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28 October 2013 - 9:38pm
Could you be a Ted?
Portwilliam Cycling Group
Cycling Development Officer in Scotland, Suzanne Forup, is looking for CTC members in Dumfries and Galloway to help children and young people discover the joy of cycling. You don’t really have to be called Ted…
6 September 2013 - 12:04pm
Why is increasing physical activity important?
Cycling can contribute to increasing physical activity
Cycling can contribute to increasing physical activity and has a number of significant health benefits. There has been considerable progress promoting physical activity in Scotland.
5 September 2013 - 3:06pm
Cycling the city of Leicester after CTC cycle training
A returning cyclist meets her instructor at a city cycling event
Mrs Sodha hadn't ridden for several years when she took up adult cycle training with us, to gain confidence and get some exercise. After four sessions we lent her a bike and she joined in a ride around the city of Leicester last week.
24 August 2013 - 6:24pm
Endurance cycling TransAmerica with a bike called Pseudomonas
Chris Oliver riding through the Rockies
Riding 3,415 miles from Los Angeles to Boston
17 August 2013 - 12:04pm
Just another day in (cycling) paradise...
Copenhagen cycle commuters
CTC's Suzanne Forup often spends her holidays in Denmark, visiting her husband's elderly relatives and extensive selection of siblings. This year she put her foot down and demanded some cycling action too...
5 July 2013 - 12:31pm
Here come the girls.. ! Belles are on their bikes in Glasgow
The Belles on Bikes Glasgow
The Glasgow Belles on Bikes project held its first summer social this week. CTC's Suzanne Forup went along to meet them and find out how they get so many women cycling..
28 June 2013 - 11:26am
Sun shines on Braintree cycle rides
Having a go at Braintree BMX
The sun certainly shone on the latest Braintree cycle ride. Everybody was raring to come out cycling again and I had to give them a new challenge.
26 June 2013 - 11:27am
An unusual bike is all it takes to convert festival-goers to cyclists
Cyclone Works at Leicester's Riverside Festival, photo by Ian Timings
I’m always looking for ways to introduce people to cycling and gatherings seem like a good place to offer a try to anyone who hasn’t ridden bike in a while. With sun, Cyclone Works and Ebike, Leicester’s Riverside Festival made cycling very popular.
25 June 2013 - 7:36pm
Cycling bonanza at Colchester Young Children’s Festival
Balance bikes give new cyclists a headstart
Hundreds of families turned out in brilliant sunshine for the annual Young Children’s Festival in Castle Park in Colchester and CTC took along a load of bikes to try out.
25 June 2013 - 1:47pm
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling – a right proper festival
Cycling mum Copenhagen style
Edinburgh has just hosted it's first Festival Of Cycling, with activities and events round the clock to demonstrate that it means business in the challenge to create a cycling culture in our capital city.
18 June 2013 - 1:36pm
On two wheels with my new bike accessory – a toddler
Cycling on NCN Route 76 in Dunbar
As a single, carefree cyclist I had happily weaved through the traffic with few fears. Now I'm a parent it's taken my local CTC-affiliated cycle club to get me back on my bike, with my toddler on board..
13 June 2013 - 7:47am
Pier 2 Pier Ride
This coming Father's Day, do something different and join the Visit Sefton and West Lancs Team for a led ride and an afternoon of cycle-themed attractions in the heart of West Lancashire.
12 June 2013 - 2:19pm
Bikes out the shed and into the Scottish sunshine!
Mechanics Abbi and Katy with a happy customer
Belles on Bikes - supporting women in Scotland to cycle for leisure, transport and sport
4 June 2013 - 10:52am
140 families join the BIG Colchester Tour Series ride
Photography: David Higgleton
Colchester’s BIG ‘Tour Series’ cycle ride was a great opportunity to showcase the quiet cycle routes that Colchester has to offer. With such a great family turn-out, the event was a success, packing the High Street with cyclists all crossing the Tour Series finish line.
29 May 2013 - 2:12pm
Threat of rain didn't dampen entries for ladies-only race, Stilettos on Wheels
Mountain bike racer
The forecast was for heavy rain, the sky was grey, the umbrellas were on standby…but that didn’t stop more than 60 women lining up on the start line for the first of Stilettos On Wheels mountain bike race of this year.
23 May 2013 - 11:08am
A gentle ride through rolling Chilterns countryside
Bluebell riding in the Chilterns
Sara Randle, Senior Development Officer for the Cycle Chilterns project, takes us through a quiet little 13 mile circular route in the Chiltern Hills, suitable for a wide range of abilities.
11 April 2013 - 11:24am
Exploring the Chilterns countryside
Chilterns Heritage routes - Milton signage
For beautiful cycling in the countryside, all less than an hour by train from London, the Chilterns is the place to go!
28 February 2013 - 4:23pm
Nutty about the Squirrel Ride
Riders reach Southport promenade
A joint project between CTC, Visit Sefton and West Lancashire and National Trust, the led leisure rides help to promote sustainable travel in the area and the local work of the National Trust.
18 February 2013 - 5:03pm
An Electric Bike Network for the Chilterns
An Electric Bike
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.
14 February 2013 - 2:23pm
Holidays from Heaven for the MTB family
Family of four riders at the top of the mountain
What do you need for the perfect family cycling holiday? Ruby Seber finds out how to keep teenagers happy too.


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