22 April 2013 - 10:00am
Eileen Sheridan was one of the most celebrated cyclist (male or female) in the 1940s and 1950s. Many of the records she set then have not yet been broken, and she is now in her 90th year! She remains a positive force for cycling, and a member of CTC...
15 April 2013 - 12:31pm
Book review: Unsealed, Unclassified Roads
CTC's Offroad Adviser, Colin Palmer, reviews LARA's new guide, 'Unsealed, Unclassified Roads: Their history, status and the effect the Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act 2006' from a cyclists' perspective.
12 April 2013 - 1:53pm
Book review: Rights of Way: Restoring the Record (by Sarah Bucks & Phil Wadey)
Rights of way (ROW) in England & Wales could offer so much more for cyclists and others - but official records don't do it justice. 'Rights of Way: Restoring the Record' reveals how to use evidence to prove or disprove the existence of ROW. Reviewed by Colin Palmer, CTC's Off-road Adviser.
4 March 2013 - 4:03pm
How to encourage cycling in parks
Parks offer a lot to cyclists - motor traffic-free riding, green links in towns, a place for children to learn to cycle...and much more. If a park near you isn't persuaded of these benefits and you'd like to get the authorities to re-think - this guide is for you.
1 March 2013 - 7:00pm
The Endurance Series 2013
Once again, The Endurance Series will combine six well known mountain bike events, spanning a range of distances and durations, to produce the ultimate Mountain Bike Endurance Champions.
22 February 2013 - 3:14pm
RoadHawk Ride HD Bullet Camera review
The RoadHawk Ride seems to have something of a cult following amongst cyclists, especially after extensive use in the BBC’s documentary, the 'War on Britain’s Roads'. After two weeks’ use, this is what I thought...
15 February 2013 - 10:46am
CTC's Campaigns Policy Handbook (2004)
CTC's Policy Handbook (2004) is gradually being superseded by a series of detailed, individual briefings explaining our views on all the topics covered in the original. Where a policy has not been updated and converted into a briefing, the policies stated in the 2004 original still apply.
13 February 2013 - 11:20am
Mini Enduro Round 1: Haldon Forest Park
The mini-downhill format, masterminded by Naked Racing’s Chris Roberts, aims to make downhill racing more accessible to everyone who enjoys the sport. Sunday saw the first ever mini-enduro, Chris’ attempt to do the same for the Enduro format of bike racing.
30 January 2013 - 5:18pm
Winter cycling training plan
Struggling for motivation to ride in the cold and dark this winter? Here are a few tips from CTC's John Storms to keep you going until spring gets here and it's a bit brighter.
26 January 2013 - 3:20pm
Bike Tour Leader course in Cuba
CTC Senior Off-road Officer Dan Cook went to Cuba to develop a cycling qualification and course for cycle holiday guides. He piloted the new cycling course for Exodus Travel.
23 January 2013 - 12:08pm
Hillsborough Park All-ability Cycling
Disability Cycling in Sheffield is going from strength to strength. The project has been running for 3 years and we have a wide range of bikes for a range of abilities.
11 January 2013 - 11:44am
Sharing paths with walkers: a Code of Conduct for cyclists
In most circumstances, cyclists and walkers are able to co-exist happily when they use the same routes, but mutual respect and consideration are a vital part of this. The Code of Conduct from Sustrans, endorsed by CTC, helps encourage responsible behaviour on shared-use paths.
8 January 2013 - 3:53pm
Insurance for cycle commuters - how CTC can help
If you are a cycle commuter, or thinking about becoming one, you might be worried about insurance – for yourself and for your bike. And you might also wonder what happens if someone else is injured by your actions, for example a pedestrian stepping into your path.
8 January 2013 - 1:58pm
So you want to start cycle commuting - but are afraid of the traffic?
So you fancy saving money, getting fit and beating the traffic jams by cycling to work – but you're put off by the thought of the risks involved? Well, rest assured, the risks of cycling are about the same as walking per mile travelled – and the greater danger to your health is inactivity.