CTC wants to keep helmets an optional choice. Forcing - or strongly encouraging - people to wear helmets deters people from cycling and undermines the public health benefits of cycling. This campaign seeks to educate policy makers and block misguided attempts at legislation.
Lorries are disproportionately involved in the deaths of cyclists. The Department for Transport has granted a trial to allow longer lorries onto Britain's roads, a move which CTC believe will greatly increase the risk to cyclists.
In 2010, the Royal Mail decided to scrap their fleet of 24,000 bicycles in favour of trolleys and light vans. Only a few thousand are now left and they will all be phased out by 2014. CTC objected and still objects because it's putting other road users at greater risk and is adding to emissions.
The Government published a revised draft Highway Code in 2006. CTC were immediately concerned that the rules would undermine cyclists' right to use the road where a cycle path was provided. Following a sustained and high-profile campaign by CTC, over 40 rules were changed to the benefit of cyclists.