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24 July 2016 - 10:09pm
Josie Dew's guide to cycle touring with children
Josie Dew with two of her children
The summer holidays are here so Josie Dew is off on another cycling adventure with her three young children. In this guide to cycling holidays with kids Cycling UK's Vice President shares her advice, tips and the cycling equipment she chooses when she cycles with her children.
20 June 2016 - 9:38am
Review: Men's bib shorts
Cyclists in Rye
Cycling UK has been busy testing men's bib shorts throughout the spring months. We've explicitly sought out shorts largely in the mid-price range, looking for a combination of quality with hopefully affordable prices, and below are our three favourites.
26 April 2016 - 9:14am
Video: How to teach your child to ride a balance bike
2 year old girl on a balance bike
A balance bike is a great way to get a toddler cycling. Our video shows in simple steps how and why a pedal-less bike is an ideal introduction to cycling. Learning to cycle the Cycling UK way is easy and fun and teaches skills that will last a lifetime.
20 April 2016 - 5:05pm
How to prepare for a charity cycling challenge
Preparing for a charity ride
Charity cycling challenges are a fun way to fundraise in support of the causes that matter most to you. If you are planning to take part in a cycling challenge, but don't cycle regularly in a group, here's the advice Parkinson's UK give to the hundreds of people cycling in support of their work every year.
20 April 2016 - 10:26am
Video: How to teach an adult to ride a bike in simple steps
Julie Rand teaching Kay to ride a bike
With patience, persistence, encouragement – and the right technique – nearly every adult can learn to ride a bike, whatever their age. This video will show you how to get them started.
11 August 2015 - 11:18am
Cycling in South Holland
The Bell family on their first cycle tour together
CTC member Nigel Bell’s wife and son hadn’t been on a cycle tour before, so they went where the bicycle is king: the intensively cycle-networked Netherlands
14 July 2015 - 3:11pm
A guide to going on a bike ride with children
Cyclists in the New Forest
Family bike rides are the perfect way to spend time together. Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael and 'Cycle' magazine editor Dan Joyce share their advice on how to cycle with children.
1 June 2015 - 12:51pm
Buying the right bike for your child
Girl on a bike
Choosing the right children's bike is the first thing you need to do to help your child to learn to cycle and to love cycling. Cycle magazine Editor Dan Joyce and Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael give some impartial advice.
4 September 2014 - 1:40pm
Video: How to teach your child to ride a bike
Ida the star of CTC's How to teach a child to ride a bike video
Learning to cycle the CTC way is easy and fun - and teaches skills that will last a lifetime.
28 May 2014 - 11:48am
How to prepare for your first charity cycle ride
Guildford Challenge Ride
If you have signed up for a charity bike ride and are worried about what lies ahead, here's a handy guide to help you achieve your goal.
21 August 2013 - 9:54am
Family cycling at Ashridge Estate
Family cycling on Ashridge Estate
For a fun outing for all the family, explore the beautiful Ashridge Estate in the Chilterns.
19 June 2013 - 3:16pm
The Henley-on-Thames 'Short Cycle' Route
Ride start in Henley
A short scenic route from Henley-on-Thames, around some of the more famous scenes in the Chilterns, and back to the riverside town to indulge in one of their finest cafes.
9 November 2012 - 4:33pm
Want to get cycling in Essex? CTC can help!
Cycling in the sun on Wivenhoe Quay
CTC has already helped 3,000 people get cycling in North Essex - and now we're planning for more in 2013...
1 November 2012 - 12:08pm
Guide to Cycling and Touring in the Chilterns
Cycling in the Chilterns
Thinking of touring around the South East of England? With good train and bus links to either the Bucks, Herts or Wokingham end of the Chilterns, it's worth an explore. Here is a basic guide to some of the listed routes around the Chilterns.
27 April 2012 - 2:37pm
Cyclists Welcome - CTC's cycle friendly accommodation listings
Cyclist on Raithlin Island in Northern Ireland
Looking for cycle friendly accommodation, cafe or cycle hire operator? See the list we've compiled on our Cyclists Welcome pages.
27 March 2012 - 1:07pm
Cycling to school
Three schoolgirls cycling to school in green uniform
Most children live within cycling distance of their school and want to get there by bike. Alix Stredwick examines what’s stopping them – and how to tackle it.
27 March 2012 - 12:29pm
Don't forget the dog! Cycle touring with man (and woman's) best friend.
Lady riding with dog on bike
Expeditions don’t require exotic destinations or big distances, only a sense of adventure – as Judy Mapledoram and family discovered in Devon.
12 March 2012 - 3:51pm
Support Your Local Bike Shop
LBS
Here at CTC, we love supportive and friendly local bike shops. When things go wrong or when you need a bit of advice, local knowledgeable staff are invaluable. See which shops our CTC supporters recommend.
 
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