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15 May 2013 - 4:07pm
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 - 1:09pm
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 - 11:16am
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.
7 May 2013 - 9:35am
Small town cycling: where Britain falls far behind
Everyday cycling in Binasco, a small town near Milan
Whereas cycling is slowly increasing in London and other cities, it is continuing to fall - fast - in places where historically it was much higher, such as the towns and villages of eastern England. On a recent trip to Italy I saw how the bike can still be the default mode of transport
26 April 2013 - 9:02am
2001 to 2011 - cyclist numbers change significantly
Hull's cycling culture is gradually declining, despite some improvements
The number of people cycling to work has gone up in England and Wales by 17% from 2001 to 2011. In some areas, cycling is booming, but in others it is declining.
15 April 2013 - 12:41pm
PCCs respond to the 'Prioritise this' campaign
Cyclists' safety should be prioritised by police
In February CTC set up the ‘Prioritise this!’ campaign, which asked cyclists to email their newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and call on them to prioritise road safety in their imminent Police and Crime Plans for 2013-2016. Thank you to all 521 of you who took action.
11 April 2013 - 10:24am
Exploring the Chilterns countryside
Chilterns Heritage routes - Milton signage
For beautiful cycling in the countryside, all less than an hour by train from London, the Chilterns is the place to go!
22 March 2013 - 10:12am
Careless driving charge contested by the Cycling Lawyer
Lorry driver overtaking dangerously close
The Crown Prosecution Service has a penchant for reducing motoring offences from dangerous to careless. The bureaucratic loops one must jump through to challenge this decision put most people off pursuing a complaint, but a prominent barrister has done just that.
12 March 2013 - 11:00am
Another cold winter training ride
Fed up with freezing finger tips and scraping salt of her bike, Astrid gets on her bike for another training ride in the cold - this time taking part in the popular Hell of the Ashdown.
7 March 2013 - 8:44am
What's happened to cycle commuting in England and Wales?
The 2011 Census shows that - since 2001 - cycle commuting barely increased its share of all transport across the country, however, this overall figure conceals huge variations.
1 March 2013 - 5:18pm
Roadworks - a test of priorities
Space for bikes and pedestrians is temporarily reallocated in Denmark
When road or building work requires space to be removed from the carriageway, who gives up the space? In Britain, roadworks often occupy cycle facilities, with no provision of alternatives.
28 February 2013 - 3:23pm
Nutty about the Squirrel Ride
Riders reach Southport promenade
A joint project between CTC, Visit Sefton and West Lancashire and National Trust, the led leisure rides help to promote sustainable travel in the area and the local work of the National Trust.
21 February 2013 - 11:56am
Building a better future for university students
The Building a Better Future for Young People initiative gives two University of Reading students experience of promoting cycling. Megan Hardeman explains how working with CTC is helping to improve her CV.
18 February 2013 - 4:03pm
An Electric Bike Network for the Chilterns
An Electric Bike
The Chilterns are soon to be the latest tourist area to host an Electric Bike Network so, as a local, I decided to give their electric bicycles a spin.
18 February 2013 - 9:50am
Touring in Tenerife
Anna Cipullo in Tenerife
It's cold, so CTC's Anna Cipullo and her bike have taken a trip to Tenerife to catch some winter sunshine and cycle up some very steep hills.
14 February 2013 - 1:23pm
Holidays from Heaven for the MTB family
Family of four riders at the top of the mountain
What do you need for the perfect family cycling holiday? Ruby Seber finds out how to keep teenagers happy too.
11 February 2013 - 11:01am
Shopping by bike in Oz
A fully loaded cargo bike
Australia is not known for being a hotbed of utility cycling, but Mike Rubbo, a filmmaker based in Sydney, is trying to change the way Australians shop and CTC's Gavin Wood approves.
8 February 2013 - 10:21am
Taking my bike on a plane
Anna Cipullo in Teide Tenerife
What is the best way to transport your bike on a plane? CTC's Anna Cipullo discovers what happens when you take one bike in a sturdy bike box and another in a CTC plastic bag
7 February 2013 - 11:02am
Cycling to work whatever the weather
Greg Woodford cycling to work
Whatever the weather or the season, CTC Senior Cycle Training Officer Greg Woodford commutes by bike 25 miles each way from Reading to Guildford.
5 February 2013 - 3:38pm
The London Bike Show
Post-race CTCers recover from the IG Nocturne at London Bike Show
CTC's Anna Cipullo took a trip to the London Bike Show and spent the weekend admiring the newest bikes and bits. She also raced against Match of the Day's Colin Murray!

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