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21 August 2013 - 9:54am
Family cycling at Ashridge Estate
Family cycling on Ashridge Estate
For a fun outing for all the family, explore the beautiful Ashridge Estate in the Chilterns.
1 March 2013 - 7:00pm
The Endurance Series 2013
Two Endurance Cross-Country Racers in the open countryside
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.
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.
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.
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.
30 April 2012 - 8:56pm
Early-season sun
Cyclist in Greece
Enjoy summer cycling conditions now! Benji Haworth and Ed Oxley went to Greece with mountain bikes, while Dave Barter heads to Majorca with his road bike. Read the full article from CTC's Cycle Magazine.
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.
18 April 2012 - 3:29pm
Where can I cycle off-road?
Public Bridleway Sign
Here in the UK we have a comprehensive network of routes and trails available to cyclists to get you out into the countryside. Here we clarrify where you can legally ride off-road.
4 April 2012 - 11:47am
4-wheel downhill off-roading
Dave Bower at Fort William
Four wheeled downhill gravity biking is taking the UK by storm, and Bev Rimmer from the group Rough Riderz tells CTC all about this new hi-octane sport.
12 March 2012 - 3:51pm
Support Your Local Bike Shop
LBS
Here at CTC, we love supportive and friendly local bike shops. When things go wrong or when you need a bit of advice, local knowledgeable staff are invaluable. See which shops our CTC supporters recommend.
21 February 2012 - 11:34am
Is Trail Riding Damaging the Environment?
Trail erosion
Mountain biking causes some wear and tear to trails, but is it any more damaging than walking? Or horse riding? Jon Sparks investigates
20 February 2012 - 1:33pm
Off-Road Group Riding
off road group riding
Group riding off-road is great – unless someone gets lost… CTC Off-road’s Dan Cook suggests ways to stay together and, at worst, regroup.
20 February 2012 - 1:04pm
Trail Centres
Trail centres
In a little over 15 years, purpose-built UK trail centres have transformed mountain biking – and mountain bikes. Outdoor writer Jon Sparks assesses their pros and cons, and wonders how they’ll develop further.
17 February 2012 - 12:20pm
MTB Trail Grading Guide
Trail cyclist
This is your easy reference guide to the colour-coded grading system used for cross country singletrack trails.

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