Advisory Group members

Who is currently on the Advisory Group and how to contact them

The Advisory group meets quarterly to discuss development strategy and plan for how CTC can support local Campaigners. In response to the agreement between CTC and Cyclenation in 2011, the Cyclenation board members and the Advisory Group also attend a joint meeting so they can formulate an approach to campaigning locally in response to the Localism Bill together.

How to contact the Advisory group

You can contact the whole group by sending them an email, which you can do here

You can also contact the Volunteer Support Officer directly

A note from Richard Bates Chair of the Advisory Group:

I would like to see CTC local campaigners covering every Council to at least District level and act within Local Forums ideally to influence the Cycle Agenda which Government have asked for action on.Officer contacts are needed in order to direct Cycle Digest at, in order that initiatives can be pursued.

I have been the Chair of my County Cycle Forum and this has now been taken on by another Cycling activist.

Where a good Local Cycle Forums operates, such as Crawley, where the prime motivator is a CTC local campaigner - then dialogue and modest progress is being made but is hampered by funding on a Cycle Demonstration Town level. Crawley is a post war New Town where neighbourhood cycle lanes did not connect with hub locations.

At a District level where Highways are not the remit, there is still scope to promote a Cycle Plan/ Policies and have cycle schemes listed as part of Infrastructure Planning, gain funding and also promote off road links between settlements and to schools,etc.

So a bottom  up approach, the Big Society - 'Local' is the best place to promote a Cycle Forum and get Community action and Hub destinations should be the focus for the debate. My town Haywards Heath is a big commuter town with hundreds of cycle commuters, on non existent cycle infrastructure to reach the Station.

I would also like to see cycle campaigning integrated via CTC Groups and discussion at CTC Annual General Meeting points in this direction.

Safe cycling and Enjoy campaigning

There are currently 7 members of the Advisory group including Roger Geffen, Policy and Campaigns Director  and Mark Slater Volunteer Support Officer.

Current CTC Advisory Group members (non staff)

  •     Richard Bates (Chair), CTC campaigner for the City of London, west and East Sussex and a CTC Councillor.
  •     Peter Hayman, CTC campaigner for East Renfrewshire and Glasgow and a CTC Councillor.
  •     Graham Smith, CTC Councillor, based in Oxfordshire.



  • Peter England, Co-ordinates campaigning for CTC in the South East and is a CTC campaigner for Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Buckinghamshire










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