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7 February 2014 - 4:48pm
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 September 2013 - 11:04am
Why is increasing physical activity important?
Cycling can contribute to increasing physical activity
Cycling can contribute to increasing physical activity and has a number of significant health benefits. There has been considerable progress promoting physical activity in Scotland.
5 September 2013 - 2:06pm
Cycling the city of Leicester after CTC cycle training
A returning cyclist meets her instructor at a city cycling event
Mrs Sodha hadn't ridden for several years when she took up adult cycle training with us, to gain confidence and get some exercise. After four sessions we lent her a bike and she joined in a ride around the city of Leicester last week.
24 August 2013 - 5:24pm
Endurance cycling TransAmerica with a bike called Pseudomonas
Chris Oliver riding through the Rockies
Riding 3,415 miles from Los Angeles to Boston
18 July 2013 - 12:52pm
Giving the gift of cycling
A lady enjoying cycling
Members of the 'Fat Club' cycle group from Fife made quite an impact on the cycling community back in May when they spoke about their experience of cycling at a conference in Edinburgh. Suzanne Forup got to hear more when she took them shopping for bikes...
15 January 2013 - 11:52am
Teaching people to cycle
Teenage girls cycling in Leicester
About once a month, CTC's cycling development officer in Leicester Elizabeth Barner sees someone out on a bike who she taught to ride.
16 November 2012 - 6:13pm
Bike maintenance in Essex
CTC helping people learn about their own bikes
Weekly bike maintenance sessions have up and running throughout November in Colchester and they are proving extremely popular. CTC's Cycling Development Officer Richard Monk explains why he set up the project how it will expand.
26 October 2012 - 11:43am
If you go down to the woods today...you may make the front page!
Sunny cycling in High Woods Country Park
CTC’s recent cycle ride in High Woods Country Park has appeared on the front page of the widely-read Elite community magazine in Colchester.
26 October 2012 - 10:46am
Keeping busy in Colchester
Riders on a suburban street in Greenstead
After a busy summer, things have remained hectic into the autumn. CTC Cycling Development Officer Richard Monk tells us what he's been up to.
21 August 2012 - 11:40am
CTC show off at the Bike Blenheim Palace
CTC Anna at Bike Blenheim Palace 2012
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 - 11:27am
Olympic Mountain Biking Display in Swindon
Anna Cipullo takes on the 500m challenge
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.
2 August 2012 - 12:40pm
Essex 2012 Games Legacy
The long line of cyclists on the Writtle cyclepath
Twenty families and friends enjoyed a fabulous cycle ride on Saturday, organised by CTC Cycle Champions as part of the Essex 2012 Games Legacy programme.
9 July 2012 - 1:50pm
Accessible Cycling Day for children with disabilities
Lauren testing out a wheelchair platform bike
Every year Swindon Borough Council create a day of sport aimed at children with a disability or learning difficulty. The day is called Access Day, and this year it was held at the County Ground Athletics Track on Wednesday 4 July. This was a great opportunity to showcase the CTC’s adaptive bikes.
27 June 2012 - 12:07pm
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!
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).

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