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1 July 2014 - 12:23pm
Ghost riding with CTC Devon
Riders giving the thumbs up
On a spectacular June evening, a group of cyclists had a strange encounter with a ghostly figure, who appeared out of the shadows and into the moonlight...
10 May 2014 - 7:10pm
The Women's Tour - does racing turn anyone on to cycling?
Children from Barley Croft school getting inside knowledge
On a soggy day I milled in the rain for two hours with cold, soaked kids to watch the Women’s Tour - and to my utter amazement it was worth it!
11 August 2014 - 9:34am
RideLondon - Surrey 100, aka 86 miles of rain and wind
Ex-Hurricane Bertha was best performer at RideLondon
The route was shortened to leave out the hills, but 86 miles of cycling in the remnants of a hurricane still proved an exhilarating challenge.
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.
6 February 2014 - 1:37pm
Birthday boy donates to CDF
Alan with his custom built Girostorino bike frame
Cycle North Wales member Alan Belton raised £470 for the Cyclists' Defence Fund at his 65th birthday celebration dinner.
16 September 2013 - 3:17pm
My special right buttock
...from London’s palatial boulevards to the peaks and troughs of rural Ardechoise mountains… I bet there aren’t many of you who can lay claim to their very own section of Horse Guards Parade are there? I can, as you will find out!
10 September 2013 - 3:51pm
Czech Mates
With a breathing space in the race calendar Team CTC and I have been looking back at one of the highlights of the summer ... the 2013 Tour deFeminin Krasna Lipa stage race in the Czech Republic
20 August 2013 - 10:48am
My London-Surrey 100 miles (+10 extra!)
David's medal - a memory of the day
I started my day getting a lift to one of the drop-off points. Instantly, I felt a buzz in the air and, as I cycled to the start, I felt like I was riding in a crazy video game through the Blackwall tunnel...
6 June 2013 - 3:57pm
CTC's Greg Woodford rides the Chiltern 100 sportive
Three riders on a climb
Riding as CTC-affiliated Reading Cycling Club, we had entered a team for the sportive on the 2 June 2013. Great scenery and fantastic weather made for a fabulous but hard ride.
15 May 2013 - 2:09pm
Reasons to be cheerful… Part 1
Team CTC
Redbridge Cycling Centre, Hainault in Essex - the weather sunny with the odd snow flurry, temperature 2 degrees (feels like minus 2 degrees), the first race outing for Team CTC...
8 February 2013 - 11:21am
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
5 February 2013 - 4:38pm
The London Bike Show
Post-race CTCers recover from the IG Nocturne at London Bike Show
CTC's Anna Cipullo took a trip to the London Bike Show and spent the weekend admiring the newest bikes and bits. She also raced against Match of the Day's Colin Murray!
15 January 2013 - 2:46pm
From turkey to training again
Anna Cipullo at the National Cyclo-cross Champs, for Hargroves Cycles
CTC Cycling Development Officer for the South of England Anna Cipullo says goodbye to Christmas and hello to cyclo-cross and cross-country training.
3 October 2012 - 1:40pm
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.
27 June 2012 - 1:07pm
My day at the Cycletta Wiltshire sportive
Cycletta Wiltshire ladies' sportive
Last weekend I was invited to attend Cycletta - a ladies only sportive or challenge ride - and what a wonderful atmosphere!
6 June 2012 - 3:10pm
'Safety in numbers' - how it works at a micro level
Riders on the Magnificat sportive negotiate a gravelly, blind bend
As near on 1,000 riders on the Magnificat sportive passed by at the weekend, I witnessed a great demonstration of safety in numbers - on a micro-level. The presence of those cyclists had a profound effect on driver behaviour.
20 May 2012 - 6:59pm
Rained off? Southwold en Bici Bike Club turn to turbo trainers
Southwold en Bici Bike Club member, Bose, turbo training.
What can an after school Bike Club do if the weather is really bad? A primary school in Hackney has the perfect solution to keep the group meeting and their Bike Club's wheels turning.
21 February 2012 - 11:04am
Ride to the Pies
climb
This Sunday 26th will see me riding my first sportive of 2012. Lets hope my legs are ready!
20 February 2012 - 11:12am
It's definitely getting lighter in the mornings
It's definitely getting lighter in the mornings
I will now save both weight and batteries by removing the lights from my bike.

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