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13 May 2016 - 2:59pm
Stevenage cyclists have a real spring in their step
Stevenage CTC cyclists
Spring is in the air for Stevenage and North Herts CTC – with at least one ride being held every day for the next ten days.
10 May 2016 - 2:30pm
It is Bike Week 2016 - be part of it!
We want to get half-a-million more people cycling during Bike Week from 11-19 Ju
It’s Bike Week time again – and we want to make the nation’s annual celebration of cycling bigger and better than ever in 2016!
29 April 2016 - 10:35am
Lucy and her 75-year-old dad hail their C2C success
Lucy Armour and her dad David Greenwood hav e cycled C2C
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.
20 April 2016 - 10:26am
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.
18 April 2016 - 10:19am
It’s a Gorge-ous way to discover the joys of cycling
Get Gorge-ous training ride at Bristol, April 2016
Francoise Grimshaw will dedicate the toughest bike ride of her life to the memory of her late sister when she pedals up Cheddar Gorge as part of a 50-mile cycling challenge in July. For 75-year-old Jane Hopkins, taking part in the event is more a case of proving that age is no barrier to cycling.
11 April 2016 - 11:04am
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!
29 March 2016 - 11:25am
Cycling UK’s bike workshop gives Olly new skills
Gosport bike maintenance workshop
Olly Coulson suffered brain damage when he was hit by a car at the age of eight – but this friendly, determined cyclist has become a dab hand at bike maintenance.
18 March 2016 - 1:20pm
Hundreds of kids benefit from Cycling UK balance bikes donation
Children with new balance bikes at Alton, Hants
Cycling UK is ensuring that more than 300 youngsters will discover the gift of cycling this year after donating 41 balance bikes to schools in the Alton area of Hampshire.
5 March 2016 - 6:14pm
Mum’s the word as Eve and Glynis lead Suffragette Ride
Eve Holt, Glynis Francis and family
Eve Holt and Glynis Francis will be celebrating Mother’s Day, International Women’s Day and the suffragette movement all rolled into one on a bike ride with a difference today.
4 March 2016 - 3:00pm
CTC cycling sessions help asylum seekers
CTC's Eve Holt and asylum seeker Rowa
CTC is supporting a group of ten asylum seekers by holding cycling sessions in Alexandra Park, Manchester – and helping to change their lives for the better. You only have to listen to their reaction to realise how learning to cycle has given them new-found feelings of freedom and confidence.
3 March 2016 - 6:07pm
CTC's ‘Bike Tweak’ gets you geared up for cycling!
Farnham bike maintenance workshop
When it comes to changing an inner tube, adjusting a front brake or tweaking the gears, dozens of cyclists in Surrey and Hampshire will now be fixing it themselves…rather than being left in a fix. And that’s all thanks to the bike maintenance sessions organised by CTC Cycling Development Officer Susan Keywood.
9 February 2016 - 3:30pm
Play on Pedals is the best by smiles!
Play on Pedals training at Drumchapel
CTC 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.
15 January 2016 - 2:55pm
CTC and AA say: Stay safe on icy roads
Ice-cycle by daryl_mitchell
CTC and the AA have joined forces to issue a list of winter guidelines to ensure drivers and cyclists share the road safely during the current cold snap.
12 January 2016 - 6:54pm
Tribute Ride success is a Billie bonus
Billie Fleming
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.
23 December 2015 - 1:56pm
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.
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.
22 December 2015 - 2:02pm
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.
8 October 2015 - 1:42pm
Ten common questions about cycling
Two cyclists riding on a path
Have you ever been put on the spot by someone who's not very sympathetic to cycling?
21 July 2015 - 4:24pm
A day to remember: East Yorkshire CTC celebrates 90 years
East Yorks CTC set off on their 90th birthday ride
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.
15 June 2015 - 4:09pm
Bike Week: cycle to work tactics
Julie and Kay cycling
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?
 
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