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28 October 2015 - 5:37pm
CTC's Ride Leader workshops are taking place throughout the country this autumn
A group riding through an archway
CTC has a long history of providing members and others with the opportunity to enjoy excursions by bike in the company of like-minded cyclists, with the opportunity to explore new areas, make new friends and - of course - discover welcoming places to eat cake!
13 October 2015 - 11:01pm
Cycling's zero stars for Eurostar
Passengers boarding Eurostar at Kings Cross St Pancras
CTC criticises “hypocritical” change in Eurostar policy which would make cyclists “third-class passengers”
13 October 2015 - 11:00pm
Take action: Cycling's zero stars for Eurostar
Help get Eurostar to reverse its regressive policy on boxing up your bike
CTC is spearheading a Europe-wide campaign urging “hypocritical” Eurostar to reverse its controversial decision to make cyclists dismantle their cycles before travelling.
25 September 2015 - 8:20am
CTC's Top Dog is Oscar!
Oscar the dog guarding the bike and trailer
CTC member Maggie Scorer and her dog Oscar have completed a 5000 mile tour by bike around the coast of Britain. The trip took 6 months and the pair averaged about 30 miles a day.
24 September 2015 - 4:15pm
Come to your local CTC Member Group AGM
A group from Essex CTC
Do you want to meet people like you who enjoy cycling in friendly company and want to get the most out of their favourite pastime? There are hundreds of CTC groups throughout the UK and most of them will be holding an AGM shortly.
1 September 2015 - 11:18am
Free one-day Ride Leader workshop for CTC members
A group riding in the countryside
Cycling with others is lots of fun and YOU can lead the way by attending one of our FREE on-road Ride Leader workshops for cycling groups held at over 30 different locations across the UK. Hurry though as there is limited availability!
9 July 2015 - 11:20am
The John Radford Memorial Ride
John Radford
John Radford was a CTC Councillor who tragically lost his life on 5 November 2014 from injuries sustained after being knocked off his bike in July 2013. He was an enthusiastic rider and a passionate advocate for cycling.
23 April 2015 - 11:32am
The bicycling bard is Bach again
Richard Durrant with his bike and trailer
Talented virtuoso guitarist - and CTC member - Richard Durrant is following up last year's successful tour of England using a bicycle and trailer with another trip this summer that will take him from Sussex to the Isle of Skye.
31 March 2015 - 10:19am
L'Eroica & CTC Heritage Jersey Rider Package
L'Eroica Britannia rider places CTC
Don't miss your opportunity to cycle back in time at this year's L'Eroica Britannia in Derbyshire's magnificent peaks with Team CTC. There are 25 places available and each rider will receive a CTC heritage jersey.
27 December 2014 - 11:00am
Can a CTC member break Tommy Godwin's record of 75,065 miles in a year?
Steve Abraham is attempting to break Tommy Godwin's cycling record
During 2015, Steve Abraham is attempting to break Tommy Godwin's record of cycling 75,065 miles in one year. That's equivalent of cycling from Land's End to John o'Groats 86 times!
30 June 2014 - 12:28pm
Going ahead of the Tour de France
Team Sky riding in the Yorkshire Dales by Welcome Yorkshire
A group from CTC Holidays and Tours is cycling ahead of the Tour de France Grand Départ 2014 on a unique 7-day ride through the some of the best cycling in Yorkshire.
15 May 2014 - 7:50pm
Meet our award-winning and inspirational CTC members
Glynis Francis and Team Glow
CTC members from across the UK came together at the Annual Dinner and Prizegiving in Glasgow to celebrate the amazing achievements of the army of volunteers who give time to support CTC and encourage more cycling.
21 October 2013 - 1:59pm
The nude dude - why CTC Member Roger Coupe loves riding in the buff!
Roger Coupe cycling naked
The World Naked Bike Ride is a mass participation event to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists. But Roger Coupe, from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, takes to the saddle nude mainly for enjoyment. He's even ridden in France without clothing. Now he explains why he loves the no-Lycra look.
24 June 2013 - 2:22pm
The 'Cycling Surgeon' and his daughter cross the US for WaterAid
Chris Oliver and Catherine Oliver
The Chair of CTC in Scotland, surgeon Mr Chris Oliver and his daughter Catherine Oliver, have almost completed an intense and gruelling 3,415-mile cycle ride across America in aid of international charity WaterAid. They are due to finish this Wednesday 28 June.
12 June 2013 - 4:38pm
A Network of Electric Bicycles are set up in Henley-On-Thames
Chiltern Valley Winery have joined the EBN
Aug 2013 - Now updated with even more hire and charge points. The CTC team in Henley-On-Thames are gearing up to host the first Electric Bicycle Network in the Chilterns!
22 January 2013 - 11:55am
Bob Kynaston 1940 - 2013
Bob Kynaston
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Bob Kynaston on 18 January 2013 after a short illness. Bob had been a CTC member for over 50 years, and the driving force behind the Tourist Competition for nearly 20 of those years.
25 September 2012 - 10:14am
Help prevent gridlock - CTC Wessex's 20th Gridiron event needs you!
Riders in the New Forest
The ride takes place on Sunday 14 October 2012 and covers 100km of the beautiful New Forest, crossing the many cattlegrids on its borders. Now it's your chance to get involved...
17 September 2012 - 1:04pm
Get discounted tickets for Cycle Show 2012
Cycle show 2012 logo
CTC will once again be at the Cycle Show this year. CTC members can get a discounted tickets and the first 25 CTC members to visit our stand (A11) each day will receive a CTC goody bag.
11 September 2012 - 11:03am
Connect2Poetry - writing, cycling and walking project
Bike parked alongside towpath on Rochdale's Connect2 Network
Connect2Poetry is a new project engaging community groups and schools using poetry to raise awareness of Rochdale's 36km of traffic free walking and cycling routes.
21 August 2012 - 9:17am
15,000 celebrate all things cycling at Bike Blenheim Palace
Bike Blenheim Palace 2012
Cycling fever following the successes of Team GB in the cycle events at London 2012 reached dizzy heights at Blenheim Palace this weekend when 15,000 people turned up to the annual Festival of Cycling.




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