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Wales has the tools but needs to use them

Statistics for cycling in Wales show a disturbing trend as cycling casualties increase, as CTC Cymru calls for the Welsh Government to make good on the ambitions contained in the Active Travel Act Wales.
Cardiff Cycle City group calling for better cycle provision in March 2015

The Welsh Government has recently published figures showing that the number of killed or seriously injured (KSI) cyclists in Wales in 2014 (138) very nearly doubled in comparison with the baseline average from 2004-2008 (70). The year before (2013) saw 100 cyclist KSI. This is a huge increase, not matched by the 9% rise in pedal cycle traffic between 2007 and 2013. 

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Could Wales lead the way in off-road access?

On Friday 10 July, the Welsh Government launched its consultation 'Improving opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation'.
Mountain biking in Wales

Campaigners, including CTC and a recently formed consortium of representatives from the mountain bike community called the MTB Advocacy Group see this as having great potential for off-road cycling in Wales.

The Welsh Government has ensured the emphasis of the consultation is on "providing easy and affordable access to quality local green space and outdoor recreation activities close to where people live." 

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How to buy a secondhand bike

Are you looking for a new bike, but your budget is slim? Robin Eveleigh from Drover Cycles shares his tips for buying a secondhand bike and avoiding buying a stolen bike.
Two women on dutch style bikes

If you’re in the market for a new bike, but your budget is slim, second-hand could be the way to go. You might need to compromise on looks -  the paintwork will probably have lost its showroom sheen and the spec will be somewhere between last season and yesteryear - but the smart shopper can pick up an amazing ride for a fraction of the price of a box-fresh purchase.

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What is the Philosophy of Cycling?

What is cycling? Racing, commuting or mountain biking? Town planning and the environment? Or a state of being? CTC member Clive Cazeaux, Chair of Cardiff CTC and Professor of Aesthetics at Cardiff School of Art and Design, is giving a talk about The Philosophy of Cycling for Bike Week 2015.
Clive Cazeaux

Clive has been a CTC member since 1979 and a philosopher since… well, what defines a philosopher? He has been teaching the subject at university since 1992. That there is a philosophy of cycling, he is in no doubt. The fact that cycling can take so many forms means, straight away, that we meet one of the most philosophical questions possible: the ‘what is X?’ question. What is cycling? He tells us more about this fascinating topic:

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Winchester Family Cycle Ride

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
Free

A led cycle ride for all the family on quiet country lanes and easy off-road cycle paths. Ride starts at 2pm and finishes by 5pm. Easy pace with plenty of stops for playgrounds, cakes or ice cream (or possibly all three). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Gower Cycling Festival

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
£5, free for under 16's

The Gower Cycling Festival, based in the lovely Gower Peninsula from 8-15 August and comprises 21 rides ranging from gentle excursions suitable for families with small children to challenging rides for the fitter and more experienced.  This year, we have arranged for camping at the Dunvant RFC from where most of the rides start. 

We visit places of local and historic interest and this year will be celebrating the twentieth birthdays of both Sustrans and Wheelrights. The £5 fee entitles you to take part in as many rides as you wish.  

 

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Welsh National Transport Plan needs "cycling facilities"

CTC Cymru has offered its expertise to the Welsh Government on developing effective, economically valuable cycling infrastructure.
Cardiff City Cycle campaigners looking to make Cardiff the Amsterdam of the UK

CTC Cymru has made its official response to the Welsh Government by offering its expertise in developing effective and economically valuable cycling infrastructure, and highlighting that the draft Welsh National Transport Plan is somewhat limited.

As part of the framework of the Wales Transport Strategy, the National Transport Plan focuses on delivering five key priorities:

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CTC Cymru's AGM date announced

Find out what CTC has been up to in Wales over the last year and what its plans are for the future at this year's AGM plus how you can get involved.
The CTC logo in Welsh

CTC Cymru's AGM will take place on Thursday 26 March 2015  at 12 noon at: 

The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1BH

All CTC members are welcome to come and hear about what CTC Cymru has been doing over the last year and what we plan to do next. You could even find yourself playing a role in the group as we will be electing key officers to the committee to help take responsibility for CTC’s development in Wales.

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The benefits of local campaigning

We take a brief look at what local campaigners can do to boost political support for cycling in their area.
East Sussex CTC and 1066 Cycle Club writing to councillors

Since last April, over 17,000 emails have been sent to incumbent councillors as part of the national Space for Cycling campaign - calling for safer infrastructure conditions so that people of all ages and abilities can cycle.  In places with strong campaign groups such as Manchester and Newcastle, a huge number of letters have been sent by members of the public and a high proportion of councillors have responded positively. 

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CTC Cymru Welsh Festival of Cycling

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Rally/Festival

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