Articles

20 March 2012 - 3:20pm
How to look smart when cycling to work
Cycling in London
It's one of the most common excuses not to ride to work but it is possible to cycle and look smart in the office. Our top tips for cycle commuters will help you make the grade.
19 March 2012 - 1:13pm
The 'Hierarchy of Provision'
Cycle road marking
What is the best way to provide for cyclists on the highway network? Sharing space with motor traffic? Or segregated as much as possible from it? And what about all the options between these extremes?
16 March 2012 - 4:19pm
Smartphone Cycle Apps
Smartphone
Whether you want to plan journeys or report potholes, there’s an app for that. Alec McCalden picks ten of the most popular.
15 March 2012 - 11:14am
Tax incentives
A cycle commuter on his way to work
Cycle commuting is a convenient way for people to fit exercise into the daily routine, and work-related travel by cycle helps ease congestion and is good for the economy and the environment. To help, the Government has introduced a range of cycle-friendly tax incentives for employers and employees.
13 March 2012 - 1:16pm
Reporting obstructions (England and Wales)
Obstruction on bridleway
What's the best thing to do if you find your favourite bridleway or byway impassable because of a fallen tree, or a gate that wasn't there before? This guide explains the process.
12 March 2012 - 2:51pm
Support Your Local Bike Shop
LBS
Here at CTC, we love supportive and friendly local bike shops. When things go wrong or when you need a bit of advice, local knowledgeable staff are invaluable. See which shops our CTC supporters recommend.
8 March 2012 - 11:30am
Aberdeen to Ardnamurchan – A Coast to Coast Off-road Cycle
Cycling from Aberdeen to Ardnamurchan
CTC supporter David Eelbeck and friends tell us about their epic adventure from Aberdeen to Ardnamurchan.
7 March 2012 - 11:27am
Streets Ahead - CTC's Cycle Commuting Guide
CTC cycle commuting guide
Cycling to work serves many purposes, it's good for your health, the environment and you'll be guarenteed to arrive at work, college or school at the same time, every time! Read accounts of regular cycle commuters and gain valuable information to ease you into the world of cycle commuting!
5 March 2012 - 1:15pm
Cape Argus Cycling Tour
CTC supporter Ian Ducat tells us about his Cape Argus exploits in South Africa, one of the largest sporting events in the world.
28 February 2012 - 10:23am
Three not very hairy bikers head for France
Three not very hairy bikers head for France
Lucy Farrant tells us about her new found love of cycling and how she is planning her Le Mans excursion.
24 February 2012 - 1:19pm
A short cycle ride in the Dulas Valley, Wales
The beautiful Dovey and Dullas valleys are perfect for cycling
The Dovey and Dulas valleys lie in a beautiful part of Wales. The cycle ride described here is only twelve miles long, but there is a wealth of interest along the route.
24 February 2012 - 11:23am
Land End to John o'Groats: riders' stories
Lands End to John O'Groats - Riders' stories
We dip into the CTC archives to bring you a selection of stories and well-cycled routes undertaken over the past decade.
24 February 2012 - 8:53am
Top Ten Hill Climbing Tips
Hill climbing tips
Paul Smith lives in the Peak District village of Crich, 250m above sea level. There are seven routes into the village and they all involve a hill climb with gradients up to 20% (one in five)! Here are his top ten tips for hill climbing.
21 February 2012 - 10:34am
Is Trail Riding Damaging the Environment?
Trail erosion
Mountain biking causes some wear and tear to trails, but is it any more damaging than walking? Or horse riding? Jon Sparks investigates
20 February 2012 - 12:33pm
Off-Road Group Riding
off road group riding
Group riding off-road is great – unless someone gets lost… CTC Off-road’s Dan Cook suggests ways to stay together and, at worst, regroup.
20 February 2012 - 12:04pm
Trail Centres
Trail centres
In a little over 15 years, purpose-built UK trail centres have transformed mountain biking – and mountain bikes. Outdoor writer Jon Sparks assesses their pros and cons, and wonders how they’ll develop further.
20 February 2012 - 11:59am
Hydration Packs
Hydration packs
How else would you carry three litres of water, tools, snacks and a spare jacket on your mountain bike? Mike Davis reviews four backpacks
20 February 2012 - 11:37am
Group Riding
Group riding
Cycling in a bunch is more about communication than technique, whether it’s a big summer sportive or a local club ride. Steve Thomas has some tips
20 February 2012 - 11:27am
Energy on the Move
Sportive nutrition
To keep riding strongly on a long ride, you must keep your carbohydrate stores topped up. Coach Joe Beer has some suggestions
17 February 2012 - 11:20am
MTB Trail Grading Guide
Trail cyclist
This is your easy reference guide to the colour-coded grading system used for cross country singletrack trails.

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