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8 October 2015 - 3:29pm
Does your ride count if it is not on Strava?
Strava Insights page for London
Ride-logging website Strava launched its Insights pages this week, summarising 136 billion data points from 12 different cities. CTC’s Victoria Hazael takes a look at what it tells us about cycling levels in London and beyond.
6 October 2015 - 9:42am
The Near Miss Project is back!
Cyclists among traffic
The Near Miss Project returns this month for a second year, studying cycling near misses and other non-injury incidents. Senior Lecturer in Transport at the University of Westminster Dr Rachel Aldred, who leads on the project, writes why it is important for cyclists to take part.
5 October 2015 - 12:16pm
Trails for Wales - where next?
Supporters for Trails for Wales gather outside the Senedd, Cardiff (Photo: Nigel
Throughout September CTC and Open MTB’s ran the joint campaign, Trails for Wales, and galvanised support of over 4,000 from the off road community and wider cycling industry into what could be a game changer for off road access.
4 October 2015 - 11:15am
Two inspirational events about women, wheels and adventure
The Great Divide
CTC's Suzanne Forup is chairing two events in Edinburgh with inspirational adventure cyclists at the end of October, celebrating the joy, freedom and sense of achievement that cycling can generate.
27 September 2015 - 7:44pm
We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote in Scotland
We Walk We Cycle We Vote
CTC is co-leading 'We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote', a collaborative campaign for the Scottish elections in May 2016. The campaign focuses on three areas that we believe will deliver lasting, positive change for Scotland: Investment, Infrastructure and Safety.
25 September 2015 - 12:37pm
Top 14 quirky things at the Cycle Show
This Stringbike means no more greasy hands
The Cycle Show 2015 is set to be another great show. We've brought together our favourite highlights to help you make the most of your visit (we had picked our top 12 things to start with but couldn't stop there, so you get 14 for the price of 12!)
25 September 2015 - 11:44am
Promoting cycling at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton
Brighton beach
The Labour Party Conference starts in a few days’ time in Brighton. Local campaigner, Becky Reynolds, has been working with Bricycles and CTC to put on a ride to promote Space for Cycling to delegates on 30 September. Read Becky's blog below for more, and if you're around in Brighton, do come along!
11 September 2015 - 1:38pm
Why Trails for Wales?
Cyclist enjoying the option of going off road
While the supporter base for CTC and Open MTB’s Trails for Wales campaign keeps on growing, some campaigners have questioned why CTC would support such a campaign. Sam Jones, CTC Communications and Campaigns Coordinator explains why.
3 September 2015 - 1:00am
Cycle to Work Day: what a difference a shower makes!
Woodland trail in mist
As cyclists across the UK take to their wheels for Cycle to Work Day, cyclist Sam Mugford relates how a cycle friendly employer has enabled him to continue pedaling no matter the conditions!
1 September 2015 - 2:07pm
My Ride to Work: Jonathan Sharpe
Cycle to Work Day 2015
Thinking of taking a longer cycling commute? Cycle To Work Day Coordinator Jonathan Sharpe shares his top tips for getting yourself ready for the challenge.
26 August 2015 - 11:41am
My Ride to Work: Ian Taylor
Cycle To Work Day 3 September 2015
Our Cycle To Work Day series continues with Ian Taylor (our IT guru) reflecting on his rides to and from work.
24 August 2015 - 2:01pm
My Ride to Work: Sam Jones
Cycle To Work Day 2015 takes place on 3 September
As CTC prepares for Cycle to Work day, campaigner Sam Jones blogs on how he started cycling to work 8 years ago and the delights of his ride today.
24 August 2015 - 12:12pm
My Ride to Work: Cherry Allan
Cycle To Work Day 3 September 2015
The latest in our series of Cycle To Work Day tales is this blog from Cherry, our researcher and information coordinator. As a long-established cycle-to-worker, Cherry shares her reasons why she loves to ride to work and her honest reflections on her experience.
21 August 2015 - 9:14am
Edinburgh All-ability Bike Centre opens!
Brian and Anne enjoying the twin bike
CTC works in partnership with centres across the UK to give access to cycling to people of all-abilities. Dave Glover has started work at the new Edinburgh ABC (All-ability Bike Centre) and he explains how the centre is already helping many people to enjoy cycling.
8 August 2015 - 10:20am
RideLondon alongside my inspirational Dad
Trevor Wise
Trevor Wise has early onset Alzheimer’s, but it didn't stop him from completing RideLondon with his son Alex. Find out what kept them going and read Alex's blog about a very emotional day in the saddle with his Dad.
30 July 2015 - 10:51am
Route: Great Tour from Rye to Brighton
Cycling by the sea
On 11 August cyclists will be celebrating CTC and raising vital campaigning funds by cycling stage 39 of the Great Countrywide Tour. The route is a scenic 53 mile cycle along the coast from Rye to Brighton. CTC's Jon Sharpe, Matt Mallinder and Ian Taylor cycled the route beforehand.
29 July 2015 - 1:07pm
Was Boris Johnson 'naughty' for giving his wife a backie?
Boris Johnson Cycling Bike Backie
Earlier this week, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson hit the headlines for giving his wife a backie on his bike. Our reaction - he was 'very naughty' and 'We would never encourage cyclists to break the law'. David Murray explores the world of the backie in more detail.
28 July 2015 - 9:55am
Cycle racing relaxation – will it help?
The Tour could be coming to a town near you soon...
Following Chris Froome’s second victory in the Tour de France, the Department for Transport announced that it will relax antiquated road regulations which restricted road racing to boost tourism and double the number of cycle journeys. CTC considers the implications.
27 July 2015 - 1:07pm
Ride Like Billie Fleming!
Billie Fleming cycling around the UK in 1938
Women around the UK have been 'riding like Billie' throughout 2015. Next week, the epic tour reaches Scotland, where CTC's Suzanne Forup and CTC's Bike Belles will be riding to honour Billie Fleming. Find out how you can get involved too.
25 July 2015 - 8:49pm
The best Tour de France for years
tour de France climb
CTC's armchair Tour de France pundits Matt Mallinder and Jon Sharpe have been watching the action closely and after a thrilling stage they think this year's Tour is the best they've seen in years.


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