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26 August 2015 - 11:41am
My Ride to Work: Ian Taylor
Cycle To Work Day 3 September 2015
Our Cycle To Work Day series continues with Ian Taylor (our IT guru) reflecting on his rides to and from work.
24 August 2015 - 2:01pm
My Ride to Work: Sam Jones
Cycle To Work Day 2015 takes place on 3 September
As CTC prepares for Cycle to Work day, campaigner Sam Jones blogs on how he started cycling to work 8 years ago and the delights of his ride today.
24 August 2015 - 12:12pm
My Ride to Work: Cherry Allan
Cycle To Work Day 3 September 2015
The latest in our series of Cycle To Work Day tales is this blog from Cherry, our researcher and information coordinator. As a long-established cycle-to-worker, Cherry shares her reasons why she loves to ride to work and her honest reflections on her experience.
21 August 2015 - 9:14am
Edinburgh All-ability Bike Centre opens!
Brian and Anne enjoying the twin bike
CTC works in partnership with centres across the UK to give access to cycling to people of all-abilities. Dave Glover has started work at the new Edinburgh ABC (All-ability Bike Centre) and he explains how the centre is already helping many people to enjoy cycling.
8 August 2015 - 10:20am
RideLondon alongside my inspirational Dad
Trevor Wise
Trevor Wise has early onset Alzheimer’s, but it didn't stop him from completing RideLondon with his son Alex. Find out what kept them going and read Alex's blog about a very emotional day in the saddle with his Dad.
30 July 2015 - 10:51am
Route: Great Tour from Rye to Brighton
Cycling by the sea
On 11 August cyclists will be celebrating CTC and raising vital campaigning funds by cycling stage 39 of the Great Countrywide Tour. The route is a scenic 53 mile cycle along the coast from Rye to Brighton. CTC's Jon Sharpe, Matt Mallinder and Ian Taylor cycled the route beforehand.
29 July 2015 - 1:07pm
Was Boris Johnson 'naughty' for giving his wife a backie?
Boris Johnson Cycling Bike Backie
Earlier this week, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson hit the headlines for giving his wife a backie on his bike. Our reaction - he was 'very naughty' and 'We would never encourage cyclists to break the law'. David Murray explores the world of the backie in more detail.
28 July 2015 - 9:55am
Cycle racing relaxation – will it help?
The Tour could be coming to a town near you soon...
Following Chris Froome’s second victory in the Tour de France, the Department for Transport announced that it will relax antiquated road regulations which restricted road racing to boost tourism and double the number of cycle journeys. CTC considers the implications.
27 July 2015 - 1:07pm
Ride Like Billie Fleming!
Billie Fleming cycling around the UK in 1938
Women around the UK have been 'riding like Billie' throughout 2015. Next week, the epic tour reaches Scotland, where CTC's Suzanne Forup and CTC's Bike Belles will be riding to honour Billie Fleming. Find out how you can get involved too.
25 July 2015 - 8:49pm
The best Tour de France for years
tour de France climb
CTC's armchair Tour de France pundits Matt Mallinder and Jon Sharpe have been watching the action closely and after a thrilling stage they think this year's Tour is the best they've seen in years.
17 July 2015 - 1:48pm
Congratulations to our Eroica hamper winner
Two men with a bicycle
Jackie Ames was the lucky winner of our Fortnum & Mason ‘The English Essentials Hamper’ at Eroica Britannia. Jackie tells us of her family's experience at this summer's must-cycle event.
9 July 2015 - 12:52pm
Tour de France: sprinters, surprises and Quick-Step
The TdF peloton by Frans Berkelaar via Flickr Creative Commons
Jon Sharpe accepts his 'commentators' curse' badge and sets out his thoughts on the next stages of Le Tour - laid out for the sprinters and attacking riders to have their fun before the first big summit finish.
2 July 2015 - 3:03pm
Blaggers' guide to Le Tour de France
From Tour de France last year
Do you want to watch Le Tour and impress your friends? CTC's Matt Mallinder and Jon Sharpe have been fans for decades, and here's their guide to help you sound like you actually know what you are talking about ...
29 June 2015 - 8:22am
Bikes, belles and babies - new family cycling groups
Trying out a cargo bike
Two years ago, Suzanne Forup, CTC’s Assistant Head of Development, wrote about the challenges of getting ‘back on her bike’ with her son, a toddler at the time. Now she is helping to set up family cycling groups and even more Bike Belles groups to encourage more people in Scotland to cycle.
25 June 2015 - 4:59pm
Women on Wheels at the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
Women on Wheels
CTC's Assistant Head of Development, Suzanne Forup, likes a challenge, particularly if it involves organising part of a cycling festival, cake and books.
19 June 2015 - 3:29pm
The YHA celebrates Bike Week 2015 in style
It’s Bike Week and YHA are really celebrating this year after the charity’s big commitment over the last few months to promoting cycling throughout England and Wales. So we thought we would ask them to write us a blog piece about why Bike Week means so much to them ...
17 June 2015 - 3:25pm
Eroica Britannia: a ride for heroes
Eroica Britannia
This weekend 20-21 June, Bakewell in the Peak District will step back in time as thousands of cyclists with a love for steel and wool take to the hills for the three-day festival of cycling Eroica Britannia. CTC staff and volunteers will be on hand to help out.
11 June 2015 - 10:20am
My favourite ride: Surrey
Rider on track by Cut Mill
Surrey is a fabulous place in which to be a cyclist: the Olympic road route, the Tour of Britain and of course RideLondon have all passed through its borders recently. CTC's Julie Rand shares the wealth of excellent off-road riding to be found in the county.
4 June 2015 - 5:49pm
Velo-city: it's not all about the bike (or trike)
Velo-city: Nantes
This week at Velo-city in Nantes cycling organisations, decision makers and campaigners are meeting to discuss best practice. CTC's Sam Jones is there sharing how CTC is campaigning for change in the UK.
1 June 2015 - 12:48pm
What’s legal - and what’s not - on your bike?
Road cyclists riding side by side
CTC volunteer Margaret-Anne Orgill takes a look at cyclists and the law.

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