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14 June 2013 - 9:48am
BMA's helmet stance questioned as USA safety authorities drop key helmet claim
London Mayor Boris Johnson wants to "delycrafy" cycling
As American cycle campaigners persuade the US safety authorities to drop a key claim for the effectiveness of helmets, and new evidence suggesting that Canada's helmet laws had no detectable effect, the BMA's stance on helmet laws is questioned by Ben Goldacre of 'Bad Science' fame.
13 June 2013 - 7:47am
Pier 2 Pier Ride
This coming Father's Day, do something different and join the Visit Sefton and West Lancs Team for a led ride and an afternoon of cycle-themed attractions in the heart of West Lancashire.
12 June 2013 - 2:19pm
Bikes out the shed and into the Scottish sunshine!
Mechanics Abbi and Katy with a happy customer
Belles on Bikes - supporting women in Scotland to cycle for leisure, transport and sport
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.
4 June 2013 - 10:52am
140 families join the BIG Colchester Tour Series ride
Photography: David Higgleton
Colchester’s BIG ‘Tour Series’ cycle ride was a great opportunity to showcase the quiet cycle routes that Colchester has to offer. With such a great family turn-out, the event was a success, packing the High Street with cyclists all crossing the Tour Series finish line.
29 May 2013 - 2:32pm
Riding The White Horse Challenge
Anna Cipullo tackles Hackpen Hill on the White Horse Challenge
The White Horse Challenge is indeed a challenge with only one route on offer - 90 miles through undulating Wiltshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire countryside - but what a ride it is!
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.
28 May 2013 - 10:04am
Personal message from acquaintance of Audrey Fyfe and George Dalgity
Audrey Fyfe - the second of McCourt's victims
CTC has been contacted by an acquaintance of both Audrey Fyfe and George Dalgity. He sent in a heartfelt but considered letter, which he gave us permission to share.
23 May 2013 - 11:08am
A gentle ride through rolling Chilterns countryside
Bluebell riding in the Chilterns
Sara Randle, Senior Development Officer for the Cycle Chilterns project, takes us through a quiet little 13 mile circular route in the Chiltern Hills, suitable for a wide range of abilities.
22 May 2013 - 2:27pm
Bespoked 2013
View of Bespoked Show through frame of Condor Fratello bike
The UK Handmade Bicycle Show has quickly grown to become a fixture on Britain's cycling calendar, so I thought it was time I took a look at it.
22 May 2013 - 10:33am
A10 cycle ride points out room for improvement
Cyclists on off-road track
The A10 ride took place on May 13, a perfect spring day. It was organised by Mike Stapleton, and was a huge success - far exceeding expectations. He writes about how it achieved its aim, to show the need for better off-road paths and crossing points.
20 May 2013 - 4:12pm
Thousands Pedal on Parliament in Scotland
CTC's Ian Richardson and Graeme Obree
Around 4,000 cyclists gathered in Edinburgh on Sunday 19 May and rode to Holyrood to deliver an 8-point manifesto calling for more investment in cycling, slower speeds, and better facilities for cyclists on Scotland’s roads. Peter Hayman, CTC councillor for Scotland, pedalled with them...
16 May 2013 - 4:21pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader Award course in India Day 7
Sunset over Kochi
The course concludes with some Exodus-specific training and a lot of photocopying for me!
16 May 2013 - 4:02pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India Day 6
Figure of 8 group riding
Riding skills and double dosa orders at breakfast made a great combination.
16 May 2013 - 2:26pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader in India Days 4 and 5
Chinese fishing nets in Kochi.
Starting with loads of examples of leading, managing the group and dealing with incidents out on the road set the group up to practise these options and get feedback. All great fun and really positive learning.
15 May 2013 - 5:53pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India Day 2
A group of trainee tour leaders in India
Hot hot hot! Preparation for the CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India, meeting the trainees and the course starts, all in 36 degrees and 95% humidity.
15 May 2013 - 5:24pm
Letter delivered to Lord Advocate supporting sentence appeal
Letter delivered to the Lord Advocate supporting an appeal of the sentence
On 14 May CTC’s Chief Executive, Gordon Seabright, CTC Scotland’s Councillor, Peter Hayman, and CTC’s Road Safety campaigner, Rhia Weston, met with relatives of Gary McCourt’s two victims; Audrey Fyfe and George Dalgity at the Crown Office in Edinburgh.
15 May 2013 - 5:07pm
CTC Bike Tour Leader course in India Day 3
Trailside maintenance training and discussion
It's time to meet the team and start the learning on the Bike Tour Leader course. With 14 on the course, the trainers, Olly and I, were keen to find out about the experiences and desires of the trainees.
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...
15 May 2013 - 12:16pm
CTC's Bike Tour Leader course in India
Riders on the course in India
Working with partners Exodus Travels, CTC recently delivered a course for fourteen tour guides. Dan Cook describes his experiences of the trip.

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