9 September 2014 - 3:39pm
Watts, Lumens, Candles and Lux
The marketing of bike lights bamboozles us with watts, lumens, candela and lux, but doesn’t explain what they mean. Even when you do know, it doesn’t help much because they each measure different things. But it helps a bit, and with some simple maths, comparisons are possible.
1 September 2014 - 3:13pm
How to encourage cycling at schools with anti-cycling policies
Is your child's school trying to ban or discourage cycling? Here's a guide designed to help tackle the sort of barriers that keep cropping up. It's mainly for parents, but we hope it'll also be useful for teachers, heads, governors, councils, after-school programmes and, of course, children.
14 July 2014 - 11:16am
Going to uni by bike - top tips from student cyclists
School is just out, but it's not long before 650,000 new students head off for uni this autumn. CTC caught up with two experienced cycling students Stef and Jesse to hear why they go by bike.
17 April 2014 - 11:14am
What do we mean by Space for Cycling?
How do we create Space for Cycling? A range of solutions is needed, for major and minor roads or junctions, in urban and rural areas alike.
1 April 2014 - 10:31am
Space for Cycling: the background
A better standard of design for cycle facilities. Proper provision for cyclists on the busiest roads. Those are the aims of CTC’s Space for Cycling campaign, which is being run in conjunction with local campaign groups around the country.
21 March 2014 - 4:16pm
You wouldn’t think that such inoffensive accessories could be dangerous, but a front mudguard (or ‘fender’ in America), incorrectly fitted, could possibly kill! There have certainly been serious injuries. Here’s how to prevent them.
19 March 2014 - 5:27pm
Is cycling on a footpath a trespass?
What is the legal status of riding a cycle on a footpath? If cycling is considered a 'reasonable' behaviour, perhaps it could be allowed on footpaths, argues John Sugden, who has worked as a senior official in local authorities and as an independent consultant for many years.
25 February 2014 - 12:19pm
Rights of Way: an incoherent network?
In England and Wales, some footpaths are much better for cycling on than bridleways, but currently it's only permissible to cycle on the latter. CTC believes that the Rights of Way network needs to be far more consistent, coherent and welcoming for cyclists.
3 February 2014 - 1:07pm
Inquest opens into teenage cyclist’s death
The inquest into the death of 13-year-old Hope Fennell, who was killed in collision with a lorry as she pushed her bike across a pedestrian crossing, has opened today at Birmingham Coroners Court.
15 October 2013 - 11:57am
Stuck for things to do in Colchester? There are lots of cycle rides, cycling groups and much more going on in Essex.
10 October 2013 - 12:41pm
Parent and Child Cycle Training in Reading
In order to encourage parents and children to cycle together, CTC and Reading Borough Council are offering parent and child cycle training to improve their cycling confidence.
17 July 2013 - 5:34pm
Put your unwanted bikes and bits to good use
The bike or spares you no longer have a use for could be helping to fuel a local community project that restores bikes, salvages spares and provides a valuable training opportunity.
19 June 2013 - 3:16pm
The Henley-on-Thames 'Short Cycle' Route
A short scenic route from Henley-on-Thames, around some of the more famous scenes in the Chilterns, and back to the riverside town to indulge in one of their finest cafes.
22 April 2013 - 10:00am
Eileen Sheridan was one of the most celebrated cyclist (male or female) in the 1940s and 1950s. Many of the records she set then have not yet been broken, and she is now in her 90th year! She remains a positive force for cycling, and a member of CTC...