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10 May 2014 - 6:10pm
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!
28 August 2014 - 3:26pm
Closed roads bring cyclists together
Northshore at Leicester's Sky Ride
Bringing a section of Northshore to Ride Leicester’s Sky Ride was a fun way to link up two aspects of the CTC at a great city festival. Five miles of closed roads and the chance to ride through the football stadium attracted families from across the region.
19 August 2014 - 3:08pm
AirBag Enjoyment - Leicester
The atmosphere was sparkling at the Ride Leicester and City Festivals. As the CTC’s contribution to the event, we wanted to bring something new to Leicester. The AirBag was perfect – fun, a little scary, a great spectacle.
28 March 2014 - 11:28am
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?
3 March 2014 - 2:30pm
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.
8 January 2014 - 12:08pm
Becoming a cyclist – a New Year’s resolution
Cynthia ready to ride
The glory of mastering the bike, the road and a ‘clumsy’ childhood. Read this story directly from one of the trainees on the Leicester Cycle Champions programme.
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.
26 June 2013 - 10:27am
An unusual bike is all it takes to convert festival-goers to cyclists
Cyclone Works at Leicester's Riverside Festival, photo by Ian Timings
I’m always looking for ways to introduce people to cycling and gatherings seem like a good place to offer a try to anyone who hasn’t ridden bike in a while. With sun, Cyclone Works and Ebike, Leicester’s Riverside Festival made cycling very popular.

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