Alton Cardiac Rehab group
How cycling helps heart attack victims rebuild their lives News
Cycling has helped Mike Hutchinson rebuild his life after he suffered a heart attack seven years ago. Mike is a member of the Alton Cardiac Rehab cycling group in Hampshire, which celebrates its first birthday next month. Tony Upfold, Cycling UK’s Communications and Media Officer, joined the group’s first ride of 2017 to find out more about the vital role it plays in the local community.
Lucy Armour and her dad David Greenwood hav e cycled C2C
Lucy and her 75-year-old dad hail their C2C success News
Lucy Armour, who is partially sighted due to albinism, and her 75-year-old dad David Greenwood braved the late-April freeze to successfully complete their Coast to Coast cycling adventure.
Billie Fleming
Tribute Ride success is a Billie bonus News
More women look sure to be cycling this year – thanks to a legend who set a world record way back in 1938. CTC members were among the hundreds of women who took to their bikes throughout 2015 in memory of Billie Fleming, who rode the greatest distance ever cycled by a female 78 years ago.
A girl riding a bike
Free Bikeability courses at Thrive events across England News
CTC has teamed up with the Crown Estates as part of a series of summer events called Thrive, designed to make healthy living fun.
Health Rides - great for all ages and abilities
Electric bikes set to put spring in your step in the Chilterns News
CTC is giving cycling in the Chilterns a boost this spring with electric bikes, a new cycle hire fleet and rides galore packed into a new cycling guide. Sara Randle shines a light on the Cycle Chilterns Bike Hub in Great Missenden.
Group cycling session in action
Jasuben's story - Learning to ride at 65 Case Study
Jasuben had been wanting to join her husband on family rides for many years but had never had the opportunity to learn to cycle until she heard of some adult cycle sessions run through Cycling UK's Cycle Champions project in Leicester. Now, she's not only cycling but she's gained lots of confidence too.
Pat Lemon, Plymouth
Pat's story - Getting back on a bike after 65 years! Case Study
Pat Lemon's interest in cycling was sparked when she read about another female cyclist in local newsletter. The problem was, she hadn't cycled in sixty-five years! Now, with the help of Cycling UK cycle training, she is back on her bike.
PHE chart
Public Health England wants you to cycle News
Government body designated to protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing sees cycling as an answer
Copenhagen cyclist
Create jobs and save lives in their thousands! Cycling is the key, says major new report News
Coinciding with the launch of CTC's Space for Cycling campaign, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says that cycling has the potential to create at least 76,000 jobs and save 10,000 lives in the pan-European region.
A comfortable saddle is the key
Boy stuff: cycling, the prostate and erectile dysfunction Blog
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.
Brighton and Hove CTC launch 'Shed Rides' to encourage new members News
With over two thirds of bicycles stuck in a garden shed and hardly ever seeing the light of day, the Brighton and Hove CTC Member Group has come up with an ingenious plan to encourage more people to cycle in the New Year.
Burnley Active Spaces
Burnley Active Spaces Case Study
The Active Spaces charity in Burnley operates from Townley Park and offers a range of walking and cycling opportunities to improve health for people either responding to an advert or who have been referred by a health professional.
Les Brown and Tom Hanley on the recumbent trike
100 not out - CTC Life Member Les Brown celebrates with a ride News
A telegram from the Queen might be enough for most people but CTC member Les Brown decided to mark his 100th birthday with a bike ride.
Cycling can contribute to increasing physical activity
Why is increasing physical activity important? Blog
Cycling can contribute to increasing physical activity and has a number of significant health benefits. There has been considerable progress promoting physical activity in Scotland.
A returning cyclist meets her instructor at a city cycling event
Cycling the city of Leicester after CTC cycle training Blog
Mrs Sodha hadn't ridden for several years when she took up adult cycle training with us, to gain confidence and get some exercise. After four sessions we lent her a bike and she joined in a ride around the city of Leicester last week.
Chris Oliver riding through the Rockies
Endurance cycling TransAmerica with a bike called Pseudomonas Blog
Riding 3,415 miles from Los Angeles to Boston
Lawrie with fellow riders
Never too late to get back to cycling Case Study
Lawrie aged 75 gets back on a bike after 40 years, joining a health ride at Moors Valley Country Park in Dorset.
