18 June 2013 - 1:36pm
On two wheels with my new bike accessory – a toddler
As a single, carefree cyclist I had happily weaved through the traffic with few fears. Now I'm a parent it's taken my local CTC-affiliated cycle club to get me back on my bike, with my toddler on board..
13 June 2013 - 7:47am
Pier 2 Pier Ride
This coming Father's Day, do something different and join the Visit Sefton and West Lancs Team for a led ride and an afternoon of cycle-themed attractions in the heart of West Lancashire.
4 June 2013 - 10:52am
140 families join the BIG Colchester Tour Series ride
Colchester’s BIG ‘Tour Series’ cycle ride was a great opportunity to showcase the quiet cycle routes that Colchester has to offer. With such a great family turn-out, the event was a success, packing the High Street with cyclists all crossing the Tour Series finish line.
23 May 2013 - 11:08am
A gentle ride through rolling Chilterns countryside
Sara Randle, Senior Development Officer for the Cycle Chilterns project, takes us through a quiet little 13 mile circular route in the Chiltern Hills, suitable for a wide range of abilities.
11 April 2013 - 11:24am
Exploring the Chilterns countryside
For beautiful cycling in the countryside, all less than an hour by train from London, the Chilterns is the place to go!
28 February 2013 - 4:23pm
Nutty about the Squirrel Ride
A joint project between CTC, Visit Sefton and West Lancashire and National Trust, the led leisure rides help to promote sustainable travel in the area and the local work of the National Trust.
18 February 2013 - 5:03pm
An Electric Bike Network for the Chilterns
The Chilterns are soon to be the latest tourist area to host an Electric Bike Network so, as a local, I decided to give their electric bicycles a spin.
28 January 2013 - 3:48pm
A newbie to CTC
Dan Callow from Sheffield has gone from occasionally going for a spin on his road bike to becoming a regular cyclist.
7 November 2012 - 11:39am
Anna tours Bath on vintage bikes and grabs designer cycle bargains!
Jole Rider (pronounced Jolly Rider) is a charity that targets Africa to improve education and wellbeing in young people. This is mainly done by fixing up donated bikes and shipping them to Africa for kids to use for cycling to school. So to find out more, I met their lead mechanic for a bike ride.
5 October 2012 - 6:15pm
Breezing along with Trax
Trax is a Bike Club operating in a very disadvantaged area of London, near Boadwater Farm. Trax offer a wide range of cycling activities for everyone to enjoy. CTC's Frances Chaloner went to a Trax Breeze Ride for women on a bright autumnal morning.
21 September 2012 - 4:17pm
Queens Park Forum Bike Club Launch in the Sunshine
Queens Park Forum Bike Club is community based and offers weekly bike maintenance lessons, an earn a bike scheme and a drop in Dr Bike service for local people. Cycling Development Officer for London Frances Chaloner went along to the launch in Westminster.
21 August 2012 - 12:40pm
CTC show off at the Bike Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and his family, and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This year, it was home to a festival of cycling, and what a display it was!
13 August 2012 - 12:27pm
Olympic Mountain Biking Display in Swindon
Saturday 11 August saw the Olympic Cross Country Mountain Bike race shown on the Big Screen in Swindon town centre. The BBC Live Site had displayed all 16 days of the Olympic Games, and when they asked me if I wanted to make “a thing” of mountain biking, of course I jumped at the chance.
10 August 2012 - 2:59pm
New Forest Cycling Week
More than 200 people attended the 2012 New Forest Cycling Rally.
The event, for cyclists of all ages was at Avon Tyrell, the UK Youth Activity Centre. It is an ideal location in the New Forest, with superb facilities, easy access to delightful forest tracks, country parks and the seaside.