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19 April 2013 - 10:40am
Cycling for Health session in Reading encourages cycling as a form of exercise and transportation
Participants cycle around the velodrome at Palmer Park.
CTC, in partnership with Reading Borough Council, run weekly Cycling for Health sessions at the velodrome in Palmer Park.
17 April 2013 - 4:37pm
Inclusive Cycling Session for children with disabilities
Children stop at necessary checkpoints to improve cycling sa
CTC Reading and Reading Borough Council, in partnership with British Cycling, and Palmer Park Velo, held an inclusive cycling session on 1 March at Palmer Park with Brookfields Special SEN School.
15 April 2013 - 12:31pm
Book review: Unsealed, Unclassified Roads
Cyclists on unsealed path
CTC's Offroad Adviser, Colin Palmer, reviews LARA's new guide, 'Unsealed, Unclassified Roads: Their history, status and the effect the Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act 2006' from a cyclists' perspective.
12 April 2013 - 1:53pm
Book review: Rights of Way: Restoring the Record (by Sarah Bucks & Phil Wadey)
A cyclist on a right of way
Rights of way (ROW) in England & Wales could offer so much more for cyclists and others - but official records don't do it justice. 'Rights of Way: Restoring the Record' reveals how to use evidence to prove or disprove the existence of ROW. Reviewed by Colin Palmer, CTC's Off-road Adviser.
4 March 2013 - 4:03pm
How to encourage cycling in parks
Bicycles lined up in park
Parks offer a lot to cyclists - motor traffic-free riding, green links in towns, a place for children to learn to cycle...and much more. If a park near you isn't persuaded of these benefits and you'd like to get the authorities to re-think - this guide is for you.
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.
22 February 2013 - 3:14pm
RoadHawk Ride HD Bullet Camera review
Review of the RoadHawk Ride Bullet HD Camera
The RoadHawk Ride seems to have something of a cult following amongst cyclists, especially after extensive use in the BBC’s documentary, the 'War on Britain’s Roads'. After two weeks’ use, this is what I thought...
15 February 2013 - 10:46am
CTC's Campaigns Policy Handbook (2004)
CTC's Policy Handbook (2004) is gradually being superseded by a series of detailed, individual briefings explaining our views on all the topics covered in the original. Where a policy has not been updated and converted into a briefing, the policies stated in the 2004 original still apply.
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
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.

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