A lady enjoying cycling
Giving the gift of cycling Blog
Members of the 'Fat Club' cycle group from Fife made quite an impact on the cycling community back in May when they spoke about their experience of cycling at a conference in Edinburgh. Suzanne Forup got to hear more when she took them shopping for bikes...
Chris Oliver and Catherine Oliver
The 'Cycling Surgeon' and his daughter cross the US for WaterAid News
The Chair of CTC in Scotland, surgeon Mr Chris Oliver and his daughter Catherine Oliver, have almost completed an intense and gruelling 3,415-mile cycle ride across America in aid of international charity WaterAid. They are due to finish this Wednesday 28 June.
The Mental Health Team and their bikes
Cycling for mental health Case Study
Sheffield Cycling UK has been working with the Sheffield Health Trust for several years helping people with low level mental health issues.
Cyclists ride from London to Reading for the British Heart Foundation News
Participants cycle a 40-mile route from London to Reading for the British Heart Foundation, in partnership with CTC and Reading Borough Council.
UCL researchers are launching a study into the effects of cycling on health
Enter a new health and fitness study to win £100 in vouchers News
Researchers from University College London are asking for your help to learn more about cycling and health by entering a new study.
Leroy Luke and parents learning to cycle
Getting parents cycling too Case Study
Leroy Luke from Leicester wanted more people to enjoy cycling, so when the Cycling UK Cycling Champions project was able to offer cycling sessions to parents he jumped at the chance to be a part of it.
Teenage girls cycling in Leicester
Teaching people to cycle Blog
About once a month, CTC's cycling development officer in Leicester Elizabeth Barner sees someone out on a bike who she taught to ride.
CTC helping people learn about their own bikes
Bike maintenance in Essex Blog
Weekly bike maintenance sessions have up and running throughout November in Colchester and they are proving extremely popular. CTC's Cycling Development Officer Richard Monk explains why he set up the project how it will expand.
Emily leads a group of mums cycling with their kids
How Cycling UK helped provide a perfect cycling solution for one family in Essex Case Study
Cycling UK is unashamedly enthusiastic about getting people back on a bike, often after years and sometimes for the first time ever. Many go on to make cycling a regular part of their daily lives and the benefits are huge. Lee and Emily's story is a great example.
A group of riders in front of the O2 arena in London
The only way is fun! Reaching new riders in Essex News
CTC’s expanded programme of cycling has reached over 1,000 people in Essex this year, thanks to additional funding from Essex County Council, Anglian Community Enterprise and Colchester Garrison.
Sunny cycling in High Woods Country Park
If you go down to the woods may make the front page! Blog
CTC’s recent cycle ride in High Woods Country Park has appeared on the front page of the widely-read Elite community magazine in Colchester.
A bike mechanic fixes a bicycle
Bike maintenance classes in Colchester in November News
Do you want to know how to fix a puncture and make minor adjustments to your bike? Doing it yourself can save you both time and money and needn't be difficult. Learn how in a friendly session with other novices.
Riders on a suburban street in Greenstead
Keeping busy in Colchester Blog
After a busy summer, things have remained hectic into the autumn. CTC Cycling Development Officer Richard Monk tells us what he's been up to.
Amanda Nelson prepares for LEJOG
Amanda pedals through the pain of CRPS Case Study
Not so long ago, our Swindon Champion, Anna Cipullo, wrote a blog about Amanda Nelson detailing a strong independent women determined to battle through complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in order to continue cycling.
Chilterns Cycleway due to be promoted by CTC
CTC wins bid to increase cycle commuting and cycle tourism in the Chilterns News
The Department for Transport has awarded a grant of £868,000 from its Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) for a three year project to increase car-free tourist travel from gateway towns in the Chilterns, linking with the Chilterns Cycleway.
CTC Anna at Bike Blenheim Palace 2012
CTC show off at the Bike Blenheim Palace Blog
Blenheim Palace is home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and his family, and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This year, it was home to a festival of cycling, and what a display it was!
Bike Blenheim Palace 2012
15,000 celebrate all things cycling at Bike Blenheim Palace News
Cycling fever following the successes of Team GB in the cycle events at London 2012 reached dizzy heights at Blenheim Palace this weekend when 15,000 people turned up to the annual Festival of Cycling.
