16 May 2013 - 1:26pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader in India Days 4 and 5
Starting with loads of examples of leading, managing the group and dealing with incidents out on the road set the group up to practise these options and get feedback. All great fun and really positive learning.
15 May 2013 - 4:53pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India Day 2
Hot hot hot! Preparation for the CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India, meeting the trainees and the course starts, all in 36 degrees and 95% humidity.
15 May 2013 - 4:07pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India Day 3
It's time to meet the team and start the learning on the Bike Tour Leader course. With 14 on the course, the trainers, Olly and I, were keen to find out about the experiences and desires of the trainees.
15 May 2013 - 11:16am
CTC's Bike Tour Leader course in India
Working with partners Exodus Travels, CTC recently delivered a course for fourteen tour guides. Dan Cook describes his experiences of the trip.
18 February 2013 - 4:03pm
An Electric Bike Network for the Chilterns
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.
18 February 2013 - 9:50am
Touring in Tenerife
It's cold, so CTC's Anna Cipullo and her bike have taken a trip to Tenerife to catch some winter sunshine and cycle up some very steep hills.
8 February 2013 - 10:21am
Taking my bike on a plane
What is the best way to transport your bike on a plane? CTC's Anna Cipullo discovers what happens when you take one bike in a sturdy bike box and another in a CTC plastic bag
7 November 2012 - 10:39am
Anna tours Bath on vintage bikes and grabs designer cycle bargains!
Jole Rider (pronounced Jolly Rider) is a charity that targets Africa to improve education and wellbeing in young people. This is mainly done by fixing up donated bikes and shipping them to Africa for kids to use for cycling to school. So to find out more, I met their lead mechanic for a bike ride.
3 October 2012 - 12:40pm
Anna tackles the Three Peaks Cyclocross race in Yorkshire
It's the largest mass-start cycling race in England, and probably one of the toughest too. This year it celebrated 50 years of existence and our local development officer, Anna Cipullo, went out to see what it was all about.
10 August 2012 - 1:59pm
New Forest Cycling Week
More than 200 people attended the 2012 New Forest Cycling Rally.
The event, for cyclists of all ages was at Avon Tyrell, the UK Youth Activity Centre. It is an ideal location in the New Forest, with superb facilities, easy access to delightful forest tracks, country parks and the seaside.
10 May 2012 - 3:23pm
Welsh plan for connected communities - why detail is important
The Welsh Government is about to legislate to force local authorities to map out and plan improvements to the cycle networks. Although a great step, I think it's vital that the routes are of a proper standard to make cycling attractive and feasible.
26 April 2012 - 1:32pm
Touring blogs - add yours
All touring/expedition cyclists have a tale to tell and your experiences can be invaluable to others thinking of doing your route. Why not write a blog and share it with us all?