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28 May 2014 - 11:48am
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.
25 July 2013 - 3:33pm
How to take your bike on holiday to France by rail
Man with bike boarding French train
Ed Lancaster of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) looks at opportunities to take your own bike with you if you travel for a cycle holiday in France by rail.
19 June 2013 - 3:16pm
The Henley-on-Thames 'Short Cycle' Route
Ride start in Henley
A short scenic route from Henley-on-Thames, around some of the more famous scenes in the Chilterns, and back to the riverside town to indulge in one of their finest cafes.
22 April 2013 - 10:00am
Eileen Sheridan
Eileen Sheridan on a 12-hour time trial
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...
30 January 2013 - 5:18pm
Winter cycling training plan
Dorset - cycling
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
Cuban sunset
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.
10 January 2013 - 2:16pm
Training plan for sportives and charity cycle rides
Training for sportives and charity cycle rides
To help you get the most out of your big cycling challenge this year, CTC's John Storms has put together a ten week training plan to set you up for success
20 December 2012 - 1:18pm
What to eat and drink for a long Charity, Sportive or 100 mile ride
nutrition for a longer rides
Spending the better part of day on the bike is no joke. To maximise your enjoyment we've put together some sample menus for longer rides.
29 November 2012 - 12:30pm
A guide to buying the best cycling presents
CTC Cycling Santa by Joe Burt
What Christmas present do you buy for the cyclist who has almost everything? Editor of CTC's magazine 'Cycle' Dan Joyce has some suggestions for amazing cycling gifts.
1 November 2012 - 12:08pm
Guide to Cycling and Touring in the Chilterns
Cycling in the Chilterns
Thinking of touring around the South East of England? With good train and bus links to either the Bucks, Herts or Wokingham end of the Chilterns, it's worth an explore. Here is a basic guide to some of the listed routes around the Chilterns.
11 June 2012 - 10:07am
Calais to Cannes (A diary account)
CTC Member Geoffrey Lewis has very kindly submitted a comprehensive set of diary notes from a trip he and some friends undertook from Calais to Cannes over 14 days in 2011.
27 April 2012 - 11:05am
The off-road End to End
Ralph Hughes's bike at sunset
Cycling from Lands' End to John o'Groats on road is a challenge, but riding it off-road, even more so! The longest off-road route in the UK's a tough ride, but perfectly doable given sufficient training/planning.
26 April 2012 - 12:38pm
Chilterns Cycleway
Chilterns Cycleway
This cycleway offers a 173 mile circuit of the Chilterns, signposted all the way for easy navigation; beautiful countryside; and the opportunity to spot one or two red kites!
12 April 2012 - 3:10pm
Land's End to John o'Groats
Land's End to John o'Groats (LEJOG)
Cycling from Land's End to John o'Groats (LEJOG) - the entire length of the UK - is a challenge that many thousands of people take on each year. Whether it's for your chosen charity or a personal ambition, CTC's LEJOG pack will help you complete this epic ride.
27 March 2012 - 2:04pm
Travelling Light
It’s very easy to take more than you need by bike. Chris Juden looks at how and why to travel with less.
27 March 2012 - 1:44pm
Touring on a shoestring
Al Humphreys, who spent four years cycling the world on a budget of just £7,000, explains how dream tours don’t have to cost the earth.
27 March 2012 - 12:45pm
Going the Distance
Touring 18,000 miles around the world in record time is tough on both bike and equipment. Rob Ainsley asked Mark Beaumont, James Bowthorpe and Julian Sayarer what they used and how well it did.
27 March 2012 - 10:30am
Along England’s Backbone
Canal towpath sections enable you to miss out some hard climbs by road.
Eleven CTC members accompanied Mark Waters on a CTC tour along the Pennine Cycleway this summer.
21 March 2012 - 10:11am
Tour d’ Isle of Wight
CTC supporter Alan Thomas gives us his account of a leisurely circuit of the Isle of Wight with fellow riders.
20 March 2012 - 4:45pm
Bikes on planes
Taking your bicycle on a plane is something more and more of us have started to do. Here we provide a few useful steps to follow:

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