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26 May 2016 - 12:02pm
A guide to blogs by cycle campaigners
Cyclist and a bus
Cycling UK member Sally Hinchcliffe reads as many cycling blogs as she can, here are her top cycle campaigning blogs from across the UK and the Netherlands.
25 May 2016 - 8:33am
Three reasons to get involved in Bike Week - save cash, burn calories and cut carbon!
Bike Week 2016
We all know that cycling is a great way to keep fit but what could it mean for you in terms of saving money and the planet? We've brought together some key facts about the benefits of cycling as part of Bike Week 2016, which runs from 11-19 June.
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.
26 March 2016 - 11:46am
Easter eggs, cycling and burning calories
Hot Cross Buns by Gerry Knight
Cycling is great exercise and an excellent way to burn off any extra calories you may consume over the Easter weekend. But how long will you have to cycle for? Take a look at our handy guide to cycling off your Easter treats.
2 March 2016 - 11:44am
How to organise a charity bike ride or sportive
Sportive riders
Planning is the most important thing when organising a charity cycle ride, particularly as novices often take part. The success of the whole day will depend on your organisation and this information aims to direct your attention to the important things you need to think about before you even get started.
11 February 2016 - 4:59pm
Top tips for getting cycling this summer
Colchester cycling group enjoying local scenery by bike
2016 could be another year of British Olympic cycling champions. But this could also be the year that you achieve your own cycling personal best. Here are the four easy steps to getting back on a bike and rediscovering the pleasure of cycling.
21 January 2016 - 11:17am
Be a part of Cycle magazine
Cycle magazine August/September 2015
Cycle magazine is read by 70,000 CTC members and passed on to even more of their cycling friends. Find out how you can be part of one of the largest cycling magazines in the UK.
12 January 2016 - 9:00pm
Book yourself a cycling holiday for 2016
Photo of Californian coast by TD Lucas via Flickr Creative Commons
What better time to book a holiday than when it's cold and grey outside. We all need something to look forward to and the thought of cycling in warmer weather, with friends and great views sounds very tempting. CTC Holidays get booked up fast, so start planning now.
5 January 2016 - 1:51pm
Super Steve still going the distance as Kurt sets new record
steve abraham
On New Year's Day 2015, Steve Abraham embarked on a bike ride. It wasn’t one of those 1st January outings to clear a hazy Hogmanay head, the type of excursion one or two of us might have tried a few days ago to see in 2016, but the start of a single-minded mission to break the world record for the furthest distance cycled in one year.
23 December 2015 - 11:41am
David's top 10 festive cycling tips
Santa loves a cycle at Christmas
We're all feeling a bit too full, sluggish, tired, and cosy indoors as Christmas Day is nearly upon us once more. But what if you want to find some motivation to get outdoors and into the saddle? Here are my top ten tips for cycling over the festive period.
18 December 2015 - 1:00am
Christmas dinner and burning calories
Christmas Pud
Cycling is great exercise and an excellent way to burn off any extra calories you may consume over the Christmas period. But how long will you have to cycle for? Take a look at our handy guide to cycling off your Christmas treats.
16 December 2015 - 4:58pm
How to cycle in a group
A group riding in the countryside
Do you ride with a group? Or would you like to? Cycling UK's guide to group etiquette will show you how to get the most out of the experience.
16 December 2015 - 1:41am
How to make a Christmas tree out of bike parts
A Christmas tree cog
Take some old bike wheels, a rusty crank, some tinsel and Christmas baubles - and hey presto, you can make a lovely decoration for your home or office!
13 December 2015 - 7:22pm
Gift ideas for cyclists - touring luxuries
mkettle in action
One person’s luxury is another’s essential – it’s the beauty of humanity and touring. We asked members of the CTC forum to provide a little inspiration and had the office’s most distinguished tourers Julie Rand and Ian Taylor to pick their favourites.
11 December 2015 - 4:26pm
Send your friends and family a fun Santa cycling E-card
Cycling Santas by Dave Walker
We've teamed up with our friend and illustrator, Dave Walker, to create a series of fun Christmas e-cards depicting Santa trying out different types of bikes to help him with his myriad of deliveries. You can choose your favourite, add a personal message and send one to your friends and family too.
1 November 2015 - 4:46pm
Paul Tuohy's guide to hill climbing
Paul Tuohy at Catford CC Hill Climb
CTC Chief Executive Paul Tuohy has the perfect pick-me-up should you want to lose weight and get fit – a quick spin up your nearest big hill.
8 October 2015 - 1:42pm
Ten common questions about cycling
Two cyclists riding on a path
Have you ever been put on the spot by someone who's not very sympathetic to cycling?
20 September 2015 - 4:58pm
Bike Test: Budget City Bikes
Vitus Vee 27
Transport cycling can be affordable even when it requires a new bike. Dan Joyce tests the Revolution Courier Race and Vitus Vee 27, both under £400. This review was written by Dan Joyce and first published in Cycle Magazine in August 2014.
 
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