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22 March 2012 - 4:00pm
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 - 12:57pm
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 - 4:28pm
Bicycle User Groups (BUGs)
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 - 1:50pm
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.
21 March 2012 - 10:11am
Tour d’ Isle of Wight
CTC supporter Alan Thomas gives us his account of a leisurely circuit of the Isle of Wight with fellow riders.
20 March 2012 - 5:39pm
How to look stylish when cycling to work
a male and female cycle commuting in normal clothing
It's all very well having the day-glo gear and helmet, but you're not Mark Cavendish - so how do you look 'normal' whilst cycling to work?
20 March 2012 - 4:45pm
Bikes on planes
Taking your bicycle on a plane is something more and more of us have started to do. Here we provide a few useful steps to follow:
20 March 2012 - 4:20pm
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 - 2:13pm
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 - 5:19pm
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 - 12:14pm
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 - 2:16pm
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 - 3:51pm
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 - 12:30pm
Aberdeen to Ardnamurchan – A Coast to Coast Off-road Cycle
CTC supporter David Eelbeck and friends tell us about their epic adventure from Aberdeen to Ardnamurchan.
7 March 2012 - 12:27pm
Streets Ahead - CTC's 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 - 2:15pm
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 - 11:23am
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 - 2:19pm
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 - 12:23pm
Land 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 - 9:53am
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.

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