Anna Cipullo takes on the 500m challenge
Olympic Mountain Biking Display in Swindon Blog
Saturday 11 August saw the Olympic Cross Country Mountain Bike race shown on the Big Screen in Swindon town centre. The BBC Live Site had displayed all 16 days of the Olympic Games, and when they asked me if I wanted to make “a thing” of mountain biking, of course I jumped at the chance.
Swindon Olympic Mountain Bike Cycling
Olympic inspiration in Swindon News
Hundreds of Swindon residents took to the centre of town, usually a bike-free area, to be a part of the Olympic Cross Country Mountain Bike race on Saturday 11August.
The long line of cyclists on the Writtle cyclepath
Essex 2012 Games Legacy Blog
Twenty families and friends enjoyed a fabulous cycle ride on Saturday, organised by CTC Cycle Champions as part of the Essex 2012 Games Legacy programme.
Richard Monk helps a youngster to ride his bike
New back-to-cycling refresher sessions for Colchester News
CTC in Colchester launches cycle refresher training sessions for adults.
Lauren testing out a wheelchair platform bike
Accessible Cycling Day for children with disabilities Blog
Every year Swindon Borough Council create a day of sport aimed at children with a disability or learning difficulty. The day is called Access Day, and this year it was held at the County Ground Athletics Track on Wednesday 4 July. This was a great opportunity to showcase the CTC’s adaptive bikes.
Cycletta Wiltshire ladies' sportive
My day at the Cycletta Wiltshire sportive Blog
Last weekend I was invited to attend Cycletta - a ladies only sportive or challenge ride - and what a wonderful atmosphere!
Cycling event in Swindon for the Olympics
Gearing up for Olympic cycle racing in Swindon News
Swindon cyclists will be in the saddle and peddling the message to get on your bike in celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Cycling UK web chat - your questions answered News
Cycling UK’s Chief Exec, Gordon Seabright, and other staff responded to your questions during a live web chat on 21 June. Questions were sent in through Twitter, Facebook and emails. Answers can be found below.
Charity Commission Logo
CTC is awarded full charitable status Press Release
The Charity Commission for England and Wales has approved CTC’s application to become a charity. The decision recognises that all the work of the UK's largest cycling organisation, with its 68,000 strong membership, is of benefit to the public.
Cycling UK's Anna Cipullo helps a rider with an incurable illness to get back in the saddle Blog
Recently I met a forty-something lady called Amanda Nelson from Swindon. Amanda has been a strong gym-addict, road cyclist and mountain biker all her life, but twenty months ago she was diagnosed with an incurable neurological disorder called CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome).
Dalby Forest by Tony Bartholomew
Pace Cycles and CTC launch Dalby Bike Barn at Dalby Forest Press Release
Pace Cycles and CTC have won the contract to run the cycle hire, retail, courses and events in Dalby Forest after successfully re-tendering for the business.
Cycling UK and Challenge for Change logo
A statistical look at the success of Swindon's Workplace Cycle Challenge Case Study
Find out what effect the second Workplace Cycle Challenge had on the number of people cycling in Swindon.
Seona Pinner and Sally Watt from Cannock Arthritis Care
Cannock Arthritis Care take to cycling News
CTC’s Cycling Development Officer Beccy Marston met with Cannock Arthritis Care to explain how cycling can help relieve arthritis pain and keep your joints moving.
Swindon's Over 50s training gets adults riding Case Study
Giving people in Swindon who never learned to cycle as children the chance to get pedalling
Over 50s begginners line up for their first lesson
Free cycling training for the over 50s in Swindon News
The Over 50’s Cycling Courses in Swindon have been so popular that it is fully booked months in advance and more dates have been added to cope with demand.
Blogger Toby Field also known as The Fat Cycle Rider
The Fat Cycle Rider tells how he lost 8st 4lb by riding to work News
Toby Field only took up cycling two years ago but is now riding ten miles to work and back each day - and is now a whole lot healthier and a lean cycle rider into the bargain.
Emmanu-EL Apostolic Gospel Choir
Singing and cycling go together in Leicester Case Study
One group in Leicester found cycling provided a way out of poverty related problems and helped them integrate more with their community.
Up ‘n’ Cycling in Swindon
It's never too late to start cycling in Swindon! Case Study
Older residents of Swindon find it’s never too late to start cycling.
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