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7 July 2016 - 4:12pm
Nick rides to Iran in search of father he has never seen
Nick Shields who is cycling to Iran
Nick Shields is cycling more than 3,500 miles to Iran – hoping to find the father and family he has never met.
4 July 2016 - 12:03pm
Hundreds of cyclists take on the Tri-Vets century ride challenge
A rider turns the corner in Surrey
The Tri-Vets cycle series, which started on 4 June and concludes this Sunday 10 July, has seen Cycling UK members aged 50+ from all over the country complete a 100-mile or 100-km road ride in under 12 hours. The series takes place every three years and is a sociable and fun activity which dates back to early in the last century.
25 May 2016 - 5:39pm
Two grandads and an alien are on the write road from Hungary!
Paul Greenhalgh, Mike Newton and John Harrison
They cycled more than 1,450 miles, took in the sights and sounds of seven countries, slogged up and down the Alps, and had to cope with temperatures which soared to 38°C – a sizzling 100°F in ‘old money’. As bike rides go, it wasn’t a bad effort for two grandads and an alien!
25 May 2016 - 5:34pm
LEJOG ride helps Michael ‘reconstruct his world’
Michael Nelson and Nick Dennis at John O'Groats
Michael Nelson feels as though he has “reconstructed his world” after riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats following treatment for a rare form of cancer.
12 May 2016 - 10:46am
Winged Wheels restored to former glory on The Squirrel and The Wirral
Winged Wheel on Squirrel Inn, Wellington
Two magnificent Winged Wheel signs have been restored to their former glory and unveiled for public view – one on The Squirrel, the other on The Wirral. Cycling UK’s Communications and Media Officer Tony Upfold reveals how they were found, donated and lovingly renovated.
11 May 2016 - 11:00am
Sky’s the limit as pilot Vince swaps wings for wheels
Vince Bowshall is cycling from Brighton to Sicily
Airline pilot Vince Bowshall could fly to Sicily in three hours – but he’s decided to spend two weeks cycling there instead.
10 May 2016 - 12:16pm
‘Biking Bishop’ attends 90th Coxwold Memorial Service
Coxwold 90th Cyclists' Memorial Service
The ‘Biking Bishop’ appropriately gave the address at the 90th annual Cyclists’ Service of Remembrance in the North Yorkshire village of Coxwold on Sunday (8 May).
5 May 2016 - 5:28pm
Teenagers aim to be youngest to cycle 10,000km Silk Road
Charles Stevens and Will Hsu to ride Silk Road route
Teenaged Cycling UK members Charles Stevens and Will Hsu fly out to Beijing today – aiming to become the youngest people ever to complete the world’s longest, hardest, hottest and coldest cycling challenge.
8 January 2016 - 2:59pm
Essex anniversary is caught on camera
CTC South East Group members
They might not have swapped Hockley for Hollywood just yet, but members of CTC Essex’s South East Group have certainly given their 40th anniversary the film star treatment.
22 December 2015 - 4:52pm
CTC Fylde Bicycle Belles celebrate ten years of friendship and fun
Fylde Bicycle Belles
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.
28 October 2015 - 6:37pm
CTC's Ride Leader workshops are taking place throughout the country this autumn
A group riding through an archway
CTC has a long history of providing members and others with the opportunity to enjoy excursions by bike in the company of like-minded cyclists, with the opportunity to explore new areas, make new friends and - of course - discover welcoming places to eat cake!
14 October 2015 - 12:01am
Cycling's zero stars for Eurostar
Passengers boarding Eurostar at Kings Cross St Pancras
CTC criticises “hypocritical” change in Eurostar policy which would make cyclists “third-class passengers”
14 October 2015 - 12:00am
Take action: Cycling's zero stars for Eurostar
Help get Eurostar to reverse its regressive policy on boxing up your bike
CTC is spearheading a Europe-wide campaign urging “hypocritical” Eurostar to reverse its controversial decision to make cyclists dismantle their cycles before travelling.
25 September 2015 - 9:20am
CTC's Top Dog is Oscar!
Oscar the dog guarding the bike and trailer
CTC member Maggie Scorer and her dog Oscar have completed a 5000 mile tour by bike around the coast of Britain. The trip took 6 months and the pair averaged about 30 miles a day.
24 September 2015 - 5:15pm
Come to your local CTC Member Group AGM
A group from Essex CTC
Do you want to meet people like you who enjoy cycling in friendly company and want to get the most out of their favourite pastime? There are hundreds of CTC groups throughout the UK and most of them will be holding an AGM shortly.
1 September 2015 - 12:18pm
Free one-day Ride Leader workshop for Cycling UK members
Cycling UK Ride Leader Training
Cycling with others is lots of fun and you can lead the way by attending one of our free on-road Ride Leader workshops for cycling groups new locations across the UK unveiled shortly. So watch this space as there is limited availability!Register to receive advanced notification of the upcoming Ride Leader Workshops and their locations.
9 July 2015 - 12:20pm
The John Radford Memorial Ride
John Radford
John Radford was a CTC Councillor who tragically lost his life on 5 November 2014 from injuries sustained after being knocked off his bike in July 2013. He was an enthusiastic rider and a passionate advocate for cycling.
23 April 2015 - 12:32pm
The bicycling bard is Bach again
Richard Durrant with his bike and trailer
Talented virtuoso guitarist - and CTC member - Richard Durrant is following up last year's successful tour of England using a bicycle and trailer with another trip this summer that will take him from Sussex to the Isle of Skye.
31 March 2015 - 11:19am
L'Eroica & CTC Heritage Jersey Rider Package
L'Eroica Britannia rider places CTC
Don't miss your opportunity to cycle back in time at this year's L'Eroica Britannia in Derbyshire's magnificent peaks with Team CTC. There are 25 places available and each rider will receive a CTC heritage jersey.
27 December 2014 - 12:00pm
Can a CTC member break Tommy Godwin's record of 75,065 miles in a year?
Steve Abraham is attempting to break Tommy Godwin's cycling record
During 2015, Steve Abraham is attempting to break Tommy Godwin's record of cycling 75,065 miles in one year. That's equivalent of cycling from Land's End to John o'Groats 86 times!
 
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