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28 January 2013 - 3:48pm
A newbie to CTC
Dan Callow
Dan Callow from Sheffield has gone from occasionally going for a spin on his road bike to becoming a regular cyclist.
7 November 2012 - 11:39am
Anna tours Bath on vintage bikes and grabs designer cycle bargains!
David with his vintage Raleigh in 'cafe racer' style
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.
26 October 2012 - 12:43pm
If you go down to the woods today...you may make the front page!
Sunny cycling in High Woods Country Park
CTC’s recent cycle ride in High Woods Country Park has appeared on the front page of the widely-read Elite community magazine in Colchester.
5 October 2012 - 6:15pm
Breezing along with Trax
Trax Containers with a good supply of pool bikes
Trax is a Bike Club operating in a very disadvantaged area of London, near Boadwater Farm. Trax offer a wide range of cycling activities for everyone to enjoy. CTC's Frances Chaloner went to a Trax Breeze Ride for women on a bright autumnal morning.
21 September 2012 - 4:17pm
Queens Park Forum Bike Club Launch in the Sunshine
Queens Park Forum Bike Club's Dr Bike, Fabian and a family enjoying the festival
Queens Park Forum Bike Club is community based and offers weekly bike maintenance lessons, an earn a bike scheme and a drop in Dr Bike service for local people. Cycling Development Officer for London Frances Chaloner went along to the launch in Westminster.
3 September 2012 - 11:53am
EU-wide comparison shows GB has poor cycle use and cyclist safety, but we measure this superbly!
Cycle counter on the Camel Trail, Cornwall (photo CTC, © Dep't for Transport)
A new EU-wide comparison of cyclists' safety shows that Britain is among the top countries for measuring cycling . Now we need to make much better use of this information to substantially boost cycle use and improve cyclists' safety.
30 August 2012 - 2:48pm
Blooming success at Southport Flower Show
Sefton & West Lancs VISIT Project promotion at Southport Flower Show
Providing information and collecting tourists' views on cycling in Sefton and West Lancashire.
21 August 2012 - 12:40pm
CTC show off at the Bike Blenheim Palace
CTC Anna at Bike Blenheim Palace 2012
Blenheim Palace is home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and his family, and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This year, it was home to a festival of cycling, and what a display it was!
13 August 2012 - 12:27pm
Olympic Mountain Biking Display in Swindon
Anna Cipullo takes on the 500m challenge
Saturday 11 August saw the Olympic Cross Country Mountain Bike race shown on the Big Screen in Swindon town centre. The BBC Live Site had displayed all 16 days of the Olympic Games, and when they asked me if I wanted to make “a thing” of mountain biking, of course I jumped at the chance.
10 August 2012 - 2:59pm
New Forest Cycling Week
The final bonfire
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 August 2012 - 9:52am
Bike Club hits the streets in Islington
Leaving Victoria Park after lunch
The weather forecast was not good, but for those that ventured out on the community ride it was blustery but the sun shone
10 August 2012 - 9:01am
The Olympics and me
Wiggins winning the Olympics Time Trial
Just a few seconds into watching the Olympics and I can’t help rewinding to sports and games at school, but before I tell you whether my mind finds any pleasure in these reflections, I must state that I’m all for physical activity as part of school-life and wish it well.
2 August 2012 - 1:40pm
Essex 2012 Games Legacy
The long line of cyclists on the Writtle cyclepath
Twenty families and friends enjoyed a fabulous cycle ride on Saturday, organised by CTC Cycle Champions as part of the Essex 2012 Games Legacy programme.
9 July 2012 - 2:50pm
Accessible Cycling Day for children with disabilities
Lauren testing out a wheelchair platform bike
Every year Swindon Borough Council create a day of sport aimed at children with a disability or learning difficulty. The day is called Access Day, and this year it was held at the County Ground Athletics Track on Wednesday 4 July. This was a great opportunity to showcase the CTC’s adaptive bikes.
27 June 2012 - 1:07pm
My day at the Cycletta Wiltshire sportive
Cycletta Wiltshire ladies' sportive
Last weekend I was invited to attend Cycletta - a ladies only sportive or challenge ride - and what a wonderful atmosphere!
13 June 2012 - 12:39pm
Score Scotland Bike Club launches
Three Girls from Score Scotland along the union canal on their bikes
Score Scotland recently launched their South West Bike Club project in Edinburgh along the Union Canal.
25 May 2012 - 3:25pm
Led rides in Winchester
Winchester women who ride
A series of led rides, due to take place over the summer in Winchester and Fleet has been launched. Designed to help newer riders build their cycling confidence, the rides are part of a programme of activity run by Hampshire County Council, in partnership with CTC.
26 April 2012 - 1:08pm
Carfree living - what is it really like?
Can you live without your car? After using a car for over a decade, CTC's Victoria Hazael finally became carless in February 2011. Find out what happened next.
17 April 2012 - 7:15pm
Islington Community Rides Bike Club launches
Children set off on the Islington Community Rides launch
Islington's first Bike Club launched on 13 April 2012. The London Borough Of Islington Community Rides Bike Club aims to provide family-friendly opportunities and training to a diverse range of people new to cycling.
22 March 2012 - 1:05pm
Cycling with a bump - is it safe to ride whilst pregnant?
A pregnant cyclist
CTC's Victoria Hazael cycled when she was expecting a baby last year, here's her experience of cycling with an ever increasing bump.


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