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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.
29 June 2015 - 8:22am
Bikes, belles and babies - new family cycling groups
Trying out a cargo bike
Two years ago, Suzanne Forup, CTC’s Assistant Head of Development, wrote about the challenges of getting ‘back on her bike’ with her son, a toddler at the time. Now she is helping to set up family cycling groups and even more Bike Belles groups to encourage more people in Scotland to cycle.
25 June 2015 - 4:59pm
Women on Wheels at the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
Women on Wheels
CTC's Assistant Head of Development, Suzanne Forup, likes a challenge, particularly if it involves organising part of a cycling festival, cake and books.
10 April 2015 - 3:07pm
Calling all Scottish Cyclists: Let's Pedal on Parliament
Edinburgh 2014: Pedal on Parliament
What started as a one-off flash ride on the Scottish Parliament is now rapidly becoming an institution and part of the Scottish cycling calendar. Sally Hinchcliffe, one of the founding organisers, explains why this year's ride is just as important as the first.
10 March 2015 - 3:57pm
Play on Pedals says a big 'thank you' after incredible first year
The Play on Pedals launch event outside the Glasgow Bike Station
Suzanne Forup, CTC's Assistant Head of Development in Scotland, leads the partnership behind Play on Pedals - a Glasgow-based initiative that is enabling pre-school children to explore the playful side of cycling.
24 February 2015 - 4:21pm
The benefits of local campaigning
East Sussex CTC and 1066 Cycle Club writing to councillors
We take a brief look at what local campaigners can do to boost political support for cycling in their area.
16 February 2015 - 3:07pm
Bike Club Central Update
Bike Club Central has been getting its name out there across Fife, Falkirk, Stirling and Clacks, making some really good connections and partnerships. And riding bikes!
9 February 2015 - 12:43pm
Glasgow Bike Club Update
Glasgow Bike Club at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome
It’s been a busy few weeks catching up with all the Glasgow Peer Mentors, finding out who braved the weather on their bikes and who chose to hibernate over Christmas and New Year. Everyone was dead keen to get stuck back into some training and move forward with Bike Club.
5 January 2015 - 10:52am
Glasgow Bike Club trains even more young people
Glasgow Bike Club - Ride Leader Attendees and Tutor
It has been busy and exciting few months at Bike Clubs in Glasgow, Bryan Jardine and the team have been training new Peer Mentors and Cycle Trainer Assistants.
22 November 2014 - 5:23pm
New Peer Mentors at Bike Club Glasgow
Abdi Ibrahim
Bryan Jardine, the Bike Club Officer in Glasgow is busy training young people to become Peer Mentors and pass on their passion for cycling.
18 November 2014 - 9:16pm
Blazing Saddles needs your vote on 24 November!
young person on adapted bike
Suzanne Forup, CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland wants you to make a phone call on 24 November. It could help change the lives of people with disabilities across Scotland.
28 October 2014 - 4:40pm
Meet CTC's 'Team Scotland'
Team CTC in Scotland - Suzanne, Polly, Bryan and Carrie
CTC's Assistant Head of Development in Scotland, Suzanne Forup, introduces her small but perfectly formed team. You can meet them all at the CTC Scotland AGM and Gathering on 22 November in Edinburgh, where they will be talking about their projects alongside campaigners from CTC Scotland.
16 October 2014 - 8:43pm
Belles on Bikes: cycling, cake and confidence!
Belles on Bikes
Suzanne Forup, CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland, packed her panniers and headed to the beautiful Perthshire town of Pitlochry for the first Belles on Bikes leader training weekend.
19 July 2014 - 1:54pm
Barriers to cycling - it shouldn't be just for the fit and the brave
A barrier to cycling on the canal path
Since she’s been been back on her bike, CTC’s Suzanne Forup has noticed more barriers to cycling - and to just getting out of the house - than she ever did in her carefree/child-free days..
9 June 2014 - 3:53pm
Glasgow Cycle Festival
Glasgow Cycle Festival logo
CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland loves a festival - the mud, the camping and the avoidance of washing - so this year she’s managed to get involved with organising two. One of them, the Glasgow Cycle Festival, kicks off this Friday with a leisurely bike ride to the WEST brewery!
29 May 2014 - 2:31pm
Play on Pedals in Glasgow
Polly Jarman, CTC Development  Officer, Play on Pedals
Polly Jarman is the new Development Officer for CTC’s Play on Pedals and her mission is to get every 4 year old in Glasgow riding a bike.
26 April 2014 - 9:27pm
We came, we saw, we pedalled on Parliament
Pedal on Parliament
On 26 April 2014, thousands of people from across Scotland (and further afield!) descended upon the Scottish Parliament to show politicians that more investment is needed for cycling and active travel.
8 March 2014 - 4:39pm
Ride, Cake and Chat!
Cycling ladies
CTC’s Cycling Development Officer in Scotland is a multi-tasker with a mission – to support women to ride, eat cake and chat. For the record, she’s typing this whilst drinking tea and thinking about what to cook for dinner...
7 February 2014 - 5:48pm
Boy stuff: cycling, the prostate and erectile dysfunction
A comfortable saddle is the key
Riding a bicycle can aggravate the prostate and cause other health problems in men. The design of the standard bicycle seat can rub against the prostate during the pedalling process. A comforatble saddle is key.
29 January 2014 - 12:54pm
Which car ads show breaches of the Highway Code?
A car ad involving driving around with flares was accepted by the ASA
The ASA ruling that outlaws cyclists not wearing helmets and riding outside 'secondary position' is a very hazy interpretation of the Highway Code and cycle training expertise. If you've got examples of car ads that show Highway Code infringements by drivers, let us know and we'll collect them here.

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