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21 January 2016 - 10:17am
Be a part of Cycle magazine
Cycle magazine August/September 2015
Cycle magazine is read by 70,000 CTC members and passed on to even more of their cycling friends. Find out how you can be part of one of the largest cycling magazines in the UK.
12 January 2016 - 8:00pm
Book yourself a cycling holiday for 2016
Photo of Californian coast by TD Lucas via Flickr Creative Commons
What better time to book a holiday than when it's cold and grey outside. We all need something to look forward to and the thought of cycling in warmer weather, with friends and great views sounds very tempting. CTC Holidays get booked up fast, so start planning now.
5 January 2016 - 12:51pm
Super Steve still going the distance as Kurt sets new record
steve abraham
On New Year's Day 2015, Steve Abraham embarked on a bike ride. It wasn’t one of those 1st January outings to clear a hazy Hogmanay head, the type of excursion one or two of us might have tried a few days ago to see in 2016, but the start of a single-minded mission to break the world record for the furthest distance cycled in one year.
26 December 2015 - 8:14am
Video: How to teach your child to ride a balance bike
2 year old girl on a balance bike
A balance bike is a great way to get a toddler cycling. Our video shows in simple steps how and why a pedal-less bike is an ideal introduction to cycling. Learning to cycle the CTC way is easy and fun and teaches skills that will last a lifetime.
23 December 2015 - 10:41am
David's top 10 festive cycling tips
Santa loves a cycle at Christmas
We're all feeling a bit too full, sluggish, tired, and cosy indoors as Christmas Day is nearly upon us once more. But what if you want to find some motivation to get outdoors and into the saddle? Here are my top ten tips for cycling over the festive period.
20 December 2015 - 9:26am
Video: How to teach an adult to ride a bike
Julie Rand teaching Kay to ride a bike
With patience, persistence, encouragement – and the right technique – nearly every adult can learn to ride a bike, whatever their age. This video will show you how to get them started.
18 December 2015 - 12:00am
Christmas dinner and burning calories
Christmas Pud
Cycling is great exercise and an excellent way to burn off any extra calories you may consume over the Christmas period. But how long will you have to cycle for? Take a look at our handy guide to cycling off your Christmas treats.
16 December 2015 - 3:58pm
How to cycle in a group
A group riding in the countryside
Do you ride with a group? Or would you like to? CTC's guide to group etiquette will show you how to get the most out of the experience.
16 December 2015 - 12:41am
How to make a Christmas tree out of bike parts
A Christmas tree cog
Take some old bike wheels, a rusty crank, some tinsel and Christmas baubles - and hey presto, you can make a lovely decoration for your home or office!
13 December 2015 - 6:22pm
Gift ideas for cyclists - touring luxuries
mkettle in action
One person’s luxury is another’s essential – it’s the beauty of humanity and touring. We asked members of the CTC forum to provide a little inspiration and had the office’s most distinguished tourers Julie Rand and Ian Taylor to pick their favourites.
11 December 2015 - 3:26pm
Send your friends and family a fun Santa cycling E-card
Cycling Santas by Dave Walker
We've teamed up with our friend and illustrator, Dave Walker, to create a series of fun Christmas e-cards depicting Santa trying out different types of bikes to help him with his myriad of deliveries. You can choose your favourite, add a personal message and send one to your friends and family too.
1 November 2015 - 3:46pm
Paul Tuohy's guide to hill climbing
Paul Tuohy at Catford CC Hill Climb
CTC Chief Executive Paul Tuohy has the perfect pick-me-up should you want to lose weight and get fit – a quick spin up your nearest big hill.
8 October 2015 - 12:42pm
Ten common questions about cycling
Two cyclists riding on a path
Have you ever been put on the spot by someone who's not very sympathetic to cycling?
20 September 2015 - 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.
17 August 2015 - 8:28am
Cycling uphill
Laurie Lambeth Everesting in the Lake District
Cycling uphill is considerably harder than riding on the flat, but most cyclists can’t help themselves. Dave Barter wonders what makes us cycle up steep climbs and meets cyclists who are fast uphills.
11 August 2015 - 10:18am
Cycling in South Holland
The Bell family on their first cycle tour together
CTC member Nigel Bell’s wife and son hadn’t been on a cycle tour before, so they went where the bicycle is king: the intensively cycle-networked Netherlands
14 July 2015 - 2:11pm
A guide to going on a bike ride with children
Cyclists in the New Forest
Family bike rides are the perfect way to spend time together. CTC's Victoria Hazael and 'Cycle' magazine editor Dan Joyce share their advice on how to cycle with children.
2 July 2015 - 10:22am
How to buy a secondhand bike
Two women on dutch style bikes
Are you looking for a new bike, but your budget is slim? Robin Eveleigh from Drover Cycles shares his tips for buying a secondhand bike and avoiding buying a stolen bike.
1 July 2015 - 6:45am
Cycling in the heat
Water bottles by Steven Depolo
As temperatures soar this summer, CTC’s Victoria Hazael has some top tips for staying cool on your bike.
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?

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