6 December 2016 - 4:24pm
Why improving off-road access for cyclists in England and Wales is a feminist issue
Women are disproportionately under represented in cycling, and even more so in mountain biking and off-road riding. But, they have much more to gain from participating in riding in terms of the health, social and well-being benefits cycling can bring. Julie Rand explains why improving access to the countryside is particularly important to women.
28 October 2016 - 11:10am
A glorious time at the Golden Beeches Weekend 2016
South Bucks CTC has been organising this event for the last 40 years. A small rally, it is one of the last of the season but, as the name suggests, makes the most of the glorious autumn colours of the changing beechwoods in the Chiltern Hills.
23 September 2016 - 11:40am
Cycling UK's top 11 from the Cycle Show
From Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September the cycling industry has descended upon the NEC in Birmingham to bring you the latest and best of cycling kit. Cycling UK's Sam Jones has trawled through hundreds of exhibitors to bring you his favourite finds...
27 July 2016 - 1:51pm
Lyme disease - what you need to know
Lyme Disease, you may have heard of it, but what do you know of it? Is it relevant to cyclists? “Yes, most definitely.” as Cycling UK is told by Lyme Disease Action (LDA), the national charity set up to provide accurate information about ticks and Lyme disease.
18 July 2016 - 5:09pm
Film review: Mountain Biking - the untold British story
Mountain biking has been around in some form since the earliest days of cycling. 'Mountain Biking - the untold British story' tells the story of the emergence and rising popularity of mountain biking in the UK, starting with the Rough Stuff Fellowship's early touring bike adventures and finishing with Martyn Ashton's descent of the World Cup course. Cycling UK's Julie Rand went to the premiere.
5 October 2015 - 11:16am
Trails for Wales - where next?
Throughout September CTC and Open MTB’s ran the joint campaign, Trails for Wales, and galvanised support of over 4,000 from the off road community and wider cycling industry into what could be a game changer for off road access.
11 September 2015 - 12:38pm
Why Trails for Wales?
While the supporter base for CTC and Open MTB’s Trails for Wales campaign keeps on growing, some campaigners have questioned why CTC would support such a campaign. Sam Jones, CTC Communications and Campaigns Coordinator explains why.
11 June 2015 - 9:20am
My favourite ride: Surrey
Surrey is a fabulous place in which to be a cyclist: the Olympic road route, the Tour of Britain and of course RideLondon have all passed through its borders recently. Cycling UK's Julie Rand shares the wealth of excellent off-road riding to be found in the county.
19 August 2014 - 3:08pm
AirBag Enjoyment - Leicester
The atmosphere was sparkling at the Ride Leicester and City Festivals. As the CTC’s contribution to the event, we wanted to bring something new to Leicester. The AirBag was perfect – fun, a little scary, a great spectacle.
9 July 2014 - 2:12pm
Architectural design competition for Parkwood Springs
Parkwood Springs, the beautifully succesful mountain bike trail that CTC's Dan Cook has been instrumental in putting in place in Sheffield is running a visitor centre design competition, called VeloCity.
7 February 2014 - 4:48pm
Boy stuff: cycling, the prostate and erectile dysfunction
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.
10 December 2013 - 8:08pm
Why should cyclists use Twitter?
Some say Twitter is a waste of time. It is, however, the world’s largest global conversation and is a very effective way for cyclists to network, campaign and communicate.
25 November 2013 - 11:12pm
A pleasant surprise on the north-east Chilterns Cycleway
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.
24 October 2012 - 2:02pm
The 7stanes Mountain Bike Display Team 2012 Round Up
The CTC Insured 7stanes Display Team had another busy year in 2102. Over the six months from March to September, the team showed off their trials riding skills at 15 venues the length and breadth of Scotland - and even found time for a quick foray into Cumbria.
3 October 2012 - 12:40pm
Anna tackles the Three Peaks Cyclocross race in Yorkshire
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.
11 September 2012 - 4:51pm
MTB Bike Racing and BMX take off at the Trax
A great day of MTB bike racing on Lordship Loop, grass racing and the new BMX Club session took place recently at the home of the Trax Bike Club in London.
25 July 2012 - 11:03am
Photoshoot at Aston Hill
On Tuesday 24 July, I awoke to a bright and sunny day and could think of no better way to spend it than riding my bike. Thankfully, I had already been asked to ride around Aston Hill for a photoshoot