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1 September 2015 - 2:07pm
My Ride to Work: Jonathan Sharpe
Cycle to Work Day 2015
Thinking of taking a longer cycling commute? Cycle To Work Day Coordinator Jonathan Sharpe shares his top tips for getting yourself ready for the challenge.
26 August 2015 - 11:41am
My Ride to Work: Ian Taylor
Cycle To Work Day 3 September 2015
Our Cycle To Work Day series continues with Ian Taylor (our IT guru) reflecting on his rides to and from work.
24 August 2015 - 2:01pm
My Ride to Work: Sam Jones
Cycle To Work Day 2015 takes place on 3 September
As CTC prepares for Cycle to Work day, campaigner Sam Jones blogs on how he started cycling to work 8 years ago and the delights of his ride today.
19 June 2015 - 3:29pm
The YHA celebrates Bike Week 2015 in style
It’s Bike Week and YHA are really celebrating this year after the charity’s big commitment over the last few months to promoting cycling throughout England and Wales. So we thought we would ask them to write us a blog piece about why Bike Week means so much to them ...
1 June 2015 - 12:48pm
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.
28 May 2015 - 11:19am
Why I love cycling to work
Rider on a track
For nearly a decade CTC's Julie Rand has been cycling to work, she blogs about her choice of route and the highs and lows of being a cycle commuter.
6 May 2015 - 9:26am
Don't Drive Daddy!
Dad and daughter with a bike
The simplest of joys can mean the difference between a happy child going to school or a real drag during the school run.
8 April 2015 - 9:14am
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?
23 February 2015 - 2:53pm
Is too much technology a bad thing?
Red smart pedal
New gear for bikes is coming out all the time but is this smart technology good for cycling wonders CTC Communications volunteer Margaret-Anne Orgill
11 December 2014 - 11:10am
What drivers need to know about cyclists...
Cyclist in traffic
Let's get one thing straight: I am a car driver, I love driving my car, but because I am a cyclist too, there are some things I'd love to explain to all drivers to stop them beeping, shouting, revving behind me and overtaking too close when I am on my bike.
14 October 2014 - 11:52am
What if…?
Cycling in Copenhagen
CTC’s Sam Jones considers what a day in the life of a cyclist might be like by 2020 - IF the Government had committed to Funding4Cycling in 2014, AND had been investing at least £10 per head annually for the previous five years.
3 July 2014 - 12:05pm
My first ride to work at CTC
Specialized FSR XC Pro, my first ride to work
It took me two months to find the opportunity to cycle to work at CTC National Office in Guildford but I’m glad I did…
3 March 2014 - 3:53pm
Infrastructure and Equity: Discussions from the Youth Bike Summit in NYC
Manhattan bike lane and info form NYC DoT
CTC's Development Officer in Leicester, Elizabeth Barner, is from the US originally. By simple serendipity, she was able to attend a day of the Youth Bike Summit in New York in February and was amazed by the changes she found.
7 February 2014 - 5:48pm
Boy stuff: cycling, the prostate and erectile dysfunction
A comfortable saddle is the key
Riding a bicycle can aggravate the prostate and cause other health problems in men. The design of the standard bicycle seat can rub against the prostate during the pedalling process. A comforatble saddle is key.
27 January 2014 - 5:14pm
Low level lights for cyclists activated
Bow Roundabout in east London, one of London's most dangerous roundabouts, now has low-level traffic lights for cyclists.
23 January 2014 - 3:22pm
Why models matter: CTC meets with the DfT's modelling team
What would Britain look like if we reached Dutch levels of cycling?
Yesterday (22nd January), CTC met with officials from the Department for Transport to discuss how the National Transport Model deals with cycling. Chris Peck explains why the model matters, and what CTC wants to see changed.
10 December 2013 - 9:08pm
Why should cyclists use Twitter?
Twitter logo
Some say Twitter is a waste of time. It is, however, the world’s largest global conversation and is a very effective way for cyclists to network, campaign and communicate.
18 November 2013 - 8:07pm
Boris must stop ducking responsibility for action to save lives
Boris is accused of mis-representing how cyclists die. Photo: Yurri (CC licence)
CTC's Campaigns Director Roger Geffen argues that Boris's "finger-pointing" is pointed in the wrong direction, and calls for real solutions to the dangers faced by pedestrians as well as cyclists.
25 October 2013 - 3:54pm
Lots of brilliant lights, but still illegal!
Picture of lights and indicators st, no longer made.
It’s that time of year again, when the bikeshop window fills with bright and shiny twinkly winky things and the cyclist protection racket (“Buy one of these kid, or you’ll be sorry!”) goes into overdrive!
18 February 2013 - 5:03pm
An Electric Bike Network for the Chilterns
An Electric Bike
The Chilterns are soon to be the latest tourist area to host an Electric Bike Network so, as a local, I decided to give their electric bicycles a spin.

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