Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 27 August 2014 - 10:56am.
FixersUK is a charity that helps motivated 16-25 year olds raise awareness of the issues that are most important to them in creative ways, by using multi-media techniques such as short films, graphic design and music. The completed projects are regularly featured on ITV News.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 26 August 2014 - 2:38pm.
The New Forest National Park Authority, responsible for the 220 square mile wooded reserve, has scrapped the planned implementation of a rural bicycle hire scheme which had already secured funding, a supplier and much public support.
The rental scheme, which would have been funded by a grant from the Department for Transport, would have provided locals and visitors to the park 250 bikes at 20 docking stations.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 4 August 2014 - 11:21am.
Last week, the Guardian’s Bike Blog editor, Peter Walker, reported on the paradoxical situation that Brighton residents find themselves in whereby Brighton’s Green Council encourages them to cycle but takes away their ability to store their bikes safely and securely.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 24 July 2014 - 11:01am.
CDF has agreed to support one cyclist’s challenge of a FPN he was given when he strayed out of a sub-standard cycle lane onto a shared use path. The cyclist, Kristian Gregory, had intended to cross a road that was sign-posted for cyclists but was stopped in his tracks by a Police Community Support Officer who slapped him with the £50 fine.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 1 July 2014 - 3:00pm.
Two CEMEX employees have cycled 600 miles to raise awareness of road safety and to raise funds for RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims.
Stuart Keighley and Al Laverty of CEMEX Readymix Central region cycled from the their Uddingston office near Glasgow to the Thorpe office near Heathrow in June over the course of five days, calling at three CEMEX offices along the way.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 8 May 2014 - 1:38pm.
After years of pressure from CTC, the national cycling charity, the Department for Transport has unveiled a major reform of the traffic signs and signals regulations, which will allow better quality cycle facilities to be built, and much greater flexibility for local authorities to adopt their own approaches.
The proposed changes mean that cycle priority crossings of main roads will be easier.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 15 April 2014 - 4:36pm.
Euro vote to make lorries safer
The European parliament has voted to change the regulations for the design of lorry cabs. The new design will make lorries safer and more fuel efficient.
Under the proposed regulations, lorry manufacturers would be given more design space for the front end of the cab. The larger cab design would allow for bigger windscreens, thus reducing blind spots around the cab.