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15 June 2015 - 3:09pm
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?
12 June 2015 - 9:40am
What is the Philosophy of Cycling?
Clive Cazeaux
What is cycling? Racing, commuting or mountain biking? Town planning and the environment? Or a state of being? CTC member Clive Cazeaux, Chair of Cardiff CTC and Professor of Aesthetics at Cardiff School of Art and Design, is giving a talk about The Philosophy of Cycling for Bike Week 2015.
10 June 2015 - 5:07pm
Bike Week launched by parliamentary peloton
Bike Week UK MP Bike Ride
The launch of Bike Week, which officially begins this Saturday, is traditionally hosted by the Dutch Embassy in London and coincides with the annual MPs' bike ride to Parliament. Wednesday 10 June was the day, and CTC’s Sam Jones was there to report on events.
9 June 2015 - 6:58pm
500,000 celebrate summer of cycling as Bike Week launches
Bike Week 2015
As Bike Week 2015 launches today at the Dutch Embassy (and runs 13 - 21 June), the national cycling charity, CTC, confirmed that over half a million people are set to take part in the biggest cycling event in the UK this summer.
8 June 2015 - 2:42pm
Reining in rogue goods vehicle operators
Rogue vehicle operators need to be held accountable for cyclists' deaths
CTC has been following two cases where lorry drivers were found guilty of killing cyclists and where questions were raised about the safety credentials of the goods vehicle operators that hired them.
1 June 2015 - 11:51am
Buying the right bike for your child
Girl on a bike
Choosing the right children's bike is the first thing you need to do to help your child to learn to cycle and to love cycling. Cycle magazine Editor Dan Joyce and Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael give some impartial advice.
31 May 2015 - 11:00pm
Raleigh Strada Eight
Raleigh Strada Eight
The Eight is the top bike in Raleigh’s Strada range of ‘street’ hybrids.
31 May 2015 - 11:00pm
Carbon non-copies
Whyte Cornwall
Do you need disc brakes on your carbon road bike? Technical Editor Richard Hallett compares the Whyte Cornwall and Boardman SLS 9.0.
31 May 2015 - 11:00pm
Historic London to Guildford
Riding into the past
Sam Jones cycles from London to Guildford to celebrate CTC’s heritage, finding en route echoes of the journey described in HG Wells’s The Wheels of Chance.
31 May 2015 - 11:00pm
Bordeaux to the Mediterranean
Singing, telling stories, and making faces on the journey south
Suddenly a widower, Cycling UK member Simon Smith took his daughters on the family tour they had planned before their world fell apart. This is their journey.
31 May 2015 - 11:00pm
Hallett 650B Adventure
Richard Hallett is Cycle’s new technical editor. He’s also handy with a brazing torch, as his tourer shows. Dan Joyce interviewed him.
31 May 2015 - 11:00pm
IRD XC Pro Thumbshifters
IRD XC Pro Thumbshifters
Old-school thumbshifters still exist. It’s straightforward to engineer a bar-end lever to fit a bar-top mount, and several manufacturers have. IRD’s aluminium XC Pro Thumbshifters are for Shimano 9-speed.
31 May 2015 - 11:00pm
Roadhawk Bullet R+ camera
Roadhawk Bullet R+ camera
A camera on your helmet or handlebar gives you comeback in cases of careless driving, and can be used to collect footage while mountain biking or touring.
31 May 2015 - 11:00pm
Blackburn Outpost Handlebar Roll
Blackburn Outpost Handlebar Roll
The Outpost Handlebar Roll is a bikepacker's bar-bag, adding 10 litres of luggage space to a bike that won't take (or doesn't have) a front rack. It suits more malleable luggage, such as clothing or a sleeping bag, and includes an integrated stuff sac.
31 May 2015 - 11:00pm
Track pumps
A track pump can provide accurate and near effortless tyre inflation. Cycling journalist Guy Kesteven reviews four good ones.
31 May 2015 - 11:00pm
Lvxing Prescription riding glasses
The Lvxing range includes both non-prescription and prescription riding glasses. This pair came with a prescription insert held firmly in place by the nose pads. I used them for a mix of commuting, mountain biking and road riding. The glasses come nicely packaged, with a hard case, a cloth bag and five sets of interchangeable non-prescription outer lenses for a range of conditions.
29 May 2015 - 10:32am
Women on Wheels roars back for a second year
CTC Celebrates Women on Wheels in Scotland (credit Gerry Lauzon)
After a successful launch at the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling last year, the trailblazing Women on Wheels programme - a series of women-led cycling events - is back for 2015 and is bigger than ever.
28 May 2015 - 9:44am
Urgent call for bike donations to help Play on Pedals
Bikes for children aged 2-5
Play on Pedals, an initiative designed to teach every 4-year-old in Glasgow how to cycle, is seeking donations of small children’s bikes as part of a city wide Bike Amnesty.
27 May 2015 - 11:00pm
New figures suggest more killer drivers are going unpunished
Royal Courts of Justice
The number of drivers found guilty of any 'causing death' offence in England and Wales dropped by 11% between 2013 and 2014, even though the number of people killed on the roads has recently shown an upward trend.
25 May 2015 - 8:50am
Top ten tips for looking after your bike
Big Bike Revival Summer of Cycling. Cycling UK. Credit Joolze Dymond
Taking care of your bike is important, if it doesn't work you won't ride it. That is why this summer Cycling UK's Big Bike Revival is encouraging people to take their bikes out of their sheds and get them back in action. Follow our tips to see how to keep your bike in good working order.
 
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