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26 November 2013 - 12:12am
A pleasant surprise on the north-east Chilterns Cycleway
Sundon Hills Country Park
Having spent much of the summer riding sections of the Chilterns Cycleway in the central Chilterns, it was time to venture further afield to see what the rest of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire had to offer.
20 November 2013 - 11:04am
CTC Scotland Gathering appoints new committee
CTC Scotland Commitee 2013-14
CTC Scotland met in Larbert for the annual gathering and refreshed and rebuilt their committee for 2013-14.
17 November 2013 - 9:26pm
Inspiring women from the saddle - Glasgow Women's Library
Paperback edition of Two Wheels in the Dust
CTC's Cycle Development Officer in Scotland, Suzanne Forup, is hoping that CTC will be able to fill a new shelf at the Glasgow Women's Library - with books by female cycle authors.
25 October 2013 - 1:09pm
The Roadshare Campaign for presumed liability in Scotland
The Roadshare Campaign for presumed liability in Scotland
On Tuesday, 29 October 2013, the Scottish Parliament will debate proposals for 'presumed liability' rules (also known as 'stricter liability'), whereby motorists involved in collisions with cyclists or pedestrians would be presumed liable in a civil law claim against them for damages.
28 August 2013 - 8:35am
Fifty gloriumptious miles around Great Missenden
A steady incline on quiet roads in the Chilterns
Making the most of the good weather, Cycle Chilterns’ Sara Randle explores some unknown sections of the Chilterns Cycleway on an unexpectedly tough 50 mile road ride with a beastly trio of climbs.
29 May 2013 - 2:32pm
Riding The White Horse Challenge
Anna Cipullo tackles Hackpen Hill on the White Horse Challenge
The White Horse Challenge is indeed a challenge with only one route on offer - 90 miles through undulating Wiltshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire countryside - but what a ride it is!
16 May 2013 - 4:21pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader Award course in India Day 7
Sunset over Kochi
The course concludes with some Exodus-specific training and a lot of photocopying for me!
16 May 2013 - 4:02pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India Day 6
Figure of 8 group riding
Riding skills and double dosa orders at breakfast made a great combination.
16 May 2013 - 2:26pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader in India Days 4 and 5
Chinese fishing nets in Kochi.
Starting with loads of examples of leading, managing the group and dealing with incidents out on the road set the group up to practise these options and get feedback. All great fun and really positive learning.
15 May 2013 - 5:53pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India Day 2
A group of trainee tour leaders in India
Hot hot hot! Preparation for the CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India, meeting the trainees and the course starts, all in 36 degrees and 95% humidity.
15 May 2013 - 5:07pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India Day 3
Trailside maintenance training and discussion
It's time to meet the team and start the learning on the Bike Tour Leader course. With 14 on the course, the trainers, Olly and I, were keen to find out about the experiences and desires of the trainees.
15 May 2013 - 12:16pm
CTC's Bike Tour Leader course in India
Riders on the course in India
Working with partners Exodus Travels, CTC recently delivered a course for fourteen tour guides. Dan Cook describes his experiences of the trip.
18 February 2013 - 5:03pm
An Electric Bike Network for the Chilterns
An Electric Bike
The Chilterns are soon to be the latest tourist area to host an Electric Bike Network so, as a local, I decided to give their electric bicycles a spin.
18 February 2013 - 10:50am
Touring in Tenerife
Anna Cipullo in Tenerife
It's cold, so CTC's Anna Cipullo and her bike have taken a trip to Tenerife to catch some winter sunshine and cycle up some very steep hills.
8 February 2013 - 11:21am
Taking my bike on a plane
Anna Cipullo in Teide Tenerife
What is the best way to transport your bike on a plane? CTC's Anna Cipullo discovers what happens when you take one bike in a sturdy bike box and another in a CTC plastic bag
20 November 2012 - 2:49pm
CTC Essex Member Groups
CTC attracts new cyclists to longer group rides
A tale of dedicated people who help people cycle together
7 November 2012 - 11:39am
Anna tours Bath on vintage bikes and grabs designer cycle bargains!
David with his vintage Raleigh in 'cafe racer' style
Jole Rider (pronounced Jolly Rider) is a charity that targets Africa to improve education and wellbeing in young people. This is mainly done by fixing up donated bikes and shipping them to Africa for kids to use for cycling to school. So to find out more, I met their lead mechanic for a bike ride.
3 October 2012 - 1:40pm
Anna tackles the Three Peaks Cyclocross race in Yorkshire
Anna Cipullo tackles Simon Fell
It's the largest mass-start cycling race in England, and probably one of the toughest too. This year it celebrated 50 years of existence and our local development officer, Anna Cipullo, went out to see what it was all about.
10 August 2012 - 2:59pm
New Forest Cycling Week
The final bonfire
More than 200 people attended the 2012 New Forest Cycling Rally. The event, for cyclists of all ages was at Avon Tyrell, the UK Youth Activity Centre. It is an ideal location in the New Forest, with superb facilities, easy access to delightful forest tracks, country parks and the seaside.
21 May 2012 - 11:51am
Cycling UK's Anna Cipullo helps a rider with an incurable illness to get back in the saddle
Recently I met a forty-something lady called Amanda Nelson from Swindon. Amanda has been a strong gym-addict, road cyclist and mountain biker all her life, but twenty months ago she was diagnosed with an incurable neurological disorder called CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome).
 
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