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28 June 2016 - 3:20pm
Why I love...the Tour de France
Tour de France 2014
The greatest show on earth starts this weekend in Mont St Michel, as 198 riders compete for the Tour de France's yellow jersey. Cycling UK asks Eurosport journalist Felix Lowe what's the appeal and how come it took a long term fan so long to swap sofa for saddle...
22 June 2016 - 1:03pm
"Nothing to be done" Government inaction on delayed sentencing review continues
Ministry of Justice London
Two years ago the then Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced a full review of all driving offences and penalties. Replaced by Michael Gove last year, what do Grayling and Gove have in common apart from their views on Brexit? The answer is under their watch, waiting for the review is like Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett’s play where there is nothing to be done, and [SPOILERS] nothing happens
19 April 2016 - 10:35am
Tell your PCC candidates road crime is real crime
Bicycle parked outside a polling station
Your Police and Crime Commissioner candidates have been asked by Cycling UK President and Channel 4 newscaster Jon Snow to support roads policing and reverse the decline in traffic officer numbers. Are any of your candidates prepared to Vote Bike and make a funding commitment?
8 April 2016 - 11:03am
My favourite ride: Abergavenny and the Three Peaks
Picture from Lost Lanes Wales by Jack Thurston
Cycling journalist and author Jack Thurston shares one of his favourites from his latest book of great rides: ‘Lost Lanes Wales’. This ride, close to Jack’s home, is a deceptively laid-back circuit from Abergavenny, Wales’s self-proclaimed capital of cycling, with an optional sting in the tail.
4 March 2016 - 3:27pm
Ice time for a ride: reading the signs
Cyclist pedaling over an icy bridge
As the mercury begins to drop, in this guest blog, the Met Office explains what cyclists can look out for when the conditions grow increasingly icy…
3 March 2016 - 1:44pm
Healthy New Towns to Get Britain Cycling?
Parked cycles
NHS England are looking to cycling in their plans to build 10 'Healthy New Towns'. A promising step - but does it go far enough asks CTC's new campaigner Tom Guha.
8 October 2015 - 3:29pm
Does your ride count if it is not on Strava?
Strava Insights page for London
Ride-logging website Strava launched its Insights pages this week, summarising 136 billion data points from 12 different cities. CTC’s Victoria Hazael takes a look at what it tells us about cycling levels in London and beyond.
28 July 2015 - 9:55am
Cycle racing relaxation – will it help?
The Tour could be coming to a town near you soon...
Following Chris Froome’s second victory in the Tour de France, the Department for Transport announced that it will relax antiquated road regulations which restricted road racing to boost tourism and double the number of cycle journeys. CTC considers the implications.
25 July 2015 - 8:49pm
The best Tour de France for years
tour de France climb
CTC's armchair Tour de France pundits Matt Mallinder and Jon Sharpe have been watching the action closely and after a thrilling stage they think this year's Tour is the best they've seen in years.
2 July 2015 - 3:03pm
Blaggers' guide to Le Tour de France
From Tour de France last year
Do you want to watch Le Tour and impress your friends? CTC's Matt Mallinder and Jon Sharpe have been fans for decades, and here's their guide to help you sound like you actually know what you are talking about ...
11 August 2014 - 9:34am
RideLondon - Surrey 100, aka 86 miles of rain and wind
Ex-Hurricane Bertha was best performer at RideLondon
The route was shortened to leave out the hills, but 86 miles of cycling in the remnants of a hurricane still proved an exhilarating challenge.
1 July 2014 - 12:23pm
Ghost riding with CTC Devon
Riders giving the thumbs up
On a spectacular June evening, a group of cyclists had a strange encounter with a ghostly figure, who appeared out of the shadows and into the moonlight...
10 May 2014 - 7:10pm
The Women's Tour - does racing turn anyone on to cycling?
Children from Barley Croft school getting inside knowledge
On a soggy day I milled in the rain for two hours with cold, soaked kids to watch the Women’s Tour - and to my utter amazement it was worth it!
7 February 2014 - 5:48pm
Boy stuff: cycling, the prostate and erectile dysfunction
A comfortable saddle is the key
Riding a bicycle can aggravate the prostate and cause other health problems in men. The design of the standard bicycle seat can rub against the prostate during the pedalling process. A comforatble saddle is key.
6 February 2014 - 1:37pm
Birthday boy donates to CDF
Alan with his custom built Girostorino bike frame
Cycle North Wales member Alan Belton raised £470 for the Cyclists' Defence Fund at his 65th birthday celebration dinner.
16 September 2013 - 3:17pm
My special right buttock
...from London’s palatial boulevards to the peaks and troughs of rural Ardechoise mountains… I bet there aren’t many of you who can lay claim to their very own section of Horse Guards Parade are there? I can, as you will find out!
10 September 2013 - 3:51pm
Czech Mates
With a breathing space in the race calendar Team CTC and I have been looking back at one of the highlights of the summer ... the 2013 Tour deFeminin Krasna Lipa stage race in the Czech Republic
20 August 2013 - 10:48am
My London-Surrey 100 miles (+10 extra!)
David's medal - a memory of the day
I started my day getting a lift to one of the drop-off points. Instantly, I felt a buzz in the air and, as I cycled to the start, I felt like I was riding in a crazy video game through the Blackwall tunnel...
6 June 2013 - 3:57pm
CTC's Greg Woodford rides the Chiltern 100 sportive
Three riders on a climb
Riding as CTC-affiliated Reading Cycling Club, we had entered a team for the sportive on the 2 June 2013. Great scenery and fantastic weather made for a fabulous but hard ride.
15 May 2013 - 2:09pm
Reasons to be cheerful… Part 1
Team CTC
Redbridge Cycling Centre, Hainault in Essex - the weather sunny with the odd snow flurry, temperature 2 degrees (feels like minus 2 degrees), the first race outing for Team CTC...
 
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