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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.
7 February 2013 - 4:48pm
Roads to ruin: the problem of potholes
Potholes aren't usually quite as large as this one
CTC Campaigns and Policy Coordinator Chris Peck explains why UK roads are so bad
31 January 2013 - 5:18pm
How to contact the police if you live in London, Scotland or Northern Ireland
Road policing
If you have been redirected to this page it means you cannot email a PCC as there is no PCC where you live. If you do not live in London, Scotland or Northern Ireland please return to the form and check your postcode is correct.
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.
23 January 2013 - 12:08pm
Hillsborough Park All-ability Cycling
Hillsborough Park Sheffield 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
Walkers and cyclists on a shared-use path
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.
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.
10 January 2013 - 11:48am
How to prepare for your first charity cycle ride -
Guildford Challenge Ride
Ready for a new challenge? Be prepared and enjoy the ride.
8 January 2013 - 3:53pm
Insurance for cycle commuters - how CTC can help
Three cycle commuters
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?
A cyclist indicates to turn right
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.
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.
9 November 2012 - 4:33pm
Want to get cycling in Essex? CTC can help!
Cycling in the sun on Wivenhoe Quay
CTC has already helped 3,000 people get cycling in North Essex - and now we're planning for more in 2013...
7 November 2012 - 3:41pm
Inclusive Cycling: Wheelchair Tandem Cycle Hire
Marina enjoying the Tarka Trail on her adapted wheelchair tandem
When Marina Beaumont re-discovered cycling, through adapted cycles, she enjoyed it so much that she bought her own wheelchair tandem which she now makes accessible to others.
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.
29 October 2012 - 2:18pm
Accessible Cycling for people with disabilities
Cycling For All, disability bikes at the County Ground, Swindon
February 2010 saw the launch of a new cycling class specifically for people with disabilities and learning difficulties in Swindon. Since then, the range of bikes has grown and the classes are full.
25 October 2012 - 11:27am
Where there's a wheel, there's a way - planning a cycle route to work
A woman riding to work looking at the view
Cycling to work is growing in popularity in the UK. You'll save time, money and stress when you free yourself from the daily grind of parking penalties and petrol prices. But how can you find a suitable route?
24 October 2012 - 2:11pm
Cycle to Work schemes – save money on buying a bike and gear
A male and female rider commuting to work in London
If your journey to work is less than about 20 miles each way, you have probably thought about getting there by bike. Not only will the journey keep you fit and healthy, you’ll probably save a fortune in fuel and fares. But of course, you’ll need a fairly robust bicycle and some equipment first.
23 October 2012 - 3:01pm
Top ten tips for cycling in traffic
A cycle commuter keeps an eye on overtaking traffic
In today's busy road conditions, what you may have learned years ago in the playground for your Cycling Proficiency badge just doesn't cut it. Update your cycling skills with our top ten tips.

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