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Spring newsletter 2012

Read Spring Pothole 2012: 20 is plenty; safe cycling for children bill; workplace parking facilities; Things ain’t what they use to be; A Dane cycles in Manchester; Cycling and the Alexander Technique; Zen and the art of cycle campaigning.

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Campaigning with CTC

Alex Bailey cycling in Manchester

GMCC member Alex Bailey writes about working as Interim Communications Officer for national cyclists’ organisation CTC

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Keeping safe on the roads

Bikes and buses

Olly offers tips favoured by London Cycle Campaign: be seen clearly, wear suitable clothing, and consider pedestrians on shared routes. He also advises on overtaking motor vehicles and cycling near lorries and HGV’s.

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Rule 58 Highway Code

Proposed Highway Code rule 58 may force cyclists to “use cycle routes when practicable and cycle facilities … where they are provided”. This rule will benefit drivers’ insurance companies fighting cyclists’ claim and will be to the detriment of cyclists choosing not to use dangerous or inadequate cycle lanes.

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