cyclists’ interests.
    • Campaign to make cycling mainstream and to remove the things that stop people cycling.
    • Help people develop the confidence and skills to cycle.
    • Promote the benefits of cycling to individuals, to society and to the economy.
      www.ctc.org.uk
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What’s legal - and what’s not - on your bike?

CTC volunteer Margaret-Anne Orgill takes a look at cyclists and the law.
Road cyclists riding side by side

Cyclists are often in the news these days, so I thought it would be useful to run through the rules of the road. While I’ll go through what cyclists can be arrested for, I’ll also be looking at what you can do legally while cycling - some of which may surprise you!  I’ll look at what you must do while you are out on the road and what you mustn’t, as laid down by the law and the Highway Code.

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