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8 June 2016 - 1:38pm
Cycling celebrations in the Scottish sunshine
Jools Walker aka. Lady Velo
The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling is now an established part of the cycling scene in Scotland, with a range of talks, rides, workshops and films. Head of Cycling UK in Scotland Suzanne Forup explains how Cycling UK is showcasing some of its project work in Scotland at the festival and throughout June!
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.
21 August 2015 - 9:14am
Edinburgh All-ability Bike Centre opens!
Brian and Anne enjoying the twin bike
CTC works in partnership with centres across the UK to give access to cycling to people of all-abilities. Dave Glover has started work at the new Edinburgh ABC (All-ability Bike Centre) and he explains how the centre is already helping many people to enjoy cycling.
29 April 2015 - 1:21pm
Women only rides - why do we need more of them?
The Chester CTC Fabulous Ladies riding through lanes
Are women-only rides anti-inclusivity and seen as sexist as having a men-only ride? CTC's recent work with TfGM has offered us some insight into this question, and explains why we want help from members to start women-only rides as part of the range of club cycling on offer through member groups.
16 April 2015 - 1:19pm
New inclusive cycling group goes from strength to strength
Cycling4All Shropshire is a new inclusive cycling group. With help from Cycling UK, the group has spread its wings and is now flying solo. Cycling UK's Jayne Rodgers explains how the group is choosing a new logo.
6 March 2015 - 12:23pm
Girls Go Better by cycle workshop
Girls Go better workshop images
As part of the Girls Go Better By Cycle programme, CTC and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) are running a Girls Go Better workshop. CTC's Jayne Rodgers explains more.
16 February 2015 - 3:07pm
Bike Club Central Update
Bike Club Central has been getting its name out there across Fife, Falkirk, Stirling and Clacks, making some really good connections and partnerships. And riding bikes!
9 February 2015 - 12:43pm
Glasgow Bike Club Update
Glasgow Bike Club at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome
It’s been a busy few weeks catching up with all the Glasgow Peer Mentors, finding out who braved the weather on their bikes and who chose to hibernate over Christmas and New Year. Everyone was dead keen to get stuck back into some training and move forward with Bike Club.
5 December 2014 - 1:03pm
Fund-raising Santa Ride for Fylde Bike It
Pictures from FBI and the santa ride poster
Buoyed by getting a permanent home at Park View in Lytham, in a container provided through ICC funding, the Fylde Bike It community group has arranged a fund-raising Santa Ride. So if you live on the Fylde Coast, pop and along and join the fun on 20 December at 11am.
1 December 2014 - 4:47pm
Watching the Unstoppables: a film packed with inspiration
The Unstoppables
CTC's Kay Lakin and CTC member and Wheels For Wellbeing trustee Kevin Hickman went to a preview of the award-winning Spanish documentary film 'Imparables', which in English means 'unstoppables'.
18 November 2014 - 9:16pm
Blazing Saddles needs your vote on 24 November!
young person on adapted bike
Suzanne Forup, CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland wants you to make a phone call on 24 November. It could help change the lives of people with disabilities across Scotland.
6 November 2014 - 4:39pm
Wheels for All - Get Cycling in Sefton celebrates
The Lord Mayor of Sefton
Wheels for All - Get Cycling in Sefton at the Litherland centre has been running for 10 years, so CTC's Inclusive Cycling Officer Jayne Rodgers went along to their party to meet some of the people who have been helped to cycle.
6 November 2014 - 2:11pm
Fairness, and everyday cycling for people with additional needs
Elderly lady enjoying riding a trike in the park
Thanks to Katja Leyendecker, I recently became aware of the 2011 report produced by the Sustainable Development Commission and what is has to say on the subject of children, older people and those with additional needs with regard to access to cycling,
3 October 2014 - 11:04am
A bicycle made for two!
Cyclists on a tandem
There are many wonderful projects in our Inclusive Cycling Network that have adapted bikes that people with disabilities or additional needs can ride, but Charlotte's Tandems is different.
15 September 2014 - 3:48pm
Caroline's time to shine (again!)
Caroline Waugh's Disability Sports award
Following her introduction to cycling some five years ago, CTC member Caroline Waugh has beome a champion for inclusive cycling in South Yorkshire and beyond. She was recently nominated for a Service to Disability Sport award.
10 September 2014 - 2:53pm
Biking without boundaries
Lovely blue tricycle
Cycling is an activity which, as a rule, relies on you being able to see where you're going,so you might think that having a visual impairment would rule you out of taking part. But we all know that rules are there to be broken and, with a bit of help, pretty much anyone can cycle.
21 August 2014 - 2:59pm
CTC helps out at Watchtree Wheelers
CTC hand cycle in action at the watchtree wheelers grand opening
The CTC inclusive cycling officer for the North West has been busy helping out at Watchtree Wheeler's opening event for their new tarmac circuit; Ryan, the manager of the Watchtree Wheelers, arranged for the track to be opened by para-Olympian cyclist Karen Darke.
19 July 2014 - 1:54pm
Barriers to cycling - it shouldn't be just for the fit and the brave
A barrier to cycling on the canal path
Since she’s been been back on her bike, CTC’s Suzanne Forup has noticed more barriers to cycling - and to just getting out of the house - than she ever did in her carefree/child-free days..
20 June 2014 - 4:39pm
Women's Cycling Forum discusses inclusive cycling
Break-out for discussion a the WCF
The Women's Cycling Forum in Edinburgh met for the first time recently. As CTC's Inclusive Cycling Officer for the North West, Jayne Rodgers was invited to be there to present and facilitate a round table discussion about inclusive cycling.
9 June 2014 - 3:53pm
Glasgow Cycle Festival
Glasgow Cycle Festival logo
CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland loves a festival - the mud, the camping and the avoidance of washing - so this year she’s managed to get involved with organising two. One of them, the Glasgow Cycle Festival, kicks off this Friday with a leisurely bike ride to the WEST brewery!
 
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