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18 February 2013 - 9:50am
Touring in Tenerife
Anna Cipullo in Tenerife
It's cold, so CTC's Anna Cipullo and her bike have taken a trip to Tenerife to catch some winter sunshine and cycle up some very steep hills.
8 February 2013 - 10:21am
Taking my bike on a plane
Anna Cipullo in Teide Tenerife
What is the best way to transport your bike on a plane? CTC's Anna Cipullo discovers what happens when you take one bike in a sturdy bike box and another in a CTC plastic bag
20 November 2012 - 1:49pm
CTC Essex Member Groups
CTC attracts new cyclists to longer group rides
A tale of dedicated people who help people cycle together
7 November 2012 - 10:39am
Anna tours Bath on vintage bikes and grabs designer cycle bargains!
David with his vintage Raleigh in 'cafe racer' style
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.
3 October 2012 - 12:40pm
Anna tackles the Three Peaks Cyclocross race in Yorkshire
Anna Cipullo tackles Simon Fell
It's the largest mass-start cycling race in England, and probably one of the toughest too. This year it celebrated 50 years of existence and our local development officer, Anna Cipullo, went out to see what it was all about.
10 August 2012 - 1:59pm
New Forest Cycling Week
The final bonfire
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.
21 May 2012 - 10:51am
CTC's Anna Cipullo helps a rider with an incurable illness to get back in the saddle
Amanda Nelson on the back of a tandem
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).
10 May 2012 - 3:23pm
Welsh plan for connected communities - why detail is important
NCN 8 in the Wye Valley
The Welsh Government is about to legislate to force local authorities to map out and plan improvements to the cycle networks. Although a great step, I think it's vital that the routes are of a proper standard to make cycling attractive and feasible.
26 April 2012 - 1:32pm
Touring blogs - add yours
Touring cyclists all have a tale to tell - what's yours?
All touring/expedition cyclists have a tale to tell and your experiences can be invaluable to others thinking of doing your route. Why not write a blog and share it with us all?

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