22 November 2016 - 2:25pm
What cycle clothing to wear when it's cold
Don't get cold when you are riding this winter. Cycling journalist and Cycling UK member Matt Lamy explains how to layer up and how to choose the right winter cycle clothing.
16 November 2016 - 6:40pm
How to help drivers see you when you are cycling
At this time of year, many websites and magazine articles are full of advice about how to be seen while cycling. They mostly discuss hi-viz, reflective clothing, and lights, but very rarely do they mention road positioning. Cycling UK's cycle instructor Julie Rand explains how where you cycle on the road helps drivers to see you.
29 September 2016 - 11:43am
How to pack a bike ready for shipping in 10 steps
Sending a bike by courier means you don't have to travel with your bike, but how do you ship a bike safely without it getting damaged on the way? This simple guide from Parcel Hero details how to do it, including the materials you need and the best techniques for dismantling your bike.
17 August 2015 - 9:28am
Cycling uphill is considerably harder than riding on the flat, but most cyclists can’t help themselves. Dave Barter wonders what makes us cycle up steep climbs and meets cyclists who are fast uphills.
22 April 2013 - 10:00am
Eileen Sheridan was one of the most celebrated cyclist (male or female) in the 1940s and 1950s. Many of the records she set then have not yet been broken, and she is now in her 90th year! She remains a positive force for cycling, and a member of CTC...
30 January 2013 - 5:18pm
Winter cycling training tips
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.
28 May 2012 - 12:22pm
Gaining Confidence Riding in Traffic
Really using your bike, whether to commute, for leisure or just to get a pint of milk from the local shop is a great way to save money on fuel, time and to set yourself up fresh for the day.
28 May 2012 - 12:19pm
Cycling on the road for the first time
Riding a bike for a journey, or for leisure is a really valuable thing to do. It's quick, easy, healthy and green and you have a plethora of quiet roads and cycle paths to choose from close to home.
30 April 2012 - 8:56pm
Enjoy summer cycling conditions now! Benji Haworth and Ed Oxley went to Greece with mountain bikes, while Dave Barter heads to Majorca with his road bike. Read the full article from CTC's Cycle Magazine.
16 March 2012 - 5:19pm
Smartphone Cycle Apps
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
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.
5 March 2012 - 2:15pm
Cape Argus Cycling Tour
CTC supporter Ian Ducat tells us about his Cape Argus exploits in South Africa, one of the largest sporting events in the world.
24 February 2012 - 9:53am
Top Ten 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.
20 February 2012 - 12:27pm
Energy on the Move
To keep riding strongly on a long ride, you must keep your carbohydrate
stores topped up. Coach Joe Beer has some suggestions