Bikeability

At this time of year, many websites and magazine articles are full of advice about how to be seen while cycling. They mostly discuss hi-viz, reflective clothing, and lights, but very rarely do they mention road positioning. Cycling UK's cycle instructor Julie Rand explains how where you cycle on the road helps drivers to see you.

 
 
The Government’s announcement of £50m for cycle training scheme Bikeability is welcomed but the question of Space for Cycling still remains unanswered.

 
 
CTC has teamed up with the Crown Estates as part of a series of summer events called Thrive, designed to make healthy living fun.

 
 
Building bikes, changing lives - 6 May 2014 - Case Study
Suzanne Forup manages the Bike Club Scotland programme, which enables young people to take up cycling. A recent visit showed her that cycling can help young people in very challenging circumstances..

 
 
Boathouse Youth Blackpool - 23 Jan 2014 - Case Study
Back in 2009, the CTC community cycling offering was in its infancy and Boathouse Youth (BHY) was just beginning its work in the deprived community of South Shore, Blackpool, an area which is in the worst 1% of most deprived wards in the country.

 
 
Now volunteering as CTC's Communications Officer in Reading and offering cycle training to my fellow students at Reading University, I would like to share the story of my journey to being part of CTC.

 
 
i-Contact - 16 May 2013 - Publication
i-Contact, CTC's e-newsletter for cycle instructors

 
 
Although cycling is the third most popular activity amongst children and a crucial life skill, only half of all children have access to good quality Bikeability cycle training. CTC members have urging that all schools provide cycle training as part of the National Curriculum.

 
 
i-Contact November 2012 - 7 Nov 2012 - Publication
The revised National Standard; Teaching New Cyclists; a call to ban BMXs; drivers and cyclists cooperate; Victorian cycle skills; second sight; map your services; and a Birmingham hospital's cycle safety scheme.

 
 
Following on from the Olympic legacy, CTC - in partnership with Wheels For All - is delivering a National Standard Instructor course with an added one-day All Ability cycle leader course.

 
 
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