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20 February 2012 - 1:04pm
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 - 12:59pm
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 - 12:37pm
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 - 12:27pm
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 - 12:20pm
MTB Trail Grading Guide
Trail cyclist
This is your easy reference guide to the colour-coded grading system used for cross country singletrack trails.
16 February 2012 - 4:18pm
How to transport children by bike
How to transport children by bike
What to do if you want to carry on cycling once you have a family? Does life have to start revolving around four wheels instead of two? Or is it possible to take the little darlings with you?
9 February 2012 - 2:49pm
CTC Route Information
The route information available to CTC Members covers many countries throughout the world. This information is submitted to us on a voluntary basis by existing members wishing to share there cycling experiences with others.
13 August 2010 - 11:36am
Mintel Report on Bicycles 2010
In 2010, market research company Mintel published a ‘market intelligence’ report on bicycles, following up on similar Mintel reports in past years. Here are its key findings:
5 June 2010 - 12:00am
The case against compulsory helmets
Unhelmeted cycling is the norm in the Netherlands, even for children
Surely helmets must be a good idea? That's the first reaction from most people when they hear CTC's policy against compulsory helmet use. So what's the case for CTC's position?
14 June 2005 - 10:43am
British Medical Association (BMA) and helmets
The BMA supports helmet laws despite their clear threat to public health
In 2004, the British Medical Association changed its stance on cycle helmets, calling for people of all ages to be banned from cycling unless wearing a helmet. The BMA had previously encouraged voluntary helmet use but had opposed compulsion. CTC immediately contested the BMA's policy change.
1 April 2014 - 10:31am
Space for Cycling: what it means
Cycle track in the Hague
A better standard of design for cycle facilities. Proper provision for cyclists on the busiest roads. Those are the aims of CTC’s Space for Cycling campaign, which is being run in conjunction with local campaign groups around the country.
30 April 2012 - 1:15pm
How to survive riding 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.
25 April 2012 - 1:05pm
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.
27 March 2012 - 12:29pm
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.

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