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26 November 2015 - 10:05am
Can you count your Worship?
Picture of simple maths and calulator
If drivers are supposed to be disqualified from driving when they incur 12 points on their licence in a three year period, why are over 7000 people still allowed to drive after accumulating between 12 and 45 points? Can the Magistrates not manage the maths or do they just misunderstand the meaning of 'exceptional' hardship, the motorist's mitigation?
23 November 2015 - 1:37pm
Cyclism - the Coroner's Chronicles
An Orwellian version of coroners' rules for cyclists
Two weeks ago one Coroner claimed a lorry driver would not have expected to see a cyclist on a trunk road. Last week another speculated that a driver's failure to see the cyclist in daylight 'may have been compounded by his clothing'. CTC's Duncan Dollimore asks do the Coroners understand cycling - or perhaps more importantly, the Highway Code?
19 November 2015 - 8:59am
Why should cyclists support Road Safety Week 2015?
Family Cycling in Paris. Picture flckr L.Urquiza
As Road Safety Week goes green with a 'drive less, live more' theme for 2015, CTC's Duncan Dollimore asks is it time to take a broader approach to cycling and road safety campaigning with a cycle to improve safety message?
12 November 2015 - 10:20am
Helmets, excuses, irrelevant facts and blame deflection
Group of leisure cyclists some with helmets and some not
CTC's Duncan Dollimore examines why a cyclist not wearing a helmet and other excuses are used to deflect blame in motoring offences, and why so many people, including judges, are unduly empathetic to road crime offenders.
9 November 2015 - 3:44pm
Further torture from Treasury on Transport
Chancellor outside No 11 Downing St
As HM Treasury proudly announces that the Department for Transport has agreed to make cuts of more than 30% over the next four years, CTC campaigner Sam Jones wonders what this might mean for cycling.
4 November 2015 - 10:04am
Why 'turn left on red' is not 'running red lights'
Line of Vélib hire bikes outside a Paris store.
Reflections by Duncan Dollimore on headlines about proposals allowing cyclists to jump red lights, and how a similar plans introduced in Paris have met apparent success.
6 October 2015 - 8:42am
The Near Miss Project is back!
Cyclists among traffic
The Near Miss Project returns this month for a second year, studying cycling near misses and other non-injury incidents. Senior Lecturer in Transport at the University of Westminster Dr Rachel Aldred, who leads on the project, writes why it is important for cyclists to take part.
5 October 2015 - 11:16am
Trails for Wales - where next?
Supporters for Trails for Wales gather outside the Senedd, Cardiff (Photo: Nigel
Throughout September CTC and Open MTB’s ran the joint campaign, Trails for Wales, and galvanised support of over 4,000 from the off road community and wider cycling industry into what could be a game changer for off road access.
25 September 2015 - 10:44am
Promoting cycling at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton
Brighton beach
The Labour Party Conference starts in a few days’ time in Brighton. Local campaigner, Becky Reynolds, has been working with Bricycles and CTC to put on a ride to promote Space for Cycling to delegates on 30 September. Read Becky's blog below for more, and if you're around in Brighton, do come along!
11 September 2015 - 12:38pm
Why Trails for Wales?
Cyclist enjoying the option of going off road
While the supporter base for CTC and Open MTB’s Trails for Wales campaign keeps on growing, some campaigners have questioned why CTC would support such a campaign. Sam Jones, CTC Communications and Campaigns Coordinator explains why.
28 July 2015 - 8:55am
Cycle racing relaxation – will it help?
The Tour could be coming to a town near you soon...
Following Chris Froome’s second victory in the Tour de France, the Department for Transport announced that it will relax antiquated road regulations which restricted road racing to boost tourism and double the number of cycle journeys. CTC considers the implications.
4 June 2015 - 4:49pm
Velo-city: it's not all about the bike (or trike)
Velo-city: Nantes
This week at Velo-city in Nantes cycling organisations, decision makers and campaigners are meeting to discuss best practice. CTC's Sam Jones is there sharing how CTC is campaigning for change in the UK.
1 June 2015 - 11:48am
What’s legal - and what’s not - on your bike?
Road cyclists riding side by side
CTC volunteer Margaret-Anne Orgill takes a look at cyclists and the law.
27 May 2015 - 2:58pm
Slaying the myths
Perseus triumphant with Medusa head - Vatican City CC Monitotxi
Yesterday, BBC Radio 4’s 'You and Yours' asked listeners whether cyclists should take a test and have number plates and insurance. CTC campaigner, Sam Jones seeks to slay these myths.
7 May 2015 - 11:38am
Who is winning the Vote Bike race?
Tour de France 2014
As the UK heads to the Polling Station, CTC’s Sam Jones dwells on the similarity of the election and a cycling race
24 April 2015 - 11:47pm
Will CWIS keep politicians honest?
Vote Bike
Can the latest government offering for cycling be the tincture of truth needed to keep our politicians on track? CTC Communications Manager, David Murray, examines the last parliament's efforts towards 25% of trips being made by bike by 2050.
17 April 2015 - 7:04pm
Election manifestos: what do they promise for cycling?
Vote Bike!
In the past week, the mainstream political parties published their manifestos. CTC campaigner, Sam Jones, takes a look at what they say about cycling.
16 April 2015 - 12:19pm
New Inclusive cycling group goes from strength to strength
Cycling4All Shropshire is a new inclusive cycling group. With help from CTC, the group has spread its wings and is now flying solo. CTC's Jayne Rodgers explains how the group is choosing a new logo.
10 April 2015 - 2:07pm
Calling all Scottish Cyclists: Let's Pedal on Parliament
Edinburgh 2014: Pedal on Parliament
What started as a one-off flash ride on the Scottish Parliament is now rapidly becoming an institution and part of the Scottish cycling calendar. Sally Hinchcliffe, one of the founding organisers, explains why this year's ride is just as important as the first.
8 April 2015 - 8:14am
Inhabiting Infrastructure: explaining cycling's complexity
Image taken from "Inhabiting Infrastructure"
This guest blog post was written by Alan Latham and Peter Wood, researchers from the Departments of Geography at University College London and The Open University. Could their publication 'Inhabiting Infrastructure' influence campaigners’ attempts to explain the need for Space for Cycling?




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