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My Ride to Work: Ian Taylor

Our Cycle To Work Day series continues with Ian Taylor (our IT guru) reflecting on his rides to and from work.
Cycle To Work Day 3 September 2015

I initially started to cycle eighteen years ago, just to get to and fro work as we didn't have a car. I had a 6am start and lived seven miles from work, so the only option I had was my old Nigel Dean bike from when I was a teenager. Since then (barring niggling injuries), I have cycled nearly every day either to work, the shops, for days out or on longer-reaching cycle holidays. Cycling has become a big, and happy, part of my life.

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My Ride to Work: Sam Jones

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.
Cycle To Work Day 2015 takes place on 3 September

I started cycle commuting when I moved back to London for work in 2007. Down in the west country I had had access to the excellent Scooter to Work scheme, and by applying my learning from the Compulsory Basic Training to the busy London streets I found the experience altogether less terrifying than when I had tried cycling previously in the metropolis during my uni days.

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How CTC helped provide a perfect cycling solution for one family in Essex

CTC Cycle Champions is unashamedly enthusiastic about getting people back on a bike, often after years and sometimes for the first time ever. Many go on to make cycling a regular part of their daily lives and the benefits are huge. Lee and Emily's story is a great example.
Emily leads a group of mums cycling with their kids

Lee and Emily joined CTC’s Cycle Champions rides after hearing about them from the ACE Health Trainer at Colchester Garrison.

With two young children, lots of family pressures and a tight budget, they were looking for a cheap solution to become fitter that fitted in with their busy lives.

The Cycle Champions rides offered the use of children’s trailers – a perfect solution for Lee and Emily and countless other army and civilian families.

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Government backs initiative to encourage cycling to work

With the roads getting ever more clogged with motorised traffic and the population getting fatter, the government is keen to encourage employees to cycle to work. Businesses that want to encourage it too can now sign up to 'businesscycle', a scheme that replaces the Cycle to Work Guarantee.
Man in suit riding to work

businesscycle  is a resource that employers can access to encourage more of their staff to ride bikes to the workplace. There will be various benefits on offer such as discounts on cycle parking, as well as advice and information on best practice. Membership is free for any organisations that wish to participate.

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Bicycle User Groups (BUGs)

If you want to encourage more people to commute by cycle to your workplace, or use cycles for business travel, setting up a Bicycle User Group is a step in the right direction. This guide tells you how to go about it, and what the BUG can do once it gets going.
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Workplace BUGs support staff who cycle at and/or to and from work. They are usually championed by a keen cyclist plus (ideally) a core of fellow employees. Some BUGs have much in common with local cycle campaign groups and many not only look after the interests of existing cyclists, but work hard to encourage other employees to take up cycling too.

For CTC's formal policy on cycle commuting and cycle-friendly employers, see our campaigns briefing. This briefing includes facts and figures, along with a range of background information.

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How to look smart when cycling to work

It's one of the most common excuses not to ride to work but it is possible to cycle and look smart in the office. Our top tips for cycle commuters will help you make the grade.
Cycling in London

You have a choice of whether to cycle to work in your work clothes or carry them with you and change when you arrive. Obviously which you do depends on whether you have a long, strenuous journey or your workplace is just a short, flat couple of miles away.

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