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28 August 2015 - 4:08pm
"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 - 2:37pm
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 - 10:30pm
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 - 7:58pm
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 - 10:44am
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 - 11:55am
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 - 12:00pm
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 - 10:10am
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.
31 March 2015 - 11:00am
“VOTE BIKE!” says national cycling charity
Vote Bike logo
Today (Tuesday 31 March 2015), CTC, the national cycling charity, wrote to all prospective parliamentary candidates asking them publicly to register their personal views on cycling.
12 March 2015 - 1:20pm
Calling all bike recycling centres: CTC’s Big Bike Revival gets £1 million green light from government
One of the many Big Bike Revival pilot workshops
Today, CTC is celebrating the ministerial announcement of the national cycling charity’s government-funded Big Bike Revival. The project will help people to fix their bikes and bring cycling back into the day to day lives of tens of thousands of people.
4 February 2015 - 2:20pm
Go-ahead for London's Cycle Superhighways "A game-changer for cycling", says CTC
Image of the iconic Embankment section of the east-west  Cycle Superhighway
CTC, the national cycling charity, says the green light given today (4th February) for two central London Cycle Superhighways is “a game-changer for cycling”.
27 January 2015 - 11:52am
CTC campaigning win! Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy
Deputy PM Nick Clegg on the CTC stand
Today (Tuesday 27 January 2015) CTC, the national cycling charity, welcomed Parliament’s approval of the Government’s amendment to introduce a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy as part of the Infrastructure Bill.
21 January 2015 - 3:14pm
CTC and Sustrans united against "discriminatory" New Forest Charter
CTC New Forest Rally 2014
Cycling organisations have taken a united stance today (Wednesday 21 January 2015) in opposing key aspects of the draft New Forest Cycle Event Organisers' Charter proposed by the New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA).
20 January 2015 - 1:00am
£248bn in economic benefits by 2050 through cycling
Cyclists crossing Redhayes Bridge, Exeter
Today (Tuesday 20 January 2015) CTC, the national cycling charity, launched its report 'The Economic Cycle – Quantifying the benefits of getting England Cycling' which found cycling in England could generate a total of £248bn in economic benefits by 2050.
23 December 2014 - 5:28pm
Funding for road maintenance welcome, do the same for cycling says CTC
Cyclist using Fill That Hole app
Today (Tuesday 23 December 2014) CTC, the national cycling charity, welcomed the Department for Transport (DfT) confirmation of its earlier announcement to provide dedicated funding to improve the conditions of England’s roads.
19 December 2014 - 11:36am
Cyclists’ Defence Fund to support Michael Mason’s family quest for justice
Michael Mason
The bereaved family of cyclist Michael Mason will begin their quest for justice after the Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF) confirmed today (Friday 19 December) that it will provide funding to support their case.
19 December 2014 - 9:21am
Cycling heavyweights team up to help UK Love to Ride
Heart shaped wheel
In 2015, Love to Ride, CTC and Cyclescheme will invite 20,000 businesses to take part in the first National Workplace Cycle Challenge. The Love to Ride Challenge will be a competition between organisations across the UK to see who can get the most staff to try riding a bike.
16 December 2014 - 7:23pm
Somerset Council praised for political support for cycling
Councillors supporting Space for Cycling by Highway Authority
Cycling organisations have congratulated Somerset County Council for their political commitment to cycling this week.
26 November 2014 - 9:56pm
Government’s “cycling revolution” moves up a gear: now we need to accelerate, says CTC
Westminster
CTC, the national cycling charity, has hailed Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s announcement of £214m of new funding for cycling as a key milestone on the way to the “Cycling revolution” promised by David Cameron last year.
24 November 2014 - 4:02pm
New Government figures show PM's “cycling revolution” going wrong way - says CTC
National Transport Model figures show cycling trips on the decrease

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