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5 December 2014 - 12:03pm
Fund-raising Santa Ride for Fylde Bike It
Pictures from FBI and the santa ride poster
Buoyed by getting a permanent home at Park View in Lytham, in a container provided through ICC funding, the Fylde Bike It community group has arranged a fund-raising Santa Ride. So if you live on the Fylde Coast, pop and along and join the fun on 20 December at 11am.
6 November 2014 - 1:11pm
Fairness, and everyday cycling for people with additional needs
Elderly lady enjoying riding a trike in the park
Thanks to Katja Leyendecker, I recently became aware of the 2011 report produced by the Sustainable Development Commission and what is has to say on the subject of children, older people and those with additional needs with regard to access to cycling,
3 October 2014 - 10:04am
A bicycle made for two!
Cyclists on a tandem
There are many wonderful projects in our Inclusive Cycling Network that have adapted bikes that people with disabilities or additional needs can ride, but Charlotte's Tandems is different.
15 September 2014 - 2:48pm
Caroline's time to shine (again!)
Caroline Waugh's Disability Sports award
Following her introduction to cycling some five years ago, CTC member Caroline Waugh has beome a champion for inclusive cycling in South Yorkshire and beyond. She was recently nominated for a Service to Disability Sport award.
10 September 2014 - 1:53pm
Biking without boundaries
Lovely blue tricycle
Cycling is an activity which, as a rule, relies on you being able to see where you're going,so you might think that having a visual impairment would rule you out of taking part. But we all know that rules are there to be broken and, with a bit of help, pretty much anyone can cycle.
20 June 2014 - 3:39pm
Women's Cycling Forum discusses inclusive cycling
Break-out for discussion a the WCF
The Women's Cycling Forum in Edinburgh met for the first time recently. As CTC's Inclusive Cycling Officer for the North West, Jayne Rodgers was invited to be there to present and facilitate a round table discussion about inclusive cycling.
9 June 2014 - 2:53pm
Glasgow Cycle Festival
Glasgow Cycle Festival logo
CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland loves a festival - the mud, the camping and the avoidance of washing - so this year she’s managed to get involved with organising two. One of them, the Glasgow Cycle Festival, kicks off this Friday with a leisurely bike ride to the WEST brewery!
1 December 2014 - 3:47pm
Watching the Unstoppables: a film packed with inspiration
The Unstoppables
CTC's Kay Lakin and CTC member and Wheels For Wellbeing trustee Kevin Hickman went to a preview of the award-winning Spanish documentary film 'Imparables', which in English means 'unstoppables'.
6 November 2014 - 3:39pm
Wheels for All - Get Cycling in Sefton celebrates
The Lord Mayor of Sefton
Wheels for All - Get Cycling in Sefton at the Litherland centre has been running for 10 years, so CTC's Inclusive Cycling Officer Jayne Rodgers went along to their party to meet some of the people who have been helped to cycle.
21 August 2014 - 1:59pm
CTC helps out at Watchtree Wheelers
CTC hand cycle in action at the watchtree wheelers grand opening
The CTC inclusive cycling officer for the North West has been busy helping out at Watchtree Wheeler's opening event for their new tarmac circuit; Ryan, the manager of the Watchtree Wheelers, arranged for the track to be opened by para-Olympian cyclist Karen Darke.
19 July 2014 - 12:54pm
Barriers to cycling - it shouldn't be just for the fit and the brave
A barrier to cycling on the canal path
Since she’s been been back on her bike, CTC’s Suzanne Forup has noticed more barriers to cycling - and to just getting out of the house - than she ever did in her carefree/child-free days..
31 August 2012 - 1:55pm
At the velodrome with Nick Clegg
Nick Clegg and Caroline Waugh
CTC Cycling Development Officer in Sheffield Steve Marsden and Caroline Waugh were invited by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to watch Paralympic cyclist Sarah Storey win Britain's first gold medal.
28 August 2012 - 2:51pm
I'm inspired by the Paralympic cyclists
John Thraves
John Thraves had the lower part of his leg amputated two years ago, because of complications from diabetes. After the operation he was determined to cycle again, which he has - the two wheels have been replaced by a trike. He's also just become a qualified Bikeability instructor.
9 July 2012 - 1:50pm
Accessible Cycling Day for children with disabilities
Lauren testing out a wheelchair platform bike
Every year Swindon Borough Council create a day of sport aimed at children with a disability or learning difficulty. The day is called Access Day, and this year it was held at the County Ground Athletics Track on Wednesday 4 July. This was a great opportunity to showcase the CTC’s adaptive bikes.
22 June 2012 - 10:12am
Lording it up in Sheffield at the Disability Games
The Lord Mayor of Sheffield tries out an adapted cycle
The annual Duke of Edinburgh Disability Games are held at the Institute of Sport in Sheffield, using the same multi-use indoor track that Olympic hopeful Jessica Ennis uses for training. CTC Cycling Development Officer Steve Marsden describes this year's event.
21 May 2012 - 10:51am
CTC's Anna Cipullo helps a rider with an incurable illness to get back in the saddle
Recently I met a forty-something lady called Amanda Nelson from Swindon. Amanda has been a strong gym-addict, road cyclist and mountain biker all her life, but twenty months ago she was diagnosed with an incurable neurological disorder called CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome).
1 May 2012 - 11:52am
The Pilot All Inclusive CTC National Standard Instructor Course
Griannia and Andrew ride a side by side bike.
A pilot National Standard Instructor training course with a difference took place in Cornwall recently - it included an element of all ability cycling, with the provision of adapted cycles from charity Cycling Projects.

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