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29 June 2016 - 8:20am
Big Bike Revival set to bring thousands of bikes back into use this summer
Big Bike Revival mechanic fixing a bike
A national campaign designed to bring bicycles back into use in their thousands, launches today in Stockport. The Big Bike Revival, an award winning programme developed by Cycling UK, formerly CTC the national cycling charity, helps people to bring their bikes back into use, by providing bike health checks, sharing maintenance knowhow, and giving people more confidence in the saddle.
20 June 2016 - 8:38am
Review: Men's bib shorts
Cyclists in Rye
Cycling UK has been busy testing men's bib shorts throughout the spring months. We've explicitly sought out shorts largely in the mid-price range, looking for a combination of quality with hopefully affordable prices, and below are our three favourites.
15 June 2016 - 2:43pm
Seven-year-old Archie meets Wills and Harry as Cycling UK celebrates Queen’s 90th birthday
Archie Forse with Prince Harry at the Patron's Lunch
Seven-year-old cyclist Archie Forse had the thrill of his life when he met Princes William and Harry as a guest of Cycling UK at the Patron’s Lunch to celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday.
11 May 2016 - 10:34am
Scotland's biggest celebration of cycling culture
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling is returning to Scotland's capital from 9 - 19 June. It will be the biggest celebration of cycling in Scotland and Cycling UK will be hosting events and activities to showcase just how cycling can and is changing people's lives.
26 April 2016 - 8:14am
Video: How to teach your child to ride a balance bike
2 year old girl on a balance bike
A balance bike is a great way to get a toddler cycling. Our video shows in simple steps how and why a pedal-less bike is an ideal introduction to cycling. Learning to cycle the Cycling UK way is easy and fun and teaches skills that will last a lifetime.
20 April 2016 - 4:05pm
How to prepare for a charity cycling challenge
Preparing for a charity ride
Charity cycling challenges are a fun way to fundraise in support of the causes that matter most to you. If you are planning to take part in a cycling challenge, but don't cycle regularly in a group, here's the advice Parkinson's UK give to the hundreds of people cycling in support of their work every year.
20 April 2016 - 9:26am
Video: How to teach an adult to ride a bike in simple steps
Julie Rand teaching Kay to ride a bike
With patience, persistence, encouragement – and the right technique – nearly every adult can learn to ride a bike, whatever their age. This video will show you how to get them started.
11 April 2016 - 10:04am
Longbridge Ladies look for new recruits to go further together
Longbridge Ladies Cycling Club members
An old African proverb states: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” That is the ethos displayed loud and clear on the Longbridge Ladies Cycling Club website – and if it suits your cycling philosophy, then they would love to hear from you!
9 February 2016 - 2:30pm
Play on Pedals is the best by smiles!
Play on Pedals training at Drumchapel
Cycling UK is helping thousands of Glasgow four-year-olds to learn to ride a bike through the popular Play on Pedals project – and it’s been fun all the way.
23 December 2015 - 12:56pm
CTC in bike donation appeal after 'callous' theft
Reading cycle training for children
CTC is appealing for people to donate children’s bikes after heartless thieves stole 12 cycles used for popular after-school sessions in Reading. The bikes were taken during a break-in at Palmer Park Sports Stadium during the early hours of Tuesday 15 December.
23 December 2015 - 10:41am
David's top 10 festive cycling tips
Santa loves a cycle at Christmas
We're all feeling a bit too full, sluggish, tired, and cosy indoors as Christmas Day is nearly upon us once more. But what if you want to find some motivation to get outdoors and into the saddle? Here are my top ten tips for cycling over the festive period.
22 December 2015 - 1:02pm
Swale CTC are having a swell Christmas time!
Two riders dressed in festive gear
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.
21 December 2015 - 5:07pm
The year in numbers - what CTC has achieved in 2015 with the help of our volunteers
Stevenage and N. Herts CTC ride by John Crouch
CTC is an independent charity whose activities reflect the commitment of our members, volunteers and partners to make a lasting difference to the lives of individuals and communities by supporting people to cycle and keep cycling. Without the help of our amazing volunteers, we would not be able to achieve this goal. Thank you!
26 October 2015 - 3:28pm
Prize winner Nicky celebrates her own Big Bike Revival
Prize winner with her new Raleigh bike
Just 24 hours after Nicky Hargreaves' tired old bike was stolen, her husband entered The Big Bike Revival prize draw and ended up winning a brand new Raleigh cycle!
18 September 2015 - 2:07pm
Young cyclists' views welcome!
The Welsh Government wants to hear from young people as they consult on open acc
Following contact from the Welsh Government, CTC is looking to help source children and young people's views on improving opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation. If your young one enjoys the outdoors then read on!
14 September 2015 - 10:13am
World Champ Tracy Moseley gives Trails for Wales full support
World MTB champion Tracy Moseley has come out in support of Trails for Wales (Ph
Top British mountain biker Tracy Moseley has come out in support of CTC and Open MTB’s campaign calling for Trails for Wales.
11 August 2015 - 10:18am
Cycling in South Holland
The Bell family on their first cycle tour together
CTC member Nigel Bell’s wife and son hadn’t been on a cycle tour before, so they went where the bicycle is king: the intensively cycle-networked Netherlands
1 August 2015 - 1:45pm
Book now for the Big Bike Bash 2015
Mountain biking in the New Forest
The Big Bike Bash is back again this August for a weekend of mountain bike family fun at UK Youth's Avon Tyrell Centre in the New Forest.
17 July 2015 - 3:59pm
CTC's award-winning volunteers 2014
Doreen Lindsey, CTC Volunteer of the Year for Wales
CTC is made up of thousands of volunteers, who give their time to organise rides, campaign to make our roads and trails better and encourage more people to experience the joys of cycling. Every year CTC honours those to make us who we are. Find out more about the 2015 Volunteer of the Year winners.
14 July 2015 - 2:11pm
A guide to going on a bike ride with children
Cyclists in the New Forest
Family bike rides are the perfect way to spend time together. Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael and 'Cycle' magazine editor Dan Joyce share their advice on how to cycle with children.
 
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