Steady rider wrote:From memory they said they did not wish to specify a distance, https://action.cyclinguk.org/page/64572 ... ing.id=web
they now specify a distance.
Either you're trying to twist this or you're memory is poor. The opposition was to campaigning to have a distance enshrined in law, which was what the motion called for them to campaign for. If you have any doubt about it, a forum search might refresh your memory, there's plenty of posts on the subject with direct quotes from CTC, I'd be surprised if you hadn't contributed to most of them.
EDIT - It took all of 10 seconds to find the council response, which included
The Highway Code (rather than the law) is better placed to explain optimum overtaking distances because it could state a standard minimum distance, and explain the circumstances in which more space is needed, e.g. on fast roads, in bad weather, etc. When the next revision is announced, we will campaign for various amendments, including clearer advice to drivers on overtaking.
Do you need to read that again?
When the next revision is announced, we will campaign for various amendments, including clearer advice to drivers on overtaking.
Which is what is being done, just what was your point?