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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?
29 March 2012 - 9:54am
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 - 1:15pm
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 - 2:52pm
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 - 1:04pm
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 - 12:44pm
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 - 12:07pm
Cycling to school
Three schoolgirls cycling to school in green uniform
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 - 11:53am
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 - 11:45am
Cycling round the world
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 - 11:29am
Don't forget the dog! Cycle touring with man (and woman's) best friend.
Lady riding with dog on bike
Expeditions don’t require exotic destinations or big distances, only a sense of adventure – as Judy Mapledoram and family discovered in Devon.
27 March 2012 - 11:15am
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 - 11:01am
Push Bikes to Work
You know the benefits of cycling to work. But how do you convince your colleagues? Rob Ainsley has some suggestions.
27 March 2012 - 9:30am
Along England’s Backbone
Canal towpath sections enable you to miss out some hard climbs by road.
Eleven CTC members accompanied Mark Waters on a CTC tour along the Pennine Cycleway this summer.
22 March 2012 - 3:59pm
Developing new paths for cycling in the countryside
Riding off-road
Do you ride - or want to ride - on a particular path, but can't tell whether you're allowed to do so? Does your favourite bridleway suddenly turn into a footpath and you wish it didn't? Do you want to do something about it? Read on...
22 March 2012 - 3:00pm
How to stay safe when riding to work
Lady riding round around about indicating right
Many people are put off cycling to work because they think it's dangerous. Actually, it isn't any more dangerous, statistically, than walking and daily exercise is what most of us need to live longer. Following CTC's guide will help you feel safer on your regular cycling journeys.
22 March 2012 - 11:57am
Cycling when you are pregnant
A pregnant cyclist
Should you cycle when you are pregnant? Is cycling safe for both the mother-to-be and the unborn baby? Expectant mothers who cycle regulary may get conflicting advice about cycling and pregnancy, so here's a comprehensive look at the evidence.
21 March 2012 - 3:28pm
Bicycle User Groups (BUGs)
CTC - working for cycling
If you want to encourage more people to commute by cycle to your workplace, or use cycles for business travel, setting up a Bicycle User Group is a step in the right direction. This guide tells you how to go about it, and what the BUG can do once it gets going.
21 March 2012 - 12:50pm
Becoming a cycle-friendly employer
Commuter
Becoming a cycle-friendly employer makes sense. Encouraging cycling helps tackle the business costs of congestion, reduces an organisation's impact on the local and wider environment and even attracts some tax incentives. What's more, it's likely that levels of absenteeism will drop.

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