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6 March 2015 - 3:29pm
CTC Affiliated Groups' survey 2015
CTC Affiliated Group Survey
Win a £50 Wiggle voucher by simply filling out our survey about CTC Affiliated Groups!
6 March 2015 - 11:46am
How to make your bike fit you
Bike with stars showing the contact points that can be adjusted.
A bike that’s the right size for you will still need some adjustments to make it a comfortable and efficient ride. To fit the bike to you, rather than suffer by fitting yourself to it, you need to change the position of the bike’s contact points relative to one another.
24 February 2015 - 3:01pm
Presentations from CTC Campaign Training in Edinburgh
CTC Scotland Campaigner Training Day
Thanks to everyone who made the Campaigns Training Day on Saturday 21 February 2015 in Edinburgh for the CTC cycle campaigners' workshops.
12 February 2015 - 11:04am
Presentations from CTC Campaign Training - Southwark, South East
CTC Campaigners Conference - Presentations
Thanks to everyone who made the Campaigns Training Day on Saturday 7th February 2015, hosted by Southwark Council for cycle campaigners of the South East.
27 January 2015 - 2:14pm
Richard's tips on getting cycling this summer in Essex
Cycling on Essex's sunny country lanes
With spring around the corner, our thoughts drift to lazy cycle rides in the sun. It’s easier than you think, says Richard Monk from CTC, the national cycling charity. Here are his key tips for re-discovering the pleasure of cycling:
15 January 2015 - 1:40pm
What is inclusive cycling?
Two riders on a handcycle quad tandem
Inclusive cycling is about making cycling available to everyone. It's about creating awareness of cycling as a great way to get about and to keep fit, no matter what age you are, your cycling ability or other personal challenges you face.
27 November 2014 - 3:39pm
Construction company raises cycle safety standards
CEMEX truck with added cycle safety devices
CTC’s Road Safety Campaigner, Rhia Weston, reports on her day at a quarry site operated by CEMEX, a global provider of building and construction materials, learning about the steps the company is taking to improve cycle safety.
20 November 2014 - 3:58pm
Bike Test: Budget City Bikes
Vitus Vee 27
Transport cycling can be affordable even when it requires a new bike. Dan Joyce tests the Revolution Courier Race and Vitus Vee 27, both under £400. This review was written by Dan Joyce and first published in Cycle Magazine in August 2014.
6 November 2014 - 2:18pm
Presentations from North Wales campaigns training - Llandudno
North Wales Campaigns Training Day
CTC's North Wales Campaigners Training in Llandudno brought together cyclists from Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Llanberis, Flintshire, Wrexham as well as Cheshire, the Wirral and beyond. The day looked at the Active Travel (Wales) Act as well as the Space for Cycling and Road Justice campaigns.
21 October 2014 - 3:00pm
Presentations from North West Campaigns Training Day in Manchester
North West Campaigns Training Day
Thanks to Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign and Love Your Bike MCR for their contributions to our Space for Cycling and Road Justice training day on Saturday 18th October.
18 September 2014 - 6:52pm
Presentations from Newcastle Campaigns Training Day
Newcastle Road Justice and Space for Cycling training day
Carlton Reid from Bike Biz, John Thompson from Road Peace and Katja Leyendecker from Newcycling were all contributors at this Space for Cycling and Road Justice training day.
17 September 2014 - 4:08pm
Presentations from CTC Campaign Training Day - Sheffield
Sheffield Campaigns Training Day
All presentations on Space for Cycling, Local Authorities and Road Justice are now available for download.
9 September 2014 - 2:39pm
Watts, Lumens, Candles and Lux
Illustration of the total luminous flux (lumens) emitted by an incandescent bulb
The marketing of bike lights bamboozles us with watts, lumens, candela and lux, but doesn’t explain what they mean. Even when you do know, it doesn’t help much because they each measure different things. But it helps a bit, and with some simple maths, comparisons are possible.
1 September 2014 - 2:13pm
How to encourage cycling at schools with anti-cycling policies
Children cycling to school
Is your child's school trying to ban or discourage cycling? Here's a guide designed to help tackle the sort of barriers that keep cropping up. It's mainly for parents, but we hope it'll also be useful for teachers, heads, governors, councils, after-school programmes and, of course, children.
14 July 2014 - 10:16am
Going to uni by bike - top tips from student cyclists
Jesse on the Dunwich Dynamo
School is just out, but it's not long before 650,000 new students head off for uni this autumn. CTC caught up with two experienced cycling students Stef and Jesse to hear why they go by bike.
17 June 2014 - 2:25pm
Presentations from CTC Campaign Training - Birmingham
David Cox at the Campaigns Training Day in Birmingham
Thanks to everyone who made the Campaigns Training Day on Saturday 14 June 2014 at the Priory Rooms in Birmingham.
28 May 2014 - 10:48am
How to prepare for your first charity cycle ride
Guildford Challenge Ride
If you have signed up for a charity bike ride and are worried about what lies ahead, here's a handy guide to help you achieve your goal.
7 May 2014 - 8:16am
Presentations from Space for Cycling campaigners' conference
Supporters at the Space for Cycling conference in Leeds on Saturday 3rd May 2014
Over 70 people attended CTC's Space for Cycling campaigners' conference in Leeds on Saturday 3 May 2014. Here below are the presentations and workshop notes from the different sessions.
17 April 2014 - 10:14am
What do we mean by Space for Cycling?
How do we create Space for Cycling? A range of solutions is needed, for major and minor roads or junctions, in urban and rural areas alike.
1 April 2014 - 1:32pm
Cycling levels in European countries
How does the UK's level of cycling compare with that of other European countries?

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