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19 April 2012 - 3:29pm
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 - 3:29pm
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 - 2:28pm
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 - 9:32am
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 - 3:10pm
Land's End to John o'Groats
Land's End to John o'Groats (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 - 2:51pm
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 - 5:24pm
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 - 11:47am
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 - 10:23am
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 - 4:35pm
Ten common questions about cycling
Have you ever been put on the spot by someone who's not very sympathetic to cycling?
29 March 2012 - 10:54am
Posties tell their stories about delivering by bike
Cartoon by David de Berker - Keep our Posties cycling
As part of CTC's campaign to keep posties cycling, we've been collecting the stories from postmen and women about their experiences and why they want to keep their bikes.
28 March 2012 - 2:15pm
Cycling to Work Resource (2003)
Cycle commuter
In 2003, the Department for Transport funded the production of an informative, online resource on cycling to work. It was based on the findings of CTC's Benchmarking programme, which identified a number of local authority initiatives that were setting the 'benchmark' in this field.
27 March 2012 - 3:52pm
Level crossings
Level crossing
When it comes to level crossings, cyclists need to be assured of at least two things: that they will get across safely; that convenient crossing points are kept open or created.
27 March 2012 - 2:04pm
Travelling Light
It’s very easy to take more than you need by bike. Chris Juden looks at how and why to travel with less.
27 March 2012 - 1:44pm
Touring on a shoestring
Al Humphreys, who spent four years cycling the world on a budget of just £7,000, explains how dream tours don’t have to cost the earth.
27 March 2012 - 1:07pm
Cycling to school
Children enjoying the school run by bike
Most children live within cycling distance of their school and want to get there by bike. Alix Stredwick examines what’s stopping them – and how to tackle it.
27 March 2012 - 12:53pm
CTC's Cycle Champions deliver happiness on wheels
Cycling is a gift, one that CTC’s Cycle Champions brought to thousands of people. Patrick Trainor spoke to some of them.
27 March 2012 - 12:45pm
Cycling round the world
Touring 18,000 miles around the world in record time is tough on both bike and equipment. Rob Ainsley asked Mark Beaumont, James Bowthorpe and Julian Sayarer what they used and how well it did.
27 March 2012 - 12:15pm
Drive less, cycle more
People riding bikes in normal clothing
It’s all too easy to depend on the car for transport, especially if you have a family. Ben Searle suggests ways to cycle more instead
27 March 2012 - 12:01pm
Push Bikes to Work
You know the benefits of cycling to work. But how do you convince your colleagues? Rob Ainsley has some suggestions.

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