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9 July 2014 - 3:12pm
Architectural design competition for Parkwood Springs
VeloCity Architecture
Parkwood Springs, the beautifully succesful mountain bike trail that CTC's Dan Cook has been instrumental in putting in place in Sheffield is running a visitor centre design competition, called VeloCity.
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.
28 March 2014 - 12:28pm
Mountain biking is important in the city too – cycle training for all
Using a city park to teach mountain biking skills
We are sometimes asked why we offer mountain biking skills in a flat city. Doesn’t it just encourage people to drive out of the city to cycle somewhere else – aren't we increasing motor traffic instead of increasing cycling?
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.
26 November 2013 - 12:12am
A pleasant surprise on the north-east Chilterns Cycleway
Sundon Hills Country Park
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.
29 May 2013 - 2:12pm
Threat of rain didn't dampen entries for ladies-only race, Stilettos on Wheels
Mountain bike racer
The forecast was for heavy rain, the sky was grey, the umbrellas were on standby…but that didn’t stop more than 60 women lining up on the start line for the first of Stilettos On Wheels mountain bike race of this year.
24 October 2012 - 3:02pm
The 7stanes Mountain Bike Display Team 2012 Round Up
7stanes Display Team
The CTC Insured 7stanes Display Team had another busy year in 2102. Over the six months from March to September, the team showed off their trials riding skills at 15 venues the length and breadth of Scotland - and even found time for a quick foray into Cumbria.
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.
11 September 2012 - 5:51pm
MTB Bike Racing and BMX take off at the Trax
Impressive bike handling skills get this rider no 33 airborn
A great day of MTB bike racing on Lordship Loop, grass racing and the new BMX Club session took place recently at the home of the Trax Bike Club in London.
25 July 2012 - 12:03pm
Photoshoot at Aston Hill
Anna Cipullo at Aston Hill
On Tuesday 24 July, I awoke to a bright and sunny day and could think of no better way to spend it than riding my bike. Thankfully, I had already been asked to ride around Aston Hill for a photoshoot
15 June 2012 - 1:45pm
Deans Community High School pupils meet Nigel Mansell
Deans Community High School pupils with Nigel Mansell
Pupils at Deans Community High School met the former Formula 1 star on 14 June but this time he was on two wheels instead of four. Nigel cycled through Livingston as part of a 1300 mile charity cycle ride from John O'Groats to Paris over 12 days, raising funds for Youth Charity UK Youth.
13 June 2012 - 12:21pm
Larbert High School S1 Cycle Roadshow
3 female pupils from Larbert High School with their bikes
Three hundred S1 pupils at Larbert High School tried out different cycling activities over three days to encourage more pupils to take up cycling and get involved in cycling activities. They also organised their first ever girls only mountain bike trip.
23 May 2012 - 12:23pm
Team UK Youth meet Middleden Mountain Bike Club
Middleden Mountain Bike Club meet Team UK Youth
Kirkcaldy based Mountain Bike Club met professional cycling team 'Team UK Youth' before they competed in the first round of the Halfords Tour Series. This was the first time the series has taken place in Scotland.
8 March 2012 - 4:57pm
CTC and the 7Stanes Mountain Bike Display Team
What do you get when you cross some (slightly crazy) trials riders and one (very brave) downhill expert with lots of large boxes, ramps and beams in an arena?

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