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8 May 2012 - 3:24pm
Promoting cycling in the health sector
Cyclists
Nowadays most people know how important it is to encourage active lifestyles rather than heap precious resources on treating disease caused by inactivity. The NHS has a vital role here - not just as a health provider, but as a huge employer.
30 April 2012 - 7:56pm
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.
30 April 2012 - 12:15pm
How to survive riding in the rain
Cycling in the rain
Do you dread the weather forecast? Are you a fairweather cyclist, only venturing out if the sky is cloudfree with a gentle breeze blowing? Is the car or bus your preferred choice when rain threatens? Read CTC's guide to cycling in the rain and it might just change your mind.
30 April 2012 - 10:01am
Family cycling adventures
Happy child out cycling
Going for a family bike ride with your children can be a real pleasure - and planning it well could make all the difference between success and disappointment.
27 April 2012 - 1:37pm
Cyclists Welcome - CTC's cycle friendly accommodation listings
Cyclist on Raithlin Island in Northern Ireland
Looking for cycle friendly accommodation, cafe or cycle hire operator? See the list we've compiled on our Cyclists Welcome pages.
27 April 2012 - 10:05am
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.
26 April 2012 - 11:38am
Chilterns Cycleway
Chilterns Cycleway
This cycleway offers a 173 mile circuit of the Chilterns, signposted all the way for easy navigation; beautiful countryside; and the opportunity to spot one or two red kites!
26 April 2012 - 10:17am
Be a part of Cycle magazine
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.
25 April 2012 - 12:05pm
Touring/expedition cycles
Two well-equipped cyclists on tour
Exploring by cycle is on the up, and manufacturers now produce many machines suited to carrying you and all your kit in comfort. Here we list a number of manufacturers/suppliers that might be of interest when you're looking for a new touring/expedition cycle.
24 April 2012 - 12:42pm
Barriers on cycle paths
A chicane barrier on a path legally accessible to cyclists
On road and off-road, there are a number of ways that cyclists can be discouraged from using a particular route. There may be natural challenges on some routes, but far more frustrating are those that have been designed in, making access for all difficult or in some cases impossible.
19 April 2012 - 2:29pm
Off-road cycling code of conduct
With mountain biking now an extremely popular past time for many thousands of cyclists, it's important for us all to remember and respect all other users of the countryside whilst enjoying our vast network of trails. Here we highlight a few key points to remember when you are out and about.
18 April 2012 - 2:29pm
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.
16 April 2012 - 1:28pm
Paralympic cyclists
Every four years, cyclists join other sportspeople in the quest for Olympic and Paralympic glory. In cycling, team GB are poised to fulfil their medal winning dreams, both Paralympians and Olympians alike.
13 April 2012 - 8:32am
Roads to Ruin (Cycle magazine, CTC Dec/Jan 2011/12)
Reporting a road defect to CTC's www.fillthathole.org.uk
Unless our potholes are properly fixed, next summer’s Olympic road race could have echoes of Paris-Roubaix’s pavé. CTC Campaigns and Policy Coordinator Chris Peck explains why UK roads are so bad.
12 April 2012 - 2:10pm
Cycling Land's End to John o' Groats? Get the End to End pack
End to End logo (LEJOG)
Cycling from Land's End to John o' Groats (LEJOG) - the entire length of the UK - is a challenge that many thousands of people take on each year. Whether it's for your chosen charity or a personal ambition, CTC's LEJOG pack will help you complete this epic ride.
12 April 2012 - 1:51pm
Cycle parking (good practice)
Cycle parking
There's hardly a destination where cycle parking isn't necessary - schools, businesses, stations, surgeries, shopping centres, to name but a few. This guide explains the best way of providing it.
5 April 2012 - 4:24pm
Guide to adapted cycles
An example of an adapted cycle - an upright hand cycle
Adapted cycles make cycling accessible to all, whatever your personal challenges. There are a wide range of disability cycles that suit people with a variety of learning and physical disabilities, as well as health issues. Here is a brief overview of what bikes are available.
4 April 2012 - 10:47am
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.
30 March 2012 - 9:23am
Cycle Infrastructure Design (DfT 2008)
Cycle Infrastructure Design
The Department for Transport (DfT) published 'Cycle Infrastructure Design' (CID) in 2008 to guide professionals on providing for cyclists on the highway network. The following is CTC's take on it, highlighting the most enlightened aspects of the guidance, but also areas where it could do better.
29 March 2012 - 3:35pm
Ten common questions about cycling
Have you ever been put on the spot by someone who's not very sympathetic to cycling?

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