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30 January 2013 - 5:18pm
Winter cycling training tips
Dorset - cycling
Struggling for motivation to ride in the cold and dark this winter? Here are a few tips from Cycling UK's John Storms to keep you going until spring gets here and it's a bit brighter.
10 January 2013 - 2:16pm
Training plan for sportives and charity cycle rides
Training for sportives and charity cycle rides
To help you get the most out of your big cycling challenge this year, Cycling UK's John Storms has put together a ten week training plan to set you up for success
20 December 2012 - 1:18pm
What to eat and drink for a long Charity, Sportive or 100 mile ride
nutrition for a longer rides
Spending the better part of day on the bike is no joke. To maximise your enjoyment we've put together some sample menus for longer rides.
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.
11 June 2012 - 10:07am
Calais to Cannes (A diary account)
CTC Member Geoffrey Lewis has very kindly submitted a comprehensive set of diary notes from a trip he and some friends undertook from Calais to Cannes over 14 days in 2011.
27 April 2012 - 11:05am
The off-road End to End
Ralph Hughes's bike at sunset
Cycling from Lands' End to John o'Groats on road is a challenge, but riding it off-road, even more so! The longest off-road route in the UK's a tough ride, but perfectly doable given sufficient training/planning.
26 April 2012 - 12:38pm
Chilterns Cycleway
Chilterns Cycleway
This cycleway offers a 173 mile circuit of the Chilterns, signposted all the way for easy navigation; beautiful countryside; and the opportunity to spot one or two red kites!
25 April 2012 - 1:05pm
Touring/expedition cycles
Two well-equipped cyclists on tour
Exploring by cycle is on the up, and manufacturers now produce many machines suited to carrying you and all your kit in comfort. Here we list a number of manufacturers/suppliers that might be of interest when you're looking for a new touring/expedition cycle.
12 April 2012 - 3:10pm
Cycling Land's End to John o'Groats? Get the End to End pack
John o'Groats sign by Rob Faulkner via Flickr Creative Commons
Cycling from Land's End to John o' Groats (LEJOG) - the entire length of the UK - is a challenge that many thousands of people take on each year. Whether it's for your chosen charity or a personal ambition, Cycling UK's LEJOG pack will help you complete this epic ride.
27 March 2012 - 2:04pm
Travelling Light
It’s very easy to take more than you need by bike. Chris Juden looks at how and why to travel with less.
27 March 2012 - 1:44pm
Touring on a shoestring
Al Humphreys, who spent four years cycling the world on a budget of just £7,000, explains how dream tours don’t have to cost the earth.
27 March 2012 - 12:45pm
Cycling round the world
Cycling round the world
Touring 18,000 miles around the world in record time is tough on both bike and equipment. Rob Ainsley asked Mark Beaumont, James Bowthorpe and Julian Sayarer what they used and how well it did.
27 March 2012 - 10:30am
Along England’s Backbone
Canal towpath sections enable you to miss out some hard climbs by road.
Eleven CTC members accompanied Mark Waters on a CTC tour along the Pennine Cycleway this summer.
21 March 2012 - 10:11am
Tour d’ Isle of Wight
Tour d’ Isle of Wight
CTC supporter Alan Thomas gives us his account of a leisurely circuit of the Isle of Wight with fellow riders.
16 March 2012 - 5:19pm
Smartphone Cycle Apps
Smartphone
Whether you want to plan journeys or report potholes, there’s an app for that. Alec McCalden picks ten of the most popular.
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.
8 March 2012 - 12:30pm
Aberdeen to Ardnamurchan – A Coast to Coast Off-road Cycle
Cycling from Aberdeen to Ardnamurchan
Cycling UK supporter David Eelbeck and friends tell us about their epic adventure from Aberdeen to Ardnamurchan.
28 February 2012 - 11:23am
Three not very hairy bikers head for France
Three not very hairy bikers head for France
Lucy Farrant tells us about her new found love of cycling and how she is planning her Le Mans excursion.
24 February 2012 - 2:19pm
A short cycle ride in the Dulas Valley, Wales
The beautiful Dovey and Dullas valleys are perfect for cycling
The Dovey and Dulas valleys lie in a beautiful part of Wales. The cycle ride described here is only twelve miles long, but there is a wealth of interest along the route.
24 February 2012 - 12:23pm
Land End to John o'Groats: riders' stories
Lands End to John O'Groats - Riders' stories
We dip into the CTC archives to bring you a selection of stories and well-cycled routes undertaken over the past decade.
 
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