MPs to debate Government investment in cycling

MPs are called to debate “Government investment in cycling” – will yours be attending? This Wednesday (3rd February) from 4.30pm your MP will have the opportunity to participate in a ‘Government investment in cycling’ debate at Westminster Hall, proposed by Bolton West MP Chris Green. Please use one of the links below to urge your MP to attend […]

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Space for Cycling policy – the 6 main asks

Space for Cycling’s six asks:   Protected Space on Main Roads and at Junctions Quiet zones help keep through motor traffic away from residential streets. But often people will need to cycle along main roads: because that’s where shops and workplaces are, or because they are the most direct routes. Currently, most main roads make […]

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Sustrans fails to Connect 2 real road safety

This summer helmet manufacturers will get a promotional boost when Sustrans marks the completion of the Connect2  programme with a series of high profile rides where it is mandatory to wear helmets. Some Sustrans supporters have refused to comply and lost the chance of a cycling holiday of a lifetime. In December 2007 we feverishly […]

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How Poynton tamed its traffic with ‘shared space’

Fountain Place post-redesign

A discussion of a ‘shared space’ street design in Poynton, Cheshire. Authorised aggression at traffic lights and how Poynton tamed its traffic.

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£10million for cycling in Manchester ?

There’s no guarantee we’ll get an extra penny at this stage, but this morning Transport Minister Norman Baker said: “up to 3 cities will benefit from a fund of up to £30 million to make cycling easier and safer for people in urban areas”, and Manchester is one of the eligible cities. The full press […]

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APPCG’s “Get Britain Cycling” inquiry starts

“We couldn’t have wished for a more illuminating start to our Get Britain Cycling inquiry…” Ian Austin MP said when summing up the first session of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s Get Britain Cycling inquiry. The full text of the APPCG press release is below… Political leadership is needed to ‘Get Britain Cycling’ Leadership from the top […]

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Cycling safer than driving for young men

A study by researchers from University College London has found that cycling is safer than driving for young males, with 17 to 20 year old drivers facing almost five times greater risk per hour than cyclists of the same age. Researchers used hospital admissions data over a two-year period and National Travel Survey data in […]

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Olympic success gets Brits on their bikes

A new national poll has found that more than half the country has been inspired to get on their bikes following the success of the British Olympic Cycling team. Research by the London School of Economics has also revealed a new attitude to cycling among Britons, with more taking part in mass bike rides, going […]

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Cycling minister target of media helmet hype

Cycling Minister, Norman Baker

Cycling minister fails to wear helmet and inadvertently causes a media storm. How much protection does a helmet offer? The Cyclists Touring Club responds with a balanced proportionate view.

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David Cameron’s bike stolen

We very much suspect that you will already have heard about this, but if not read this and this. In addition to the benefit of having the seriousness of cycle theft being raised in the consciousness of a potential future Prime Minister, there are some points to note. We all need to make sure that […]

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