31 October 2014 - 11:07am
CTC Tour: Wine Roads of Tuscany
It was not until we were in Tuscany, cycling amongst the vines on the crushed white limestone of a strada bianca, that I realised the double meaning of this tour’s appellation.
10 July 2014 - 9:57am
Stevenage & N. Herts CTC's cunning plan to ride to Le Tour
When ride leader Jim Brown hatched a plan to combine a 60-mile ride from Hertfordshire to Essex to watch the Tour de France on Monday 7 July, he wasn't sure if it would come together. Happily it did - and very successfully, with a peloton of 20 riders and Jim acting as their 'super domestique'.
7 July 2014 - 3:43pm
Le Tour - a spectator's view
What was it like in the crowd watching the Tour de France? Rhia Weston was in Yorkshire to watch the greatest cycling race in the world whizz by llkley and she didn't take a 'selfie'!
28 March 2014 - 1:55pm
Leading the CTC way
I learnt everything I know about leading cycle rides and tours with CTC, but not from any of the training courses recently profiled here and in 'Cycle' magazine. I served an apprenticeship most Sundays since 1972, with several different local CTC groups and on many longer tours at home and abroad.
21 February 2014 - 3:20pm
Halcyon days - three friends explore the Peloponnese
By February, after this most miserable of winters, I’d almost forgotten what a pleasure it can be to ride a bike. What better to rekindle one's cycling enthusiasm and top up the vitamin D than a short cycling tour somewhere sunny and warm – like Greece perhaps?
7 February 2014 - 4:48pm
Boy stuff: cycling, the prostate and erectile dysfunction
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.
25 November 2013 - 11:12pm
A pleasant surprise on the north-east Chilterns Cycleway
Having spent much of the summer riding sections of the Chilterns Cycleway in the central Chilterns, it was time to venture further afield to see what the rest of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire had to offer.
25 October 2013 - 12:09pm
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.
28 August 2013 - 7:35am
Fifty gloriumptious miles around Great Missenden
Making the most of the good weather, Cycle Chilterns’ Sara Randle explores some unknown sections of the Chilterns Cycleway on an unexpectedly tough 50 mile road ride with a beastly trio of climbs.
29 May 2013 - 1:32pm
Riding The White Horse Challenge
The White Horse Challenge is indeed a challenge with only one route on offer - 90 miles through undulating Wiltshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire countryside - but what a ride it is!
16 May 2013 - 1:26pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader in India Days 4 and 5
Starting with loads of examples of leading, managing the group and dealing with incidents out on the road set the group up to practise these options and get feedback. All great fun and really positive learning.
15 May 2013 - 4:53pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India Day 2
Hot hot hot! Preparation for the CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India, meeting the trainees and the course starts, all in 36 degrees and 95% humidity.
15 May 2013 - 4:07pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India Day 3
It's time to meet the team and start the learning on the Bike Tour Leader course. With 14 on the course, the trainers, Olly and I, were keen to find out about the experiences and desires of the trainees.
15 May 2013 - 11:16am
CTC's Bike Tour Leader course in India
Working with partners Exodus Travels, CTC recently delivered a course for fourteen tour guides. Dan Cook describes his experiences of the trip.