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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
End to End logo (LEJOG)
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.
20 March 2012 - 4:45pm
Bikes on planes
Taking your bicycle on a plane is something more and more of us have started to do. Here we provide a few useful steps to follow:
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
CTC 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.
24 February 2012 - 9:53am
Top Ten Hill Climbing Tips
Hill climbing tips
Paul Smith lives in the Peak District village of Crich, 250m above sea level. There are seven routes into the village and they all involve a hill climb with gradients up to 20% (one in five)! Here are his top ten tips for hill climbing.
9 February 2012 - 2:49pm
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