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20 June 2014 - 4:39pm
Women's Cycling Forum discusses inclusive cycling
Break-out for discussion a the WCF
The Women's Cycling Forum in Edinburgh met for the first time recently. As CTC's Inclusive Cycling Officer for the North West, Jayne Rodgers was invited to be there to present and facilitate a round table discussion about inclusive cycling.
9 June 2014 - 3:53pm
Glasgow Cycle Festival
Glasgow Cycle Festival logo
CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland loves a festival - the mud, the camping and the avoidance of washing - so this year she’s managed to get involved with organising two. One of them, the Glasgow Cycle Festival, kicks off this Friday with a leisurely bike ride to the WEST brewery!
21 August 2014 - 2:59pm
CTC helps out at Watchtree Wheelers
CTC hand cycle in action at the watchtree wheelers grand opening
The CTC inclusive cycling officer for the North West has been busy helping out at Watchtree Wheeler's opening event for their new tarmac circuit; Ryan, the manager of the Watchtree Wheelers, arranged for the track to be opened by para-Olympian cyclist Karen Darke.
19 July 2014 - 1:54pm
Barriers to cycling - it shouldn't be just for the fit and the brave
A barrier to cycling on the canal path
Since she’s been been back on her bike, CTC’s Suzanne Forup has noticed more barriers to cycling - and to just getting out of the house - than she ever did in her carefree/child-free days..
17 July 2014 - 11:41am
Working at Wyre Wheels lifts Angela’s spirits
Angela's favourite bike
This is a really uplifting story of how volunteering for an inclusive project that gets people cycling can have a profound effect on health and wellbeing, even without taking part in much actual cycling!
3 March 2014 - 3:30pm
Social justice and cycling - notes from the Youth Bike Summit in New York
Group photo from the Youth Bike Summit 2014
As I was in the right city at the right time, I spent a snowy Saturday in February at the Youth Bike Summit in New York. I was delighted by the spark of the conference and by the huge show of projects and people – 484 people from 25 states, apparently.
20 November 2013 - 11:04am
CTC Scotland Gathering appoints new committee
CTC Scotland Commitee 2013-14
CTC Scotland met in Larbert for the annual gathering and refreshed and rebuilt their committee for 2013-14.
18 July 2013 - 1:52pm
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...
12 July 2013 - 3:01pm
Team CTC’s Tamina Oliver praises the charity's support for women's cycling
Tamina (left) and team at the starting line
The two-time South of England Cyclo-cross champion chatted to me on the back of her 56th place finish in the Tour De La Feminin in the Czech Republic.
31 August 2012 - 2:55pm
At the velodrome with Nick Clegg
Nick Clegg and Caroline Waugh
CTC Cycling Development Officer in Sheffield Steve Marsden and Caroline Waugh were invited by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to watch Paralympic cyclist Sarah Storey win Britain's first gold medal.
28 August 2012 - 3:51pm
I'm inspired by the Paralympic cyclists
John Thraves
John Thraves had the lower part of his leg amputated two years ago, because of complications from diabetes. After the operation he was determined to cycle again, which he has - the two wheels have been replaced by a trike. He's also just become a qualified Bikeability instructor.
9 July 2012 - 2:50pm
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.
22 June 2012 - 11:12am
Lording it up in Sheffield at the Disability Games
The Lord Mayor of Sheffield tries out an adapted cycle
The annual Duke of Edinburgh Disability Games are held at the Institute of Sport in Sheffield, using the same multi-use indoor track that Olympic hopeful Jessica Ennis uses for training. CTC Cycling Development Officer Steve Marsden describes this year's event.
21 May 2012 - 11:51am
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).
1 May 2012 - 12:52pm
The Pilot All Inclusive CTC National Standard Instructor Course
Griannia and Andrew ride a side by side bike.
A pilot National Standard Instructor training course with a difference took place in Cornwall recently - it included an element of all ability cycling, with the provision of adapted cycles from charity Cycling Projects.

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