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8 March 2014 - 4:39pm
Ride, Cake and Chat!
Cycling ladies
CTC’s Cycling Development Officer in Scotland is a multi-tasker with a mission – to support women to ride, eat cake and chat. For the record, she’s typing this whilst drinking tea and thinking about what to cook for dinner...
7 February 2014 - 5:48pm
Boy stuff: cycling, the prostate and erectile dysfunction
A comfortable saddle is the key
Riding a bicycle can aggravate the prostate and cause other health problems in men. The design of the standard bicycle seat can rub against the prostate during the pedalling process. A comforatble saddle is key.
29 January 2014 - 12:54pm
Which car ads show breaches of the Highway Code?
A car ad involving driving around with flares was accepted by the ASA
The ASA ruling that outlaws cyclists not wearing helmets and riding outside 'secondary position' is a very hazy interpretation of the Highway Code and cycle training expertise. If you've got examples of car ads that show Highway Code infringements by drivers, let us know and we'll collect them here.
29 January 2014 - 10:54am
Which ads are now banned? Your examples wanted
Unhelmeted hipsters riding all over a promenade. Tsk tsk.
The ASA's bizarre ruling (under appeal by Cycling Scotland) that all cyclists must now be helmeted and cyclists must adopt dangerous road positioning has caused anger amongst the cycling community. If you've got examples of ads that would now be banned, please send them here.
19 January 2014 - 4:20pm
Cake-loving lady cyclists wanted in Scotland…!
Four women on bikes
After a rainy day in the saddle with the fledgling Edinburgh Belles on Bikes, CTC Cycling Development Officer for Scotland Suzanne Forup needs some help getting more women on their bikes...
10 December 2013 - 9:08pm
Why should cyclists use Twitter?
Twitter logo
Some say Twitter is a waste of time. It is, however, the world’s largest global conversation and is a very effective way for cyclists to network, campaign and communicate.
20 November 2013 - 11:04am
CTC Scotland Gathering appoints new committee
CTC Scotland Commitee 2013-14
CTC Scotland met in Larbert for the annual gathering and refreshed and rebuilt their committee for 2013-14.
17 November 2013 - 9:26pm
Inspiring women from the saddle - Glasgow Women's Library
Paperback edition of Two Wheels in the Dust
CTC's Cycle Development Officer in Scotland, Suzanne Forup, is hoping that CTC will be able to fill a new shelf at the Glasgow Women's Library - with books by female cycle authors.
8 November 2013 - 9:58pm
Jon Snow, CTC President and newscaster, chairs Cycling Scotland Conference
Jon Snow CTC President & Chris Oliver CTC Scotland Chairman
The ninth Cycling Scotland Conference was held at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow. The conference bought together active travel professionals, campaigners, volunteers, national and local politicians to learn from each other and to network.
28 October 2013 - 9:38pm
Could you be a Ted?
Portwilliam Cycling Group
Cycling Development Officer in Scotland, Suzanne Forup, is looking for CTC members in Dumfries and Galloway to help children and young people discover the joy of cycling. You don’t really have to be called Ted…
25 October 2013 - 1:09pm
The Roadshare Campaign for presumed liability in Scotland
The Roadshare Campaign for presumed liability in Scotland
On Tuesday, 29 October 2013, the Scottish Parliament will debate proposals for 'presumed liability' rules (also known as 'stricter liability'), whereby motorists involved in collisions with cyclists or pedestrians would be presumed liable in a civil law claim against them for damages.
17 October 2013 - 5:08pm
CTC/Cyclenation 2013 conference report
Cycle campaigners on Leeds cycle infrastructure safari
Leeds Cycling Campaign hosted this year’s CTC/Cyclenation Conference earlier this month in splendid style at the Leeds Civic Hall. CTC’s Development Officer in Scotland, Suzanne Forup, sneaked in across the border..
10 October 2013 - 10:48am
What is CTC up to in Scotland
Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC) Scotland
CTC is a UK wide organisation, but at the same time it has a distinctive CTC Scotland 'region' which represents and deals, as best it can, with all the specifically Scottish issues.
6 September 2013 - 12:04pm
Why is increasing physical activity important?
Cycling can contribute to increasing physical activity
Cycling can contribute to increasing physical activity and has a number of significant health benefits. There has been considerable progress promoting physical activity in Scotland.
24 August 2013 - 6:24pm
Endurance cycling TransAmerica with a bike called Pseudomonas
Chris Oliver riding through the Rockies
Riding 3,415 miles from Los Angeles to Boston
17 August 2013 - 12:04pm
Just another day in (cycling) paradise...
Copenhagen cycle commuters
CTC's Suzanne Forup often spends her holidays in Denmark, visiting her husband's elderly relatives and extensive selection of siblings. This year she put her foot down and demanded some cycling action too...
28 July 2013 - 7:49pm
Women wanted! Must have own bike..
the CTC Scotland committee and Suzanne
The CTC Scotland Committee would like women to join them in the challenge to make Scotland a cycling nation, so Suzanne Forup has said she would help them find some willing volunteers...
18 July 2013 - 1:52pm
Giving the gift of cycling
A lady enjoying cycling
Members of the 'Fat Club' cycle group from Fife made quite an impact on the cycling community back in May when they spoke about their experience of cycling at a conference in Edinburgh. Suzanne Forup got to hear more when she took them shopping for bikes...
5 July 2013 - 12:31pm
Here come the girls.. ! Belles are on their bikes in Glasgow
The Belles on Bikes Glasgow
The Glasgow Belles on Bikes project held its first summer social this week. CTC's Suzanne Forup went along to meet them and find out how they get so many women cycling..
25 June 2013 - 1:47pm
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling – a right proper festival
Cycling mum Copenhagen style
Edinburgh has just hosted it's first Festival Of Cycling, with activities and events round the clock to demonstrate that it means business in the challenge to create a cycling culture in our capital city.

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