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26 August 2015 - 9:14am
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.
17 August 2015 - 9:28am
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 - 11:18am
Great Rides: 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 - 3:11pm
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 - 11:22am
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 - 7:45am
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 - 4:09pm
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?
25 May 2015 - 9:50am
Top ten tips for looking after your bike
CTC Bike Mechanics
Taking care of your bike is important, if it doesn't work you won't ride it. That is why this month, CTC's Big Bike Revival is encouraging people to take their bikes out of their sheds and get them back in action. Follow our tips to see how to keep your bike in good working order.
19 May 2015 - 5:18pm
How to stop your bike from being stolen
Two police officers checking a bike
More than 376,000 bicycles are stolen every year in England and Wales alone, so it is really important that you know how to protect your bike. CTC's Victoria Hazael takes a look at what you can do to make it as difficult as possible for a thief to cycle away with your precious steed.
2 April 2015 - 11:46am
Easter eggs, cycling and burning calories
Hot Cross Buns by Gerry Knight
Cycling is great exercise and an excellent way to burn off any extra calories you may consume over the Easter weekend. But how long will you have to cycle for? Take a look at our handy guide to cycling off your Easter treats.
27 March 2015 - 1:26pm
Berwick Cyclists
Berwick Cyclist's
Exploring England and Scotland by bicycle in a day couldn't be easier, as Tony Houghton CTC member and founder of CTC group Berwick Cyclists explains in his new booklet 'Five Cycle Rides from Berwick upon Tweed'.
6 March 2015 - 4:29pm
CTC Affiliated Groups' survey 2015
CTC Affiliated Group Survey
With the closing date drawing close don't miss your chance to let us know your thoughts and to win a £50 Wiggle voucher by simply filling out our survey about CTC Affiliated Groups!
6 March 2015 - 12:46pm
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 - 4:01pm
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 - 12:04pm
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 - 3:14pm
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 - 2:40pm
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 - 4:39pm
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 - 4:58pm
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 - 3:18pm
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.

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