Promotion and Encouragement

Nearly a decade ago, an item appeared in the CTC magazine asking for members to run special events to encourage women to cycle. 'Five Miles to Fabulous' was the name of the initiative and two women were inspired enough by it to organise a ride for their female friends.

 
 
Swale CTC made the most of the unseasonably weather this week on its annual ​​Christmas Ride yesterday along the north Kent coast. A record 23 riders, many of whom were dressed in festive outfits, attended. Group member Miriam was inspired by the event to write a poem to celebrate.

 
 
Cycle-friendly schools and colleges (Cycling UK views) - 30 Nov 2015 - Campaigning Views
Schools and colleges should encourage cycling because it's good both for children and for the local and wider environment.

 
 
Ten common questions about cycling - 8 Oct 2015 - Article
Have you ever been put on the spot by someone who's not very sympathetic to cycling?

 
 
Happy Birthday to them! Nearly 80 riders left the Hessle Rugby Club in three groups to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of East Yorks CTC earlier this month.

 
 
Bike Week: cycle to work tactics - 15 Jun 2015 - Article
Warm mornings and long, sunny evenings make the summer an especially enticing season for cycle commuting ... but how do you make sure that your employer will welcome you and your bike?

 
 
The launch of Bike Week, which officially begins this Saturday, is traditionally hosted by the Dutch Embassy in London and coincides with the annual MPs' bike ride to Parliament. Wednesday 10 June was the day, and CTC’s Sam Jones was there to report on events.

 
 
Slaying the myths - 27 May 2015 - Blog
Yesterday, BBC Radio 4’s 'You and Yours' asked listeners whether cyclists should take a test and have number plates and insurance. CTC campaigner, Sam Jones seeks to slay these myths.

 
 
Don't Drive Daddy! - 6 May 2015 - Blog
The simplest of joys can mean the difference between a happy child going to school or a real drag during the school run.

 
 
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.

 
 
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