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25 November 2015 - 2:51pm
“PM’s ‘Cycling Revolution’ punctured by Osborne”, says cycling charity
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.
6 October 2015 - 10:58am
Manchester calls for more Space for Cycling
Dr Wollaston MP addresses GMCC and CTC cyclists in the Manchester rain Photo: Jo
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.
1 October 2015 - 3:57pm
Record numbers sign up to support Trails for Wales
Cyclists outside the Senedd in Wales
Top cycling brands are lining up to support CTC, the national cycling charity, and Open MTB’s campaign Trails for Wales.
29 September 2015 - 3:24pm
Labour Transport team out in support for cycling
Labour's Shadow Transport Team with Roger Geffen MBE, Labour Party Conference
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.
29 September 2015 - 8:58am
New Edinburgh cycling project is simply FABB
Edinburgh ABC offers cycling activities to give people their first taste o
Cyclists of all abilities are being offered an opportunity to get their first taste of independent mobility thanks to a new project launched by Transport Minister Derek Mackay in Edinburgh today.
23 September 2015 - 3:36pm
Trails for Wales leads to the Senedd
Trails for Wales supporters outside the Senedd
Top cycling bodies are meeting with Welsh Assembly Members to voice their support for CTC, the national cycling charity, and Open MTB’s campaign Trails for Wales, today (23 September 2015) at Roald Dahl Plass just outside the Senedd in Cardiff.
14 September 2015 - 10:13am
World Champ Tracy Moseley gives Trails for Wales full support
World MTB champion Tracy Moseley has come out in support of Trails for Wales (Ph
Top British mountain biker Tracy Moseley has come out in support of CTC and Open MTB’s campaign calling for Trails for Wales.
28 August 2015 - 3:08pm
"Make Wales off-road centre of UK" says cycle coalition
Mountain Bikers in Wales
"Increased off-road access to rural Wales would give a healthy boost to the economy," say CTC and Open MTB.
31 July 2015 - 1:37pm
Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy A Step Closer
Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy is part of the Infrastructure Act
Today, the first ever legal requirement for the Government to produce a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy comes into force. While CTC welcomes the news as a positive next step for cycling, there remain concerns of a funding shortfall and the impact this could have.
12 June 2015 - 9:30pm
Roger Geffen honoured by MBE for “services to cycling”
Roger Geffen
On the eve of Bike Week 2015, CTC's Campaigns and Policy Director, Roger Geffen, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's 2015 Birthday Honours List, for his services to cycling.
9 June 2015 - 6:58pm
500,000 celebrate summer of cycling as Bike Week launches
Bike Week 2015
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.
28 May 2015 - 9:44am
Urgent call for bike donations to help Play on Pedals
Bikes for children aged 2-5
Play on Pedals, an initiative designed to teach every 4-year-old in Glasgow how to cycle, is seeking donations of small children’s bikes as part of a city wide Bike Amnesty.
15 May 2015 - 10:55am
Bike Week to get half a million people cycling this June
Bike Week logo
Over half a million people are due to take part in Bike Week (13 – 21 June), the biggest cycling event in the UK. Packed full of activities 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.
12 May 2015 - 11:00am
Over a sixth of new Commons strongly support cycling
Bicycle outside a polling station
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.
23 April 2015 - 9:10am
Over 22% Parliamentary candidates support CTC’s Vote Bike
Vote Bike!
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.




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